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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Maybe Democrats can run David French

Never Trumper Jim Geraghty at National Review is worried that his new party will nominate Bernie Sanders to be toast against President Donald John Trump this year.

Geraghty wants someone else to be toast. The Never Trumper is now a Never Bernie as well. He opposes letting the people decide the election.

He wrote, "The Clock Is Ticking, Establishment Democrats!"

My goodness, for a newcomer to the party, he sure is pushy. (He has not officially switched parties but if you oppose President Trump at this late date, you are not a Republican. Sorry.)

He wrote, "Is this how Democrats felt watching the 2016 Republican presidential primary?

"Four years ago, around this time, the super PAC that preferred Jeb Bush was unloading attack ads against Marco Rubio, and the super PAC that preferred Rubio was hitting back at Bush, mocking his poor finishes. Keep in mind, the two Florida Republicans were former colleagues and generally on good terms, and the policy differences between them were minuscule compared to both men’s policy differences with Donald Trump."

Policy differences? Is he saying Jeb! opposed tax cuts, supports abortion, wants more regulation, and is peachy keen with having a bunch of liberal judges?

Of course not. What Geraghty means by policy differences is his shock at an outsider taking over the party, which of course is the only thing that matters. Instead of choosing candidates who can win and electing officials who will fulfill their campaign promises, the elitists just want power and jobs for their unemployable sons. No wonder so many people in DC defend Hunter.

Geraghty is Stuck in '16. If only Never Trumpers had rallied behind one candidate instead of many, they might have stopped him, they still tell themselves. That it would have elected Hillary does not matter. The right people would be running the Republican Party.

Now he is giving Democrats the same bad advice his magazine gave Republicans 4 years ago. He wants the right people to run the Democrat Party. Politics is not for little people.

He wrote, "The Democrats could stop Sanders if they quickly united around one rival. But that requires candidates to recognize the long odds, accept reality, and give up their presidential ambitions to protect and advance the causes the claim to support. Funny how all of these people who insist they’re 'public servants' and proclaim 'this campaign isn’t about me' find that so hard to do."

The Sanders rebellion resembles the Donald Trump rebellion because the Democrat Party has failed its voters just as the Republican Party failed its voters. Both the DNC and RNC failed the nation as a whole. Americans outside DC believe the two are in cahoots,

All these Washington losers keep rooting for the Establishment regardless of policy differences. Real ones.

Maybe Geraghty can talk his pal David French into running again. He might last longer than a week this time.

The idea that the people should select their president via an Electoral College is foreign to the staff at National Review. Then again, they preach capitalism from a magazine that has never made a profit and exists only as a tax deduction for the rich.

Democrats have a choice of poisons this year. They can nominate Sanders and tick off the non-communists in their party, or they can stop him and tick off the communists in the party. I suggest they go with Breadline Bernie and get the Marxism out of their system.


  1. The Democrats will never eliminate Marxism from their ranks. It's a feature, not a bug.

  2. Populism will never again leave the Republican party. "We the People" have taken it over. As long as we have guns we will keep it, too.

  3. My mind is boggled by Never Trumpers. They throw out the baby for the bath water and think to encourage the rest of us to do the same. What drives them? Pride? Hate? Mental illness? It certainly cannot be results, facts, or Patriotism. That is certain.

    1. They throw out the baby and drink the bathwater.

    2. See Mitt Romney who mistook his ego for God. h/t Swannie

    3. Yes...after Junior has made the bath water yellow and done a dookie in it too.

    4. I have wondered the same thing, C from Idaho. However, I don't have the patience or intestinal fortitude (or time or desire, for that matter) to wade through their BS and figure it out for myself. Their high-minded drivel makes me want to stick a fork in them (literally).


    5. It is really pretty easy, GREED is what motivates them. Greed for money, Greed for power, Greed for a grandiose image of themselves and their "peers". They think they know what is best and the "little people" can go to hell if they disagree or want something different.

    6. I think the dislike of Trump is based upon snobbery, which in turn is based on social insecurity. Those who oppose Trump have one thing in common: their uber middle 'classness' if I can coin that word.

    7. Uber middle lack of' classness?' I think. What makes you think these elites have any real class? The working people I have dealt with have had, for the most part, more class than these people will ever have. They can't even be polite!

  4. French would be dried again. Geraghty says “wait til 2024”.

  5. A principle I always keep in mind is that the brighter and sharper people are the most subject to confirmation bias--because they're better at finding it. TDS really does rot the brain.

  6. What I see is the wholesale dismantling of the Party of Jackson (BTW no fan of Jackson wife and I both had family on the Trail of Tears. Both sides in wife's case.)with the Dems-we either get Stalin's Russia (Bernie/AOC) or Oligarchs and Putin's Russia (Steyr and/or Mini Mike.)..
    Geheraty is the poster child for TDS..

  7. Sorry? NOT SORRY! Thanks, Don. You are so good at this.

  8. Make America French Again was always better for a Democrat. Carville now has some boutique candidate not even among those we know. Unity! he cries but seeks it on his own atomized terms. Oh what joy it is to see these days.

  9. All the while the evil witch Hillary circles on her broom seeking a landing spot.Brokered would do just fine.

  10. There are tremendous differences between Trump and the GOPe. The GOPe support open borders, cheap labor, bad trade deals, and disastrous foreign policies. They're not interested in putting America first. But they knew they could run on that platform. Instead, they spent all their time attacking Trump in personal terms. And every time an attack fails, they double down.
    The only commonality between Trump and Sanders is each one says what they mean. That frightens the establishments more the anything else. The establishments believe in saying one thing and doing another.
    Now everyone is trying to pretend to being a populist. They think they can fool enough voters to win in 2020. It's not going to happen. There's really no difference between what Sanders wants to do from the rest of the establishments, dem or repub. The working and middle classes saw how that worked under Obama. The elites promise all kinds of handouts at the expense of the taxpayers. And the working and middle classes suffer the most.