One would hope that a Democrat party defined in the last couple of weeks by infanticide, blackface, alleged sexual assault, and lying to cover up the proposed green takeover of the economy would quickly be viewed as permanently non-viable (see what I did there?) to most Americans.
Sadly, that hope is probably misplaced. We are a stiff-necked people and are clearly capable of looking the other way on any number of issues as long as we are “getting ours.” But sooner or later, the levee has to break, doesn’t it?
And on that front, Cory Booker may have just crossed the “Oh hell no!” Rubicon. Because he’s coming for your meat and your cheese.
Now that’s the kind of crazy that will get people running to President Trump and his glorious buffets of Big Macs for a second term. I’m not even close to kidding about that.
People can become amoral about many issues, because if it doesn’t directly impact them, they simple don’t care about it, but the desire to radically change their menu options will hit them in the nose, gut, and groin all at once.
Booker told the magazine “VegNews” that he became vegan – which means he eats no food made with animal products – after realizing that eating eggs “didn’t align with my spirit.” Then he went on to say we need to get rid of animal farming unless run by small and midsized farmers, which would obviously increase the cost of meat.
Talk about a theocracy. Your spirit is telling you that eggs are a no-no, so the rest of us don’t get to grill up a steak on the weekend unless we take out a second mortgage on our house?
That takes the veil right off of the progressive scam pretty quick, doesn’t? All the populist concern about the poor and the marginalized is increasingly exposed as a front for an all-too-common criminal: The elitist bureaucratic snob who wants to rule the rest of us in the name of his or her pagan idol du jour.
The Democrat base voters, like the Republicans in many cases, are no doubt happy and proud to allow themselves to be manipulated in countless ways in order to defeat the unholy other. Except plenty of them are People for the Eating of Tasty Animals, too.
The trick for elites on both sides of the political aisle come election season is not to wake their base up to how they’re screwing them every which way but loose and keep them nursing on the same propaganda that has always driven them to the polls for their version of two legs good, four legs bad. Sure, there will be endless screaming about it being the election of our lifetimes from psychotically passionate people, but they’re still just zombies – eating the same repackaged lies they always have.
Overturn their kitchen table, though, or ransack their grocery store, where the notion of “average American” still has a lot of meaning, and trouble will be brewing indeed. You will pry their meat from their cold, dead hands.
People who voted for Obama twice took a chance on Trump because of this very notion – people can only take so much nonsense in the end before they are willing to try something completely different as an escape. And while Trump has his own nonsense problem, Booker’s meat veto would make the effects of Trump’s tariffs on the cost of food look like child’s play.
If Trump is to win again, his best friends are Democrat candidates who make him look sane by comparison. “Cory Booker 2020: Coming for Your Meat” is a campaign slogan with a lot of possibilities – all of them are bad.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”