What if Hillary won?
What if Hillary won?
There are almost too many unknowns about that question to count.
However, there are a few items that I can predict with confidence. Specifically, the response of the establishment Democrats. You can see it in yesterday's election.
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez heralded Democrat Ralph Northam’s win in Virginia as “a blueprint for what we’re doing everywhere.”
What suggests a wave is how Democrats won overwhelmingly despite running a bag of mulch for Governor in Virginia.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 8, 2017
Ralph Northam is a centrist, establishment Democrat, exactly the kind of candidate that the Third Way has been pushing for decades, and losing with.
“Look at Virginia right now,” Greenberg said, as soon as we sat down in his second-floor office. “We have a candidate”—Ralph Northam, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee—“running as Hillary Clinton. He is running on the same kind of issues, and has the same kind of view of the world. It’s the Republicans who talk about the economy, not the Democrats.”
Guess what? Trump and the GOP is so unpopular that a Hillary Clinton candidate finally won.
Thus eight years of getting annihilated, plus rigging the primaries, is suddenly forgotten. It's time to move on.
Groundhog Day is over for the Democratic Party.
With Democrat Ralph Northam’s easy win over Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia’s governor race, the party poked its head out of its hole and saw no shadow.
Now, the 2016 election can finally end. Please.
Forget the DNC corruption. We can just ignore massive electoral corruption. Besides, the news media will ignore it too.
Forget that the Democrat have literally never been more unpopular.
Forget that Dems have become so right-wing that labor unions are supporting Republicans.
We finally got a win, baby! That'll shut up those progressives.
If Hillary won, the growing progressive insurgency would never have happened.
What would have happened is a repeat of 2009, when then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said that progressives are “fucking retarded.”