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Saturday, April 03, 2021

Democrats lose by winning

A reader pointed out that Democrats are the minority in the Senate because there are 50 Republican senators but only 48 Democrat ones, as Bernie Sanders and Angus King insist they are independents.

Of course, Democrats control the Senate, which is troublesome for them. Their supporters expect Democrats to deliver on decades of promises because Democrats control the House, the Senate and the Oval Office. 

Democrats cannot deliver because what they promised is a pack of wild and horrible ideas. Reparations for black people? If you gave 45 million people a million dollars at once, within a year most of them would be broke. The love of money is the root of all evil for a reason. Money is difficult to manage, and guess what? It is the least satisfying thing in the world.

Steven Hayward of Power Line reminded us of the failings of Obama.

Hayward wrote, "from the point of view of the left, what did he actually deliver? A crappy health care plan is about it.

"Gitmo, which was supposed to be closed within a year (it was his first executive order I believe) is still open today—and notice that the media and the left aren’t screaming about it as a human rights stain on America any more? Card check for labor unions didn’t pass. Immigration reform didn’t pass, though of course he tried to liberalize immigration through another executive order. Climate change action? That also went down in flames in Congress, and his attempt to nationalize the electric power sector through the so-called Clean Power Plan was blocked in the courts, and then dumped by Trump. We’ll see whether Biden tries to revive it in some new form."

Politicians seldom deliver on their promises. Voters reward them with re-election. Donald Trump delivered. He lasted one term.

Now then, a reader reminded me that I had in January rooted for Democrats to take both Senate races in Georgia and take control of the Senate. Indeed I did because I wanted to punish Republicans.

But Democrats too are punished because they are unwilling to stand and deliver on their promises.

They are a clever people, however, and they have found the perfect fall guy: Phil E. Buster.

Oh that darned Phil E. Buster. If it weren't for him, there would be reparations and college loan forgiveness and a $100 an hour minimum wage.

That darned Phil E. Buster keeps us from repealing the law of gravity, which would allow us to fly without a CO2-spewing airplane.

CNN reported last month, "A wide array of Democrats in both chambers, in the rank-and-file and in their party’s leadership, recognize the next chapter will be far more difficult than passing the sweeping $1.9 trillion relief legislation, even as that effort proved to be an arduous task as they pushed through the measure by the slimmest of margins with near-total Democratic support in both chambers of Congress.

"Now Democrats are in sharp disagreement over core elements of the next agenda items — on infrastructure, climate change and immigration — both on key policy areas as well as whether Congress should begin to pay attention to the eye-popping federal budget deficit, as a growing number of moderate Democrats want.

"Plus, the House has already passed an array of bills that Democrats have long campaigned on: expanding background checks on firearms sales, making it easier to unionize and expanding access to voting. But all those measures stand little chance of clearing the 60 votes needed to advance legislation in the Senate — unless Democrats in that body gut the filibuster, an issue already badly dividing their party as progressives lack the votes to make fundamental changes to the slow-moving institution."

Oh that darned Phil E. Buster.

But he won't be on the ballot next year.

Democrats will be.

I wish them good luck because they will need it.

26 comments:

  1. When democrats run on their issues, they lose in a fair election. They either lie, cheat or lie and cheat.

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  2. The so-called independents are actually Dims. It's all part of the show.

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    1. Yes, indeed. I've always said that myself.

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    2. As Sundance says, "Once you see the strings on the marionettes you can't unsee them."

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    3. The village idiot makes his appearance right on cue.

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  3. The RINO’s over at Powerline can lick my brown eye blue. Stop going to their site and they will fold.

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  4. The Dims have King and Bernie who faithfully vote with the Dims.

    The Dumbpublicans have Pierre DiLecto, Murkowski and Collins who faithfully vote with the Dims.

    Advantage Dims.

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    1. #Lie.

      No, they vote when there's something in it for them.

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    2. #Duh

      There's always something in it for them, Edweenie, you idiot.

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    3. Why don’t you two get a hotel room?

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  5. people continue to ignore the elephant in the corner: all future elections will be corrupt as the last one, now that they have their ballot harvesting/mail in ballots counted 8 days post election and vote switching with dominion voting machines. Free fair elections are a thing of the past in the USA. We all know it! The democrat majority isn't going anywhere in 2022.

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    1. Unless Republicans get wise and adopt Democrat election tactics. As baseball manager Leo Durocher famously said, nice guys finish last.

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    2. NB, we've been "losing with honor" for decades. They don't seem to understand that one-way Marquis de Queensbury rules are a suicide pact. Trump gave them a PhD course in winning and they still lose. They're either stupid or willful.

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    3. OK, let's see you demand Trump's reinstatement.

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    4. Durocher's actual quote is: "Nice Guys. Finish last." meaning they (the team he was talking about) were a bunch of nice guys, but they could not win games.

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    5. Demand his reinstatement? That's about as effective as your ridiculous assertion that he's still the president.

      It's on to the next battle. Always fighting the LAST war is the quickest way to lose the next one.

      We have to fix the issues in the stolen states and hope demography doesn't swamp the others.

      Grow a brain, gaslighter.

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  6. "Politicians seldom deliver on their promises. Voters reward them with re-election. Donald Trump delivered. He lasted one term."

    President Trump lasted one term because his election was stolen and I believe about 99% of the folks on this board would agree.

    As far as Phil E. Buster goes, I would count him out since we know our own Joe Manchin is so unreliable and so easily bought. $183K goes a fair way on a new yacht.

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    1. If, as Don stated earlier, Manchin and Clyburn are fighting, Phil may survive.

      Never forget, DC is Hollywood for ugly people.

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  7. Philip will stay in office because it gives the Demos an out. If there's a war between the machine crooks and the crazies, the crooks will see the crazies lose.

    Politicians seldom deliver on their promises. Voters reward them with re-election. Donald Trump delivered. He lasted one term.

    That's a lie. His re-election was stolen. Demos' constituents reward them because they're rewarded with with continued checks.

    Legally, Donald John Trump is still our president.

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    1. Spiritually, Donald John Trump is still our President.

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    2. Morally he is still our president. He is starting to exert that now with the boycott calls.

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  8. The pendulum is going to swing back hard the other way. People were convinced to vote against Trump because he was evil and raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist, they've been fooled and won't take it lightly. 2022 will be the year of the woke populous.

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