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Monday, February 27, 2017

I found your problem, Democrats

Politico reported that Democratic consultants are writing a bunch of political autopsies of the election just passed in order to sell themselves as the magicians who can fix things so Democrats can win in 2018 or 2020.

I have my own thoughts, which I shall share with readers. But first let us look at what the Democrats think is wrong.

From Politico:
The lingering question for party leaders and consultants is how much of the intel and assessment will eventually be made public to ameliorate the fears and concerns of a furious base demanding a clear path forward.
“It’s a good thing for everybody to be involved in rebuilding the Democratic Party, so as many people want to throw their opinions into the mix, eventually the truth will come out of that. My post-mortem is not the complete picture, and I don’t think anyone’s is. The more the merrier, and it’s really important that Democrats look in the mirror and don’t just lean on Russia or fake news,” said veteran party strategist Donnie Fowler, who drafted his own assessment at the request of interim party chairwoman Donna Brazile, referring to two explanations for Clinton’s loss that are frequently proffered by Democrats.
“The donors are really looking of clarity and direction, absolutely,” he said. “But if you want to be Maoist about it, this is a time for a thousand flowers to bloom.”
Mao.

I think I found your problem, Democrats.

It is not that so many Democrats feel comfortable with Mao. Academia has in the past decades cleansed Mao of the killing of twice as many people as Hitler. It is never mentioned. Mao is seen as being an anti-imperialist (meaning, anti-American) leader, which obviates his despotism, right?

No, the problem with Mao is being Mao. His centrally planned economy never worked. His sayings were pap, and by saying “this is a time for a thousand flowers to bloom,” what Fowler means is paper over the problem with dollar bills again.

As long as the party is Maoist -- strict adherents to a political philosophy that benefits the politicians at the expense of the people -- the party is doomed.

Because what cost the Democratic Party (as well as the Republican Party) in the 2016 presidential election was the collapse of the political system to meet the needs of the majority of the people.

Failure has consequences.

I would argue that Democrats exceeded expectations in general election. Trump would have taken 40 states or more if not for 1) being outspent two to one, 2) having to face the most hostile press ever, and 3) being the least liked presidential nominee in memory.

Democrats had everything in their favor and still lost.

It's not the messenger.

It's the message. Democrats have to re-think just what it is they stand for.

Voters look at the lengthy Democratic Party haphazard list of panderings, and ask what is in it for me?

Seeing nothing, they either stay home or vote against the Democrat.

The real story is how many stayed home. This time. If Trump succeeds, they will vote in 2020 -- and it won't be for Hillary.



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23 comments:

  1. "It's not the messenger. It's the message. Democrats have to re-think just what it is they stand for."

    Don't know if I agree with you this time, Don. The Dems won twice before with the same crowd, the only difference was the messenger.

    The two key points I would take away are:

    1) Don't nominate someone as charm-free as HC.

    2) If people are going to vote tribally, then you need to pick someone to motivate the maximum number of tribes. Ie, pick someone who's black or Hispanic and can sufficiently calm the fears of left-leaning whites to give them cover to vote for 'em.

    Who this might be is up for grabs right now.





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    1. Would anyone but Obama fit this description? I'm thinking this was not an option. You fight the war with the army you have, not the one of your dreams. And finding this person will be difficult to locate in the future as well. Then the problem is racially awakened whites allied with peoples who begin to realize that they aren't exactly at the top of the democrat pecking order.

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  2. I used to know normal democrats. I haven't seen any come out and admit they're dems lately. Regular working class guys and gals can't identify with the victim racket, and just need a little more time to get used tot he idea of repudiating the party of their parents. Which no longer exists except on the right.

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    1. Some of the ones I know are sullen and silent. Others are acting like they've just awakened from a bad dream and are happy that everything is OK.

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  3. It took a long time for the old-style Democrats to wake up to the party's leftward lurch. Now they face a stark choice between Marxists and Maoists or the GOPe. If President Trump can put some cojones on the Congress critters and get them to actually do what they say they will the Democrats may not win another national election. - Elric

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  4. “But if you want to be Maoist about it, this is a time for a thousand flowers to bloom.”

