FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018
Who will win the Supreme Court fight: Our favorite blogger, Kevin Drum, made a rookie mistake. In his initial post, he said what he actually thought.
You can read that statement here. The next day, he walked it back.
Drum was assessing the upcoming Supreme Court fight. What will happen in this fight? And what should Democrats do?
We don't own a crystal ball. For that reason, we don't know how this whole thing will turn out.
But it seems to us that our team's brave statements tend to reflect the same pathetic bad judgment which, over the course of the past thirty years, has managed to get us here.
Our team is saying that a furious fight will fire the liberal base. It seems to us that a furious fight will fire the other base too.
Which base would be more likely to turn out in an off-year furious fight? We don't own a crystal ball, but we can't imagine why any sane person would assume that the fight would disproportionately fire up our side.
Our depressives say that a furious fight might take out Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly, Tester. No one seems to mention McCaskill in Missouri, or Brown in Ohio, or Smith in Minnesota (Franken's unelected replacement). We don't know what's going to happen, but we can see a bunch of Senate races in which the Democrat could imaginably get hurt by this furious fight.
At least since 1992, the liberal world's political motto has been, "What, Us Worry?" We're dumb as rocks and, as proof on our dumbness, we don't have the slightest idea how dumb we actually are.
It seem to us we've created a problem it will be hard to escape. Very long story short:
We let them demonize Clinton for 24 years. The Clinton murders? The war against Gore? The endless crazy attacks by Chris Matthews? The misogyny of 2007/2008? The Benghazi lunacy of 2012? The first attack by Comey the God in July 2016? Maureen Dowd through the many long years?
We barely managed a peep of protest. (On the Maddow Show, they took Comey's side in July 2016!) Come November 2016, this mass of demonology let Donald J. Trump squeak by, following George W. Bush before him.
They demonized Clinton for 24 years, sometimes in baldly misogynist ways. After that, our team decided we're very strong on all aspects of MeToo!
We've gamboled and played for at least thirty years, and we're now in a very deep hole. Barring a major Hail Mary from Mueller, there's no clear route of escape from all the bullsh*t our lazy but deeply self-impressed while pitiful team has sown.
Your lizard is telling you that we're wrong. That's how we got to this place!
How will the Supreme Court turn out? We have no way of knowing. But the situation is very bad, and our team is inept, unknowing.