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I Actually Feel Sorry for the Democrats

February 8, 2016

I never thought I would say something like this, but I genuinely feel sorry for the Democrats. What options do they have? One of the most disliked and mistrusted presidential candidates of all time; or a likeable Socialist who wants to give literally everything away, but doesn’t have a clue how to pay for it.
Exactly a year ago Queen Hillary was polishing up her crown for her coronation. The polls for Iowa had her at 68% and Sanders a 7%. Almost a 10 to one lead!
A few days ago when the Iowa polls closed the race between them was “too close to call.” It wasn’t until the next day that the Democrat party finally announced she had won – by the slimmest majority in Iowa presidential history – 2/10ths of one per cent! What happened in that year?
When your former front-runner is set to take a terrible bashing in a few days in New Hampshire, how should the DNC (Democrat National Committee – the puppet masters) react? Should they bring out Plan B (for Biden)? I can’t imagine them pulling Crazy Uncle Joe out of the closet, dusting him off, and trying to rehabilitate him in time to get the Democrat base excited.
Besides, what is there about Joe that would get even a Liberal Democrat excited? His greatest accomplishment in the Senate was that he was there for 35 years. Even his own biography site lists no significant accomplishments, but repeats the phrase many times that “He was an influential Senator.” He also ran for president twice, dropping out the second time when he couldn’t get even 1% of the Iowa Caucus votes. But because he could turn out the white “Joe Six-Pack” vote, Obama chose his for his running mate. As vice-president, he has accomplished as much as most previous VP’s – virtually nothing.
The funny thing is that, even though he wouldn’t have stood a chance (since most Americans of both parties consider him a walking joke) he still wishes he had run. Just this week, talking about his decision not to run, he told a reporter, "I regret it every day." Me, too. It would have made for some good laughs to counter the bitterness and rancor of Hillary and Bernie.
Martin O’Malley, who wasn’t even allowed to participate in the last Democrat debate, is virtually unknown to most Democrats. So he’s not even a viable Plan C. Elizabeth Warren has been mentioned as a Plan D or perhaps E, but she is even further to the Left than Bernie Sanders in many areas. She thinks the minimum wage should be $22 an hour!
So the poor Dems are stuck with Hillary and Bernie. And things are looking very bad for Hillary in the upcoming New Hampshire primary. He leads her 55% to 41% in the latest polls – even though she won the NH primary in 2008. Her staff is telling the press to ignore the probability of Sanders winning in NH, because supposedly Hillary will shine in the SC race due to her following among blacks.
Why has Sanders’s huge surge against Hillary been problematic for the Democrat Party? First, the powers-that-be don’t want to be embarrassed by having their choice, the one in who they invested so much political capital and millions upon millions of dollars, lose. Second, the Democrats don’t want a non-Democrat as their candidate. How humiliating would that be? Sanders is a Registered Socialist. The only reason they let him run was because they thought he had no chance, and Hillary had to have someone to run against. I’ll bet they’re regretting that bitterly as they chew handfuls of Tums.
Likeability is a big problem for both of the Dem candidates. The Likeability rating is actually the Net Favorable number – which is reached by subtracting the candidates Unfavorable number from their Favorable. Bernie’s rating is 4%. Hillary’s is a NEGATIVE 6%. By contrast Ben Carson has a Net Favorable number of 21%!
Why is this important? Because in every presidential race since Ronald Reagan’s first run, the candidate with the highest Likeability rating won. This is probably true much further back, but that was all the time I had for research. Bottom line? Americans like to like their presidents.
People just don’t like or trust Hillary. She can’t even pull off high Favorables with Democrats. Only 43% of Americans say they like her, while 49% dislike her. Well, there are more Democrats in America than Republicans, so a lot of them are represented in the “I can’t stand the woman” number. If she can’t get the great majority of her own party to even like her, how is she going to convince the majority of Americans – Democrats, Republicans and those all-important Independents - to vote for her.
The Independents – who always decide every election – liked her pretty well when she ran in 2008. But since then she let our Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans die when she could have sent help; she lied again and again, saying they weren’t killed by terrorists but by “some guys who were mad about a video”; she exposed national security secrets to hackers and foreign enemies through her illegal use of a private email server; and she has lied repeatedly to Congress and the American people on dozens of subjects. So she has a well-deserved Likeability rating among Independents of NEGATIVE 31%!
I guess I shouldn’t feel sorry for them, because the last thing America needs is another four years with the White House  stinking eu de Democrat. But shouldn’t they have at least one viable candidate to get behind?
Conservatives and Republicans, by contrast, have a wealth of riches to choose from. Real Conservatives, people who understand the Constitution, pro-life advocates, Second Amendment supporters, and – most important to me – a large number of Bible-believing and Bible-following Christians.
Folks, if we miss this opportunity, shame on us. Whoever the GOP candidate is, you had better suck it up and vote for him or her. Even if he’s not “your guy.” Even if he or she doesn’t believe in ALL the things you believe in. Even if you don’t like his or her attitude.
The truth is simple – The Republican dogcatcher from your county would make a better president of the United States than Hillary, Bernie or Crazy Joe.
Bernie’s Big Surge, Hillary’s Continuing Weaknesses
Independents Like Hillary Clinton Less Today than in 2008
Joe Biden Regrets His Decision Not To Run For President

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