A National Party No More…

If we didn’t already know, the most recent election has shown the sharp geographic limitations of Democratic party influence. Democrats now control but a few states and it’s generally but a few populous counties within such states, at that. One would never know it from traditional media or the showbiz crowd, but most of the nation is conservative and controlled by conservative Republican politicians. The question is, what are the ramifications of this going forward and as a result of that, what is the real future of the Democratic Party?

I see further realignment coming as soon as the mid-term election of 2018. Something like 25 Democrat senators are up for re-election – which, of course, is more than half of their Democratic total. If they had been up for election this year, most of them in the vast red state portion of the country would have lost. Expect that in 2018, unless President Trump does such a poor job that voters take it out on Senate and congressional candidates and presumably others down-ballot. I don’t expect that, at least from how the Trump team has come out of the gate, even before actually taking office. I expect a continued purge of liberal office-holders, who are much too far left for the average voter in the many red states. More Republican senators, House members, governors, state legislators and local office holders are what we shall see in the foreseeable future.

Is there nothing that can be done by Democrats? The question isn’t really what they can do; it’s what they will do and right now it appears they are responding to a crushing defeat of liberal policies by taking another hard left. It’s exactly the opposite of what they must do to stay relevant, but the answer by the left to rejection always seems to be to go farther left. No, it doesn’t make any sense, but when was the last time they did anything that did? No, I can’t think of anything, either…

Fetal Ethnic Cleansing by Another Name…

Why is it that abortion seems to be the only thing not branded as racism for its disproportionate impact? Abortion statistics look more like racial genocide than anything to do with women’s reproductive rights. It’s disproportionate enough that I have to wonder what abortion proponents are really trying to accomplish…

Bathroom Politics – Where do we draw the line?

Everyone has heard by now how schools have received a directive from the Justice Department instructing that it’s open season in school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Anyone is to be allowed in whichever of those facilities is designated for the gender an individual identifies with. No matter the physical evidence, if Billy feels like a girl today, it’s the girls bathroom, locker and showers for him. Well today, anyway. The situation must be “fluid” of course, so Billy might go back to feeling like a boy tomorrow.

Now, I really am for fair and equal treatment of everyone, but we really do need to draw the line someplace. For example, it’s pretty easy to find an online profile on an Indiana site for the transgendered for one described as: “a transgender woman and a lesbian.” I suppose s/he has the physical attributes of a male, but identifies as a female while remaining sexually attracted to females? Does this really sound like someone you’d like taking a shower with your teenage daughter? Ok, for all I know, maybe this just a guy who wants to use the women’s tees on the golf course, but doesn’t want give up chasing girls. But whatever this is, when all the evidence indicates pretty clearly this is a male, we really don’t need the complications of treating him like a female and neither do our sons and daughters…

A Little Consistency from the Left, Please…

In a world where the left screams follow the science about global warming, the screams are to ignore science when it comes to transgenderism. There is no genuine scientific definition of transgenderism. It must be accepted with child-like faith that transgenderism exists simply because a very few claim to be transgendered. It’s the same kind of child-like faith for which the left ridicules Christians when they profess religious beliefs.

On what I suppose is a related note, I just read an article about Sandra Bernhard coming to Indianapolis in which she makes references to the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ, is it now? Why not just jump to ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTVWXYZ and be ready for all the new victims, real and imagined, for which the far-left is endlessly searching? I guess we could leave out letters representing straight white males and anyone who is, was or is perhaps remotely considering becoming affiliated with a religion other than Islam…

Best Band and Worst Politics on Late Night Television

On the other hand, I’m not going to tell you I’ve always liked Stephen Colbert because I never have. I suppose he could be more juvenile with his far-left, knee-jerk political cheap shots, but I don’t know how. But, he does have a great band. It’s not enough to make the show tolerable, but it’s still a great band…

Bill Kristol has found an Independent Presidential Candidate?

Well, I hope he hasn’t, despite the messages he’s been sending out. I’ve always liked Bill Kristol. Liked to read his commentary.  Eager to hear what he had to say. Classy guy. Always respected him, but don’t understand what he’s up to now. As a well-known conservative, what does he seriously think is to be accomplished by the independent or third-party conservative presidential candidate he’s promising?  No, I don’t know what he’s thinking either, but as a matter of practical politics, this could only serve to hand the election to Hillary Clinton. Frankly, I can’t think of anything worse or why Bill Kristol doesn’t think so, too. Donald Trump certainly isn’t the ideal candidate for conservatives, but he could be a lot worse than he is and still be a lot better than Secretary Clinton or Bernie Sanders…