Thursday, January 13, 2022

We Now Dwell In The Land of Fantasia

Here’s a throwback Thursday item I never wanted to see. Just how bad must it be to prompt the party bigwigs to clamor for the return of Hillary?


Several circumstances—President Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for re-election at 82, Vice President Kamala Harris’s unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket in 2024—have created a leadership vacuum in the party, which Mrs. Clinton viably could fill. – WSJ

I guess it depends on what the meaning of the word “viably” is. I suppose you could conceivably replace a  potato with a mushroom and expect things to improve.


But given they have both grown softer and slimier since the last “election” I don’t see how you can realistically expect the change-up to “viably” improve anything that Democratic party policies have wrought. When the mushroom’s primary advantage over the potato is that it’s not quite as old and rotten it’s probably going to be a tough sell to the American public.

She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking.

Fine. Let them relish their Fantasia dream world flight of fancy. Maybe magic dancing hippos can somehow manage to drop the 7% inflation rate back to Trumpian levels of 1.1%.


I doubt it, still, the authors of the opinion piece are correct:

If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024, Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option.

I suppose that’s good news for the Republicans, if they can ever figure out how to be anything other than be useful idiots in all this.

sorcerer's apprenticeThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice, still looking for a magic spell to clean up the mess

ETA: The Republicans’ problem

“If you’re sensing shades of elections ranging from 1984 to 2012, you’re not alone. Minus the aberration that was Trump, the Republican Party has been promising the exact same set of goals for my entire lifetime, regardless of what is actually happening in the country. One suspects that a nuclear winter could befall the entire North American continent and Republicans would struggle mightily through the fallout to declare they have the solution to the problem: the reauthorization of the Keystone Pipeline.

“It’s not that these policies are wrong or even misplaced. They’re simply mis-prioritized. Yes, more enforcement at the border, making life better for small businesses, securing American energy independence, and enforcing parental choice are good and absolutely necessary policy goals. But they also represent the absolute baseline expectations that voters should have from an even marginally competent Republican party.”