A plan to get even with Republicans “with their very worst nightmare”
Democrats should be honest about their plans for vengeance, and let the voters decide.
Rob Goodman, a post-doctoral researcher at McGill University, is mad. At Trump. And Republicans.
For supposedly breaking so many norms of political behavior that dramatic action is needed by Democrats to save the Republic.
Goodman, referencing a book from David Faris, summarizes some of what needs to be done, Hey Democrats, Fighting Fair Is for Suckers:
The list of those changes is dizzying. Grant statehood to D.C. and Puerto Rico, and break California in seven, with the goal of adding 16 new Democrats to the Senate. Expand the Supreme Court and the federal courts, packing them with liberal judges. Move to multi-member House districts to roll back the effects of partisan gerrymandering. Pass a new Voting Rights Act, including nationwide automatic voter registration, felon enfranchisement and an end to voter ID laws. Grant citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, creating a host of new Democratic-leaning voters: “Republicans have always feared that immigration would change the character of American society. Democrats should reward them with their very worst nightmare.”
The notion that Republicans have broken so many norms that such drastic action is needed is absurd. Who broke the norm of accepting the result of an election? If was the Democrats and #TheResistance, who tried to intimidate Electoral College Electors into changing their votes. It is the Democrats who abolished the judicial filibuster in 2013, only to see it come back to bite them. It was Democrats, who applauded Obama’s “pen and phone” to make end runs around Congress.
The breaking of norms detailed by Goodman is actually the unraveling of the breach of norms by Democrats and Obama.
But regardless of who you think started it, Democrats should be honest about their plans for vengeance.
Make it part of Democrats’ platform, tell the voters what you intend to do.
See how it turns out.
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Sounds like somebody’s proposing a fundamental transformation of the country.
It’s been suggested before. No thanks.
Honestly, obama started in with the ‘Fundamental Transformation’ nonsense like a week before the election, long after McShame had given up the election, and all of his internal polls were confirming a win.
Nobody who voted for him in 2008 was voting for any ‘fundamental ‘transformations’ of anything.
He said stuff, like waging war on coal powered electrical plants. Some things the press glossed over, some they totally ignored, and other things he flat out lied about. Some staffer revealed that he was always in favor of same-sex marriage, but knew he couldn’t come out too early on that issue.
sounds like someone wants Civil War II…
soy boi won’t like the outcome.
not that he’d live to see it.
He doesn’t even have the sense to realize that IF his side could do these things (and don’t worry, I understand it is an idiotic fantasy list, and none of them could happen in the real world) but IF they could, then every State in the center of the current USA would leave, and the Union would be over for good. He’s probably silly enough to actually want that.
Referring to “If” and Barack Obola reminded me of a link everybody should see that fairly shows what he was like without his telepromptor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poz6W0znOfk
All the states in the center of the country would leave? No, we’d kick the coastal elites states out first as we’re the true heirs to the United States of America. They can go pound sand.
Perhaps he was speaking of Canadian political norms? McGill is a Canadian university in Montreal, Quebec.
Goodman is at McGill, but David Faris (whose views he promotes) is an Associate Professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago (https://blogs.roosevelt.edu/dfaris/new-home/about-me/).
That having been noted, I wouldn’t tar all Dems with this same brush until some prominent Dems either states these views themselves, or else decline to disavow them when asked about them publicly.
Roosevelt U? Never heard of it.
Do a bit of research on it. You will never forget the name after that. It’s a fairly prominent university here, right in the heart of the city. It’s just that Loyola, DePaul, and Norhtwestern are better known nationally than Roosevelt is.
And when exactly have Democrats ever fought fair? As if dirty fighting and payback are new thoughts for our homegrown communists.
Perhaps, long after Obama’s legacy have been totally dismantled, most certainly after Trump’s second term, democrats may have figured out why the lost. In the meantime, we who are fed up with them will continue to hand them defeat after defeat.
“… democrats may have figured out why the lost.”
In order for them to figure that out, they will have to give up being democrats, and start to think. They will keep on fighting because they believe they are virtuous and right, although they know nothing of virtue.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
― C.S. Lewis
“The Seven Contrary Virtues which are specific opposites to the Seven Deadly Sins:
Humility against pride,
Kindness against envy,
Abstinence against gluttony,
Chastity against lust,
Patience against anger,
Liberality against greed, and
Diligence against sloth.”
democrats are destroying themselves. red hen. kino jimenez the child batterer/MAGA hat thief. That avowed silver spoon socialist from “the Bronx.” And these are just recent examples. The next Supreme Court appointment is going to send the dems even farther to the left. When will Trump Derangement Syndrome become a medically recognized disorder? Not tired of winning…
the worst are the neocon NeverTrump – they shut themselves to reason.
Charles Krauthammer OBM, was a reasoning neocon and was able to agree when POTUS did right and disagree at other times (never with malice).
“Who broke the norm of accepting the result of an election? ”
This started in 2000 with Bush 43, continued in 2004 albeit in a bit more mild manner but has really exploded with Trump.
I though BDS was an acute condition but it is nothing compared to TDS.
Was pondering same the other day when someone asked, when did it get so bad? I thought… Gore. Gore was the final straw… he and the Democrats refused to lose. They crossed the line that Nixon wisely didn’t want to cross in 1960.. and we are seeing just how prescient Nixon was in that regard. The Democrats didn’t care on wit when the shoe was on their foot. They’ve gone insane.
