Blog Running – Feeling The Bern – ‘Democrats Are In Serious Trouble After Iowa and New Hampshire’
‘This idea surrounding the “hype” on the
Democratic side that success is bound to a
monumental turnout from “progressives” is just
that; an idea founded on hype’.
‘Remember, in America 24 percent of the people
self-identify as Democrat, and of those only 14
percent claim to be progressives; 40 percent of
Americans are Republicans and the remainder
decline to state; but Republicans outnumber
Democrats and they always turn out to vote’.
‘Progressive are not going to drive this
election for Democrats, but they can be the
impetus to put a Republican in the White House’.
‘It is noteworthy that among one candidate’s
supporters, Sanders, 20 percent said if their hero is not
the nominee, they will sit out the general
‘Despite the errant hype about how energized the
left is to put their champion in the White
House, and a populist movement never before seen
in American history, in both the Iowa caucuses
and New Hampshire primary Republicans garnered
significantly more votes than Democrats who were
‘super energized’ and enthusiastic’.
‘In fact, in both Iowa and New Hampshire numbers
for Democrats were well below what they were in
‘What should terrify Democrats even more is the
Republican turnout in New Hampshire nearly broke
the record set by Democrats in 2008 that was a
record year of incredibly high voter turnout for
‘Most Americans who follow politics, even
casually, understand that making use of
hyperbole, feigning self-righteous indignation,
and angry rhetoric is part of the game
regardless that a fair amount of what is said is
hardly ever true; by design’.
‘One of the Democratic candidate’s supporters
are energized over an as of yet unknown kind of
‘Apparently the revolutions’ plan entails
changing Koch and tea party Republicans’ hearts
and minds to embrace what they have always
labeled tax and spend socialism’.
‘According to the narrative, after their
champion sweeps to victory as a Democrat, the
entire Congress will embrace the revolution and
“pass this massively transformative package of
legislation without delay.”
‘It is an exciting prospect and has energized a
large number of Democrats’.
‘The results of the Iowa caucuses and New
Hampshire primary fairly prove that Democrats,
both old and new, had better come to grips with
reality immediately or get ready for a
Republican president and Koch supermajority