Wednesday, February 12, 2020

May The Best Man Win

The New Hampshire primary results are in: Bernie-slightly-right-of-Karl-Marx-Sanders won, Pete-son-of-avowed-Marxist-Buttigieg takes second and Joey-DNC-safe-choice-Biden places, way back in the pack. A brokered convention is beginning to look more and more like the only way the establishment can keep control. You would think they’d be thrilled that several candidates freely supporting their progressive party’s ultimate objective are doing so well. Unfortunately for all of them the powers-that-be know only too well that even in 21st century America, after decades of brainwashing the youth, you still can’t win elections by being that transparent.

That’s why they’re panicking and that’s why they’re sending their reliable spokesmouths out to warn the faithful to stand clear of their own clown parade. First it was Rahm Emanuel, dispatched to write a WSJ editorial, Democrats May Be Blowing Their Chance, followed by the original lowdown, snake-bellied con man, James Carville, who had one of his infamous rants on MSNBC and again in a Vox interview.

Let’s start with Carville, who has always sounded unhinged and now looks the part as well:

Image result for james carville msnbc rant transcriptCan never decide if his hat/glasses are cock-eyed or if it’s his head

Extracts from his rant and interview sound the alarm bell:

Look, the turnout in the Iowa caucus was below what we expected, what we wanted. Trump’s approval rating is probably as high as it’s been. This is very bad. And now it appears the party can’t even count votes. What the hell am I supposed to think?

We just had an election in 2018…And now it’s like we’re losing our damn minds…

We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party.

Rule #1: never tell the people what you’re actually trying to do; they won’t vote for you.

We're like talking about people voting from jail cells. We're talking about not having a border. I mean, come on, people. Every day there are people out there struggling. We're trying to get votes."

Here’s another stupid thing: Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this shit. And you saw Warren confronted by an angry voter over this. It’s just not a winning message.

For some reason, I don't know why, (Warren) decided to chase Bernie's left tail all over the country and became known for exotic positions, to put it mildly.

We can’t win the Senate by looking down at people. The Democratic Party has to drive a narrative that doesn’t give off vapors that we’re smarter than everyone or culturally arrogant."

Rule #2: never, ever, tell people what you’re actually trying to do; they won’t vote for you.

The take away can be summed up in this exchange between Carville and the Vox interviewer:

“So your complaint is basically that the party has tacked too far to the left?”

They’ve tacked off the damn radar screen!”

Then we have Rahm, tiny dancer, dispatched to wave the red flag and appeal to what’s left of the sane, intellectual members of his party:

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Reform is often more effective than revolution…Progressivism isn’t a destination—it’s an orientation. Purists are anxious to box some of us out by narrowing the definition, but we all share in the mission of using government’s tools to serve those who have been left behind.

In other words, ‘listen up numbskulls, we have to at least pretend to work within the confines of the current limitations on our power.’

In an autocratic system, those in power have a free hand to enact an agenda without considering the electoral implications. But because the Constitution guarantees regular elections, progressives are compelled to build agendas that balance policy and politics.

…in order to incrementally eliminate the barriers to our power by fundamentally transforming the Constitution. Only then will we, too, ‘have a free hand to enact an agenda without considering the electoral implications.’

So the DNC has a lot of work to do, clearly Sanders is not their guy; he’s way too upfront about his socialism. They thought Warren was their stealth candidate but then she wandered off the reservation. The convention is bound to be – interesting.

It’s clear the old elite guard is desperate, so desperate that they themselves may have pulled the curtain back a bit too far. They are going to have a battle royale on their hands to decide which wing of the Democrat party prevails: the old corrupt wing or the new insane wing. May the best man win. And I really mean that.

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