The sea is burning.
Family is lost in din.
Your voice is a distant echo
Even as I brush your skin.
Day bake betrays the primal allure of night.
But when the stink of oil and death
And the rumble of steel fills the world;
When there is nothing...
When there are no calves and you are alone
We tried to go back.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The corporate media, willing to say anything to hide it's collusion in the rise of Trump, is pandering to their every word.
While I personally find these excuses laughable, let's assume for one second that it's all true. All any of this does is explain how Clinton lost the presidential election and conveniently ignores that the Democrats have lost more than a thousand house seats in eight years.
It is clear that the American electorate is fed up with the Democratic party, yet the democrats, with their typical apathy and self righteous certainty in their own wisdom, are refusing to make any changes that might indicate that they are hearing the cries of anger coming even from within their own party ranks. They have chosen, instead, to hold the course and ride out the next four years. They have kept all their party old bosses enthroned certain that the independent voters that swung to trump were somehow fooled by his con. They are certain that after four years of Trump's iconic brand of sheer incompetence these lost sheep will flock back to their corrupt "lesser evil" campaign strategy.
The Democrats are even making noises about running Hillary Clinton again.
As always, the Democrats are underestimating the American voter, and in so doing they are virtually guaranteeing an eight year Trump regime.
The Democrat's current strategy makes two presumptions.
The first is that Donald Trump has no intention of keeping any of his campaign promises and has every intention of selling out the middle class to enrich himself and his entourage. This is a fair and reasonable assumption which, for all practical purposes, rather falls into the category of, "No shit, Sherlock."
Their second assumption is that when his voters see this they will be disillusioned making the 2020 race an easy win. They couldn't be more wrong.
The fundamental assumption, that Trump voters are a bunch of idiots who bought into Trumps con is both typical of the neoliberal intellectual superiority complex, and JUST PLAIN WRONG.
The VAST majority of Trumps voters know EXACTLY what Trump is.
They will be neither surprised nor disappointed with the Trump administrations constant blunders and failures. They are counting on it. To most trump voters this election is a thumb in the eye of a political establishment that has failed them, again and again and again and again...
And it seems fairly certain that the same conditions that allowed a jaded and abandoned electorate to troll the entire nation with a Trump administration will still be alive and well in 2020.
Hunker Down. It's going to be a LONG eight years.