At the same time we now have Ed Kilgore, one of the most destructive people in Democratic Party history – with his long term demographic destiny nonsense which we have debunked for the past three years, echoing our analysis from years ago. Kilgore recycles our warnings to those who believed in the old Democratic Party and to those in the corruption which is the Obama Dimocratic Party: It’s going to get much worse:
“We’ve all heard that Democrats are in for a very difficult two years. [snip]
But that misses a big part of the picture. Even if Obama wins reelection by a comfortable margin, it’s most likely that the House will remain in Republican hands and Democrats will lose seats in, and perhaps control of, the Senate—and beyond that, Republicans will probably do fairly well in 2014. In other words, we could be looking not at two years of damage control, but six.”
Kilgore is still selling more snake oil. The Obama nomination gifting “Mistake In ‘08″ will have repercussions for generations not just six years. Unless Obama and his crew of Obaminations are flung into the depths of Lake Michigan the Democratic Party cannot be resurrected and Republicans will have a strong hand to play for generations to come. The only thing Kilgore gets right is stuff we wrote about years ago concerning the census and redistricting,
“Consider the Democrats’ congressional prospects in 2012. Republican successes at the state level during the past two years have given the GOP an extraordinary advantage in the decennial redistricting process. They control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature—known casually as holding the “trifecta”—in 20 states, compared to ten for Democrats. They’ve achieved this trifecta in six of the eight states that will gain representation in the 2012 round of redistricting. (As well as in three of the ten states that will lose seats, compared to two for Democrats.)”
“… to take back the House in 2012, Democrats would have to approximate the feat they pulled off in the banner year of 2006 while facing a changed and more hostile political map. Redistricting aside, a number of places where veteran Blue Dog Democrats lost in 2010—including three in Tennessee, two in Mississippi, and one each in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama—are heavily Republican districts that are very unlikely to flip back in the foreseeable future.
The Senate picture for Democrats in 2012 is not much better, for the simple reason that 23 of the 33 seats that will be contested then are currently held by Democrats, reflecting the 2006 landslide. To put it another way, Republicans could lose Senate races by a 19-14 margin and still recapture the chamber (or by a 20-13 margin if they win the White House). [snip]
It’s far more difficult to predict what will happen in 2014, but we do know that the Senate class up for reelection will be disproportionately Democratic, since it swept into office during the wave election of 2008. Barring any retirements or deaths Democrats will be defending 20 seats and the Republicans just 13. Moreover, in 2014, the same kind of Republican-skewed midterm electorate that appeared in 2010, dominated by older white voters, will likely reemerge, creating another wind at the Republicans’ backs.”
Kilgore and his damned garbage theories got us all into this mess. Now Kilgore warns that excuses must be made for Barack Obama when he continues to be an utter failure and boob:
“… progressives need to begin adjusting their expectations. Up until now, many Democrats have judged Barack Obama according to the hopes he inspired in 2008…. [snip]
That’s not the best way to look at the rest of the Obama presidency. [snip] … progressives will have to gird themselves for a long, hard struggle with conservatives—one in which avoiding defeat will more often than not have to stand in for victory.”
That is just filthy. After infecting the Hopium addled with wacky theories about endless vistas of demographic fueled victories, Kilgore now advises “avoiding defeat” will be renamed “victory”. Kilgore, like an automaton from Orwell’s 1984 declares war “peace” and defeat “noble” victory. “… [L]iberals must realize that preventing or reducing that wreckage is an essential, and even noble, task which we should learn to value if not love.” Trash talk from a trash theorist. So much for “healing the planet”.
Trash like Ed Kilgore are responsible for the current political situation.Ed Kilgore is trash.
And so are the people who treat him so favorably.
Ed Kilgore plays 'progressive' and vouches for Barack's 'progressive' nature. But Ed Kilgore is a DLC who ran over to play with Simon Rosenberg and the DLC 2nd generation which calls itself New Democrats. That's why Ed writes at "New Donkey" and why Barack identified himself last year as a "New Democrat."
He was always DLC. Bruce Dixon and Glen Ford knew it but couldn't tell it. Black Commentator wouldn't let them. It was more important to lie at Black Commentator than to tell the truth. That's why Bill Fletcher stays there -- that's his motto.
But Barack was always trash just like Ed Kilgore.
A conservative masquerading as a Democrat.
And that's what his Cult voted for when they voted for him.
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