Saturday, February 13, 2016
The cute, cuddly, communist college professor likely will get the Democratic Party nomination because Hillary Clinton is detestable to all but her aging hippie die-hard fans, Sanders could become president as well. While the members of the conservative commentariat are pouting because Donald Trump is more popular than Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio put together, conservatives ignore the fact that Bernie is not only beating her, but he is beating all of them. Unless conservatives act fast, it will be 2008 all over again. Sanders studied and learned from the 2008 campaign. They have not.
When America reaches a crossroads, the conservative commentariat usually chooses ideological purity over winning, strategies that led to Presidents Clinton and Obama. The communists are willing to swallow a President Carter and a President Clinton knowing they will eventually get a President Obama. The conservatives keep looking for another Reagan. No surrender. Accept no substitutes. No compromise.
No victory, too.
But really, Reagan? Why not Coolidge? Why not Lincoln? They are just as relevant today. The Soviet Union no longer exists. The Islamic State does. But the conservatives offer no plan for defeating the Islamic State. Threats of an SDI program will not cause the Mohammeds to back down.
But too many conservatives are too busy carrying water for the Chamber of Commerce on keeping the borders open at all costs to come up with a plan to defeat the Islamic State. Half of Iowa is a sanctuary city because the meatpacking industry wants cheap labor that won't sue over unhealthy and unsafe conditions. And Sir Rupert Murdoch is pro-open borders because now that he all that money, he wants to move up in society and the only way to do that in America is by adopting anti-capitalist attitudes.
Sometimes I wonder if Washington is a beach because there are so many heads in the sand there.
While hordes of Muslims who are terrorizing Europeans by raping European boys and girls, our conservative commentators are lecturing us on xenophobia and how Ellis Island compels us to accept all comers, no questions asked.
That is a lefty lie.
We opened Ellis Island in 1892 to screen immigrants. If you were a radical or other threat to America, we sent you back. But these ideologically pure conservatives wandering in the dark with their lanterns looking for the next Reagan are falling for this Obaman nonsense that it is unAmerican to have a border.
Bernie is winning for the same reason Barack won. In 2008, conservatives focused on Hillary and thought stopping her was all they had to do. But Bernie is not just beating her, but he is beating every Republican candidate. In fact, he is in far better shape than Obama was after the New Hampshire primary in 2008. Not only does Bernie have Barack's core, he has a core that is confident. They did it before, they will do it again.
Conservatives are fighting the last war. They refuse to adapt. Communists are not that stupid. They backed off on gun control (temporarily) in order to implement gay marriage and acceptance of transgenders. They own the culture while conservatives keep coming off as old fuddy duddies.
It's not fair?
Life's not fair.
Conservatives have accepted that they must "reach out" to Hispanics in order to avoid being a permanent minority party 50 years from now. But the best way to get Hispanicss into the party is by offering the same guarantee of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that Republicans offer white people.
Conservatives should wise up. We should close the borders. We should halt immigration until it is safe to accept people not just from Muslim countries but the ones being overrun by Muslims.
We also should consider that free trade carries a price, just like free college, free health care, free housing and all the other Bernie freebies. That price is paid by people whom the conservative commentariat never consider. The factory closes? Well, blame the unions comes the cry from the Washington. Except 93% of the non-government jobs in America are non-union. Maybe free trade -- like abortion -- has its limits.
We also should consider that tax cuts work only when spending accompany them. Warren Harding's plan killed the recession in 1921 only because he gutted spending and did not run up the debt too high. No spending cuts, no tax cuts. And by the way, the cuts should come where they would do the economy the most good: At the corporate level. That may not seem popular but 4 percent unemployment is -- and real 4 percent, not Obamathematics numbers.
Conservatives are stuck in the 1980s. Communists are stuck in the 1960s. The difference is the communists offer better music.
Oh and forget about the tanking of the economy saving conservatives. Big business will be blamed. It always is. Facts don't matter. Deal with it. Conservatives will have to earn this election.
Instead of trying to knock down Trump, conservatives had better embrace him or find a better candidate, and get ready to fight a long, hard battle. Bernie only seems harmless.