Saturday, December 31, 2016

Are Democrats conceding the next 16 years?

Finally, Democrats are admitting the obvious. Barack Obama was One Big Ass Mistake, America.

And Democrats paid the price.

In the last four federal elections (and four off-year elections), Democrats lost a total of 1,030 state and national seats and offices.

The devastation is so severe that even the Huffington Post noticed it.

From the Hill:
The Huffington Post's senior politics editor, Sam Stein, says President Obama oversaw "the destruction of the Democratic Party," leaving it "in a much worse position" than before his presidency started.
"You look at the destruction of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama’s leadership and you have to wonder, what was the political — what were the electoral benefits that he gave to the party?” Stein asked on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
“He leaves them in a much worse position,” Stein continued. “The states are decimated, they lost control of the House and Senate, the governorships are decimated.”
What a change from 8 years ago when Democrats promised a new reich that would last a thousand years!

Leading from behind carries a price.

Stein also said, “Maybe [Obama] is a gifted candidate. He won election twice by substantial margins, but his legacy as a politician is a bit muddied by all that.”

Could have told them that when I saw him bogarting that joint as president of the Choom Club.

He's all about looking out for No. 1.

Stuart Rothenberg, Charlie Cook, and Larry Sabato are considered in Washington, D.C. to be experts in election forecasts. Much in the same way that the Three Stooges are expert in plumbing, as Rothenberg, Cook, and Sabato have not gotten an election right since 2008.

Rothenberg tweeted a few days ago: "Come on. Get real. That's what people said about the GOP after Goldwater. The Dem Party has not been destroyed."

Yep. Sixteen years later, Reagan came and Republicans finally took the Senate after 22 years as the minority.

Of course, in the intervening time, we got Vietnam, Medicaid, the EPA, and welfare, welfare, welfare. Oh, and Iran took 52 American hostages.

So, please, let Hillary be their Goldwater so we can undo the damage Obama did to his country, as well as his party.

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24 comments:

  1. I hear Obama wants to stick around DC and help Dems out. Hasn't he helped them enough yet? But hey, keep it up man, you're doing great!

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  2. The really huge question that I haven't seen anyone asking is how does the Democrat party shed cultural Marxism without totally dismembering itself? It is becoming increasingly obvious that that party, during the last eight years has based its identity and mode of operation on non-white or even anti-white political bias, making a bet that they could appeal to these sentiments with the aid of the omnipresent media for political gain, and that the objects of their derision would go along with it out of "white guilt", shame of their "white privilege", or just not noticing. Did the elites of the party never include in their calculations that this might be a mistake? Or were they hoping for it to culminate in breaking up the union? Were the Dems'r the real racists right? That this is revenge for the Civil War (ridiculous)?
    I think it was another instance of wilful ignorance. Just like when the Marxists ignored Bohm-Bawerk and Mises about prices, our modern Marxists just chose to hang their hats on another nihilistic campaign of destruction. They could never get it into their heads that price is the greatest expression of the general will, and perhaps the only one that we can even measure; and now they have chosen to dabble in the currency of culture, race and sexuality, the other realms of general will outside the ability of academic autists to control and manipulate.

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    1. The Group-Think was STROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG
      in these ones.

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    2. The Democrat Party has moved very far left and abandoned its traditional supporters, who lent their votes to Trump this time. If the Dems want their old allies back they are going to have to recognize the political reality and cooperate with Trump by giving him a lot of what he wants. If they stand opposed and obstruct his policies, as they have threatened to do, that will be their undoing. It is a losing strategy that will permanently alienate their traditional supporters. The Dems need to pivot sharply back to the center if they want to rebuild their political fortunes. But as a Conservative I'm pretty sanguine about what they will do. I think they are psychologically committed to go even farther left. Like someone afflicted to cutting and self-injury, they cannot help themselves. After 8 years of the feckless Obama, the Democrat Party is gravely ill. The fatal wrist slashing has not been struck yet. But it will come. It will come.

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  3. The (and I use the word loosely) leadership of the Democrat Party is all, "It was the Russians, it was Comey", and the lemmings are running with that, as well as the the, "Hell, I ain't fergot" hatred of the Old South for a century.

    A few political consultants who see reality have yet to change that, and, yes, I can see the Demos in the effective wilderness for a generation. The snowflakes are practically guaranteeing it.

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    1. Back in the day, as a three-year-old, when you had to traipse waaay the hell out to the outhouse at night, you were kinda scared of different things in the pitch black of a cloudy night.

      But now, with the Hacking of Hillary's Bathroom Server, at least little kids know what they need to be scared of in dark outhouses.

      Russian spies.

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  4. Trump has to deliver to effect this sea change. Good news is, I think he will. I don't think he's gonna run again in 2020 but Mike Pence would make a very good President.

