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May 24, 2015

Who Says There's No Good News?

Democrats' Vanishing Future One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office.
The party has become much more ideologically homogenous, losing most of its moderate wing as a result of the last two disastrous midterm elections. By one new catch-all measure, a party-strength index introduced by RealClearPolitics analysts Sean Trende and David Byler, Democrats are in their worst position since 1928. That dynamic has manifested itself in the Democratic presidential contest, where the bench is so barren that a flawed Hillary Clinton is barreling to an uncontested nomination.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 24, 2015 11:17 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The Republicans are no better. Those who would govern under the constitution will not be allowed to win.

Posted by: Leslie [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2015 9:20 PM

Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 speech:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2015 11:36 PM

Once Obama is no longer in office, I have a hunch that there will be a great loosening of tongues, featuring revelations about his regime more lurid than any ever attributed to us right-wing crazies. Democrats suffering in the social media stocks will be great theater, especially as set against the dissolution and fall of the House of Global Warming.

Popcorn futures, people. You read it here first.

Posted by: DaveR [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 6:15 AM

Sure, why else would they even consider Hillary Clinton a viable candidate? Because they have nobody else to run.

The GOP has a much deeper bench, even if they aren't ideal, but they won't win.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 8:08 AM

Dave: I agree with all you've said but there is one condition that must be met — Once Obama is no longer in office.
There is growing concern that he or others in power now will not go gentle into that good night.

“The people in power will not disappear voluntarily.” Burroughs

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 8:12 AM

The best thing that Democrats can do for themselves is to let Republicans run their affairs for a time. Mitch McConnell is doing a swell job of that right now. Then Democrats can run with a new set of abominations in a few years.

Posted by: james wilson [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 9:02 AM

Did anybody think a "goddamned piece of paper" would, or ever could, constrain criminals?


Or, to put it a slightly different way:
If a nicely attired thug with educated speech patterns kicks your door in at 3am are you gonna wave a piece of paper or blow pacific sized holes all the way thru him?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2015 10:18 AM

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