Saturday, April 22, 2017

I just can't get enough of Hillary losing

I gotta confess that I found Hillary losing to Donald Trump to be amazingly satisfying.
What I'm not surprised by is her or the democrats utter failure to recognize the reasons why.

The Other McCain has a post up where they talk about the disconnect that the party has with voters.

How Bad Was the Hillary Campaign?
Matt Taibbi is certainly not my favorite political journalist, and Rolling Stone was permanently disgraced by the UVA hoax, but nevertheless Taibbi’s brief review of the new Clinton campaign book, Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, is very worthwhile reading. After recounting the comedic failure of Clinton insiders to figure out their campaign’s raison d’etre — why did Hillary want to be president? — Taibbi summarizes the problem briefly and accurately:~snip~
The interesting thing is that they also discuss why the republican party has the same problem with completely ignoring the concerns of voters.
There's a particularly odious little RINO on facebook that I've had some interaction with who personifies the RINO cuckservative mindset perfectly.
He proclaims himself to be the "bestest" conservative ever and then proceeds to tell everyone how stupid they are if they don't agree with him.
He really doesn't understand how Trump could have bested the entire field of pompous elitist republican weasels even while Trump knocked em off one by one. Voters responded to Trump speaking about the rule of law, border security, bloated government, unemployment and crappy trade agreements that disadvantaged American workers.
Even after that the remaining candidates couldn't even alter their positions enough to appeal to the voters.
So they fell off one by one until Trump got the nomination.

Both political parties suffer from a severe case of aloofness and instead of wanting to appeal to voters on what concerns them they want to tell us "who we are".

Pretty piss poor strategy for someone who wants the popular vote if you ask me. We tried it their way for about 2 decades and it didn't work so now it's time to try something new.

You gotta wonder if they have learned their lesson yet, that they are supposed to represent us, not dictate to us.
I guess we'll see.

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