At this hour, we don’t know how the presidential race will shake out, but we know that this will not be the sweeping rebuke of President Trump that Democrats wanted, and, in many cases, confidently expected. That other morning newsletter, from Politico, writes this morning:
TUESDAY WAS AN ABJECT DISASTER for Democrats in Washington. To imagine the amount of soul searching and explaining the party will have to do after Tuesday is absolutely dizzying. The infighting will be bloody — as it should be. We fielded text after text from Hill Democrats Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning with existential questions about their leadership and the direction of their party.
Look, the GOP has its own share of problems. But when Republicans have a lousy year — like 2006, or 2008, or 2018 — they generally see it coming. Almost every time the Republicans have a good year, Democrats get blindsided.
Maybe Democrats should stop assuming that they have African Americans and Latinos locked up, and stop reflexively labeling all opposition to any aspect of their agenda racist. Maybe they should recognize that Americans of all races, creeds, and colors own small businesses or dream of doing so one day and don’t see capitalism as an inherently cruel and unjust system. As I discuss in today’s Morning Jolt, maybe Democrats should realize “socialism” is not a winning message among Cuban Americans, Venezuelan Americans, Nicaraguan Americans, and Colombian Americans.
Maybe Democrats should look at the deranged accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, and the claims that Amy Coney Barrett is some sort of Handmaid’s Tale religious extremist, and realize that to at least half the country, they look unhinged. Democrats are never going to be the pro-life party, but maybe they can treat pro-lifers with respect and inch back towards Bill Clinton’s “safe, legal, and rare” philosophy.
Maybe Democrats should speak up in defense of law-abiding gun owners every now and then.
Maybe when people riot, Democrats should call it a riot. Maybe when a city has been poorly run for a long time, Democrats should say so and demand better results.
Maybe when a judicial nominee uses the term “sexual preference,” Democrats should just gently say that term is used less often now, and not cite it, ipso facto, as evidence of a verbal hate crime.
Maybe Democrats should see the coronavirus pandemic as more than a simple morality tale about good and wise Democratic governors and bad and foolish Republican ones.
Maybe Democrats should always acknowledge that there’s a difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration, and that whatever bad decisions U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement makes, the country must enforce its immigration laws.
Maybe when a GOP president orders a strike that kills an Iranian general responsible for a slew of terrorist attacks, Democratic leaders shouldn’t denounce it as a “provocative and disproportionate action.” Maybe when a Republican president gets Israel and some of its Muslim neighbors to establish diplomatic relations, Democrats ought to give a genuine “attaboy!” instead of shrugging that he only deserves “a little” credit. You’re not going to lose any votes for applauding your opponent’s genuine accomplishment.
Democrats know that lying and cheating is their path to success. The equally corrupt and liberal media will not expose them and hold them accountable. We are rapidly becoming a totalitarian banana republic and all that stands in the way of that right now is the Senate and Supreme Court.
Both Clinton and Obama lied and are still lying to us why else are their mouths always moving
Really doesnt matter how it works out for them, they always double down. After 4 years of vicious victim partisanship expecting a come to reality moment seems unrealistic.
“And once he’s gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of a nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this great nation. For it is you who have betrayed us.”
Uniting a torn nation right? Why her Joe?
Nobody should know the meaning of “assassination insurance” better than Joe.
Rioters and Looters belong in Prison doing a long time behind bars
None of this should be a surprise. The demokrats told us ahead of time that this how it would go down. Trump would win on election night and in the days to follow there would be all these mail in ballots to put Pervy over the top. That scenario is playing out and Trump may not be able to stop it. The time to have stopped the fraud was BEFORE the election, not after it. In the unlikely event Trump is successful at stopping the steal, there is still a much more ominous problem. Roughly 50% of Americans cast their vote for totalitarianism, Marxism, and the use of violence against political opposition. The country’s future is very bleak, especially for those who value freedom and individual liberty.
@another vet: Because they don’t want to risk prison for any unnecessary voter fraud, they will see how many votes they need and then commence to “finding” them.
we are becoming a Third World Country
now hunter does not have to worry about going to jail-his pedophile daddy will give his an ambassador post in china.
@MOS#8541: Maybe Joe will make him Secretary of the Treasury. Or Surgeon General. Or Secretary of… you know… the deal.
@Deplorable Me: They have succeeded in undermining half the nation’s trust in our government institutions with their coup and now they have under minded the faith in our election system. This how banana republics get started. Biden just gave a speech essentially declaring victory even though not all the states have been decided and he said he wants to bring us “together”. Ain’t happening. Why would half of us come together with him and his comrades who hate us and have spent the last four years demeaning everyone of us and encouraging violent attacks against us? Multiple Trump supporters were stabbed last night by the dems in front of the WH last night.
@Deplorable Me: #4
This is why no Clinton will ever be chosen as a Vice Presidential candidate.