Democratic Outrage Porn Proves Deep Denial

Democratic Outrage Porn Proves Deep Denial

DEMOCRATIC DENIAL continued on Wednesday with the reelection of Rep. Nancy Pelosi as minority leader.

Clinton and Sanders supporters are in a war over the 2016 party spoils that neither have earned, as Senator Elizabeth Warren rails about Trump picks that he’s entitled to make, diluting her power and relegating her to peanut gallery screamer. Other Democrats are braying about a “minority presidency,” which only applies if you ignore over half of the country.

Senator Bernie Sanders will make a lot of people happy with his op-ed but the inability to realize what Trump did with his highly symbolic Carrier deal before he is inaugurated is a big part of the Democrats’ problem.

President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled to be transferred to Mexico. Let’s be clear: It is not good enough to save some of these jobs. Trump made a promise that he would save all of these jobs, and we cannot rest until an ironclad contract is signed to ensure that all of these workers are able to continue working in Indiana without having their pay or benefits slashed.

Sanders is right, however, the Carrier deal and especially the fanfare of the announcement that is to come is pure transactional Trump that speaks directly to the voters who elected him, which is a savvy political move.

Secretary Clinton made important history that will never be forgotten. She also lost one nomination fight and another general election fight 8 years later. Remember when HRC’s 2008 campaign had no plan for caucus states? It cost her the nomination. In 2016, Team Clinton had a demographic plan but they had absolutely no electoral strategy. Who does this knowing that the only thing that matters is winning the Electoral College? Even before you get to Clinton’s overwhelming candidate challenges, Democratic voters still in shock have to grapple with the fact that Hillary Clinton lost an election that she should have won.

It wasn’t Director Comey’s fault.

It wasn’t the Russians fault.

It was having no campaign message from the moment Secretary Clinton began her campaign. She knew what she wanted to do but not why she was doing it. Finally landing on “stronger together,” she and her team had no clue that Americans didn’t feel the “togetherness” she was talking about. “Love trumps hate” was pithy but it paled in comparison to “Make America Great Again.”

Hillary Clinton resisted and resisted pleas to make peace with the media in an election cycle where Donald Trump was playing the press like a Stradavarias. Her online army berated every critique of Clinton including what was deserved. HRC’s level of resistance to the media, and that of her online force, looks karmic in hindsight. Trump’s truthiness came with a brash does of “I don’t care what you think,” while Hillary Clinton was always making the case how bad Trump was. Team Clinton was awash in the belief that Mrs. Clinton’s goodness would prevail while lugging around an approval and “honest and trustworthy” rating on death watch.

And today, there remains no Democratic message and most the congressional “leaders” are over 69 years of age.

We can take comfort in the fact that every two years America’s political pendulum corrects itself in some way.

That was before President-elect Trump and the permanent campaign season we are entering, which will be illustrated in Indiana when he announces his symbolic Carrier deal.

Democrats have several challenges and the most urgent isn’t President-elect Trump.

The denial and caterwauling is terrifying to watch if you’re a liberal. It reveals the level of sheer, unadulterated panic over the situation Democrats find themselves in today that should be blamed on Democratic leadership over which far too many progressive activists are providing cover.