Greenville It’s like the line about a broken clock is still right two times a day. President Trump is right that the Democrats look like the gang that can’t shoot straight and might not be competent enough to run the US government. What a sorry, tragic state of affairs.
The Iowa primaries finally reported some results. Partial results of course, since they are still counting and have only gotten to about 62% the day after their caucuses. The headlines are calling it for former small-town mayor Pete Buttigieg by a nose over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren quite a bit behind and former Vice-President Joe Biden trailing her in fourth. The rest are in the dust.
Who are they kidding? Iowa is a wipeout. There are no winners, only losers. They all go on to New Hampshire being able to claim it is a do-over, since Iowa was such a mess. Sanders in fact looks like he was the first choice in the reports from the caucus, even though as voters there caucused Buttigieg might have tallied slightly more. My point is simple. Everyone can claim whatever.
The Democratic Party had more than three years to get ready for this. The resistance was front and center. Trump was the target. They knew the election was coming and that the country was betting all the marbles on trying to take Trump down, and now when voters finally get to stand up and be counted, the party lets them down. Trump isn’t wrong about that. He’s spot-on. Of course, he doesn’t believe in parties at all as he has proven in his decimation of the Republican Party. Maybe he has a point, as painful as it is to say. The Democratic Party failed its people.
The impeachment is the other piece of evidence front and center. Sound and fury signifying next to nothing. The needle hardly moved, and some polls are claiming that Trump is finally becoming popular. Everyone, including virtually the entire US Senate and certainly the American public, knows he’s guilty and did everything he was accused of doing, but the votes were never going to be there to remove him, so it was a show trial. Trump won’t be ruled guilty, so he will have the right to claim vindication.
So, we’re back to square one. You can only beat Trump in an election, and so far, the Democrats don’t know how to run or win an election and seem lost and divided in picking a candidate to take on Trump.
How can this end well?
Thanks to WAMF.