We’re still a year out from the Democratic 2020 National Convention so it’s not entirely accurate to say we know what the platform will be for the Democrat Presidential election. And it’s very likely that the nominee will backpedal like mad next year from some of the positions they all took at the recent debates. But let’s look at where we are right now.
All the candidates are in favor of health care coverage for illegal aliens. All want a Medicare for all program. All of them want to empty out the prisons. All of them want a multi-trillion-dollar slavery reparations law. All of them want to seize guns from the populace. All of them think that the only criminal activity that the police should concentrate on is white supremacists committing hate crimes. All of them think President Trump is actually Hitler.
Isn’t that enough? I think it is.
My bet is still that Biden will be the nominee. From the Democrat’s point of view he is the least exciting candidate because he’s old and male and white. But deep down in their hearts they know that as crazy as Creepy Uncle Joe is, he can’t hold a candle to the outright lunacy that lives in the likes of Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders or Kamala Harris who back the Green New Deal initiative. With this initiative, it’s not just that we’ll be wasting money so quickly that we might as well be heating our homes by burning hundred dollar bills it’s that we will be deprived of being able to drive our cars to get to work or heat our homes. They will artificially raise the cost of hydrocarbon fuels to the point where we won’t be able to live where and how we want to. Eventually you’ll have to live where mass transportation and public housing is provided and you’ll live under the laws that these Democrat jurisdictions vote for and you’ll have to let your kids be indoctrinated under the social programs endemic there. Even Democrats don’t really want to live like that so in the deepest depths of their minds they know these candidates will go down in flames in the general election.
So, let’s assume it will be Joe, because these craziest kinds of policies will be non-starters in the general election. Joe will paint his Medicaid for All as a voluntary program where “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). And he will talk about how he likes to go duck hunting and reasonable gun control is as American as apple pie. And he will assure us that the time has come to finally reach a conclusion to the suffering of black Americans from the after effects of slavery. And that President Trump has enflamed the hearts of Americans with his intolerant rhetoric.
Well, I don’t think that any of that stuff compares to a good economy. All President Trump has to do is remind voters that the last time they heard about health care from Obama and Biden they were handed Obamacare as the be all and end all of healthcare, a regular panacea that eliminated pre-existing condition requirements and covered everyone. Ha!
And as far as enflaming hearts it won’t take much to remind them of burning police cars in Baltimore and the Black Lives Matters thugs shooting police officers down in the streets. And Obama taking sides in the Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown cases despite the obvious evidence that neither of these men were victims of anything but their own criminality.
Biden is indeed the most likely candidate to come close for the Democrats. He’ll use his connection to the Obama presidency to pump up the black vote and his moderate (for a Democrat) stances on some issues will scare off the least number of normal voters but I don’t think he’ll do all that well in the general election. At least he shouldn’t. There’s just too much video evidence of all the stupid and crazy positions he’s taken over the last few decades. Think of some of these Obama-era skeletons being featured in a two-minute commercial. And that’s not even counting the financial dirt that is out there with his son taking money from Ukrainian interests for influence peddling to the old man. And finally, with the terrible performance Biden has displayed during the recent debates I can’t imagine that he will fare well against the President. Therefore, unless the economy tanks, Joe’s toast.
So, my thought here is that the Democrat Platform and even the most moderate of the Democrat candidates may have finally reached the point where the American people have to just say no to them. And that is a good thing.