A Democratic Party Sick with Dread and Exhausted

Filed in National by on September 21, 2017

Every morning we are greeted with more evidence that Trump is literally horrible. This morning, for example, we have more evidence that he is sticking with the Sean Hannity, cartoon version of the Iranian nuclear arms deal, and appears to be determined to undermine the agreement worked out between Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and Iran. He is determined to go to war with somebody, and soon.

But what is perhaps worse is how there is no congressional opposition to this belligerent child-man in the White House. The Republicans appear ready to pass the latest “health care” monstrosity, and the Democrats are worse than useless.

There continues to be no coherent response from Democrats to the daily assaults on our Democratic norms. There is only meekly hoping that the Mueller investigation …finds “something.” Trump and his inner circle of corrupt cronies and outer circle of corrupt GOP sycophants must be thinking “So what if it does find something? Democrats will never force the issue.”

And they are right to think that the Democrats have no response. No leadership, no guiding principles and no sway over public opinion. The Democrats have ceded their oppositional authority to late night comedians.


We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

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  1. RE Vanella says:

    Here’s a good one. So Coons is all about this so-called bipartisan healthcare fix for ACA.

    He mentions it every time they stick a microphone in his face.

    Here’s his Republican “partner”, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander…


    Coons and Carper are worthless in this fight. I’m on record:


  2. RE Vanella says:

    Good pull on the TS Eliot… The next few lines are also apt…

    Shape without form, shade without colour,
    Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

    That sums them up, no?

  3. bamboozer says:

    I agree, we need warriors and what we get is used car salesman trying to hide from angry customers. As noted Coons and Carper are useless in a fight and Coons just can’t stop “reaching across the aisle” to the hostile force we call the Republicans.

  4. chris says:

    The guy whos been sitting in DC forever– Tom Carper —will save the day! LOL
    or did he get lost in Delaware’s National Park somewhere?

  5. SussexAnon says:

    I hope Carper didn’t get lost. Delaware’s National Park is a house in Lewes. And a small one at that.

    The Democrats problem is that completely lack cohesive vision (as always). Some want to ‘fix’ the republican plan known as Obamacare, others want single payer. Just like minimum wage, the environment, energy policy, you name it, D’s are fragmented. So even if they weren’t in the minority, they wouldn’t have a f-ing clue on what to sell and how to sell it.

    If this latest BS passes and Obamacare repeal happens, it should only serve to strengthen the single payer argument. But it won’t. Because…..democrats….

  6. RE Vanella says:

    They think their job isn’t to help you. They think their job is to assist capital in helping you; to maintain the status quo.

    If the best solution helps people but diminishes the corporate sector one iota the middle managers will never go for it.

    These people “create jobs” and etc…

    Remember, it’s al based on a myth, like religion. Made up for a hidden purpose.


  7. Tom Kline says:

    Coons is the classic 1 percenter.

  8. mouse says:

    French solution..

  9. RE Vanella says:

    Best Tom Kline comment of all time.

  10. alby says:

    But he’s still not up to 1% intelligent comments.

  11. Connie says:

    Coons’ recent article in the Atlantic “Progressive Values can’t just be Secular Values” explains that his most important hour of the week is the Wednesday morning Senate Prayer Breakfast. Other than his pretty bald faced admission that he’s cozying up to Republicans through their religious values, his most egregious statement for me was “I’m a progressive Democrat, but at times I feel I have a closer relationship with Orrin Hatch and Johnny Isakson than some members of my own party, because we share a personal bond rooted in faith.”
    Sure, Chris. I’m sure it’s your faith that makes you closer, not the fact that I’ll be living in poverty when I “retire”, and you and Hatch will maintain your luxurious lifestyles.

  12. Connie says:

    Johnny Isakson: His net worth is $6 million
    Hatch has an estimated net worth of $4.96M
    Coons has an estimated net worth of $8.94M

  13. RE Vanella says:

    @alby… Blind squirrel found a nut, yes.

    @Connie… That’s the spirit!

  14. alby says:

    Remember, Connie, that wealth depends on the full faith and credit of the US Government. Maybe that’s the “faith” he’s talking about.

    From his public position on Israel, one would think his faith was Judaism. And not the Reformed kind.