Not really quite getting it

If the last week has shown us anything, it’s that Donald Trump has power, but he doesn’t have much of a mandate yet.

In a democracy winning the election is the mandate.

As to the rest of it the writer is from a splinter socialist group (proper socialist, not just Bernie Bro’)

There is every reason to believe that if confronted, this caste can be overtaken. We’re in a shocking new political era. Just in the past few months, thousands of people have joined leftwing organizations such as the Democratic Socialists of America, and millions more are trying to get active politically at the local level.

Oooooh, yes please! Snowflakes partitioning themselves of from America. What could possibly go wrong?

16 comments on “Not really quite getting it

  1. You would think someone with a South Asian origin name would use words like “caste” correctly. What is amusing is that it seems to be aimed at the Clintons.

    An anti-Trump resistance movement must be broad, but it must direct its anger and energy not just at the enemy in the White House, but the failed leadership that let him get there.

    Yeah, boy! Start your campaign with a circular firing squad shooting the previous leadership. Nothing says a broad popular movement like one that cannot stand its fellow Democrats.

  2. We should be very afraid when the president of the Building Trades Unions umbrella group, Sean McGarvey, calls the meeting he had with Trump last week the best of his life.

    Yeah. Someone probably shouldn’t have rejected all those shovel-ready projects for the Stimulus boondoggle way back in the first Obama regnum just because it helped working class men. Day care wasn’t quite the same.

    Odd that isn’t it? Hard to have a socialist movement when most of the working class voted in anger for Trump. Any chance at a bit of reflection why that might be?

  3. Thing that made me smile in that piece was the repeated use of the word “bad”. Not to mean “defective” or “wrong” but bad as in evil.

    It starts off with the unspoken assertion that Trump is AN LITERAL HITLER and builds from there.

    I’ll be laughing my arse off when it becomes clear that Trump is like pretty much every other Leader, good in parts, bad in others.

    The hystericocrats are now starting to recognise that he is doing stuff they don’t actually dislike- I’m already seeing americal liberals starting to say things like “We’ve gotta look past the good relationships with the unions and [other things we approve of] so when he starts transforming into the monster, we are ready to fight him.”

  4. “If the last week has shown us anything, it’s that Donald Trump has power, but he doesn’t have much of a mandate yet.”

    The Democrats never had broader ‘mandates’ to do half the things they have done for decades. Yet they would always take the opportunity of an election win to shove whatever they could down the public’s throats. Whereas Trump is simply making good the promises that got him elected (in fact, even less than what he promised).

  5. Correct, Cal. It’s straight from the Dem’s playbook. When a Republican is elected, they suddenly place all sorts of requirements on the incumbent; requirements never mentioned, ignored, or eschewed when they had the position.

  6. ” We’re in a shocking new political era. Just in the past few months, thousands of people have joined leftwing organizations such as the Democratic Socialists of America, and millions more are trying to get active politically at the local level.”

    Well no, they’re not. They’re just going on marches with their friends.

  7. “Snowflakes partitioning themselves of from America.”

    Then hunt ’em with dogs. Televised.

    As a sport, this could surpass the Superbowl

  8. I really didn’t think anything could have been more fun than the first week of Trump’s presidency, but I’ve been proved wrong. This week has been ever more fun. I can hardly wait for next week.

  9. That Democrats and the rest of the protesters have to be told that Trump is doing what he said is only half the response. It should go something like:

    Whingeing protester: “Blah blah blah”.

    Trump supporter: “But he’s only doing what he said he would do. Didn’t your candidate intend to do what she said she would, or was she making shit up just to win votes?”

  10. “Now a whole generation of Sanders Democrats are engaged in a process that at its best creatively produces divisions and polarizations within the party that complements the organizing that is going on outside of it.”

    So “divisions and polarizations” are now a good thing?

    “But the Sanders left and its allies are the only force in the US that have the ideas that can win an immediate majority in this country: a class-based movement for jobs and justice.”

    That will win an immediate majority in the US?

  11. As Ecks points out, repeatedly, this creature is an advocate for policies that killed 200 million people last century. If they ever looked like getting within sniffing distance of power it would be time to resist them with as much force as could be mustered. Thankfully, people in the US are not quite so far gone as to vote to become Venezuela. If repulsive little toads like this really can hollow out the Democrats and make them even more unelectable then they will have done the world a service.

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