There’s a report out saying that angst about President Trump’s election commission is causing Democrats in Colorado to deregister themselves. This could become a significant logistical issue for Colorado Democrats, but they should be able to get some advice from Chicago where the unregistered voter problem was solved decades ago.
I had the role of Marc Antony in that play once upon a time. His speech that struck me most wasn’t the funeral oration. It was his soliloquy earlier in Act III. It begins:
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers …
Antony goes on to predict
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife …
I truly hope that the extremist Democrats are less successful in stirring up resistance today than the extremist Democrats were in 1861.
John Hinderacker examines that question over at PowerLine. Commenting on coverage by NBC, he writes—
The view that the Democrats’ problem is that they haven’t moved far enough to the Left is not widely held among objective observers, but it apparently seems plausible to NBC. Watch for the Democrats’ downhill slide to continue.
Continuing to do the same thing expecting a different result, huh?
Read the whole thing.
… as if thousands of journalists cried out in despair. Victor Davis Hanson writes about hubris, Nemesis, and the press/Democrats-with-bylines over at NRO.
The classical idea of a divine Nemesis (“reckoning” or “downfall”) that brings unforeseen retribution for hubris (insolence and arrogance) was a recognition that there are certain laws of the universe that operated independently of human concerns. Call Nemesis a goddess. But it was also simply an empirical observation about collective and predictable human behavior: Excess invites unexpected correction. Something like hubris incurring Nemesis is now following the frenzied progressive effort to nullify the Trump presidency.
Trump may be impulsive and imprecise, and his progressive opposition may be calculating and exact, but VDH notes that
Each time Trump impulsively raises controversial issues in sloppy fashion, the news cycle follows and confirms the essence of Trump’s otherwise rash warnings.
The next four years will be interesting
Stacy McCain examines a difficult math problem facing the Democrats, the balance of the Senate after the 2018 midterm elections.
Hillary didn’t lose the election because of deep-red rural states like Wyoming and Arkansas, she lost because she was rejected by voters in states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The opinions of working-class white voters in Scranton or Kenosha were not considered relevant by Democrats, because people like that have no influence in the 21st-century Democrat Party. Instead, the people who voted for Hillary have decided that lesbian feminist slogans about “phallic imperialism” represent “an emerging Democrat majority.”
Wasn’t the Republican Party’s civil war supposed to have stated last Wednesday. But now, The Hill has a post up with this headline: Seething liberals vow revolution in Democratic Party.
The first fight over the party’s future will play out in the race for DNC chairman.
Sanders has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) – a Muslim and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus – to be the new DNC chief.
For many liberals, nothing less than a wholesale gutting of that institution will do.
Read the whole thing.
I’ve heard they’re having their convention this week, but I have Real World things to attend to, so I’m not paying attention. Will someone please drop me a line when it’s over to let me know how it turns out?