Democrats Have Become the Old Fogeys of Politics — Ideologically & Physically

Democrats Have Become the Old Fogeys of Politics — Ideologically & Physically, by Roger L. Simon.

When Nancy Pelosi (age 76) was reelected minority leader of the House of Representatives, I was scarcely surprised. As her colleagues well know, the net worth of this great spokeswoman for ending income inequality places her in the top one-tenth of one percent of the country. When  your team’s in trouble and you’re completely out of ideas, the access to serious money, always important, suddenly becomes tantamount to a lifeline.

I bet they’d nominate George Soros (age 86) for president next time around, if he hadn’t been born in Hungary. He’s richer than Trump and you might as well go directly to the source for your cash flow, especially in tough times.

Regardless, there’s no question their Democratic Party and its ideology — liberal, progressive, whatever misnomer you want to choose — are out of ideas, flat out.  That is the secret behind the failure of the Hillary Clinton campaign that no one on the side nostalgically known as the Left — once FDR’s party of the working class, now the party of the coastal rich — wants to admit. People, even her own staff, kept complaining that she didn’t have a reason for running (see WikiLeaks) and that’s because she didn’t.

Bernie Sanders (age 75) had something of an idea — “democratic” socialism — but where has that ever worked? …

Democrats are a coalition of the fringes against straight white men, but otherwise have run out f ideas:

All the Democrats have had to hold things together over that time is identity politics, the black vote, the brown vote, any other atomized vote you can think of. …

Democrats, liberal, progressives, etc. don’t have much in their quiver besides calling people racist and sexist — which, as even they know, they did more than ever in the recent election and it failed. How many times can you go back to the well on that one? …

And wait until the gays discover that Donald pals around with Elton John and was more or less in favor of gay marriage a dozen or so years before Hillary and Obama “evolved” on the issue.