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  5. At some point, the Balkanization of the democrat base will result in (un)civil war. That point will fast approach as they continue to lose the only thing they crave - power.

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    1. They wanted to Divide And Conquer. The Divide part worked perfectly.

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  6. I love Nixon for bombing North Vietnam to hell with B-52's, but he gave us the damned EPA.

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    1. Boscoe Leroy PenderblouthJanuary 1, 2017 at 10:57 AM

      and affirmayive action

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  7. "He's all about looking out for No. 1." Yep, and the Dem party was the Hindmost that the Devil took.
    Couldn't happen to nicer guys...

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  8. Perhaps Obama saw this genral political weakness coming so decided to act as an autocrat as much as he could. We cannot forget that HC raised and spent 1.2 Billion. Some of her donors were looking for bribe repayment but many probably not. Also the Bernie brigades raised a fair amount of change for him to incinerate. Perhaps Don could tell us which states were responsible for most of the money consumed by HC. If there are only two on the coasts then it very well may be the Democrats will be in trouble at the top of the ticket and by inference total power for some time since they will all want to be Mugabe clones too and, like king Zero, will never be able to build much consensus in the country as a whole. If the money was scattered around they may not be dead yet, too bad. However if DT is an economic success they could easily lose in 20 or even beyond. We live in an age like no other so projections are fun but more tenuous than ever.
    Last, the Republicans who lost to DT are still around, and some are capable people. If he falters badly the knives will come out and the Democrats could benefit. But this I don't expect.

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  9. If the Republicans can deliver over the next 4 years, I believe the Dems will be in big trouble for a long time. Especially if we get the Supreme court to a 6-3 majority and we get rid of Federal unions. If the Federal unions are out of power so are the Democrats.

    The 3 U's - Universities, Unions and the UN must be high on the reform list for the Trump admin.

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    1. Universities, Unions, and Univision

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    2. Trump doesn't need the Supreme Court for that. Federal unions are only allowed because of an executive order by JFK. Trump could undo that on day one.

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    3. I repeat the DT cancellation of JFK's Union executive order move to everybody. Unions deserve this. Another slick DT move would make all Union dues voluntary. All unions, nationwide.

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  10. Democrats are finding out the Darkside of affirmative action. You tend to get incompetent leaders after a while. Now they are stuck with Nancy Pelosi who they can't get rid of because to get rid of her would be sexist. They may very well nominate the very worst possible candidate for DNC chair, and will be unable to fire him. Such are the wages of affirmative action.

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  11. I do hope they vote in Ellison, and keep him and Pelosi as the faces of the Dems.

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    1. Tom Perez, Ellison's chief opponent, is just as hard-core Lefty as Ellison, maybe moreso, without the Muzzie baggage. Now we're are seeing the depth of the dispectables running the D'rats.

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  12. Democrats of my grandparents generation would not know the party today.

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  13. "Democrats promised a new reich that would last a thousand years"

    Well, a retch that's lasted eight years is still pretty impressive in its own way.

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  14. There is much wisdom about price in Teapartydoc's post. ""price is the greatest expression of the general will, and perhaps the only one that we can even measure; and now they have chosen to dabble in the currency of culture, race and sexuality,""

    If "we the people" are paramount, price must be central. Conservatives embrace price; lefty-socialists ignore it...they must ignore it because price conflicts with their vision.

    Price reflects mutuality of agreement. There is no compulsion in price; it is voluntary, unforced. Price is the central expression of freedom. I have something for sale. You want to buy it. We must agree on a price, but when we do, we are both happy; you get your purchase while I get your funds, both via free choices based entirely on agreed price. Not only can price/cost be measured, but price itself IS a measurement. Value to you and I is precise because value equals price/cost.

    Value to leftist-socialists is measured otherwise. Costs and price are considered irrelevant, so policies can be based on remote goals that cannot be measured. The goals can become "happiness, acceptance, inclusion," or any utopian feel-good vision that (fortunately for the leftist) cannot be measured. "Inclusion" in government and academia is measured by how many women and minorities are included; that this "inclusion" excludes others with more talent and higher scores is unimportant. The long run cost of incompetence is irrelevant. It is unimportant that the national debt can be doubled to achieve "inclusion," or to eliminate "discrimination." Whatever today's policy may be, tomorrow's policy will be different. When public policies and decisions are made without consideration of cost/price we get global warming today, academic inclusion tomorrow, solar panels the next day, and "free-no cost-feel good" immigration next week.

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  15. Note that in 2018, there are 25 Democratic Senate seats up for grabs, 10 of them (IIRC) in states Trump won, and only 8 GOP seats. If Trump manages to be Not Hitler for two years, and there isn't a Black Swan economic crash, the Democrats will be in an even worse position.

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