Sunday, March 13, 2016

The problem with establishment Democrats

This is one thing that really, really pisses me off about "establishment Democrats" - they keep helping right-wing Republicans rewrite history.

Why is that? Well, as far as I can tell, they're simply so eager to bend over backwards appeasing right-wingers that they just 'go along to get along.' And Nancy Reagan is dead, so you have to say nice things about her, right? Even when they're not true?

Hillary Clinton has faced nonstop Republican opposition for an even longer period of time than Barack Obama has. At what point will they realize that it's hopeless, that Republicans will never like them no matter what they do?

I don't know. Is there any other explanation for this? Hillary Clinton has since apologized - more or less - but how could she be this clueless, anyway? She lived through the 1980s, just like I did. How can she remember the Reagan years like that?

I'm not one of the Clinton-haters. I'd be happy with either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton as president. But I certainly understand how maddening "establishment Democrats" can be. I don't get as hysterical about it as Sanders' supporters, but I certainly understand the feeling, I really do!


Chimeradave said...

When she died that was my first thought that people were going to say nice things about her even though she was just as awful as her husband, maybe worse. People find it hard to speak ill of the dead but some people like Nancy Regan deserve to be reviled.

WCG said...

John, I don't mind people finding something good to say about someone who's recently died.

I'd rather be remembered for the good I've done, rather than the bad, myself. And once the funeral is over, the bashing can begin. :)

But it should be true, at least. And when it comes to people like Nancy Reagan, let the Republicans praise them. Democrats can express their regrets without this kind of thing.

I know that Democrats like Clinton and Obama are desperately trying to bring America together, but it's not going to work no matter what they say.

Chimeradave said...

I wonder if they said nice things at Hitler's funeral? It's like Obama saying Scalia was a great supreme court justice. He said that again when he endorsed Merrick Garland. It just sounds so phony. You know he thought Scalia was a racist, sexist, homophobic jerk like the rest of us.

WCG said...

I don't know, John. I've heard people who vehemently disagree with his judicial opinions say that he was a nice guy.

I don't know anything about that. And although Scalia was an important Supreme Court justice, a big reason why the court has shifted so hugely to the right these past decades, I'd never call him "great."

WCG said...

Incidentally, John, I hear that Antonin Scalia was an affirmative action pick himself, as Ronald Reagan apparently liked the idea of appointing an Italian-American to the Supreme Court. Ironic, isn't it?

Also, he was supposed to be not just personally charming but the funniest justice on the court.

It's hard for me to think of him like that, since I despised him so. But I despised his political and judicial opinions. We can disagree without getting personal about it (sometimes, that's very hard to do, though).