Nov
13
2015

The NYT laments the loss of a whole Democratic politicians’ generation.

Oh, my, but this is almost painful to read:

“In terms of governors, legislators and constitutional officers, the bench has been eviscerated during [President Barack Obama’s] tenure,” said [ousted Kentucky State Auditor Adam] Edelen, 40, who says it would be “too difficult” for him to beat [Senator Rand] Paul and plans to go back to the private sector. He called the loss of Democratic talent across the country “regrettable” and said, “It will have very long-term consequences.”

Almost.  What’s particularly entertaining about this particular article is that the Democrats in it all seem really, really enthusiastic about blaming it all on Barack Obama. Excuse me: “blaming us awful Republicans who blame Obama.” Seriously, though; there’s pretty much zero self-reflection there that possibly, just possibly, the reason that people voted for Democrats in 2006 and 2008 but not in 2010 or 2014 is because in 2006 and 2008 Democratic politicians avoided sounding like hyper-progressive partisan lunatics.

Or, more accurately: that in 2010 and 2014 nobody really believed the Democrats when they tried to sound normal.  Heck, even in 2012 the damage was less than you’d expect. In some places, the downticket races didn’t even slightly shift in the Democrats favor…

3 Comments

  • Jeffstag says:

    Eh, they still have a pretty firm grip on the Deep State

    • nicklevi86 says:

      That’s the thing. We have elections. And appointments by those that were elected. The figureheads come and go, but the people that really run things have been around for ages, and will not go away quietly. They may be able to ventrilloquize and throw their voice so that it’s hard to tell it’s them, but it won’t be quiet.

  • acat says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7EfnYwpmOE
    .
    I’m going to go optimistic – I know, it’s out of character, but it’s *Friday* – and hope that, since the Dems who are still in office are the more full-metal variety, that they’ll see going full-metal-Dem as a solution, at least for a cycle or two.
    .
    Mew

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