12.19.16

Observation: What’s the matter with Democrats?

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 2:04 pm by George Smith

From my POV, the Democratic Party is a chicken with its head cut off. I keep getting emails from allegedly local Democratic Party forces. They’re to sign up for meetings to plan “resistance.”

The nearest ones are in Orange County, laughable when you see where Pasadena is. And the numbers are worse. Would you drive from northeast of LA to Irvine to meet with four people to discuss how to form a “resistance” in California. How about eight?

I suspect we don’t need to meet and clutch pearls together in California.

The party does need to find people, and not just the old usuals, to go out to the places in the states where they’re loathed. There will be psychological casualties in the war but they’re going to have to take the punishment and reverse some of the hostility. And they better get to it soon.

“Other Democrats, Obama said, have not been as visible in rural parts of the country and as such, the party has lost touch with those voters,” the President told NPR over the weekend.

“What I am interested in is just developing a whole new generation of talent,” he said.

I agree with him. The young eventually might get the country out of its crisis of leadership. Tall order for short people, though.

On the other hand, I’m 60, white and my demographic isn’t dying quite fast enough, sorry to tell you sir. And the majority went for the other guy, although I didn’t. And the next age tier down went for the other guy too. And they’re going to be alive even longer.

So keep the enthusiasm over the young. But at some point the Democrats are going to have to junk the idea that they can keep throwing people like me away.


Case study: Here’s Old king Bill

“President-elect Donald Trump ‘doesn’t know much,’ former President Bill Clinton told a local newspaper earlier this month, but ‘“one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him,’ ” reads Politico.

The guy who once won “angry white people” in a landslide doesn’t realize he’s gone upside down.

Only Hitler, apparently, can speak truth to ex-power. Why? Because he’s Hitler.

2 Comments

  1. anon said,

    December 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    California needs a “resistance” movement?

    Howard Dean had the correct idea of a 50 state strategy, going after every seat. I’d start a conversation in the reddest of red areas about what they, the voters living there, are getting for their tax dollars and their voting loyalty. I don’t know if it will work. Kansas has been voting the same policies for some time, and they’re always broke.

    I’m in the demographic that will get the first set of vouchers instead of Medicare and Social Security payments!

  2. George Smith said,

    December 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Nah, LA’s mayor has said the city’s not going to cooperate with any immigration sweeps. That wasn’t hard to see coming, the only rational response.

    Kansas I know nothing about. Pennsy interior, I do. Not a lost cause. Then again, maybe there’s just no talent, kinda like a pro football team of scrubs and washouts.