Are Democrats beginning to smell the coffee?

Or is that incense and peppermints?

Of Part #1, Round #2 of American Lacks Talent that aired on CNNTuesday night (07-30-19), the divine Ms. Vicki McKenna asks “Who watched this inane debate theater besides me? I lost IQ points—but I definitely want to drink a bottle of wine with Marianne and wake up the next morning going “who was that crazy chick I talked to last night?”

Republicans are said to be some of Marianne Williamson’s most enthusiastic financial supporters, rascal spoilers that we are. But this New Age faith healer is a sideshow.

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The headliners at the Democrats presidential debate Tuesday night were the two paladins of the A.O.C./John Nichols/Nicolas Maduro wing of the Democrat(ic) party: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Donald Trump is rooting for you guys. Joe Biden thanks you.

Someone at the Free Beacon calculated that Democrats Tuesday night called for $200 Trillion (with a T) in new spending — most of it from Sanders and Warren. 

Democrats may yet find their equilibrium. At the NY Times, Frank Bruni notes that candidate “John Hickenlooper began the evening with the observation that while Democrats picked up 40 seats in the House in the 2018 midterms, not one Democrat who flipped a district from red to blue did so by running on the kind of agenda that Sanders and Warren are pushing now.”

Win the primary, lose the general election?

Democrats are like that viral image of the speedboat jettisoning its illicit drug cargo overboard as the Coast Guard gave chase.

Comment Black U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio (another moderate who has no chance) warns Democrats will lose 48 states on a ‘Medicare for All’ platform.

National Public Radio/Marist survey says only 41% of electorate support Medicare for All to replace private insurance. Medicaid for illegal immigrants? Not for 66%. Decriminalize illegal immigration? Only 27% support. 

The New York Times sent its anthropologists to Racine WI. They found that “left-leaning voters in [this] multiethnic city  say immigrants should enter legally.”

RACINE, Wis. — In this old manufacturing city that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, dislike for President Trump runs wide and deep. Images of crying children at the Mexican border typically serve as Exhibit A on the list of grievances that Democratic voters cite against the president.

Many of those same voters also express strong views opposing illegal border crossings, often rooted in their own family stories of coming to America. If you want a chance at the American dream, they say, you should play by the rules.

“I think everybody should come in the right way, just like our ancestors did,” said Christy Cowles, 59, a retired city worker who is a fan of Senator Bernie Sanders.

But Wisconsin Democrats haven’t got the message. Three state legislators want to make Wisconsin a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. “Immigration and Custody Enforcement (ICE) is a rogue agency,” says one of the Democrats.

The marketplace renders its verdict

We’ll find out how Democrats’ “Russian collusion” narrative plays during the August congressional recess. But cable TV ratings offer a clue. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has slipped to 5th place in the ratings — just ahead of Three Stooges reruns. Just kidding. But four Fox News shows are doing better.

MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow has seen her monthly ratings drop more than 800,000 viewers since the beginning of 2019.

Maddow had her best month of 2019 in January, where she averaged an audience of 3,288,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. … Maddow was one of the leading voices in the speculation surrounding the special counsel’s report into whether or not the president or his campaign conspired with Russia to win the presidential election. In the week after Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress where it was revealed that Mueller found no evidence of a conspiracy, Maddow lost half-a-million viewers. — Washington Examiner.

Or is the Democrat(ic) clown car one big turn-off?

Politico Reports: The first night of CNN’s Democratic debate in Detroit drew 8.7 million television viewers, a steep drop from last month’s event hosted by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. The June event brought in 15.3 million viewers across the three networks on Night One, with 18.1 million tuning in for the second night, a Democratic primary record.

Blaska’s Bottom Line:  If Joe Biden can muster a Sister Souljah moment and tell Kamala Harris to go to hell (or, at least, back to the 1970s with her forced school busing) tonight in Round #2 he may just get some major mojo. After all, Wisconsin Democrats won with bland (Tony Evers, Tony Evers, Tony Evers.)

What do YOU think?

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30 Responses to Are Democrats beginning to smell the coffee?

  1. richard lesiak says:

    A lot of slobbering from someone who said he didn’t watch. Why?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Heh! Seems I wasn’t the only one NOT WATCHING.

      democrat Debate Ratings FALL HARD For CNN On Night 1; Down From Last Month & 2015.

      DOWN! Just like Lefty’s prospects!

      Drip, drip, drip, drip ,drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip…KERSPLOOEY!

      The Gotch

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  2. AnonyBob says:

    So what? Sprawling TV debates make for terrible television. Even I dozed through most of tonight’s. Maybe a better question would be why so many House Republicans are already throwing in the towel and not running for re-election. (H/t Richard). Number eight announced his retirement today, compared to just two Dems so far. Get ready for many more to head out after the August recess. Why? They know they have no hope of retaking the majority and are sick of defending the latest Trump outrage du jour. They know Trump’s unpopularity will drag a lot of them down. Yes, unpopularity. While the economy is ok (oops! Fed rate decline today. Trouble in paradise…), Trump is well hated by most. Hated. By most.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Which Dem president wannabe pointed out that of the 40 seats Dems flipped in the mid terms, every congress critter that won ran to the center?
      Ruh roh. Guess who is really sweating?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @AnonyBob;

      “Maybe a better question would be why so many House Republicans are already throwing in the towel and not running for re-election. […] compared to just two Dems so far.”

