I’m becoming increasingly convinced that, as time unwinds, Donald Trump will remain president for a second term. It’s not because Trump has changed or made himself “presidential” (the word is so opaque as to be almost meaningless these days). It’s because Democrats react with all the logic and reason of a cat seeing a cucumber.
Every issue presenting itself for ever more wokeness provokes the Brobdingnagian field of demi-socialists to greater heights of unpopular, insipid, and flat-out crazy. This has yielded monumentally bad takes such as Kamala Harris supporting busing, the erstwhile candidate Eric Swalwell’s gun grab fixation, and whatever mind-altering spirit crystals Marianne Williamson has been smoking.
The latest to high-jump the bar is the candidate whose name recognition is wholly based upon his universal unpopularity: Hizzoner Bill de Blasio has rushed to the aid of a woman who needs no man to rescue her.
Megan Rapinoe, Maleficent Queen of World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer, has declared that she deserves more. Seeing the cucumber,
the cat de Blasio reacted with nary a moment to spare.
De Blasio, speaking on CNN before the ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes for the US women’s soccer team, said he would insist that Congress pass an amendment to the Amateur Sports Act “requiring equal pay for men and women in all of our national sports teams.”
If that failed, de Blasio, a Democratic presidential candidate, said he would sign an executive order “to force” the US Soccer Federation to ensure equal pay.New York Post, July 10, 2019
How would de Blasio “force” US Soccer to ensure equal pay? Is he going to nationalize all sports? Is he next going to make the NBA and WNBA have pay parity? The idea is Fascist (in the historical sense) on its face.
The Democrat candidates have become a party of privileged men and women pledging to rescue the insufferable downtrodden. They are the very pinnacle of noblesse oblige. de Blasio is one of the worst: “Here’s the truth. Brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. There’s plenty of money in this city. It’s just in the wrong hands.” Men should therefore play soccer and give their bigger share (they earn far more in revenue worldwide) to women, who deserve it by dint of being female.
Democrats have stopped even the merest attempt to vet their thoughts or how those statements look to most of America before they express their glands like dogs in heat.
There is precisely zero chance of de Blasio being nominated. But his statements do nothing to enhance even the most sane of the Democrats. Believe me, Trump will use all this crazy as ammunition against Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren (God help us) or whoever he ends up facing.
It’s only going to get more insane, folks, so I’m stocking up on popcorn. The endgame is simple: Trump can win simply by changing nothing and letting the Democrats impale themselves on stupid, unpopular ideas.