If you watch MSNBC you probably believe that if it wasn't for some local politician in Seattle whispering the word "socialist" within earshot of a microphone, then right-wing Democrats in Minnesota and Florida would have won their elections.
Many people on The Left are convinced that we are about to see a repeat of 12 years ago. That liberals will just go back to brunch.
Certainly there is a lot in common with 2008, but there is even more that is different, and it doesn't take much to see it.
If there's one thing we know for certain, the Democratic party establishment only knows how to punch left and punch down.
This is what they learned from their ass kicking in 2010.
And this is what they learned from their ass kicking in 2016.
It's still not over, so this trend could be interrupted, but I noticed something that the media isn't reporting - only right-wing Democrats are losing.
Another Democratic strategist summed it up this way: “It’s catastrophic.”
Last week Snoopydawg let us know about how "The democrats called people in Montana who had signed the Green Party ballot and bullied them into recanting their signatures. The democrats also got the GP kicked off the ballot in Wisconsin."
This is starting to feel a whole bunch like 2016.
Back then Trump managed to steal the white working-class votes in the Rust Belt states because he talked about bad trade deals and how they cost us whole industries, while the Democrats wouldn't even consider the topic. The Democrats didn't care about the white working class in the Rust Belt states. They took them for granted for 40 years.
There was an article in "The Week" about how the government fiscal policies worked. I kind of suck at this kind of thing, but I understood this article:
"The basic economic misunderstanding that's screwing up the coronavirus response"
The Democratic Party is a joke. Of course this isn't news to anyone around here, but after.... whatever the hell that was last night, it's apparent to pretty much everybody.
The DMR/Selzer poll fiasco the other day left the most trusted pollster in the country and CNN with egg on their face. But last night left every network in the country scrambling to make sense (and fill time) of the biggest clusterfuck in modern political history.
This will likely be the end of the Iowa caucus, and probably the entire caucus system. And it was a 100% self inflicted humiliation.
Iowa is still in play, but Bernie is placed well and has the momentum.
All he has to do is win by a single percent.
N.H. is pretty much over. Bernie has this one.