Trump is President! Democrats are losing! The system is broke!

“Is Dis a System?” 

What do our liberal, progressive, and socialist acquaintances do when they lose? They cry “No Fair!” and vow to Change The System, of course!

Like the Trump Resistance everywhere, the New York Times insists the System Ain’t Workin’. Russian collusion proved to be a hoax. Impeachment was a big fizzle. The economy is gang busters. Troops are coming home. Meanwhile, the Democrat(ic) presidential candidates are a carnival side show. All of them lose in a theoretical head-to-head with Donald Trump, according to the 12-16-19 USA Today poll.

Is Dis a System?Columnist David Leonhardt speaks for our nervous acquaintances who fret that none of the candidates on-stage in the December debate are ready for primetime. Who ever elected Tom Steyer to anything? Andrew Yang? Three candidates are in the 70s and — heavens forfend! No blacks or hispanics!

Mayor Pete (we’re too lazy to look up the spelling) was elected in small town with half the votes of a certain  conservative blogger for school board in Madison WI who still lost. (RECOUNT!)

Where for instance, are the governors?  Leonhardt asks. People like Steve Bullock, Democrat(ic) governor of deep red Montana? Not on the debate stage, that’s for sure. There must be that magic someone behind Door #3 if only THE SYSTEM would let us open it! 

Democrats are racist?

Being a good progressive, Leonhardt plays the race card, shaming New Hampshire and Iowa for being “too white.” Never mind that Iowa launched Barack Obama in 2008. Or that Joe Biden is winning South Carolina. (Too black?)

Comment, respond, what do you thinkBeing a good progressive, the columnist leaves unsaid that two of the U.S. senators on the debate stage are Jeremy Corbyn-style socialists. Leonhardt vents:

When voters are given the dominant role in choosing a nominee — as with primaries here — only an unrepresentative subset tends to participate, which skews the process. Party leaders, on the other hand, have a big incentive to choose a broadly liked candidate. Just think about American history: Nominees chosen by party leaders have included Abraham Lincoln, both Roosevelts, and Dwight Eisenhower.

“I’m not suggesting we return to the smoke-filled rooms of the past,” Leonhardt avers. “But the current process puts a higher priority on the appearance of democracy than the reality of it.” 

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Then it’s agreed! It’s Tulsi Gabbard!

Blue smoke and whiskey

Actually, smoke-filled rooms did work pretty well. Harry Truman came out of the humidor, chosen for veep in 1944 by party insiders who knew that FDR was a dead man walking.

History will record that the more Democrats “reformed” the process after the beat-down in 1968 the worse their candidates. George McGovern? Jimmy Carter? Mike Dukakis?

As for Honest Abe — pretty thin resumé: a few terms in the state legislature; a single term in the U.S. House — when compared with his Team of Rivals. William Seward had been governor of New York for two terms and a U.S. senator for 12 years. Salmon Chase was governor of Ohio.

Here’s your damn governors!

For true skeptics of democracy like Leonhardt, “The victory of Donald Trump in 2016 is best understood as a failure of the process.” Yet, the Orange Meanie defeated governors Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Scott Walker. He vanquished U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsay Graham. Each from critical Republican electoral states. 

Blaska’s Bottom LineDemocracy means that sometimes your side doesn’t win.

What do YOU think?

About David Blaska

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19 Responses to Trump is President! Democrats are losing! The system is broke!

  1. Progressives have proven time and time again that if they don’t see the outcome(s) they want then the system is at fault. Progressives are stupid.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      ”Progressives are stupid.”

      Barring Divine Intervention, one or more will post to this article, and, to paraphrase the above referenced Honest Abe Remove All Doubt!

      The Gotch

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  2. Deborah Moore says:

    Good write up.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    ”What do our liberal, progressive, and socialist acquaintances do when they lose?”

    Based on past behavior (however flawed, the best predictor of future behavior) Lefties, (most, not all) will embark on a dangerous, yet voluntary, immersion into a catatonic, apoplectic, pillow-biting, pants $#!tting, bed wetting, wind-sucking, chest palpitating, vital sign ramping, mouth-breathing, fist-pounding, foot stomping, safe-space seeking, triggering, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering, complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall

    Not an enviable state of affairs for those perilously close to the dark abyss to begin with, am I right?

    The Gotch

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    CBS News Major Garret: Trump’s ”LEGACY” Of Helping Minority Communities Is One “Any President…Would Want To Claim”

    Lefty meltdown in 5…..4…..3……….

    The Gotch

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Hypocrites?

      Now isn’t THAT cute; @hankdog/old baldy thinks he’s run something real real special up a tree.

      It gets worse.