      Occam’s Razor would disagree.

      Maybe a better (READ: simpler!) answer would be that Righties have actual marketable skills that transfer to the private sector.

      Lefties? Not so much.

      Elijah Cummings & Alexandria OCRAZYo-Cortez? What could they possibly do but testimonials for the first part of a Before/After Orkin commercial.

      Like Dr. Ray Stantz said to Dr. Peter Venkman (Dan Aykroyd & Bill Murray [respectively] in Ghostbusters):

      I’ve Worked In The Private Sector; They Expect RESULTS!

      The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Dave, your comment system is lagging. Please excuse the redundancy. Although it is worth repeating, “Gootch is a complete and utter fool!” That was idiotic even for him.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        They’re leaving because they have other job skills? I hope you realize how utterly ridiculous you sound.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          I hope you realize that there’s a quantifiable difference in pay scale, AND expectations, between the private sector and Gubmint.

          Could be those 25 years in the legislature blurred your perception between effort and results, which is crystal clear to us the self-employed.

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          The self employed: also known as those incapable of working for someone else.
          You seriously think public officials, who work mighty hard to get elected – just ask Blaska – just up and voluntarily leave office because they’re otherwise employable? Don’t be foolish. They leave when they see its hopeless to get out of a powerless minority. Especially when they’re tied to such a repugnant president whom few of them, privately, support.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “The self employed: also known as those who decide how much they’re worth, not leaving that for someone else to determine.”

          FIFY!

          The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      By definition Anyone can only be hated by a hater. ABob and all my Prog pals were so enamored of Obama’s sharp creases and coolness they thought everyone got the same tingles from him. They never noticed the near death of his party everywhere. They ignored the right direction/ wrong direction polling numbers. In short they believed their own feelings and propaganda and thought every non racist shared them. Now they do the same with Trump. Since their frothing at the mouth, hair on fire hatred of him is so palpable it must be widespread. They have learned nothing. Nor can they while they hate.

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  3. Tom Paine says:

    You ask, “What do you think?”
    In the battle of logic, history, and freedom against socialism, ignorance, and emotion, in the long run, we lose. Reason is simple –> voting public, and especially youth, lack critical faculties of reasoning. Care to argue? Well, just re-read Orwell’s 1984. The Dem’s are cultivating the Proles and victory is certain. Most likely, it will occur in next election. 2nd proof—> interview the curren Dim Presidential candidates, the paragon of economic illiteracy.

    Second, just as Trump won because so many voters hated the thought of Hillary, we can now appreceate how Trump’s refusal to use even a small measure of TACT will deny him a second term. He only won Wis, Mich, and Penn., but slim minorities…………and yet, he continues to throw sand into the eyes of potential voters in the middle. Yeah, they are the group that really matters. Problem, simply put: Trump is too arrogant and stupid to understand.

    As the next Dem Pres pushes the leftist agenda, failure will follow. But, that will never matter. There can be no accountability as the party and people in power will consistently claim the creation of the earthly utopia requires time……….and effort……..and patience……and….more patience. Just like the failed Cuban regime, our future Communist leaders will explain that structural change for ‘the people’ takes time. {but by then, it will be too late. Commie Dem’s will never again relinquish power, even as their policies fail.}

    Sorry, but darkness will continue, perhaps even forever.The total negation of personal freedom? Consider Chinese rule, sans critical opponents like the US and western democracies. Consider the Russian (and Cuban) Gulag’s. Consider the political re-education camps in SE Asia. As the Bolsheviks understood too well, the future of State Power, once obtained, could never be relinquished to bourgeois elements. The Democratic model of the future? I think, North Korea, especially as the US economy declines from the irrational excesses of Dim mandates.

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  4. madisonexpat says:

    What the Dems are smelling is napalm.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Specifically, Dems want to eliminate private health insurance, (remember what Obamacare did to premiums and deductibles?) extend public health insurance to everyone who can get here after abolishing ICE and raise taxes.
      So far, so good.

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  5. George's Son says:

    A-Bob, What kinda coffee are you smelling? Brew the beans, not the fertilizer, fer Gawd’s Sake…. 20-25 Dem trigger-happy “candidates” in a circle? Who’s left standing that will appeal to any cognizant organism by 2020? Enlighten us with YOUR favorite, please.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    He’s gotta wait until the DNC tells him who he likes…… and why.

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  7. AnonyBob says:

    Who do I like? I love ‘em all. Well, not Marianne and Yang, they’re amateurs, and we’re seeing how well that works in the White House. And Bernie’s not a member of my party. Otherwise, anyone else on those stages would be a HUGE improvement over the current sleazeball. Discuss amongst yourselves.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      ”I love ‘em all.”

