The State of the Democrat party.

In the ordinary way of things the annual State of the Union address given by the President is usually a fairly bland and predictable event in the congressional calendar. With the advent of Trump though, it’s become unmissable political theatre. Whatever your personal opinion of him, there’s no doubt he’s a very capable businessman who’s put the American economy back on its feet. Because of that, America is booming, which gives him a lot of good news to report.

Things like unemployment reaching unheard of lows and industries not only coming back to life, but booming after they’d been confidently assured by so-called experts for years that they and the jobs they provided were never coming back. In the pre-Trump era, if announcing that sort of good news for the nation, it would have been almost unpatriotic not to stand and applaud, no matter which side of the aisle you sat, but not nowadays.

It’s the most visible demonstration of the far-left takeover of the Democrat party, a sort of dog-in-manger huff at being voted out of power that been going on for over two years. It doesn’t matter if the news is good or bad for the nation, what really matters is point scoring and that’s to be done by remaining resolutely seated and not clapping, or behaving in various juvenile ways to show their disrespect for the occasion. The sight of the black Democrat caucus remaining resolutely seated while historically low black and Hispanic unemployment numbers are being announced says a lot for how out of touch they are with what that means to the people they’re supposed to be representing.

It is a tradition of the event that just before it, the President holds a strictly “off the record” dinner where he briefs the political opposition about the broad outlines of what’s going to be in his speech. It’s a traditional courtesy meant to give them time to formulate a considered response. Never before has the contents of the President’s confidential briefing been so thoroughly leaked before he addressed Congress.

In terms of respect for both the office and the occasion, it set the tone for the Dems behaviour for the rest of the day. If Trump can’t trust the most senior members of the opposition to honour the confidentiality of the meeting, it would be best to discontinue the practice in the light of such abuse.

There were two impressions to be taken away from watching the actual address, and they were both disturbingly creepy but in different ways. The first was an obviously imposed uniformity in the visuals. Since they couldn’t very well interrupt the address, they decided instead to stage some kind of quasi-military North Korean protest – stand or sit together, clap or don’t clap together or show approval or sulk together. It was obviously intended to show absolute party uniformity and obedience, but in a country that prides itself on self-reliance and independence of thought, it looked hideously out-of-place.

The women dressed in all white clothes – designer white outfits well out of the reach of the ordinary working woman they were supposed to be representing. Somebody, somewhere thought it was a really great idea but in the usual Democrat tradition, they had to be totally ignorant of their party’s history of founding the KKK to keep blacks, browns and anyone else they disliked down – ize looking at y’all Papists and Jews etc. The last time that number of democrats visiting Washington DC all dressed in white was back in 1925 for a Democrat convention.

 


 

I suppose they can be forgiven a little bit of nostalgia for the good old days when dem uppity niggas and others of their ilk knew their place, and only got work at the discretion of the massa of the plantation. The reason symbolism so often backfires is because the message intended to be conveyed is always at the mercy of the subjective meaning it has for the recipient of it. The other point about the wardrobe malfunction, which was equally negative, is of Socialist conformity – everybody must dress in the same clothes for party rallies and mass parades.

The problem was it all too often came off like looking like a badly drilled company of soldiers blundering into each other on the parade ground. Their heads were constantly turning from side to side and they were watching everybody around them closely for a clue about what to do next, they looked like those nodding dog ornaments people used to keep on the dash or parcel shelf of their cars. You could see it running through their heads; am I doing the right gesture at the right time. That’s fear the pack will turn on you if you don’t conform.

There is some hope though. One woman, not dressed in uniform, did have the moral courage to stand and applaud something Trump said when the rest sat and scowled. Another lady to her right whispered the words “Watch your ass”. It was commonly interpreted as a threat but to me it looked more like a warning to watch out for the Femnazis in white sitting behind her. To her credit, she continued clapping.

Some of the comments flooding in on Twitter expressed how bad the collective impression was. “They won’t applaud 5 million people lifted off of food stamps. They won’t applaud historically low black unemployment. They won’t applaud historically low Hispanic unemployment”. “The moment when Democrats refuse to applaud not murdering babies. Sums everything up”. That creepy picture of Chuck Schumer smiling as Trump announced measures to protect babies from late-term abortion was the clincher for a lot of people. What on God’s good green Earth was there to smile about?

As I said, there were two creepy impressions to be taken away, and the second one was they were acting like petulant children who didn’t actually know what they wanted but they damn well didn’t want it if Trump was for it. He of course played on that juvenile anger and angst so well by nimbly switching subjects. At times they didn’t know when they were coming or going, or what the hell they should be doing. They got so confused in the end they remained seated, refusing to clap an elderly Jewish woman who’d survived a Nazi concentration camp.

