Every sports fan understands the concept of “blowing it up”. That’s when your team sucks and there is no future in sight. Time to blow it up. Trade veterans. Dump big contracts. Fill up on draft picks and prospects. One step backwards for two forward. In a few years make the play-offs and improve from there.
Well that seems to be what many Republicans like Lindsey Graham and maybe Paul Ryan are thinking about the Republican Party and The Donald.
But it is also what many true Dems and progressives are thinking about Hillary.
Check out Christopher Ketcham in the Daily Beast on this silent but deadly block of voters out there.
I’m not alone here. Travelling across the country, I keep meeting people who voted for Sanders in the primaries but mutter under cover of night and a few drinks that they’ll vote for Trump in November. Friends out in the wildlands of the intermountain West, hard gun-toting anarchist redneck Amy Goodman progressives, say so. Big-city journalists, too. I suspect that the left-contrarian, anti-Hillary, pro-Trump arsonist crowd is larger and wider-spread than the cubicled creatures in the Clinton campaign have accounted for.
The Democrats have a problem and their game plan is to ignore the negatives but attack anyone who brings them up as a misogynist who ignores the fact she’s most qualified person ever to run fro the presidency. Her platform is that and whichever way the wind is blowing.
Party politics is not a religion or family. This idea that we are all Democrats and have to stick togeth… blah blah blah blah. That’s bullshit slung by those in power. Skaroo them.
Will there be action at the conventions or will everyone fall in line and do what they are told?