It’s safe to say that things are looking pretty bleak for the Democrats at the moment. After losing big (White House and Congress) in the last election, they are watching as President Trump maintains his approval rating thus far, and they have now lost two special elections, first in Kansas and just last night in Georgia. That doesn’t bode well for them, considering that it was starting with Scott Brown’s win in a Massachusetts special election just a year after Obama took office that Republicans started their winning streak that culminated in Trump’s victory last year. Using these special elections as bellwethers, it appears that there is no such momentum building for Democrats, no matter how many times they burn down Berkeley or trot out Bernie Sanders to whip up their base into yet another socialist froth. Antifa is no Tea Party, and the Democrats’ fractured base and flailing leadership is no coalition.
So what to do? Well, if you recall, things were pretty similar for the Democrats back in the mid-2000s, having lost two elections to George Bush, despite going out of their way to attack and demonize him personally (sound familiar?). How did they get out of that slump? Simple: they enlisted their lapdogs in the media. Not just to tear down Bush, which had only gotten them partway to their goal of winning power, but to build up someone that would take his place. They plucked an inexperienced, good-looking, vapid Senator from Chicago still in his first term, who had done nothing except voting Present and hanging out with terrorists, and built him up into a hero who would ride in on a white steed and save us all. Never mind what the results were, the important thing (for them) is that they won the White House back – for eight years, no less.
Of course, that plan didn’t work so well with Hillary, but it helped that she ran a terrible campaign and had the incumbent effect running against her (i.e. Americans almost never vote in the same party after 8 years). We’re only a few months into Trump’s presidency, but it appears they’re already starting to follow the same playbook – use the media to patent and sell Liberal Savior 2.0 to America. However, it appears the new models are thus far a bit buggier than the original. Check out the new cover of Variety:
They tweeted that image out with the caption, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?” How cool? Uh, not so much. She looks like a rich, entitled princess trying way too hard to be cool. Guh.
But if you think that’s bad, check out the cover of this new article from Elle Magazine:
Oof. Maxine Waters, really? She makes up some BS about Trump being impeached and suddenly she’s a rock star? Riiiiight.
Okay, so trying to turn a woman who is famous for being born a Clinton and a woman who is famous for saying incredibly stupid things into media stars isn’t their best sell, but believe me, they’re just getting warmed up. They’ve got plenty of time to find the next Obama, and I can guarantee you they will use the same playbook to sell him or her. The media will keep latching on to one Democrat after another until the public responds to one of them, at which point you can expect wall-to-wall glowing coverage of that person, followed inevitably by their name ending up on a ballot.
The mainstream media cannot die fast enough, as far as I’m concerned. In the meantime, we need to watch them, hold them accountable, and make sure that our leaders are chosen by the people, not the next magazine cover.