Reading Some More Tea Leaves

Tom Friedman of the New York Times is one of my least favorite people.  And the last thing I want to do is provide the NY Times with clicks.  But the teaser was just so delicious I couldn’t resist:

“I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.”

And Friedman was far from the only panicky lefty begging the Democrat voters not to jump on the Crazy Train to Bizarro World.  That’s the place where $37 trillion green new deals come to life and send Democrat candidates over the rainbow but not into the White House.

Here are the links but don’t feel obligated to click.  I’ve suffered so you don’t have to.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/opinion/trump-2020.html

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/07/political-tastemakers-try-to-warn-democratic-voters-dont-go-too-far-left-if-you-want-to-beat-donald-trump.html

Looking at today’s RealClearPolitics poll numbers Creepy Uncle Joe Biden seems to have regained his large lead in all the primary polls available.  Now whether this is manufactured or not is always very hard to tell since gaslighting is their principal stock in trade.  After all the drama last week I was very curious to see if one of the zanier candidates like Booker or Beto might have benefitted from the show of solidarity for the Four Horsefaces of the Apocalypse by the House.

But anyway you slice it, less crazy Democrats are getting very worried that the nuttier positions that all the Democrat candidates have agreed with (e.g., full healthcare for illegal aliens) will scare away all moderates and independents.  And they should be scared.  Especially when we know that the next debate coming up will be powered by the rage engendered by President Trump’s masterful trolling of Ilhan Omar.  Without a doubt illegal immigration will be an important subject and nutty things are bound to come out.  And in that crowd, there will be a strong temptation to say way too much.

But maybe Friedman’s column and the other ones are a signal that cooler heads are already applying the brakes to the Crazy Train and that the next debate will be more about demonstrating the moderate and statesmanlike behavior that Creepy Uncle Joe displays whenever he’s tied to the two-wheeler and they remember to use both the bite mask and straitjacket.

This should be a very interesting week.  On Tuesday Boris Johnson will be appointed leader of the Tories and that will mean he’ll be Prime Minister as soon as they can get him a sword or powdered wig or whatever.  Johnson has sworn to complete Brexit by Halloween.  Well, that’s right around the corner so he’s going to have to get his butt in gear ASAP.  Making it happen will be far from a cakewalk so there may be fireworks on the horizon.

But the week after this is the next Dem debate.  And as I described above, it will be seen whether the grownups are back in charge or the lunatics are still running the asylum.  My money has been with the grownups and if I’m right Biden will have a very good night.  But, of course, what I’d prefer is for Spartacus or Mayor Pete to put his pinky next to the corner of his mouth and in his best Dr. Evil impression declare that he will demand that America pay “one googol dollars!” in reparations to everyone who doesn’t work for a living and won’t vote for Donald Trump.

I have to confess the last few weeks have been confusing but I’m encouraged by just how much naked fear is being expressed by the Progressives who have jobs in the Media.  I think they know that a second term will put an end to the success of the “Oust-Trump” bandwagon that they’ve been living off for the last three years.  They’re desperate and they know if the crazies run this campaign their goose is cooked.  Well, I think their goose is cooked regardless.  But fear, uncertainty and disinformation (FUD) is always wonderful when it’s running loose in the enemy camp.  “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”