It’s All Over But The Crying

Reads: 30  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 1

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

This one is in the books. Let’s move on.

 

It’s All Over But The Crying

 

The 2020 presidential campaigns have finally closed their books, thank goodness.

 

The presidency has been decided by the slimmest of margins. That in itself should give pause to most red, white and blue Americans. But let’s leave that discussion for another group of patriots to hash out on another day.

 

I only want to offer a few of my own editorial observations on the electoral process as I make my way out of the election machine.

 

The United States of America is experiencing a level of fundamental and often militant divisiveness unparalleled since the Vietnam era protests of the 1960’s and early 70’s.

 

Whether the trump administration or its rhetoric and policies fanned the flames of the violence and overall unpleasantness is another discussion set aside for the time being. Let’s not go there.

 

My current conundrum deals directly with the perceived disconnect of the DNC from main street America. In 2016 the DNC, through its talking head at that time, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, decided to force feed the democratic voters a presidential bill of goods to counter the non-traditional candidacy of Donald Trump in the person of Hillary Clinton.

 

In a July 2017 article in the Guardian, Daniel Jose Camacho wrote :

 

“Donald Trump is one of the least popular politicians in the history of the United States. Yet, Trump is still more popular than Hillary Clinton.  Let that sink in.

According to the latest Bloomberg National Poll, Trump has a net favorability of 41% whereas Clinton has a net favorability of 39%. If Democrats are to escape the political wilderness, they will have to leave Clinton and her brand of politics in the woods.”

 

Candidate Clinton in 2016, much the same as former vice president Biden in 2020, swept through democratic primaries in southern states amassing primary delegates from states which historically are quantified as red states in the general election. This effectively eliminated any viable threat or challenge to the DNC’s designated chosen one very early in their election process.

 

On July 28, 2016, Wasserman Schultz resigned from her position after WikiLeaks released a collection of stolen emails indicating that Wasserman Schultz and other members of the DNC staff had favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Primaries.

 

This is the DNC’s problem. The arrogance of a political machine which manifests its own agenda with an “I know what’s best for you ” big brotherism, regardless of progressive grassroots activism from a growing demographic of coming of age voters from across the nation, only serves to disenfranchise and alienate a formidable block of the popular electorate that the DNC desperately needs to engage in order for the party to thrive in the years ahead. 

 

Or, as Jamaal Bowman, the Democratic Representative for New York's 16th congressional district and founder and former principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, put it:

 

“It's unfortunate that it continues to be a disconnect between the DNC and what's happening on the ground with real American people. With all due respect”... “there are new voices that I think the American people need to hear from, because it pulls them into the democratic process and gets them excited about our country moving forward."

 

Yes, everyone seems to recognize the disease except the patient.  The DNC is more alarmed by labels and political rhetoric than by actions and ideals. In the DNC’s conventional wisdom it is better to market an unpopular commodity rather than embrace the grassroots uprising that defies their thinking. More’s the pity. The DNC can’t get out of their own way.

 

Which brings me to Kanye.

 

Kanye West, for those of you like me who do NOT keep your finger on the pulse of American popular culture, is the record producer and fashion designer who was listed on presidential ballots in about a dozen states as an “independent” presidential candidate, despite his own self proclaimed Birthday Party affiliation.

 

Kanye West who claims that Democrats have “brainwashed” black Americans.

 

Kanye West who has said Democrats are behind a conspiracy against black people that includes “Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children.”

 

Kanye West who claimed his recent $68 million tax refund was a direct gift from God.

 

This is the same Kanye West who raised some hackles with his controversial comments calling slavery a choice and arguing for the 13th Amendment to be abolished.

 

(Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States).

 

Yeah. THAT Kanye West.

 

Of the more than 150 million ballots cast in the United States’ 2020 presidential election, at least 58,814 voters cast their ballot for the Birthday boy. I know. I know. That doesn’t sound like much.

 

There were other third party candidates in the national field: Jo Jorgensen of the Libertarian Party, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, and Dan Blankenship of the Constitution Party come to mind.  But so far as I know, none of these other third party also rans thinks that repealing the 13th Amendment is a good idea. No. Kanye is all alone on that particular issue.

 

Yet nearly 60,000 citizens cast their one and only legal ballot for this clown.  That’s enough people to fill Soldier Stadium in Chicago, home of the Chicago Bears NFL football franchise.

 

So ignore the rest of the more than 2 million third party ballots cast in this election cycle.  Although these speak to the same disenfranchisement of the American electorate.  Enough people to fill a professional sports venue voted for a rapper who hawks $300 sneakers under his Yeezy brand name.

 

If the DNC does not pull its head out of the sand, and soon, by 2024 the party may be completely irrelevant. Given this country’s growing trend toward celebrity politicians, (Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, Fred Thompson, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Clint Eastwood and Sonny Bono),  perhaps by the time the next presidential election rolls around President Yeezy won’t seem like such a far fetched idea.

 

But that’s just my opinion. Peace. Out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: November 05, 2020

© Copyright 2020 ShadyBrady. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

Comments

Back in Black

Liberals are the greatest enemy America faces...not Russia,not China, not outside terrorism. Liberals ARE the terrorists. The first thing terrists do ? Destroy history..the next thing..create a dependent class..same method used by communists, 3 Rd .eliminate free speech,4th a virtual deep state media..under the guise of free speech we've met the enemy..liberals..and they must be destroyed at all costs

Thu, November 5th, 2020 11:26pm

Other Content by ShadyBrady

Poem / Horror

Poem / Romance