Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Democrats Will Not Save Us

Trump is awful and so is the whole Republican party. But guess what? They’re still more popular than the Democrats!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the overwhelming majority of state legislatures and governorships. This new poll from Suffolk University illustrates just how that’s possible. Here are the base results of the poll with favorable/unfavorable ratings.
Pence: 47%/35%

Trump: 45%/47%

GOP: 37%/48%

Media: 37%/50%

Dem Party: 36%/52%

Hillary: 35%/55%

Congress: 26%/52%
Shaun King puts the numbers in perspective:
In other words, the Democratic Party has a favorability rating 11 points lower than Pence, nine points lower than Trump, and even one point lower than the GOP.

Their unfavorable rating is 17 points worse than Pence, five points worse than Trump, and four points worse than the GOP.

This is a disaster. At a time when Donald Trump is the least liked President ever measured at this point in his first term, the Democratic Party has found a way to be even less liked than him. This is how Donald Trump wins a second term. This is how congressional Republicans win the next midterm elections. This is how conservatives not only maintain their current power from coast to coast, but also expand it.
In this context, the Democrats give us Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They give us Dianne Feinstein. Now puff pieces about Chelsea Clinton are appearing on the horizon, like so many plumes of methane gas rising from the donor fed bowels of the DNC, and it also looks like they’ll try to foist Corey Booker on us at some point. Hey, a young black guy worked once, right? Let’s see if we can rekindle some of the old magic. You can just hear the corporate friendly, New Democrat types gushing about Obama 2.0 now. Call up Bob Shrum, John Podesta and Robbie Mook and let’s get this party started!

Has there ever been a political party this deaf, dumb and blind? Or is it that they just don’t care? Do you suppose the Democrat are perfectly happy to be a permanent minority as long as the party chieftains can keep their power within the organization? After all, no matter what the Republicans do, they’ll be okay. Recessions don’t effect their neighborhoods. Drones don’t strike Washington D.C., Manhattan, Marin County, or any of the other manicured zoos the rich call home. No, they’ll be just fine, thank you, and when they tire of public service, a six figure sinecure will be waiting for them in some corporation or lobbying firm.

Sooner or later these corrupt dullards will be swept aside by young new blood, but by that point we might be so deeply embedded in Trump’s trashy reich it will be too late.

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