Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Democrats Still Declining and Falling

With the possibility of a Republican-engineered Department of Homeland Security shutdown looming over President Obama's immigration policies, one might think that the Republican party is in trouble and is tearing itself apart at a time when the Democrats are becoming more united.  This is ridiculous.  Republicans have always been able to evade responsibility and avoid paying a political price for their obstruction and their shutdowns because they energize their base with this actions, and they do this at a time when the Democratic base can't get energized over anything . . . mainly because  the Democratic base hasn't seen much in the way of favorable results since 2009.
The "liberal" message that MSNBC has tried to sell for six years is mostly, as noted, a message of mainstream Democratic Party talking points that Americans have pretty much tuned out.  With Democrats outnumbered in 69 out of 99 state legislative chambers, outnumbered in 31 out of 50 state governorships, left to their smallest  U.S. House of Representatives caucus since 1930, and with only 46 U.S. Senate seats, it's hard to imagine them gaining the upper hand these days. 
Although the courts have blocked Obama's executive order on helping undocumented immigrants, Republicans are likely to shut down DHS largely because it will fire up the anti-big-government GOP base and further dispirit Democrats who believe in making government work . . . because the shutdown will only prove that government is doomed to fail. 
Just like the Democrats.  
(However, award Obama points for vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill.)  

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