The Biden-Schumer-Pelosi Machine: The First Year | Opinion

Every time some supposed conservative or Republican explains why he or she can't be for President Donald Trump, I wonder if they have thought about the alternative—the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi machine.

Our choice this fall is not between President Trump and President Perfection. It is between President Trump and a nightmare that would end America as we have known it.

If Biden wins, it means the turnout will be such that Pelosi remains speaker, and the Democrats will almost certainly gain control of the Senate.

Given control of all three instruments of power, what will the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi team do?

This is not a question that requires wild speculation. As I outlined in a series of podcasts at Gingrich 360, the Pelosi $3 trillion bill by itself contains enough radicalism to be terrifying. It will legalize all people currently in the country illegally. It will block federal immigration officers from deporting even criminals and gang members. It will give major Democratic donors a huge tax break by re-establishing unlimited deductibility for state and local taxes. It will pay for abortion with taxpayer money. It will release prisoners indiscriminately, so that at least six of the most infamous serial killers will be eligible for release. It will pour money into corrupt local governments and bail out the most wasteful states in America. These are just some examples from the bill's more than 1,800 pages.

And there are plenty more examples. In my upcoming book Trump and the American Future, I detail a host of radical votes and actions that were supported by more than 200 current House Democrats.

Beyond this, we have solid evidence from California, New York and Virginia of how radical the Democrats will be if they control the House, Senate and White House. Abortions—even after a baby is born—will be legalized and paid for with your tax money. Gun control will be effectively imposed by establishing manufacturer and gun seller liability for any gun used in a crime. (Trial lawyers would love it, and they are at the heart of the Democratic coalition.)

With H.R.1 (the first bill voted on this session) and the elections component of the Pelosi $3 trillion bill, it is clear how the Democrats will move to make themselves unbeatable. They have been frustrated by free elections. Even when they could win the presidency, they only had unified power for two years at a time under Presidents Clinton and Obama. In both cases, they immediately lost the first off-year election and then had to contend with Republican Houses.

That off-year victory led Clinton to compromise on welfare reform, balancing the budget, reforming the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Communications Commission, and cutting the capital gains tax. Liberals hated it and have never forgiven President Clinton for going to the center. President Obama was much more radical than President Clinton, and had learned that the Left would punish him for "selling out." His answer to Republican opposition was to accept limited legislative goals and try to change America through executive orders and radical appointees.

The current Democratic goal is to create a one-party government—as Democrats have in Chicago (the last Republican mayor served 89 years ago), New York (where Governor Cuomo dominates) and California. Their election law changes will make it difficult to identify precisely who is voting, or to have accurate voter rolls. It will set the stage for vote harvesting on a nationwide scale. All of this is clear from H.R.1 and the Pelosi bill's various provisions.

Faced with the Trump administration's extraordinary success in appointing more than 300 federal judges, the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi team will almost certainly invent hundreds of new federal judgeships so they can fill them with radicals who will replace constitutional limits with politically correct rules. Unless Chief Justice John Roberts follows the election with a decisive shift to the left (certainly conceivable given some of his 5-4 votes with the liberal justices), it is likely the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi team will "pack the court" and create more seats for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump's remarkable wave of deregulation will be reversed by Elizabeth Warren proteges appointed in every bureaucracy. Freedom will again be replaced with the rule of Washington.

Expect virtually every significant Trump executive order to be repealed in the first 90 days. Every liberal think tank and activist group is building a list of executive orders to be repealed, and my guess is that Obama administration alumni who have drafted executive orders in the past will actually have the draft orders completed by a potential Biden inaugural address.

Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

The economic recovery will come to an abrupt halt as the wave of red tape is matched by massive tax increases on investors and American business. Meanwhile, small businesses will simply drown. The unemployment rate will remain much higher than it would be in a Trump administration, and the Left's efforts to create a society in which the largest possible number of Americans is dependent on government for money, food, housing and daily life will grow even bolder.

Police (if they survive at all) will face dramatically limited funds, draconian anti-police regulations and a profound number of criminals on the street via the elimination of bail. In one recent case in New York, a serial bank robber was arrested six times for robbing banks and released every time without bail. After the sixth arrest, he told a detective he couldn't believe they kept letting him out.

Sympathy for Seattle-style "free zones" of Antifa-led takeovers and secessionist movements will become the norm. In these areas, theft-based economies and might-makes-right will replace the rule of law.

American history will continue to be rewritten, and a major effort will be made to establish reparations for African-Americans who were never slaves—to be paid by people who were never slaveowners. These payers would include the descendants of immigrants who came after the end of slavery.

In foreign policy, the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi team will revert immediately to a more left-wing version of Obama's policies. The Iran nuclear agreement will be renewed. The United States will rejoin the Paris Accord on Climate Change—and will meet its full funding obligation to the World Health Organization. Israel will be pressured to give up territory and to find a deal with Hamas, or face dramatic cuts in support from the United States. The Biden administration will seek a new understanding with China, including the acceptance of the Hong Kong takeover and abysmal human rights abuses against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, a withdrawal from challenging China in the South China Sea and a signal that pro-Chinese government appointees will be made to key positions at the National Security Council, State Department and Commerce Department.

None of these examples are partisan exaggerations. They can all be found in bills, speeches and articles by leading Democrats.

The next time someone suggests President Trump should not be re-elected, ask if he/she has thought through what life will be like under a Biden-Schumer-Pelosi machine.

To read, hear and watch more of Newt's commentary, visit Gingrich360.com.

The views expressed in this article are the writer's own.