Voters handed democrats yet another overwhelming victory, so naturally the Democrats are going to screw their voters and enact stupid Republican policies. Despite the hundreds of millions spent to elect the plutocrat Romney and his clown posse of tax-hating, women-bashing, austerity loving, war everywhere candidates, voters rejected the Republican party. Democrats even won the culture wars, with gay marriage and cannabis. They won the rising demographics, and lost only in the losing demographics, old white guys and people with incomes above the median. Of course, under the whip of the plutocrats, that median is dropping rapidly, so rapidly that even those voters might figure it out by the next election.
So what, say the Democratic Elites. The Republicans were right: we have to cut Social Security and Medicare, and we can’t really raise taxes on the rich. We got another piece of evidence today. The New York Times resurrected the execrable Robert Rubin, author of deregulation, to tell the elites to support the plutocrat position: deficits must be cut, so they must cut benefits to tens of millions of Obama supporters. Next he’ll tell the Democrats to repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, and to destroy Planned Parenthood. Those policies were directly and powerfully rejected by their voters, but that doesn’t matter to the Elites. Elections don’t matter, they say loud and clear by their actions.
Of course there should be noises about bipartisanship in the aftermath of a crushing win. But no one actually believes that crap or worse, acts as if they believe that crap. Certainly the Republicans don’t. They talk about neutering/spaying the opposition. They treat their opponents as traitors to the True Conservative America, like garbage that should be dumped in the nearest stream. They act like winning is a license to pour lye on the imagined bodies of their opponents, and salt the ground they sprang from.
When Republicans win, they follow the instructions given to the King Saul about the Amaleks in 1 Sam. 2-3:
2. This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. 3. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”
The donkey killers hate majority rule, because they are the minority party. For the last four years, they jammed minority rule in the Senate down our throats. They hate government, and they made sure it couldn’t function. They used political force to make room for their stupid loser policies in the face of overwhelming defeat.
The Democrats don’t get it. They have completely forgotten what it means to be a winner, and have no idea how to act like one. They fail to understand that the greatest pleasure of winning is trash talking the losers. They don’t remember what fun it is to point out over and over what losers the other side is. They don’t grasp the intense delight that their supporters get when they grind their enemies into the dust. They refuse to give their own side the intense pleasure of making the other side whimper like the babies they are. They refuse to kick the other side while it’s down, cringing in fear and begging for mercy.
They fail to understand the anger we all feel when we are deprived of the fruits of victory by our own side. Ask yourselves how you would feel if after winning your state high school championship, your team said it was going to share the win with the other side, and that they would be co-champions. That is our national Democrats.
Now remember how they did that very thing in 2008? How they let the losers run the Senate under minority rule? How they refused to force them to eat the dirt they so richly deserved? And remember what happened in 2010? How they lost the house? How they lost their majority? That is going to happen again, if they don’t take this opportunity to stomp the Republicans into the mud created by their own tears of defeat. Even in this year’s victory, against an aroused foe and with an excellent GOTV effort, Obama won 7 million fewer votes than in 2008, and you can bet a good number of those were disaffected and angry about the radical failure of the Democrats to act like Democrats and winners.
This isn’t rugby. You don’t go drinking with the other side after a win like this. They aren’t your equals, they aren’t your friends, they aren’t fair competitors. They hate you and they hate themselves for losing.
Beat them with the scorpion tails of loss. You’d be surprised how good it feels.