Wednesday, November 09, 2016

A Perfectly Engineered Defeat

I'm in Georgia on vacation and don't have much time for blogging, but here's something that struck me from last night's Trump stunner.

The Democrats engineered this whole thing. The party, the media, the academy, the artists, almost everyone was 100% in on Hillary. This wasn't a contest between two candidates who wrestled their way through primaries, uncertain from the start if they might win. This was one such candidate and one who had been chosen and crowned by a machine not just of her own making, but deliberately constructed for precisely this purpose.

And it failed to beat a dreadful candidate.

Don't expect them to change. Don't expect them to learn that screaming at whites that they're racists is a bad idea. Don't expect anything but doubling down on what failed. They're a religious movement as much as a political one, true believers all. They were certain they could feed us a steady diet of racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, transgendered rights and we'd eat it up.

It reminds me of the old joke about the dog food company that came up with a new flavor and marketed it with tons of advertising money, but no matter what they did, it just wouldn't sell. Finally, some young executive said, "Maybe the dogs just don't like the taste of it."


IlĂ­on said...

It's gotta have a really bad taste if dogs don't like it. I mean, dogs *like* [dung], after all.

Anonymous said...

If you'll be in Savannah, I have a couple of recommendations!

K T Cat said...

Anon, we will indeed be in Savannah. Recommend away!

Anonymous said...

Wyld Dock Bar, 2740 Livingston Ave – not easy to get to but worth the drive for the location,
Belford’s Savanna Seafood & Steaks, 315 W St. Julian – I recommend a steak
Old Pink House. 23 Abercorn – Check out the bar in the basement; like going back in time
Rocks on the Roof, Bohemian Hotel, 102 W Bay – Best place for cocktails! (Great manhattan!!)
Vic’s on the River, 26 E. Bay – Lunch, watch the world go by
Huey’s, River Street Inn, 115 E River – Great brunch
Love’s Seafood, 6817 Chief of Love – Lots of seafood; can be blah if it’s too busy, however.
Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton  -  for a sweet treat, step back in time,
Haven’t been but friends recommend: Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room, 107 W. Jones

B-Daddy said...

Nicely put.