Of absurd proportions!
A smattering of Democrats like former Madison WI mayor Dave Cieslewicz has/have been trying to pull its/their/his party back from the precipice with blogs like “Dems keep missing the point.”
As much as the Head Groundskeeper at the Werkes is an “out” Republican, he wants America to succeed. It cannot if it keeps playing identity politics with the lives of our most vulnerable young people — the true victims of modern progressivism. Madison’s politics — once bizarre — is now mainstream in the national Democrat(ic) party’s bad acid guilt trip.
Police cause crime. Borders and citizenship are arbitrary constructs. Boys can decide to become quasi-women after Drag Queen story hour. Take the needle — or else! An ever-expanding universe of victims is/are encouraged to blame straight white men who in 1619 founded AmeriKKKa. In other words, your typical John Nichols advertorial for Bernie and A.O.C. and whatever grievance action that over-educated baristas are waging against the neighborhood coffee house today.
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Bubble, bubble, toil & trouble
Twenty years ago a deep thinker captured the received wisdom that Democrats were poised to ride demography to permanent majorities. If Ruy Teixeira were to write a sequel to The Emerging Democratic Majority, it might very well be titled, “The Submerging Democrat(ic) Minority.” Biden is underwater 54.8% to 40.8% in the RealClear average approval poll. Republicans are up 4.1 points in the generic congressional vote. Polls in Georgia show Democrat Rafael Warnock losing; Gov. Kemp beats Stacey Abrams. Again.
Boiled down, Democrats played identity politics — the Us v Them version of demographics — to their doom. In a New York Times interview, Teixeira mea culpas:
Go back to the 2020 Democratic primaries. It was remarkable the extent to which things that were alienating to the average voter, particularly your average working-class voter, were gaily promulgated, with no apparent second thoughts about how it might appear to people outside the bubble. Things like open borders; basically, let’s decriminalize the border. …
You had a lot of stuff about mass incarceration, but almost nothing about crime. … It became completely routine for people in and around the party to talk about white supremacy, systemic racism, how America has always been a benighted country and still is, we haven’t made any progress. …
Do they really believe that the black voters who formed the base of the Democratic Party think like Ibram X. Kendi, or the leaders of BLM? Are they crazy?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Just like you don’t know it when you’re dead …