Oh, noe! They has discovereded our ownly weakness! No, pleaze don’t run on open borders, you horibel democrats! We will be crusheded like bugs!
Maybe if Rob Goodman has a torrid affair with Justin(e) Trudeau, he can get this anger out of his system.
A wish list for the destruction of the USA, and the underpinning of the creation of a one world government …. billions of intersectionalism battles leaving the world in constant turmoil.
Put in semi-nice words…. Canada can spend playtime pretending to be a world mover and shaker but when the chips are down can only provide a level of marginal support. (No doubt Canada has put its best in harm’s way and contributed much in the past and present.) I dislike “moral voices” that leave the responsibility and heavy lifting to others.
On the bright side, now is the time for The Woke and Resistance to move north and join fellow travelers!
Goodman’s world would be a very dangerous place to live. The nightmare he wants is already happening in Canada. Let’s see how that works out in an “expendable” country first.
Canada used to be a serious military power. Used to be.
Thinking of the Avro Arrow…
I wouldn’t. Obsolete before it was ever built and outperformed in every way by the F-4 Phantom.
Canadian soldiers have always been tough.
Could you help us out with a reference to a period of time, such as “Back in the (name a time period or event), Canada was a serious military power.”
When they were hiding behind the British Army.
Eh. Canada was never a serious military power, but they’ve always had game. I admired the pilots from Canookistan back in the 80’s when I’d hitch a ride with them from Thule to Station Alert. They were daredevils and good drinkers. Why do those two so often go hand-in-hand?
Because you’d have to be drunk to do some of the things they do? Just a guess, of course.
Captain B.H. Liddell-Hart, in his 1930 book Real War, referred to the Canadians as “matchless assault troops.”
Of course Canada was never “powerful” in the sense of an ability to put large armies in the field, as its population is so small—barely a tenth of the U.S.
While we’re at it …
The first chlorine gas attack, in 1915, was against French colonial troops, mainly Algerian Zouaves. Having no idea what this strange weapon was about, these troops quite sensibly abandoned their positions and fled to the rear.
Despite the gas, the line was held a few thousand yards back by the First Canadian Division.
Considering the horrifying effects of chlorine on all plant and animal life, I have never been able to figure out how this was possible.
I’m thinking WW2
Milhouse, there is a big, BIG difference in having a military with a reputation for tenacious infantry, and being a military power. Being a military power requires power projection. Canada does not have such a thing, and never did, because that didn’t suit its relations with either Britain, or after Suez, with the United States.
I’m sure this wasn’t what you were thinking but when I think of Canada I think of this.
The the lumberjack special forces.
The Princess Pricilla Light Infantry.
You know you have to be pretty bad @$$ed with a name like that.
“Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue”
Well, OK, maybe the Twin Otter.
We should do a preemptive strike.
1) Prosecute Hillary and her staff, Obama, FBI and DOJ bigwigs for spying and using fake dossier to obtain FISA warrants, Prosecute Susan Rice for abusing the FISA wiretaps.
2) Require that government and commercial entities who supply pensions pay for them instead of hoping that the money fairy will help out.
For every employee determine that number of years left till they are due a pension. Divide their expected pension by that number of years and every year buy an annuity that will pay that portion of the pension upon their retirement.
3) Defend the civil rights of conservatives attending and speaking at universities. Prosecute those who violate the civil rights of conservatives just as we prosecuted the KKK in the South. This will include prosecuting the politicians and police who refuse to defend conservatives.
4) Sue the universities and government entities who violate civil rights and ensure that the victims receive huge compensation.
5) Resettle the Tea Party and NRA lawsuits for the sins of the Obama administration and give these victims billions of dollars as compensation.
6) sue FB, Twitter, youtube and other social entities who have blindsided conservatives by the use of sclc.
7) remove sclc from any 301c designation and demand back taxes.
You mean splc. and no, nice as it would be, I don’t think either of those things can be done.
Trump should indeed do most of those things. and he has the authority to order the appropriate people to do most of those things. So why doesn’t he? Why hasn’t he Locked Her Up (i.e. instructed the DOJ to build the case that we feel sure exists, and then to prosecute it?) That’s what Rags & I have been asking since he took office.
And this is how Canada proposes to defeat America.
These Dems are so upset about gerrymandering, you’d think that they’ve forgotten that they invented it.
They’ve forgotten everything of their party’s past. It’s as if they evolved in 1969 as a butterfly and nothing before. No KKK, no racist USA. Heh.
Hos ironic it all is?
The Commiecrats and Lefttards in general are antithetical to a Constitutional Republic,they are in search of a country of unicorns and rainbow pharts to rule over with a iron fist,not unlike their heros Lenin,Stalin and Mao .
-> Milwaukee | July 5, 2018 at 7:48 pm
Vimy Ridge 1918 – a turning point in WW1.
Well worth the trip to see the site, to understand the sacrifice of soldiers past & to meet the young Canadian guides honouring their country’s magnificent dead.
Western Europe is littered with memorials to service men & women who gave their lives so we could freely argue the toss on sites like this. I’m grateful to them all.
Will be interesting to watch this play out.
“Fighting fair is for suckers” = The-ends-justify-the-means Stalinism.