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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Democrats in disarray as AP reports everything's fine

Nearly four months after the most humiliating (and expensive) defeat in presidential history, the Democratic Party remains dispirited and leaderless with no purpose, and without anything to offer Americans other than a bizarre set of conflicting ideas they label "rights" that subsist on denying rights to others.

The Associated Press said everything's fine.

Its story on the DNC in disarray was written to hide that truth:
Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.
One man's "remains fluid" is another man's chaos. And they are not grappling with how to turn liberal protests into gain; they are trying to keep the protests from turning into loss.

Right now, the Democrats are the Party of No in a manner that Republicans were not eight years ago.

It took Republicans six rounds to elect Michael Steele as RNC chairman but they did so in January, not February. He was able to do a post-mortem on the devastating defeats of 2006 and 2008, and two years later when Steele turned the job over to Reince Priebus, Republicans had shocked the world by re-taking the House.

The AP glossed over the racial divisions:
A tight race between front-runners Tom Perez, a former labor secretary, and Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, marks the first heavily contested battle to run the organization in recent history. The contest comes with Democrats facing a power deficit in Washington and around the country after years of losses in Congress, governor's mansions and statehouses, while also having no unifying national leader since former President Barack Obama departed the White House.
The words black or Hispanic do not appear in the 787-word piece, which is unusual for an essay on a party that built itself on racial identity. But without a white person to serve as a foil, racial identity is a hindrance to the party.

Party officials cringe at facing the prospect of choosing between Hispanic voters, who are the fastest-growing voting bloc in America, and black voters, who are the most loyal voting bloc among Democrats.

And so AP skated over the racial divisions, although they seem interesting. According to AP, Obama backs Perez, while Bernie Sanders back Keith Ellison.

Howard Dean backs Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, a white person.

Clinton? The name does not show up in the story. It's as if the party's most recent nominee does not exist. It's as if she collapsed in the heat, got thrown in a van, and was never seen again.

Frankly, I fear Ellison over Perez because who ever thought white bread Minnesota (literally as it is the flour mill of America) would elect a black Muslim to Congress and yet here he is.

If anyone can lead Democrats out of this racial identity, gender identity mess, it is a guy who won without it -- or shall I say, despite it.

Just remember, when it comes to Fake News, it is not just what the media reports, but what it does not report.

This report is missing the words Hispanic, black, and Clinton -- words that dominated Democratic Party politics for the last 25 years. Somehow, I do not think those words are really gone.



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11 comments:

  1. Republicans had to learn to win despite bad leadership at the top, and this includes Trump. He won despite our shitty leaders.
    If the Democrats expect to do any good they will have to do the same.

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    1. But if the Democrats reform themselves, where will students look for extra credit on their Abnormal Psych papers?

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  2. I'm for Ellison as the face of the Dems. He's black and Muslim, which I would expect to keep Dem voters who voted for Trump to stay with Trump.

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  3. While the Democrat big whigs are in a temporary holding pattern, their shock troops are going around disrupting town hall meetings of elected officials in order to vent their anger at having lost the election. Grassroots intimidation is now in play along with boycotts and threats of financial ruin as the rank and file awaits the selection of a new party leader with a tiny mustache.

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  4. Barry wanted an idiot at DNC so he would have it all to himself.

    As long as they continue that tradition, we're fine.

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    1. "Hey, Barry, does your idiot have to tick so loudly?"

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    2. obama surrounded himself with idiots in the white house so his mediocrity would be shown up by someone intelligent.

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  5. Perhaps the DNC will start holding their rallies in Richmond California, even though there's something kinda screwy about the Dems saying "Forward to Richmond!"

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  6. I dunno, these young AP reporters with their fancy-schmancy mouse and their graphical user interfaces and their flat-screen LED monitors. Why, in Don's day, they had to hot-key from app to app THROUGH THE SNOW of the CRT screen.

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  7. You have to remember that Minnesota has the largest population of persons of Swedish descent in the U.S. Minneapolis is home to the American Swedish Institute.

    Take a look at what's happening in Sweden to understand what's happening in Minnesota. It's genetic. The Loon is the state bird for a reason.

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  8. Meanwhile in the U.K., there's one immigrant Prince Charles The Verminator doesn't like.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2943583/prince-charles-backs-mad-plan-to-sterilise-grey-squirrels-to-protect-rare-reds/

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