About those Democrats and winning elections
I’ve been thinking a lot about the 2016 election. Looking at the Democrat Party candidates and shaking my head at the fact that these folks are the best the Democrats have? I mean come on! The front runner, Hillary is like a bad habit … you just can’t get rid of it, but you hate it with a passion. She’s old, white and rich … all the stuff the Democrats hate. I don’t think she realizes it but when she endorsed Australia’s firearm confiscation she shot herself in the foot (no pun intended). Beside that can the Democrats actually expect to win with her? Who in their right mind would vote for her? And then there’s Bernie Sanders who is a ‘candidate’ only to bolster Hillary’s campaign. Sanders is a zero, period. Elmer Fudd could win against him. For the past couple of years I’ve read time and again how the Democrats win election after election and the Republicans can’t even think about winning one.
Well, I found an interesting article addressing the topic. Keep in mind this is coming from one of the most liberal web sites, easily in the same category as Think Progress or The Rude Pundit (just not as “rude”). Far, far left …
Via: Vox.com (excerpts)
Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble.
The presidency is extremely important, of course. But there are also thousands of critically important offices all the way down the ballot. And the vast majority — 70 percent of state legislatures, more than 60 percent of governors, 55 percent of attorneys general and secretaries of state — are in Republicans hands. And, of course, Republicans control both chambers of Congress. Indeed, even the House infighting reflects, in some ways, the health of the GOP coalition. Republicans are confident they won’t lose power in the House and are hungry for a vigorous argument about how best to use the power they have.
Not only have Republicans won most elections, but they have a perfectly reasonable plan for trying to recapture the White House.
Now don’t take me wrong. If the Republicans cannot break the back of the so called “establishment” Republicans, we’ll have the same load of crap that we’ve suffered for the last seven years. Getting rid of Boehner was a great first step, but we need much more. We have to do it incrementally. If conservatives don’t get off this “all or none” mentality as far as the presidency is concerned, it’s going to be politics as usual. I want to blow a gasket whenever I read some conservative rag ranking on Donald Trump and his lack of “political experience.” That happens to be precisely what this country needs. We’ve sat back and watched for decades what politicians have brought America. Entitlements which are impossible to be funded. Debt which can never be brought under control. Deficit spending which is hard to get a grip on when the government spends over $3 TRILLION and it’s not even close to being enough.
The bottom line is, in my humble opinion, that Donald Trump is my first choice … Ted Cruz #2 … Ben Carson #3. There’s no number four because all the others are there only to usher Jeb Bush into the presidency and another Bush is the last thing we need.