Sunday, February 5, 2017

They will know, part 4

(in answer to Doug's remarks over at Balloon Juice, on a Democratic mayor's fear of too much protest.)

"They will know, and they will never trust you again."

And so with the centrist Democratic officials; the moderates at Balloon Juice no longer believe them. The Democrats have been losing since they received a crushing defeat from Reagan back in1980. Moderate Democratic elected officials, like Seattle's mayor Murray, just wanted the normal business of politics: policy negotiation and the business of governance. They went along and got along. But it was unequal; the Democrats gave ground and kept giving ground, until they were reduced to a few strongholds, and now they have lost everything. They're still trying, too. We have Democratic Senators voting to approve Trump's awful Cabinet appointees. Not going to work; they will get no concessions.

1 comment:

The Blog Fodder said...

Very astute observations. Democrats have not been a progressive party. When people are angry enough they will turn to a demagogue.