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Democrats Have Won Nothing, It’s Like Clinton Laughing at Their Funeral

Do you remember when Rush Limbaugh caught Bill Clinton laughing at Ron Brown’s funeral, then switch to crying when he noticed the camera? In case you didn’t here it is.

Hillary Clinton didn’t even attend the funeral she meticulously planned for the Democratic Party. All they have left is an intense rage and hatred for President Trump. And they’ve won nothing–especially the “feel the Bern” wing of the party. From POLITICO:

The losses are piling up. Earlier this month, Democrat Heath Mello, whom Sanders campaigned with, failed to unseat a Republican in Omaha’s race for mayor. Kimberly Ellis, the candidate endorsed by Our Revolution, the successor group to Sanders’ presidential campaign, lost a fiercely contested race for California Democratic Party chair. And on Thursday night, Republican Greg Gianforte bested Rob Quist, another Democrat for whom Sanders campaigned, in a nationally watched House race in Montana.

Sanders-aligned candidates can’t even win a dogcatcher race. And while Democrats are pouring cash into Georgia to try and win something, even that is leaving a morose feeling. Check out executive editor Andrew O’Hehir at Salon:

Get over Montana already — and stop trolling yourself with that stupid special election in Georgia too. They don’t mean anything, and anyway — that dude Jon Ossoff? He’s about the lamest excuse for a national progressive hero in the entire history of Democratic Party milquetoast triangulation. Oh, and since we’re on the subject: Forget about the “blue wave” of 2018. Forget about the Democratic majority of 2019. Forget about the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Have you even been paying attention? Because none of that stuff is happening and it’s all a massive distraction.

As for a distraction from what, O’Hehir couldn’t offer an answer, other than to say a distraction from hating Trump. But he does have a point on party politics in general that many serious people in both parties would agree with:

My position is that Donald Trump is a symptom of the fundamental brokenness of American politics, not the cause. Electing a Democratic House majority (which is 95 percent unlikely to happen) and impeaching Trump (which is 100 percent not going to happen) might feel good in the moment, but wouldn’t actually fix what is broken. Considered as a whole, the “blue wave” fantasy of November 2018 is a more elaborate and somewhat more realistic version of the “Hamilton elector” fantasy of December 2016: Something will happen soon to make this all go away.

Funny that Republicans are just as worried about a “blue wave” in 2018, given what happens to candidates who oppose Trump and his phalanx of never-do-wrong defenders.

There almost certainly won’t be a “blue wave” in 2018. Trump simply hasn’t done enough to enrage voters where it counts to throw Republicans out of power. Say what you will, Democrats hate paying taxes as much as everyone else. Democrats like keeping their jobs as much as anyone else, and Democrats don’t enjoy watching terrorists and anarchists destroy things.

After taking the Democratic Party where voters really never wanted to go–into the Ouroboros of identity politics, full-bore socialism, and Godless elevation of the sacrament of abortion–Hillary Clinton still has the temerity to think she can laugh at the funeral but cry for the cameras.

Pass the popcorn. I will not shed any tears for the death of the jackass party.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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