So, what have we learned?
It's a good question. It's usually asked of children. I am not trying to suggest any such mentality among my readers, but rather am trying to break down the most recent political events in a manner that simplifies the garbage spewed by the MSM into easily digestible and contemplated facts.
Fact one: The Democrats won an election with less than 25% of the eligible voters actually voting. That's PATHETIC as far as turn-out goes. My takeaway is that the vast majority of Americans honestly didn't give a fuck which corporate tool is running things.
Fact two: No policy changes are expected or proposed at this time. A lot of rhetoric is being spewed by the MSM about how the Democrats Morale is at an all time high, etc... but the fact remains that this type of high lasts until the first votes by the new Blue Dogs. Then it will of course be a matter of the other guys being worse, working with the other side, and aren't we morally superior?
Fact Three: Democrats are using this victory to redouble their attacks on the left. Of course, tweets are a horrible metric to base a policy on, but since the MSM has decided that memes are now newsworthy, I figure they count. Democrats are bashing "Berniebros" relentlessly for not having proper faith in the party, and demanding, as always that we must fall into line and accept that we have no power. Standard bullshit, etc.
What sticks in my mind is how victories in two states that went for Clinton in the last election, with minuscule turnout, somehow translates to the entire country. I remember once, about 25 years ago, wondering why the hell my show in Idaho was being pre-empted to talk about an election in New York. And then I realized, that it's a different world in the media. They only care about the people they deal with on a regular basis.
Corporate lackeys with steady paychecks are going to cheer for corporate lackeys with steady paychecks. Until the PTB start allowing working class folks the same kind of platform as the privileged "Oppressed" we will never get a change in policy. We will instead get a further disconnect from the reality that our rights continue to be eroded, our wars continue to be fought, and our people continue to sleep on the streets. All while the politicians lunch and solicit paychecks from the desperate.