    Given the extremist left-wing makeup of the Democrat Party, what the Party's gardeners are going to get is a lot of weeds rather than flowers. Now, there might be a corpse flower or two growing in the Democrat garden patch, but can the average American voter stand the stink?

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  5. What hope have Leftists got if they can't even quote their Commie monsters correctly? Mao said let a hundred flowers bloom, not a thousand.

    And it was intended only as a way to flush out dissidents before rounding them up for reeducation or execution.

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    1. They are mixing up the Mao quote with the phrase "thousand points of light," which was coined for George H. W. Bush by Peggy Noonan. It's good that they are paraphrasing a Republican president. It would be hard for them to find anything memorable among the TPT scripts written for Obama.

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  6. 2018 is going to be interesting. Will there be all out war between the Sanders/Warren wing and the Obama/Clinton wing? Might be fun to watch.
    And, did not no. 2 on your list begot no. 3?

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  7. "Because what cost the Democratic Party (as well as the Republican Party) in the 2016 presidential election was the collapse of the political system to meet the needs of the majority of the people."

    Teh Dems, of course, hate the middle class and the people of Flyoverlandia, so why WOULD they want to meet those deplorables' needs? The GOPe, well, they're just fat, dumb, and happy, which is a poor way to go thru life.

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  8. "Academia has in the past decades cleansed Mao of the killing of twice as many people as Hitler"

    It's estimated the Narzis murdered about 14 million people, including half the Jews in Europe.

    Mao murdered 66 million - almost 5 times as many (you want to watch a Lefty's head explode, tell him Mao murdered almost as many people as Hitler and Uncle Joe (53 mil) combined).

    Trump would have taken 40 states or more if not for 1) being outspent two to one, 2) having to face the most hostile press ever, and 3) massive vote fraud including 3 million illegals voting and 2 million corpses.

    FIFY

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    1. I look forward to the investigations into voter fraud.

      Whichever way it turns out, it's better to know than to suspect or wonder. (Although I think it *will* show a good amount of ineligible folks registered and voting, plus a bunch of decedent-Americans voting Democrat.

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  9. The Democrats' problem as you say in different terms, Don, is they have gone full rat bastard commie.

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  10. "I found your problem, Democrats"

    Gotta mental picture of Don popping the hood on the DNC (also known as the Batsh*t-Crazy-Mobile), just before he pulls a bunch of squirrels out.

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  11. And now we have the blacks and Hispanics fighting for control of the Dimocrat Party, and as more Moslems like Keith Ellison emerge, antisemitism will rise. Why Jews still support Dimocrats is beyond me. How much longer will it be before whites are driven out of the party? The big surprise is Obungler didn't support skin color and went for the Hispanic dude to run the DNC. Hey Ellison, Obongo stabbed you in the back.

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    1. Many white folk have already been driven away. Hillary's whole campaign, in the last few months, seemed to be oriented toward the pluribus and individual tribes, not the unum. And many of us were pigeonholed as Irredeemable and Deplorable.

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    2. My best friends mother who lived next door called me a little bastard from the time I was four and I learned to enjoy it. I think I will enjoy being a deplorable almost as much

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  12. Gotta go Lennon on this...

    But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
    You ain't gonna make with anyone anyhow

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    1. Can only be a matter of time till The Donald ends a press conference with: "Now I'm going home for a nooner. What've YOU guys got planned for lunch?"

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  13. Twice as many? Stalin killed twice as many as Hitler and he was a pale shadow next to Mao. Estimates of Mao's kills exceed 100,000,000. He killed some 35,000,000 in 3 years during the "Great Leap Forward".

    This site uses lower numbers but puts the 20th Democides in perspective.
    https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM

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  14. I almost pity these Democrat consultants. Imagine the challenge of crafting a report simple enough for Donna Brazile to understand.

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