On reflection, perhaps that graceless gesture was deliberate. As with nearly all far-left parties worldwide, their hatred of Jews is by now systemic. It’s usually justified by the fig leaf of anti-Zionism but as Martin Luther King said of anti-Zionism – it’s always the term used by people who just hate Jews. To deliver that insult to an elderly and frail Jewess in front of a full meeting of Congress speaks volumes about how out of touch they are with that everyday generous heart of the average American.

It was to that heart and its most pressing concerns that Trump spoke to when he addressed the initiatives he would pursue in the coming year. The wall would be built despite the resistance of those rich people who lived behind secure walls the ordinary people didn’t have to protect them from MS13 animals. He would introduce legislation to stop late-term abortions and to outlaw what’s euphemistically called post-natal abortions, which actually means killing a living baby after it’s survived an attempted abortion.

Call it what it is – infanticide.

On these and other fundamental issues like getting 5 million people off food stamps and back into the work pool, they sat in protest with their arms crossed like a baby in a high chair who’s having a world-class sulk. That sort of infantile behaviour may go down extremely well with a fawning media and in the stylish tofu-nibbling circles they move in, but I can’t see it delivering a mass Democrat vote in 2020.

Even after the event, the self-harm impulse of the party continued with one of their congress women threatening a 16yo on Twitter. After their disaster over enthusiastically supporting infanticide, the feeding frenzy aimed at the Covington kids and complete disregard for the basic security concerns of the American people – which part of take your foot off the gas don’t they understand?

Unlike them, Trump played the occasion, and their truculence, beautifully. In terms of both optics and policy proposals, he was far and away the big winner. The polls after the address, even if broadcast between gritted teeth by a chronically liberal media, show a big win for Trump. The percentage of political affiliations of those who watched were 43% Republican, 24% Democrat and 30% Independent, and their respective approval percentages were 97%, 30% and a massive 82% for Independents. In simplistic terms, a CBS news poll came up with a 76% versus 24% approval rating of what they heard.

Unlike the Democrats who’re still shaping policies for the smaller and smaller niches of identity politics that itself looks increasingly out-dated, Trump’s message is playing to a bigger audience, and increasingly that audience is drawing in people from the demographics that used to form the power base of the Democrat party.

©Pointman

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15 Responses to “The State of the Democrat party.”
  1. Margaret Smith says:

    Super essay. The Dems seem to have gone, collectively; utterly mad. Without voter fraud I doubt they could win anything. Now it seems that if Trump wants it, it must be abhorred, whatever ‘it’ is. Hard for me to imagine what turmoil is going on in their head (only one head between them, it seems). Who does the thinking – whoever it is is doing a great job!

    Who was it who said “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”?

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  2. hillbilly33 says:

    Great summary Pointy. I loved it when Trump mentioned there were now more women in congress, and after a few glances, faulty starts and mixed signals from their neighbours, the White brigade decided they should applaud. The Donald looked directly at them and with a cheeky grin said “you weren’t supposed to do that”!

    The following link is to a great speech by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas about ‘The Wall” and the government shutdown. The mounting number of excellent comments tell a far different story about what Americans really think, than we’ll ever see reported in Australia on the terminally biased ABC and other MSM.

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  3. Blackswan says:

    Pointman,

    Your post describes so well what it took me a little while to realise. At first I was impatient with the theatrical pause-and-applause routine … “For pity’s sake, I wanna hear what the Man has to say!!!”

    Then, as I watched, it dawned on me that what I was seeing spoke as loudly as what I was hearing – a visual sub-text running in tandem with the President’s speech – creating a far more definitive critique on the Democrats than what the POTUS was NOT saying about them.

    Was it my imagination or were there a LOT more camera-angles focused on the audience than on the podium this year? Perhaps the Man had a word in someone’s ear about that (smiles).

    The Democrats absolutely hung themselves out to dry, white robes flapping in the breeze.

    Their complete lack of self-awareness brought the words of Robbie Burns to mind …

    “O would some Power with vision teach us
    To see ourselves as others see us!
    It would from many a blunder free us,
    And foolish notions:
    What airs in dress and carriage would leave us,
    And even devotion!”

    Burns penned those words after seeing a genteel lady, so full of airs and graces, in Church … with a fine fat louse crawling in her bonnet.

