The psychology of liberals is easy to understand if you understand schoolyard bullies.
It doesn’t matter how silly their ideas are, anything they want they will go after relentlessly, even if it means breaking the law and hurting people along the way. The first plank in the Democratic Party platform is “it’s all about me.”
They will also cluster around the biggest bully of the moment, forming a coterie of henchmen.
What is most odd about the bully’s psychology, though, is the bully’s screaming need to drag a victim into his schemes, if only for cover.
Sen. Charles Schumer fits the henchmen mold perfectly. He’s just mean enough to threaten people on his own, but his beta mentality forces him to defer to the bully in chief, President Barack Obama.
On Friday, in a Facebook post, Schumer essentially told the Republican members of Congress that they better pass amnesty for this country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, or else Obama will do it by executive order.
If that’s the new rule, then obviously Obama and the Democrats don’t need Congress for anything. Logically, they should just disband both houses and let Obama do his thing.
But Obama and the Democrats insist on dragging Congress, specifically the Republican components of Congress, along for the ride.
Schumer wrote that Republicans can “grow our economy by bringing in needed workers in high tech and agriculture areas, and provide a hard-earned path to eventual citizenship for the 11 million in the shadows, or they can sit idly by and watch the President greatly curtail deportations while 11 million continue to live in limbo here in America.”
Schumer is like the little squirt who threatens the neighbor kids by telling them that the bigger bully is lurking nearby, waiting to shake them down for their lunch money.
It might seem like the only reason Democrats want the Congress around is to have someone to blame when another of the liberals’ lame ideas implodes.
But part of it, too, is that liberals feel they haven’t won yet. Even with a president who is getting away with violating every principle of law and order this country was built on, their victory isn’t complete until the Republicans cry uncle.
It’s not enough for the GOP to be pulled into Democrat schemes, they want conservatives to publicly admit — by voting — that the liberal paradigm is superior after all.
In the end, that’s what drives liberals the most crazy, the knowledge that we know how full of baloney they are.