Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Consummations Devoutly To Be Wish’d Dept.

     Hearken to Kim Hirsch at Victory Girls:

     Barack Obama has been watching the clown car of Democrat candidates careen down the highway towards 2020. And this crop of fools is making him very nervous.

     Meanwhile, they’re making me snicker.

     At a town hall in Berlin, speaking for the Obama Foundation in Berlin, the former president is worried that progressives are taking things a bit too far:

     “One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States . . . is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad,’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues. And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.”

     Kim’s not the only one snickering. However, I propose that there’s more than one reason for The Won’s dismay. It’s not just that “the progressive movement” is (supposedly) fractionating under the strain of individuals’ presidential ambitions, you see; it’s that his movement, with his name indelibly attached, is being ground into the subsoil. His co-partisans did not learn the lesson he so resolutely strove to teach them: talk out both sides of your mouth. Speak in glowing terms of freedom and the free market while doing your utmost to undermine and destroy them. Accuse the opposition of low motives and bad faith simply for opposing you. The cognitive dissonance that tactic can induce in one’s adversaries and the public generally is a weapon of political combat akin to a paralytic gas.

     All that having been said, there are some indications that the Left has pulled the Democrat Party so sharply in its direction that it has lost the credibility required for public acceptance. A political machine that promotes socialism in Gucci couture, from a bevy of mansions, while driving European supercars is unlikely to be convincing – and despite major-media efforts to keep those matters under cover, the facts about the lavish styles and ways of these so-called socialists are on garish display. (Say, does anyone else remember John Forbes Kerry? I seem to recall that he was in the Navy back when; my memory’s not perfectly clear.)

     The socialist Left’s efforts to homogenize the Democrat presidential field aren’t doing that much to fracture the Democrats' sacred coalition. However they are steadily alienating various of its members and components. America remains a majority-white, majority Christian country. Whites have had enough of the racialist hucksters’ promotion of white guilt. Christians have had enough of the wanton slaughter of babies for the convenience of ne’er-do-wells and sluts. And Americans have had enough of political flaccidity before hordes of invaders who bear no love for America nor any interest in becoming Americans. That’s how we got the Raul Grijalvas, the Luis Gutierrezes, the Ilhan Omars, and the Rashida Tlaibs that infest our polity, and we want no more of them. Indeed, we’d like to see the ones already here tarred, feathered, and run out of the country on a rail.

     For the Democrats’ electoral prospects, fractionation would be preferable to the advance of Left-powered extremism. They might get a viable presidential candidate out of fractionation. To this point only one Democrat who has declared himself a candidate for that office resembles an actual American to any degree: serial plagiarist, documented liar, and woman groper Joseph Biden. Reflect on that.

     Conservative Republicans should be rubbing their hands together and snickering in chorus. The way things are trending for the Democrats, the 2020 elections should be a home run trot for the GOP. Of course, the NeverTrumpRump and “Conservatism, Inc.” will do what they can to prevent any such horrifying eventuality. (Add your own “sarcasm on” and “sarcasm off” tags; I’m having too good a time.)

     At this point I will add the boilerplate admonitions against complacency. Elections don’t win themselves. Candidates must compose platforms and campaign on them. Party barons must gather data, assess its significance, and assign district ground workers with well-defined missions. Ground workers must distribute information about the candidates and urge their neighbors to vote. The public must go to the polls with a clear picture of the stakes. If so much is not obvious after all this time, check your pulse; you may have died and not noticed.

     All the same, there are reasons to look ahead to November 2020 with optimism. The Trump Administration continues to improve and achieve. The “collusion” investigation is over, done, and has been rendered politically impotent. Ever more Trump skeptics are coming around, as evidenced by the president’s steadily improving approval ratings. Last but not least, the minions of the Deep State are quivering in their Uggs.®

     Make sure you have a goodly supply of popcorn on hand for the actual event. There’s likely to be a shortage in the stores on Election Day.

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