    Trump’s SOTU address stamped his credentials as the visionary Statesman few thought he could be, and his poll approval ratings showed his efforts are appreciated.

    However, watching a CNN talking-heads analysis after the event, and even allowing for the expectation of a grossly negative response, it was shocking to see a black commentator (don’t know his name) describe Trump’s speech as “psychotic and incoherent”.

    That man became the epitome of the fine fat parasitic louse crawling through the bonnets of the rather dimwitted Ladies of the Left. Feeding on the stupidity and ignorance of others, he makes a name for himself the only way he knows how; a perfect example of those who’ve built a career from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    They forget that the World is watching … and taking notes. We’re hopeful that Trump is the man to kick arse … for all of us.

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    • Pointman says:

      Hunter S. Thompson on journalism.

      Pointy

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      • Blackswan says:

        Oooo that’s a tad harsh Pointy.

        Perhaps it’s just as well my high school dreams of a future in journalism never came to pass … I’m rather claustrophobic in small spaces. 🙂

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    • gallopingcamel says:

      Blackswan,
      People from Wales (such as this camel) love poetry that is not too fancy. Burns is one of my favorites even though he is from Scotland.

      Here is a profound stanza from the poem “To a Mouse”:

      “But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
      In proving foresight may be vain;
      The best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men
      Gang aft agley,
      An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
      For promis’d joy!”

      Then there is the magnificent “Deserted Village” that speaks to the moral decay that inflicts us in the USA:

      Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
      Where wealth accumulates, and men decay:
      Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade;
      A breath can make them, as a breath has made:
      But a bold peasantry, their country’s pride,
      When once destroy’d, can never be supplied.
      A time there was, ere England’s griefs began,
      When every rood of ground maintain’d its man;
      For him light labour spread her wholesome store,
      Just gave what life requir’d, but gave no more:
      His best companions, innocence and health;
      And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.

      Oliver Goldsmith (1730?-1774)

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  4. C P Colgate says:

    Very well written snd stated. Thank you for seeing through the obstinate temper tantrum of the drmocrats at the SOTU last Tuesday.
    Trump gave a great speech and WON once again!!#

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  5. dadodeaf says:

    And particularly related – coming out of the divisions and twisting mindsets being promoted by these same folks.

    Very short and to the point of it all.

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  6. Pointman says:

    On a lighter note –

    A little old lady walks into the Bank of Canada with a bag of money. She insists that she must speak with the president of the bank.

    She tells the bank president that she has accumulated several hundred thousand dollars over the years and would like to open a trust in the bank.

    The president is curious, so he asks her, “Where did you get all this money?” The old lady replies, “I make bets.”

    The president then asks, “Bets? What kind of bets?”

    The old woman says, “Well, for example, I’ll bet you $25,000 that your balls are square.”

    “Ha!” laughs the president, “That’s ridiculous — you can never win that kind of bet!”

    The old lady challenges, “So, would you like to take my bet?”

    “Sure,” says the president, “I’ll bet $25,000 that my balls are not square!”

    The little old lady says, “OK. I’ll bring my lawyer with me tomorrow at 10 a.m. as a witness, and we’ll see.”

    The next morning, the little old lady appears with her lawyer at the president’s office. “OK,” she says, “Time to drop your pants and settle this bet.”

    The president complies. The little old lady peers closely at his balls and asks if she could feel them. “Well, OK,” says the bank president, “since there’s so much money on the line.”

    Just then, the lawyer starts banging his head against the wall. The president asks the old lady, “What the hell’s the matter with your lawyer?”

    She replies, “I bet him $50,000 that at 10 a.m. today, I’d have the president of the Bank of Canada’s balls in my hand.”

    Pointy

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  7. beththeserf says:

    Pointman, this is brilliant. Pic of rows of white groupie suits and pic of rows of white groupie KKK . Put the images side by side, its telling, the Democrats the ‘whitey’ party then and now. These images in conjunction, vorpal.

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    • gallopingcamel says:

      Vorpal? What is that? Is that something from Lewis Carroll or something from pop culture?

      “One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
      He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.”
      “Jabberwocky”

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      • beththeserf says:

        Yes galloping camel that’s the sauce of ‘vorpal.’ 🙂 Many other jabberwocks, snipes and boogums of the deep state are out there to hunt down right now. Pointman identifies lots of them. Controls on free speech, irrational claims both economic and climatic to bamboozle and weaken the Western parliamentary system. Agenda 21 education for susstainable development Common Core education to replace critical thinking with empathy values and create George Soros’ ‘encumbered’ individual, ‘occupy their heads’ social justice warriors.

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