atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5671: Making a good point

"A truly robust and confident Left would not feel the need for violence." Violence is always what the left resorts to when its ideas stop getting traction. It's always been that way.

Their shit doesn't work; it never has--and when that failure becomes obvious, they riot. It's all they have.

Camilla Paglia via Amy Alkon says it best:
In an abject failure of leadership that may be one of the most disgraceful episodes in the history of the modern Democratic party, Chuck Schumer, who had risen to become the Senate Democratic leader after the retirement of Harry Reid, asserted absolutely no moral authority as the party spun out of control in a nationwide orgy of rage and spite. Nor were there statesmanlike words of caution and restraint from two seasoned politicians whom I have admired for decades and believe should have run for president long ago--Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. How do Democrats imagine they can ever expand their electoral support if they go on and on in this self-destructive way, impugning half the nation as vile racists and homophobes?
Democrats imagine that soon white people will be a minority, and at that time the Democrat party will cease to lose elections. They'd thought that time had already come, which is why Hillary ignored key states. Taking the black vote for granted didn't help, either.

Democrats arrogantly assume that voters can't do anything to them: "What will you do? Move?" and "It's not like you can vote for Republicans!" But Democrat voters can stay home on election day.

The temper tantrums aren't going to convince anyone to vote Democrat next time. It's also not going to change the status quo one iota. Idiots rioting in Berkeley won't force Congress to impeach Trump. A Democrat shooting at Republican congressmen isn't going to oust Trump, either.

It really doesn't look very good for Democrats when this is how they react to losing an election. It's a weak position that can only be defended with violence.

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Had a rather nice day out with Mrs. Fungus today. We're both totally exhausted now, though.

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