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Quick Thoughts on the 4th Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate

I had originally intended to post this on the day after the latest democrat debate, but decided to wait for a couple more days. In retrospect, that turned out to be a good decision as subsequent events have further bolstered my initial conclusions about that farce. And yes.. the show was just another piece of bad political theater. While you can find tons of hot takes, paid hackery, outright lies and bullshit about that debate in the “respectable” corporate MSM, I prefer to focus on the relevant stuff. So without further ado, let us go into the many reasons why that debate (like its predecessors and political theater in general) was a big steaming pile of shit.

1] If you were drunk or masochistic enough to watch that entire show, you might have reached the conclusion that banning semi-auto guns and RUSSIA are the dominant issues for american voters. Let us start by talking about the incredibly stupid idea of banning guns aka ‘gun control’ as pushed by multiple candidates in that debate. As I have written in numerous older posts, the democratic party has an unfortunate obsession with “gun control” which has cost them important national and state elections in the past and will likely cost them the 2020 election. But why is the push for “gun control” such a bad political move? Well.. I have also previously explained the many and interlinked reasons for that outcome, but let me summarize them once again.

It goes like this.. people who see “gun control” as a major issue are a small minority who already vote for democrats. Raising the specter of gun confiscation aka “gun control” does, however, reliably energize a much larger block of pro-gun voters, many of whom are not regular voters. To make matters worse, states with high rates of gun ownership have seen considerable expansion of gun rights in past two decades without an increase in rates of homicide by guns. Indeed, many have seen significant reductions in rates of crime and homicide during that period. Selling gun confiscation to voters outside a few pockets in coastal states is a losing proposition.

And yet, democratic candidates are trying to outdo each other when it comes to supporting gun confiscation aka “gun control”. While the idiot from Texas aka ‘Beto’ is the worst offender, others are not far behind. It is not an exaggeration to say that all democratic candidates for 2020 have vociferously supported some level of gun confiscation. What makes this especially odd is that “gun control” is not an important issue during national or even state elections in most parts of the country. It is as if democrats are pushing an unpopular solution in search of a problem. Pushing “gun control” is not going to help them win all those so-called ‘swing’ states during the 2020 presidential election. Way to go.. losers.

2] Moving to the second obsession of democrats aka RUSSIA/Putin/Ukraine or anything which will lead to the promised land of a Trump impeachment. While I am certainly not the only one to see the long-term problems associated with the deep-state trying to pull off a “legal” coup against a duly elected president, most gloss over the even larger problem associated with such a course of action. See.. every minute devoted to masturbating about the latest useless revelations in the current scandal du jour is one minute less devoted to talking about issues which matter to voters. In a country where more than half the population have less than a few hundred dollars on them, are an illness away from bankruptcy, trapped in usurious student loans and employed in unstable and poorly paid jobs, wasting their time talking about superficial “decency” in politics is a surefire way of not getting them to vote for you in elections.

In other words, the most important reason to not focus on bullshit made-up “scandals” is that they take time and effort away from convincing voters to vote for you because you can deliver them a better life. Of course, neoliberals in both political parties definitely don’t to improve the living standards of their voters. So ya.. it is understandable why democrats focus on bullshit “scandals” rather than put out credible plans to significantly improve the lives of those who vote for them. I cannot resist the irony of pointing out that the allegedly totalitarian Communist Party of China has done infinitely more for people in that country than allegedly “democratic” parties have done for their voters in the allegedly “liberal” west for the past forty years.

And let us be clear about something else.. in 2016, more than 60 million people voted for the orange troll in spite of his lack of political experience, lecherousness, propensity for corruption and numerous other character flaws because they felt that the option (aka HRC) would be worse for them. Think about it.. what would make 60 million people choose the orange troll over HRC except for their complete distrust and contempt for the system? And why should they trust HRC or other establishment democrats and republicans when almost everything they have done in past four decades has slowly destroyed their quality of life? Would you trust establishment politicians if you lived in the de-industrialized Midwest? Would you trust them if you lived in the south, parts of which now have a lower quality of life than Mexico?

3] Now let us move on to a couple of related events which have occurred since that “debate”. The first concerns that stupid photo of Nancy Pelosi appearing to stand up to Trump. While that photo gained a lot of traction in the circle-jerking class of DC, the sad reality is most voters are too busy with their daily struggle to care about posed photos of multi-millionaires pretending to stand up to billionaires. It is as if establishment democrats did not learn a single useful lesson from their humiliating defeat in 2016. Then again, what do you expect from a degenerate and incestuous ruling class who are serviced by an equally inbred and out-of-touch bunch of flunkies credentialed from few “prestigious” universities?

