Lanterns: The Influence of Leadership


The Influence of Leadership

In modern history the Democratic Party has been seen as the party of the people. Although fact and fiction intertwine to create such an image, the Democratic leadership has leaned heavily on its claim of “tolerance” to create a wide reaching “big tent’ beneath the emblem of the Ass. The truth of the matter, however, is quite different as the Democratic followers prove over and over again that their tolerance only stretches to those who agree with their Socialist and Marxist thought processes. But followers live only by the example that their leadership gives, and to understand the hateful rhetoric and violent behavior of the followers you must first study the behavior of the leaders of the liberal left.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will be the case study for today, as it has been reported by an eyewitness to the New York Post that the Senator confronted a Trump voter in the middle of a Manhattan restaurant Sunday night.

Sen. Schumer, while out dining with his wife at Sette Mezzo on the Upper East Side, accosted fellow diner Hilary Califano by carrying on a heated argument in the middle of the restaurant. The scene became so disruptive that Hillary Califano and her husband, Joe, left. Their reprieve from attack did not last as the Senate Minority Leader followed them from the restaurant into the streets where he continued to rebuke Mrs. Califano for her apparent vote for Trump, continually insisting that the president is a “liar.”

Sen. Schumer’s office continues to deny that the senator engaged in any sort of confrontation in or out side the restaurant. In a statement to the Post a spokesperson said:

“There were no heated exchanges with ‎anyone…[He] and his wife ate at the café on Sunday, engaging in unremarkable conversation with patrons who approached their table.”

However, Hillary Califano has spoken out, confirming the eyewitness’ story:

“Sen. Schumer was really rude…He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything”

If the Califano name sounds familiar to you, it might be because Mrs. Califano the wife of Joe Califano, who served as secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (a department now recognized as Health and Human Resources) under former President Jimmy Carter.

As violence is becoming the norm at Trump rallies, marches, and protests across America and the world, we begin to wonder who condoned such vile behavior. The answer, of course, is always the leadership. If prominent figures in a party or movement (such as teachers, politicians, and social leaders) excuse or even participate in a set behavior, then their followers will be sure to follow.

About leadership, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. of Gulf War fame, stated that:

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”

Apparently much of the Left, and even leadership on the right, have confused the two ,instead leaning heavily on strategy and less on character.


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Written by KE Dean

I'm a Label-less millenial on the quest for some intelectual honesty in a world gone upside down. Blogger at, novelist, and proud Army Brat. Exodus 14:14

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