Apologize for not supporting Warren.
‘A good amount of crying’
Today’s Capital Times should have been bordered in black. Dane County WI’s “Progressive Voice” is mourning the loss of Elizabeth Warren.
“Warren supporters in Madison grieve …” reports one of four articles devoted to the lady’s sputtered-out campaign for president. “… There has been a good amount of crying.”
It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you
CT opinion page editor Jessie Opoien piles on: “Why the end of Warren’s candidacy is cause for despair — and fighting,” wherein it is revealed that the author sat on the floor of Warren campaign headquarters here in Madison WI. It is worse than we thought! The Warren campaign was out of chairs!
All of which is a build-up to the issue’s lead editorial today (03-11-2020), which demands: “When will we get around to smashing the political patriarchy?” (Um? Maybe after I change the oil on my Harley?)
Progressives (have you noticed?) are always about smashing something. (Haven’t they done enough damage?)
Where have you gone, Geraldine Ferraro?
The Capital Times’ editorial guilt trip features Satya Rhodes-Conway who, Madison’s mayor relates, once pinned her feminist hopes on … (wait for it) Geraldine Ferraro! How did America pass up an epochal Mondale-Ferraro administration in favor of Reagan-Bush? Yet another lost opportunity. (Sigh.)
For liberals self-flagellating over their implicit racial bias, add what The Capital Times identifies as “Institutional Discrimination,” for which the only plenary indulgence is to vote the gender, not the person or the program. (The very definition of sexism, one would think — but only when that one is Blaska.)
Which only proves only that The Capital Times got the memo. None other than Nancy Pelosi blames that ol’ debbil misogyny, while never explaining how she managed to get elected by her peers as Speaker of the House of Reps.
“Warren’s followers are both primed to see sexism everywhere and so enamored with their candidate — so sure of her (and their own) righteousness — that they are unable to see any of the flaws that are so apparent to anyone outside their bubble,” Katie Herzog writes in Reason magazine.
You’re a sexist pig
Could not have been Sen. Warren’s histrionic overkill trying to paint Mike Bloomberg as another Harvey Weinstein. No! (His bad that he didn’t fight back.) Or her lie about Bernie Sanders saying a woman could or should not be President. Or her lie about being fired for pregnancy. Or her Stalinesque five-year plans for everything. Or just her strident moral superiority! (Just once, wish a candidate would say: “Don’t know, don’t care.”)
Ms. Warren herself is quoted to say, “If you say there was no sexism, about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?'”
Ms. Herzog rejoins: “I live on the planet where the Democratic electorate chose a woman to be their candidate in 2016.”
You’re unlikeable enough, Hillary
Four years ago, Bernie Sanders put up a surprisingly strong fight against Hillary Clinton … The factor that actually explains 2016, as some of us chagrined liberals insisted at the time, was Hillary Clinton’s idiosyncratic personal unpopularity. It turned out large portions of the public, even of the Democratic electorate, simply detested her. — Jonathan Chait (a MAN!) in New York Magazine. (H/T: Ann of Althouse)
Guilt and shame don’t sell
The Capital Times, like Senator Warren, remains fully invested in identity politics and suffered the consequences. Warren, it turns out, was only 1,024th presidential. Another cause for despair for our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances might be that gender shaming and guilt mongering do not win hearts and minds as much as “a chicken in every pot” or (for that matter) “Make America Great Again.”
The good news is Republicans are off the hook. Democrats are the ones who turned out Elizabeth — and Kamala, Amy, Marianne, and Kirsten. Hey, there’s always my Tulsi!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Once upon a time, Democrats told voters “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Now they’ve gone all dystopian — sack cloth and sulfur and that kid with rickets in Kokomo. It’s never Morning in America for the Left. Not when there is so much to SMASH!
Biggest comeback of the year, next to Joe Biden? Wisconsin Badger men’s basketball coach Greg Gard. Was Kobe King jumping ship a blessing in disguise?