      There must NEVER be a narrowly voted impeachment or an IMPEACHMENT SUPPORTED BY ONE OF OUR MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES, AND LARGELY OPPOSED BY THE OTHER. Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy, would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come.” (caps mine)

      McConnell, Nunes, Gaetz, Jordan?

      Nope; Fat Jerry ‘Nadless himself in 1998 when he was vigorously defending the Former Serial Sexual Predator In Chief!

      And worse yet.

      SanFranNan: “Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance. In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear – FAIRNESS, PRIVACY, CHECKS AND BALANCES – have been seriously violated and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are PARALYZED WITH HATRED of President Clinton… Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, OUR COUNTRY WILL SUFFER.” (bolds/caps mine)

      Guess they were against impeachment before they were for it, am I right?

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH suffocating ignominy, so little time!

      The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Hm. Bopping an intern while you have a…strong…wife and lying about it vs. extorting a weak ally by withholding desperately needed military aid in order to force them to interfere in your presidential election, because apparently you can’t win without cheating and foreign interference. Hm…which one could be considered worse… Which one is a bigger threat to our democracy… Which one could be considered high crimes and misdemeanors, even treason…

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “extorting a weak ally by withholding desperately needed military aid in order to force them to fire a prosecutor whose investigation was getting too close to you and your drug addict/stripper bopping son and his DIRTY FOSSIL FUEL employer”

          fify

          BTW; things are heating up and the walls are closing in on the Bidens.

          The Gotch SURE hopes that doesn’t compromise the Clown Car Caravan Cavalcade that is hilariously cascading into a Lefty OLD WHITE CANDIDATE hot mess.

          The Gotch

          Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, durham…durham…durham…DURHAM..DURHAM…DURHAM…DURHAM!

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        • AnonyBob says:

          All of which has nothing to do with why Trump was impeached. Next.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”Next.”

          @AnonyBob is just so…..so….tres hip!

          Anywho, here’s yer next

          Did You Know There’s A Treaty Between the USA & Ukraine Regarding Cooperation For Investigating/Prosecuting Crimes?

          Didn’t think so.

          It was signed into law by the Former Serial Sexual Predator In Chief and backed by (and this is where it gets real real GOOD!) one Senator Joe Biden.

          Oh, the earring deep irony, am I right?

          “A comprehensive treaty agreement that allows cooperation between both the United States and Ukraine in the investigation and prosecution of crimes.”

          Investigation of suspected Lefty** criminal activity and prosecution of Lefty** crimes committed by said Lefty** criminals.

          **Lefty = Bidens

          The Gotch has asked you before, he’ll ask you again; does all this losing even appear to be winning? If not, you, et al, got some ‘splainin to do!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Isn’t it interesting, Gootch, how Trump never even mentioned corruption during his call with Zelensky? Maybe because “do us a favor, though” showed where the real corruption was. If your Mafia Boss in the White House means you’re winning…you can keep it. Next.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “Trump never even mentioned corruption during his call with Zelensky?”

          He didn’t have to, the dirty White Lefty Privilege Infused Biden’s nefarious doings were well known to both.

          With it being a cascading EPIC FAIL Lefty crisis in real time, it’s becoming more well known to an exponentially increasing number of voters as well!

          How DOES it feel to be so suffocatingly paralyzed with laughably misplaced hatred that it permeates-n-infects your very essence?

          Asking for a friend………

          The Gotch

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    The first one. Serial perjury, “bopping” a young intern with a cigar, disbarment etc. etc. etc. See Christopher Hitchens’ “No one left to lie to.”
    ABob also believed the Steele Dossier, Russia “hacked” our election, President Trump is a Russian agent, and every other stupid allegation against the president.
    ABob shows us that “you can’t wake a man who is pretending to be asleep.”

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You mean the Steele dossier that was initially funded by conservatives? The one that’s not been discredited by American intelligence agencies? (I personally have reservations about pissing hookers and germaphobe Trump. But still.) And by “hacking” the election do you mean the coordinated and extensive disinformation campaign conducted on Trump’s behalf by Russian intelligence, overseen by Putin and confirmed by social media companies like Facebook? And then Trump tries to solicit MORE foreign interference to help his re-election? Sure, lying about a personal affair is worse. At least it is in Trumpster Cult LaLa Land. Pleasant dreams.

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  6. Batman says:

    Gotch,
    After reading your 1:26pm comment, bobo will label you a “bully” for repeatedly embarrassing him with superior arguments. Seem childish, like a baby.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      If you have something to say, Pipsqueakman, say it and quit hiding behind Gootch’s skirts.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Well lookey here, either the meds have been adjusted, or @AnonyBob’s…um…counselor has encouraged him to stick for himself in the face of the massive pummeling to which he specifically, and Lefty generally, have been mercilessly subjected.

        #sad!

        The Gotch

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