      THIS JUST IN @AnonyBob LUVS pathetically pandering purveyors of paid for (by the productive!) piles of more More MORE high quality/quantity free $#@!T.

      Who knew?

      “Discuss amongst yourselves.”

      New rules for 2nd debate: No 1-word answers or show of hands

      Wondering why the DNC did that?

      I’m not.

      The Über-sophisticated democrat base is motivated by bright, shiny, seductively moving stimuli that promises (simply, for obvious reasons) that Big Gubmint will tend their every whim by making their profligate lives even less challenging.

      Seeing a confusing flurry of raised hands and 1 word answers would allow the very real possibility of losing their already less-than-that-of-a-goldfish attention span.

      ‘Course, who’m I telling this to, am I right?

      The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Manic gibberish and off point. Well done as usual, Gootch.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Gibberish /ˈjib(ə)riSH/ noun

          1-Intellectually prepubescent label @AnonyBob incuriously applies to real real mean Inconvenient Truth that not only doesn’t support the LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand narrative and herd the uneducated, feral Lefty base, but just won’t go away.

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          On the subject of Inconvenient Truth

          The Lefty moderates (those only mildly misguided, relatively speaking) of the Clown Car Caravan Cavalcade needled the true denizens of the far Lefty LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand free $#!T dispensers for, per Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-elusional-MN) supporting policies that are not, and I quote: “grounded in reality.”

          Lefties not grounded in reality, a story as old as time itself; not only Inconvenient but Immutable Truth!

          The Gotch

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  8. Lars says:

    If you watched the debates, then you would have to be insane to vote for any of them!
    From Bolshevik Bernie, Chief Sitting Bullsh*t, and their socialist Spice Girl’s supporters. Reparation H. Creepy Joe, Tulsi most Normal. Spartacus, Gillibrand, who is why there are blond jokes, and all the rest of Satan’s spawn.
    Same bull jive, expecting a different outcome. There all anti Semites, and the real racists. President Franklin Roosevelt Dem, turned away a ship full of Jewish refugees.
    Check out Democratic run cities across the country.
    Baltimore, 300,000 less people in last 50 years of a city run by Democrats.
    Illinois especially Cook county. 100 years of Democratic leadership, people fleeing. I had family living there for 80 years. I travel to Illinois, 5 days a week.
    Louisiana, especially New Orleans. Has been run by idiot’s with a D after their name, since corrupt Huey Long. I Lived south of N.O. for 3 years,.and through a couple hurricanes, Danny being most memorable, the corruption and misuse of funds was breathtaking.
    Baltimore, Chicago N.O. Detroit. All run by Democrats. and all 4 with political punks removed for malfeasance. Pretty much true across the country of cities or states run by Democrats. Before you attack me for being a Fox news person or Rush baby. I don’t watch Fox. I can’t handle more than 30 minutes of Rush, if I listen at all. He is tiresome and pedantic.
    Try educating yourself, read Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Walter Williams, Larry Elder, Burgess Owens, Benjamin Watson, Shelby Steele, all African Americans, just for starters. Listen to what, Joe Scarborough, said on the floor of the house, about Al Sharpton, about 19 years ago. The Democrats were and are the party of The KKK, Al Gore’s father voted against the civil rights act. They preside over the extermination of 40% of the Black population. The city of Baltimore ranks 19th in the world for murders, they took the title of murder capital of the America, from Chicago. Who is responsible for Jim Crow laws? Democrats. Learn about Willy Wilson of Chicago, Dr. Walter Williams, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Robert Blackwell, Robert Johnson etc. All lived through Jim Crow and are highly successful.
    If you believe the head Socialist Spice Girl, AOC, THE END IS NEAR. Read Paul Erlichs The Population bomb. Every claim was wrong, every one. If you have never heard any of this, please don’t vote.
    You are to ignorant to make an informed decision. If you would like to be informed, read Dr. Hal Lindzen, and Dr. Roy Spencer, for starters.

    Who is going to get reparations? Who is going to pay, me? Whose family came over during the 20th century, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, who owned slaves, the A. A. who owned slaves? . Yes, it was a small percentage, but who is going to administer it, Corruption Inc. Government? Get your head out of your arse.

    Just wait till Michelle comes out in a sleeveless dress, and flexes, and takes the mantle from Creepy Joe, or Comrade Bernie.
    Once again it will be picking the lesser of two evils.

    Libertarian Lars

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    • madisonexpat says:

      So I’m guessing you don’t think Julian Castro’s promise to offer abortion rights to women without uteruses but who may or may not have a penis is the way to go?
      My fave Democrat plank so far.

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  9. madisonexpat says:

    I think it was Thomas Sowell who said “I’m so old I remember when white folks were racist.”
    Condi Rice shut down a CNN hack who had asked her about racism. Condi demonstrated chapter and verse that this is the least racist time in our history.

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