Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Democratic Party Comes Full Circle


Friends, it's extraordinary to reflect on the fact that the Democratic Party, which was founded partly to justify and protect the institution of slavery, is now going well beyond the embrace of equal rights for black Americans to enthrone them as the key constituency that will choose future Democratic nominees for president.  Why do I say that?  The Dems have made the bold decision to put South Carolina first on their presidential primary calender going forward.  In the past, it's been Iowa and New Hampshire that have led off the presidential selection process.  The move to South Carolina is earth-shattering, insofar as the vast majority of Democratic primary voters in that state will be black.  Blacks are obviously an enormously important part of the Democratic coalition that, oftentimes, powers Team Blue to victory, but they aren't a majority of Democratic voters on the national scene -- not by a long shot.  The Dems are thus taking a calculated risk in giving blacks such an outsized role in their nomination process.  This change will naturally be to the advantage of Dems, such as Joe Biden, who, for whatever reason, have cachet with black voters.  It will be decidedly disastrous for those effete intellectual white liberal types, such as Pete Buttigieg, who couldn't light a black voter on fire with a gallon of gas and a box full of matches.  Suffice it to say that the Democratic Party will never be quite the same, and someday the Dems may have cause to regret this shift, which could just as easily hurt them as help them, in the grand scheme of things.


In other news, while polling indicates that Governor Ron DeSantis has a certain momentum on the right these days, he's still eclipsed by the towering presence of DJT.  Is Ron worried?  He doesn't seem to be.  Who knows -- the DOJ could come along to level the playing field...  Then again, a fistful of indictments might actually make Trump's poll numbers go up!  These days, all bets are off. 

Right now the lead story in conservative circles is Elon Musk's release of internal Twitter deliberations on the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story right before the 2020 election.  My take is a little different than most: I see nothing all that newsworthy in these materials.  Sure, the Dems and the Twitter elite conspired to rig the discourse leading up to the 2020 election.  Duh.  We already knew that.  What would be truly interesting is if there was evidence that either prominent Dems or their pals at Twitter knew at the time that they were lying through their teeth.  On the contrary, the likelihood is instead that they believed what they wanted to -- that suppressing the Hunter Biden narrative was "responsible", appropriate, and in the national interest.  These people don't often lie, in my estimation, or commit fraud, for the simple reason that they wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face, which it often does -- uselessly, as it turns out.  Will heads roll?  Will indictments fly?  I seriously doubt it.  The dastardly Dems will get away with this outrage as they get away with almost all of them.  In the next election cycle, in fact, they'll probably be even more aggressive and shameless in manipulating "the news", because now they know it works, and they know that no harm will come to them when they do it.


  1. Dr.Waddy from Jack: There are many dems of honesty ,good will and some common sense but they have unwittingly or fecklessly handed their party to a not surprisingly centralized far left junta which willingly follows Marx's admonition to hold their views by definition infinitely superior to any other. This provides the radicals the convenience of abjuring self criticism,, especially when they savage opposition. They also derive much practice in the administration of the totalitarianism which would prove essential to them in full power.Of course history shows many good people supporting obviously evil regimes on principle, thinking it on balance best.

  2. Dr. Waddy from Jack: And from the world's searing experience of leftists in power we are fully justified in expecting of them complete amorality and willingness to employ ANY means to secure power. And that necessarily anathematizes even the hint that a reprise of their ways would "be done right this time"!

  3. Hear hear, Jack. I take no comfort in the notion that many Democrats "mean well". The road to hell is paved with good intentions.