August 10, 2017

Netroots Panel Compares Republicans To Nazis

Far-left activists are descending on Atlanta for Netroots Nation. While many Congressional Democrats are speaking at the event, the only 2020 contender that will address the Netroots Nation is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Perhaps Warren finds herself alone among high-profile Democrats in attending because of the fever swamps mentality that has captured many extreme activists who flock to events like Netroots Nation. For example, one prominent panel discussion during the meeting compares Republicans to Nazis:

“’Hitler used the Reichstag Fire; Putin used the 1999 apartment bombings; and George W. Bush used 9/11,’ reads the online description of the panel, which will feature leaders of and the ACLU. ‘With Trump, [Stephen K.] Bannon and their allies in Congress, progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis.’”

Warren’s appearance at an event that also makes such extreme and offensive comparisons shows how far the Democratic Party has indulged their most out of touch elements.

Ranging from the distasteful to the absurd, the Netroots agenda has something to offer for the most radical elements on the left. For example, Jon Ossoff, the only person to ever blow $30 million in order to lose a House race, is leading a panel discussion on “how to have success in the 2018 midterms”:

“Failed Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff will be part of a panel discussion on Saturday to discuss how to have success in the 2018 midterms at the left-wing activist gathering, Netroots Nation. The 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide lost the most expensive U.S. House race in history to Republican Karen Handel in June. The two were vying to fill the sixth congressional district seat in Georgia vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.”

These two events demonstrate the intellectual nadir of the Democratic Party at a time when it so desperately struggles for a leader and a message. If these are the best ideas and messengers the movement has to offer at the moment, it should come as no surprise that the Democratic Party has been unable to reverse their fortunes in the most recent competitive elections.