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Sunday, July 28, 2019

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.

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From the article ...

The front-runner -- the front-runner! -- is septuagenarian gaffe machine Joe Biden, who started running for president in the Eighties and never finished higher than "candidacy withdrawn," with a career delegate total matching John Blutarsky's grade-point average, i.e., zero point zero.

The summer's "momentum" challenger is California Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent all year sinking in polls but surged when she hit Biden with "I don't think you're a racist . . . but . . ." on national TV.

A third contender is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a famed red-state punchline who already has 10,000 Pocahontas tweets aimed at her head should she make it to the general. Her "I have a plan for that" argument for smarter government makes her a modern analog to Mike Dukakis -- another Massachusetts charisma machine whose ill-fated presidential run earned him a portrait alongside the Hindenburg in a Naked Gun movie.

A fourth challenger, Bernie Sanders, is a self-proclaimed socialist born before the Pearl Harbor attack who's somehow more hated by the national media than Trump.

A fifth, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has never earned more than 8,515 votes in any election. The claim to fame of a sixth, Beto O'Rourke, is that he lost a Senate bid to the world's most-hated Republican.

It goes on.


I support Bernie.

But reality says ...

Anyone but Trump.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-28 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

From the article ...

Four years ago, the rank inadequacy of the Lindsey Grahams and Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes who tumbled into the pastures of Iowa made great sport for snickering campaign journalists, myself included.

We dubbed the field of governors, senators, and congressgoons who couldn't beat a game-show host the "Clown Car," and laughed at what many of us thought was the long-overdue collapse of the Republican Party. The joke turned out to be on us.

The GOP error was epic in scale.

The Republicans sent twice the usual number of suspects into the buzz saw of a Throw the Bums Out movement they never understood, creating the comic pretext for the Clown Car: twice the canned quips, twice the empty promises, double the rage, frustration, and eye rolls.

Nobody will want to hear this, but Democrats are repeating the error. The sense of déjà vu is palpable.

It might and should still work out, according to the polls.

But a double catastrophe seems a lot less impossible than it did even a year ago.

Lose to Donald Trump once, shame on the voters.

Lose to him twice?

It's glue-factory time for the Democratic Party, and another black eye for America, which is fast turning its electoral system into a slapstick reality show.


This is why Taibbi is about the best in the business.

He's not afraid to be critical of himself and the media industry he's a part of ...

And, most importantly, he's right.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-28 08:05 PM | Reply

"It's glue-factory time for the Democratic Party, and another black eye for America, which is fast turning its electoral system into a slapstick reality show."

Our electoral system is working as designed.
Signed,
Never Trumpers

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 08:12 PM | Reply

"The Democratic establishment chose Biden because he was the Plan B last time and the party apparently hasn't come up with anything better since. Nothing says "We're out of ideas"

True

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-07-28 10:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Taibe misses the most salient fact. Donalt Trump has never won an election of any kind. Sure he was cheated into the WH but the ability of the Republican cheating machine to do it again is doubtful. Warren and Harris have both won Senate seats in very populous states wile Trump was bankrupting casinos. I don't want more years with Trump as President and I feel pretty condidant that most Americans agree with me. In his words on so many topics, "we'll see what happens."

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-29 07:49 AM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY DANN

People are mostly rejecting traditional political norms, that's the main reason why we have Trump.

Yes, Republican cheating helps them win, but that should be viewed thru the larger lens of public trust in America institutions are in decline and have been that way for a long time.

People like Bill Maher, Michael Moore, and Matt Taibbi are all saying the same thing: Democrats can win in 2020, but they're not offering anything really different and are making the same mistakes previous traditional politicians (both Repubs & Dems) have made ... and the chances of beating Trump are way smaller than once thought.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-29 08:39 AM | Reply

But reality says ...

Anyone but Trump.

Reality says you're going to need more than "Anyone but Trump."

#7 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-07-29 01:07 PM | Reply

Reality says you're going to need more than "Anyone but Trump."

#7 | POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE

Reality says I don't vote for traitors.

Never have, never will.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-29 05:06 PM | Reply

I support Bernie.

But reality says ...

Anyone but Trump.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf

I support Bernie.

But my reality says ...

Any Democratic candidate that wins will be better than Trump.

-donner

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-29 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Reality says you're going to need more than "Anyone but Trump."

#7 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake

Reality is so passé.

Well, it's a good thing we got rid of that silly old thing.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-29 07:25 PM | Reply

Taibbi reminds us one of the weapons Republicans and FOX excell at is organized ridicule. It worked marvellously against Dukakis and Dean. For Hillary it was lock her up.

It's part of every vacuus American campaign, designed to distract an ignorant populous from any rational discussion of policy and it's impact.

Matt Taibbi is always a fun read, insightful with colorful funny descriptors of politicians and the country.

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-29 08:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Taibbi reminds us one of the weapons Republicans and FOX excell at is organized ridicule."

Big Brother's Two Minutes of Hate is available 24x7, thanks to the Internet.
Big Brother was wise to not let people over-indulge their hate.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-29 08:07 PM | Reply

"Reality says anyone but Trump" that's what reality said last time but the DNC said otherwise. Let's see what they say this time because if they say Joe Biden, I'm staying home.

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-07-29 11:21 PM | Reply

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