These dumbfucks are delusional enough to believe that people outside their incestuous circles are fans of sad bullshit shows like “The West Wing”. To be fair, they are not alone as numerous “actors”, “celebrities” and other talking heads have also succumbed to the Trump Derangement Syndrome. But guess what.. their public opinion don’t matter, because if it did Trump would not have won in 2016. Yet for some reason (maybe peer approval) these multi-millionaires living in the few remaining affluent parts of coastal states act as if they are personally affected by the Trump presidency. Of course, these delusional attention-whores don’t seem to understand that vast majority of people do not see them as anything other than entertainers aka paid clowns.

Let me wrap up this post by talking about something that blew up on Twitter yesterday. As some of you know, the establishment media and political class are most unhappy with Tulsi Gabbard being a candidate in the democratic primary. To this end, they have gone to considerable extents to smear her with false accusations. Yesterday (or day before that) HRC went on some podcast and suggested that Tulsi was a “Russian Asset”. Of course, she never explained how a person who had served multiple tours of duty in middle-east and is currently an elected representative in house could be a “Russian Asset”. Apparently, things like evidence and reason are irrelevant.

Long story short, Tulsi fired back on Twitter and rightly called HRC “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long”. Of course there was a reaction from the Clinton network and her paid bots, which was met with an even bigger reaction by Tulsi supporters. While I found the exchanges to be most entertaining, something caught my attention by its absence. See.. nobody in the Clinton network who tried to smear Tulsi further were able to provide any evidence for their assertions. Even more tellingly, HRC supporters did not try to counter Tulsi assertions about HRC. These two things, in a nutshell, tells you everything you need to know about the present generation of incompetent and delusional political “elites” and their underlings in this country.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. doldrom
    October 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    This is a problem which surfaces all over. People are engaged in playing a game, completely convinced that other people are also playing in the game, when those people are actually not in the game at all. You see this with the military security complex projecting their hybrid wars and full spectrum dominance on other nations, who are not playing the same game. You see it in democratic politics. You even see it on the highway in traffic jams, where some people think they will get a better place in heaven if they “beat” other people and move up 3 positions in the line in the course of an hour.
    Whenever someone observes that the others are not even playing, the answer is of course that they are only saying this to deflect from the fact that they are not “winning”.

  2. Jack Donovan
    October 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    C’mon, you Hindu Muffins think this is funny???

    Yeah, it’s true I can’t have guns due to some felonies related to those pesky lil age of consent laws, but c’mon I know you Hindu Muffins like what I like just with female butts….

    Stop making fun of us, we are the master race you infidels….

  3. Jay Fink
    October 22, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Tulsi is my favorite person on the political scene today. Her reaction to Hillary makes me all the more passionate about her. I just read something disturbing though…The Hawaii establishment Democrats are going to try to primary her. I fear they will successfully demonize her and replace her with a neolib.

  4. Gern Blanderson
    October 22, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    The Democrats are intellectually lazy and have an amazing ability grab defeat from the jaws of victory. The reason is because they are intertwined too much with the corporate mainstream media and they allow the MSM to guide the narrative, or be useful idiots. The Democrats can assume the MSM will always put forth the talking points of the Democrats and nobody challenges them. The MSM is not challenged and the Democrats are not challenged. However, if another Democrat comes along and tries to challenge the status quo, then they get squashed. Tulsi is getting sqashed by the MSM and not the Clinton corporate machine. Back in 2016, Bernie got squashed.

    Another example of useful idiot MSM: Go back as far as 2008 after Obama got elected. He was very popular after his being elected, and huge majorities in Congress. Then he decides to spend all his political capital on Obamacare. Nobody in the MSM challenged him, instead they pushed it forward like good little media soldiers and useful idiots. It was hugely unpopular, and in the 2010 mid-term, Obama got squashed by the voters and never recovered. He then set the country up for a populist like Trump to come along.

    Another example: The Brett Kavanaugh judicial hearings. Just before the 2014 mid-term, it looks like the Democrats could take over the Senate and it should have been easy. However, the Democrat party decides to come up with fake accusations and make a circus out of it. The useful idiots in the MSM follow along and surprise! They lose Senate seats in red states. So what if they got back the House, the Senate is the real prize in Congress these days.

    So here we are going into the 2020 election, and the Democrat party should easily be able to get a victory, but they will grab a defeat instead.

    • doldrom
      October 24, 2019 at 6:08 am

      Obamacare was squashed by all the rackets to which he made concessions. Something like that can only work if you take out all the monopoly rackets and depress the costs.

      • Gern Blandersong
        October 24, 2019 at 11:35 am

        I agree, Obama made concessions to the racket and the corporate machine, and that ended up dooming his presidency and HOPE. I remember when he got elected… It was “hope and change” and he was the most promising new president to come along in my lifetime (although I do remember Jimmy Carter coming into office trying to be a different kind of promising prez). So we had all of this promise and Messiah complex, and then Obama reveals himself to be another big money corporate elite! What a let down. Keep in mind that Obama should have known that healthcare reform was unpopular anyway, recall that Scott Brown as a Republican won in Massachusetts. There were many signals along the way that Obama should have seen to change the direction of is Presidency. Oh well…

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