Sparta Report: An Autopsy for the Democrats
I was listening to a Republican-leaning local talk show host on the way to work last week, and one of the things he discussed was “Shouldn’t the Democrats do an ‘election autopsy’ like the Republicans did after 2012?” I think the likelihood of any “autopsy” is low, and the chances of the Democrats producing an autopsy that is of actual use are even lower.
The purpose of such an autopsy is to determine what you did wrong in the first place, and the Democrats don’t yet seem prepared to admit they did anything wrong. The reaction so far from the Democrats indicates they are, in fact, planning to double down.
The Republican autopsy of 2012 was a flawed document, driven heavily by politics. Some of the recommendations were sensible, such as greater minority outreach and “don’t nominate out of touch rich guys who can’t connect with ordinary Americans.” But much of it was an effort to push the Republican establishment’s agenda, an agenda which had caused chaos within the party and resulted in the Tea Party backlash. The number one recommendation was to pass amnesty without delay, and we know by now what that would have brought about.
Any such document the Democrats try to produce will certainly be tainted by a similar agenda. Such a document will be self-serving, and designed to excuse the mistakes and errors of those in power, particular the mistakes made by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Indeed, the entire Democrat response has been one giant “CYA” operation. The reaction so far has consisted primarily of denial of reality. They have decided that Trump is actually a secret Russian agent but have not been able to prove this assertion, with the US “intelligence” community beclowning itself at Obama’s behest by spinning elaborate fairy tales of how positive coverage of Trump from Russian media sources like RT and Sputnik somehow counts as “hacking the election.”
While the spinning of such elaborate conspiracy theories is good for rousing the base, if such slime tactics worked on Trump, then he would never have become president. The entire story of this election was the mainstream media suffering a huge defeat and reduction in its ability to influence electoral outcomes through sliming Republicans.
Every time I hear left leaning people talk about how bad it was that Russians seemed “Happy” about Trump’s election, I can’t help but think about how happy I was that we avoided the risk of nuclear war with old “Four Minute Hillary”.
Yea, I just don’t trust Hillary’s ability to keep a state secret, nor do I trust her after the gleeful look in her eye when talking about the “Awesome Responsibility “of the nuclear launch codes.