In 2017, one of the issues that Democrats said was going to kill off anybody who was lucky enough to survive tax cuts or Trump-nominated judges was the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Well, if not kill everybody off, it was at least supposed to make us have crappier and more expensive internet connections while we awaited Judgment Day from that other stuff. Here’s a sample of the Dems and their supporters:
This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of #NetNeutrality protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder. When our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect. https://t.co/8GGrJFMdrU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 14, 2017
Getting rid of #NetNeutrality would be a terrible mistake that would hurt the most vulnerable and voiceless among us. It will imperil our economy while reducing innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 25, 2017
SLOWER INTERNET AND HIGHER COSTS ARE IN OUR FUTURE IF FCC VOTES TO KILL NET NEUTRALITY https://t.co/eFGH0RWyZ9
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) December 12, 2017
The @FCC just voted to repeal #NetNeutrality rules — that required internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. This could make it more costly to access content or even block websites or information entirely.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) December 14, 2017
If #NetNeutrality is eliminated, the Internet may start to resemble a toll road, with the highest bidders cruising along private “fast lanes” while the rest of us inch along a single, traffic-choked public lane.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 14, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 14, 2017
— NY AG Underwood (@NewYorkStateAG) December 14, 2017
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 14, 2017
However, one year after the Obama-era regs were repealed, the Dems and their allies have been proven, not surprisingly, wrong again. Fast-forward one year after the above warnings:
U.S. internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year: https://t.co/CvLsSMZHk1
— Recode (@Recode) December 16, 2018
— PCMag India (@PCMagIndia) December 14, 2018
A year after net neutrality's demise, the Internet is faster https://t.co/qPFj9vTzAh
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 16, 2018
At what point does the vast majority of Americans stop taking the Dems’ across-the-board alarmist crap serious? From climate change to Judge Kavanaugh to net neutrality repeal — they’re wrong constantly. But being a congressional Democrat isn’t about being correct, it’s about convincing as many people as possible to buy your BS, and too many do.