Will that 2016 prediction be repeated?
After eight years as governor, Steve Bullock lost his bid for a Senate seat to a Republican last year. Today he describes his Democrat(ic) party as “coastal, overly educated, elitist, judgmental, socialist and …out of touch with the needs of the ordinary voter.”
Eliminating student loans isn’t a top-of-mind matter for the two-thirds of Americans lacking a college degree. Being told that climate change is the most critical issue our nation faces rings hollow if you’re struggling to make it to the end of the month. And the most insulting thing is being told what your self-interest should be.
Bullock does not address low bail, defund the police, critical race theory, porous borders, and boys in girls locker rooms. Even so, it’s pretty much what former Madison WI mayor Dave Cieslewicz has been saying for the past year. And what Virginia voters said last month. What? Another loaded gun in Madison schools? Blame Covid!
The ‘human molotov cocktail’
Just yesterday, former Dane County executive Jonathan Barry exposed the Werkes to a video he had heard farmers talking about late in the 2016 presidential campaign. It consists of a speech that documentary film maker Michael Moore gave warning his Democrat(ic) audience that Donald Trump was about to beat Hillary Clinton. Apparently, the Trump campaign seized upon the speech, edited it and overlayed it with their own video. Even so, it is a political gut punch.
You’ll understand why this 4:36-minute video didn’t air on broadcast or cable media. It’s called (in ALL CAPS): “TRUMP’S ELECTION WILL BE THE BIGGEST “F*** YOU” IN HISTORY.”
Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of Ford Motor executives and said, “If you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit and build them in Mexico, I’m going to put a 35 percent tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s going to buy them.” It was an amazing thing to see. No politician, Republican or Democrat, had ever said anything like that to these executives, and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the ‘Brexit states.’”
Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting, and that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump. He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for, the human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Montana’s Steve Bullock encourages his fellow Democrats to: “Get out of the cities and you will learn we have a libertarian streak, with a healthy distrust of government. We listen when folks talk about opportunity and fairness, not entitlements. We expect government to play a role in our having a fair shot at a better life, not solve all our problems.”
In other words, Steve Bullock is saying Vote Republican!