Wednesday, November 08, 2017

With Friends Like These............

The last thing the Democrats need is for their own members to turn on them.  I'm talking about Donna Brazile, in her new book that trashes Hillary Clinton, specifically, and Elizabeth Warren, who piled on by saying the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Clinton.

 Ronald Reagan had a pretty good idea when he said that no Republican should say anything against a fellow Republican.  Their grievances have stayed in-house until the current batch of politicians, who seem intent on eating their young.

I'll admit I have only read excerpts of Brazile's book, but they are enough to convince me that she is pretty bitter these days about Hillary, who she wholeheartedly supported during the campaign.  Makes me wonder what has caused the about-face now.  Could it be because she is now out of a job and she had been counting on a place in the Clinton cabinet?  Or, maybe she's just trying to hit all of the talk shows, a feat which she has accomplished, handily. So, her fifteen minutes are up.

Then, there's Elizabeth Warren.  Warren supported Bernie Sanders, which is fine, even though he isn't a Democrat and has never lifted a finger to help in the Democrats' fund-raising efforts. But, after he lost, we could expect Warren to do exactly what she did, which is to switch her support to Clinton. Now that it's all over but the whining, you'd think she wouldn't sink to calling the primaries "rigged" in favor of Clinton. 

The Democrats are working to get their act together as much as is possible for Democrats. Now is not the time for their members to take their personal beefs out on their party.

They had big wins in recent elections, most notably in Virginia.  Let's see what happens in the 2018 election.

Stay tuned. 

Friday, November 03, 2017

More Hillary Distraction

As I understand it, at least at this point, Hillary Clinton and the DNC made a deal to share contributions.  The deal was offered to Hillary and Bernie, but Bernie declined, probably because he didn't want to share with the DNC, not being a Democrat and all.  Or, maybe he knew he just wasn't going to raise as much money as Hillary, at first anyway. Whatever.  The deal wasn't illegal. So, Trump can stop calling for an FBI investigation.

I suspect that if Bernie had agreed to the fund-sharing, he would now be claiming he didn't get as much out of the deal as Hillary.  I don't know this, of course, but it seems to be the way things are going.

I also suspect that the media has cherry-picked this from Donna Brazile's book in order to do some more Tsk-Tsk-Tsk-ing at Hillary, as they have done since the 1990's. I'm not going to read the book to find out.

It's not that I am all that crazy about Hillary as the candidate. I was one Democrat who was telling everyone I didn't think she should run because she had too much baggage.  And, I thought she would be much more effective as a Senator, for a much longer time.  We'll never know if I was right.

At any rate, it is obvious that the DNC needs a complete overhaul. They have had problems for a while, now, and if they don't get busy, we're going to have to suffer the Comrade Trump until at least 2020, and possibly 2024. It makes cold chills run up and down my spine.

And, imagine how much damage the Republicans can do by 2024 if they stay in the majority. Having NO checks and balances in our government is the pits.

The DNC needs some new rules and some new blood.  As much as I love Joe Biden, he's just too old to be running for president, and, Elizabeth Warren is too abrasive.  She's better off where she is, too, whether she knows it or not.

It seems to me that the Democrats are two entities - the DNC and the rest of the Democrats throughout the country.  It has always seemed that way to me.  The DNC  is made up of the "insiders" and the rest of us are just waiting to see what we will have to vote for in the next election.I think we need some Democratic leaders who come from the masses of ordinary Democrats.

And, we need a better slogan than "A Better Deal."

Stay tuned.