"Traveling hundreds of miles across Iowa, passing cornfields and covered bridges, visiting quaint small town after quaint small town, listening to the stump speeches of Democrat after would-be Donald Trump-combating Democrat, only one thought comes to mind:
They’re gonna blow this again."
Matt Taibbi gives some good insider analysis of both the press and Democratic candidates from the road in Iowa. Nice audio read option of his article if you prefer to lissen at him.
Yeah, mebbe. The Democratic party has been a perpetual disappointment machine for decades now for some. I also see Trump keeping his base wound up and motivated , whereas Democratic party leadership keeps punching left while desperately reading the political game box lid for rules violations over the last election. I think it's gunna come down to who gets their base out more (has it ever been otherwise?). Meanwhile the Democratic party gets older, more insular and resentful of an energized, more youthful populist left that could bring some much needed energy to a weak and tired party. The sad part is it could be so easy for them to win. That's my measure of how much they suck. You may be right Gregor but but bad management has a way of hanging on these days.
The end is nigh for Pelosi anyway. She's 79 and has promised to step down from her speakership after the elections. Her retirement soon after that is pretty likely. She's really not equipped to usher in a new age of social populism and that appears to be the way democratic voters are heading.
The end is nigh for a lot of old codgers up in DC.
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She seems to be very competent for 79, but anyone that age should be thinking about retirement. They also should have spent the last 10 years training their replacement. And when the replacement surpasses your competence, it's time to go.
She's clung to her position thru corporate patronage so that's a kind of competency, I guess. She really got played by Trump and helped fund his border wall and concentration camps. Unless that's a good thing for Libs. Times are strange and loyalties are no longer clear. With her, I'm reminded of how the petite bourgeoisie of Germany threw in with the fascists when push came to shove and socialists were gaining ground. I have to wonder if the border wall and concentration camp funding while punching left at the core of recently elected lefties is the start of them going over. Or perhaps she's really not that competent after?