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Late Great Donald Blake 

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Subj: Re: The Democrat party's inability to hold together a popular coalition...
Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 at 11:23:17 pm EDT (Viewed 278 times)
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 at 07:36:46 pm EDT (Viewed 302 times)

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By triangulating the center (the Clinton way) taking for granted the like and the working class on the basis that "they have nowhere else to go" has found that it can less and less count on these groups to build a popular coalition. Abandoning populist economic policies while doubling down on culture war super ego scolding leaves them entirely weak and unable to accumulate popular support. Pair that with the fact that Republicans are generally better at cynical, byzantine legal maneuvers; the Republicans have a more coherent political narrative (however fictitious and ignorant); and Republican have an easier mandate to fulfill: prevent the public sector from functioning and "own the libs." Basically the New Democratic party as exemplified by Carter, Clinton, and Obama has been an utter failure at almost every level and is finally running aground. Now we're in the stage where it will either reform itself (because of confrontations by the electorate most likely) in time to save its own viability... or it will continue to lose until its inevitable restructuring. The speed of this, imo is generally based on the speed at which the terminal mass of liberal voters properly identifies the Democratic leadership and their political philosophy as the primary reason for the party's failure. That's my take at least.

---the late great Donald Blake

Thanks for your reply. Now here's my take:

The Republican Party has manifested itself into the anti-democracy party with no competent policies of governance. Gerrymandering, voter suppression, never-ending fear mongering boogey-man culture wars are what they have been reduced to at this point. Why would the RNC decide to boycott future Presidential debates unless you have no convincing policies, no meaningful solutions to real problems that Americans want to hear and be debated? No, instead they are banning books and even more absurd, "MATH books", stating they are critical race theory ideologies to somehow indoctrinate youths is beyond idiotic. But this is the Republican Party who's enacting these measures, no one else. The same party which now states the attack on the Capitol and events that lead to it as "legitimate political discourse?" WTF? The Don't Say Gay Bill, anti-LGBTQ measures, and now attacking institutions with swift punishing legislation upon institutions that disagree with them without regard to ramifications (Disney) shows their willingness to use them as an example to others that would challenge their authority.

Now we have, if true, the attack on a woman's constitutional right to choose an abortion (Roe vs. Wade that has stood since 1973) is downright scary to say the least. Lawmakers in Missouri weighed legislation early this year that would allow anyone individuals to sue anyone helping a patient cross state lines for an abortion. Same thing happened in Texas. If Roe is weakened or overturned, states will be more emboldened to enact this type of law and even worse prohibit women from being able to travel to exercise what they believe (and has been for decades), their right to choose for themselves.

What's next? Outlawing birth control? Same-sex marriage? Interracial marriage?

If you don't fit the category of being straight, White, and Christian then we will silence your voice one way or the other.

We shall see. In a bizarre way, I hope the SCOTUS does overturn Roe vs. Wade to unite and energize democrats, progressives, liberals, moderates, etc., to say enough is enough. Clarence Thomas tainting of the court certainly doesn't help the credibility of the court, now does it? I won't even get into the outright lies Mark Meadows, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sean Hannity, other politicians, associates, etc., who have been completely busted on tape and text messages contradicting their oral statements. Many of them refusing to testify to the 1/6th committee. What's to hide? Why not do your part to come forward and tell what you know? We shall see. There's more evidence coming soon to support, what we already know. An orchestrated national coup attempt to overturn an legitimate election will be released in public hearings coming in June.

Yeah, just the tip of the iceberg here, but that's my take. ;\)

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