Good article in Roll Call, describing the soup that the Democrats have landed in. And that ain’t soup, baby.
Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming — and it’s your fault.
For now I’ll brush past the obvious snide rejoinders about the media treating this nascent “Tea Party” quite different from the way it treated ours, and I’ll even bunt the title thrust here, which is that this party is likely to be far more white than the Tea Party is. Media interest not anticipated — fine.
I feel for these people because many of us basically were these people but for a few (major) differences and several years. I remember how I felt in 2008. I especially recall how I felt in 2012! I could understand Obama winning an election — I could neither fathom nor stomach his re-election. I can forgive ignorance, but the second one seemed like malice, as of course it was. The Democratic Party has been on a rampage against the sort of people who infest the rural areas, the farmers, non-liberation theology Christians, parents, people who still think Cosmo is trashy, and all that ilk. You know — largely conservative people who vote democrat. Blue dogs. Reagan Democrats.
Well, how did one Donald J. Trump (R – Blowhard) manage to outsmart the pro politicians, the consultants, the pundits, the critical race theorists, welfare-unionists, and cultural Marxists? Well it is a total mystery to the leading luminaries of the GOP, it seems. Yet it is not subtle. It is a bullhorn, wrapped in a freight train, inside a tsunami. Trump told the truth to the American people, for the plain consumption of the American people, as felt by the American people.
Despite all of his small-fingered awkwardness, he is the President most comfortable and most wiling to speak to Americans as such since Ronald Reagan, and may become as magnificent a figure as Lincoln for very similar reasons. Lincoln gave great speeches before being elected President, but they were not well regarded in his time, and one of them was a conspiracy theory about the three branches of government working to subvert the function of the Constitution to govern against the will of the people. This “House Divided” speech launched his failed attempt to unseat Senator Douglas (D – Slavery). Lincoln was mocked and derided as a monkey, an idiot, a bumpkin, a dirty, ugly, unkempt man, a fickle coward unfit to serve, incapable of organizing a meeting much less running a country. None of this makes Trump great again. It doesn’t even make him fit for office. But Americans determine what that fitness shall be, not the elites of anything.
Americans are a largely acquiescent people except when provoked. If the Marxist agitators of Ferguson and Baltimore, the racist terrorists of La Raza and the ISM, the fifth columnists who support importing terror-laced “refugees” and who oppose controlling our borders think they have been provoked, they need only wait.
Meanwhile, the media will try not to notice that the exact same thing happening to the Democrats already happened to the always one-step ahead Republicans. Wait until the thought begins to settle on people that the Tea Party was quite legitimate, and pre-figured the Democrat version by a good six to eight years, depending. Wait for the dawning awareness that a majority of each major party wants the country to move in a more conservative direction.
When you start hearing about how the democrat rural rump is a bunch of homeless white supremacists, you’ll know the panic has set in.