To understand the massive national defeat delivered to the Democrat Party in this election, just look at the areas where the Democrats are in total power. Start with New York, Chicago and California. And there it is.
Andrew Cuomo, Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi: they aren't fair-weather friends. They are the enemy of working people.
The 2008 mandate, where the Dems controlled Congress and the White House, delivered a big flaming pile of nothing good.
If Obama had fought for single-payer, the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
If Obama and Clinton had ended the wars, the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
If Obama and Clinton had turned off the NSA, the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
If Obama and Rahm Emanuel had delivered quality public education instead of charterization, the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
If Obama and Clinton had delivered the promised "card check" allowing unionization in workplaces, the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
If Obama had delivered a single step towards dealing with carbon emmisions, say funding mass public transportation and putting Michigan and Ohio back to work building the engines… the Dems would run the Congress for a generation.
Instead, they delivered permanent war, a surveillance state for the ages and the bailout of Wall Street to the detriment of Main Street.
And so, the Democrats having WON elections with a mandate, delivering nothing but insults to their core constituencies, ensured that the "hope" and "change" they spoke of were turned to saccharine.
If you can't afford to live in NYC or SF, it's because you aren't a liberal. Because if you can't pay $2000/month for a one-bedroom apartment, you ain't shit, you ain't "relevant" to the Democrats and if you don' thank them for dumping on your head, you are a "purist" and so on.
Wisconsin attack dog Scott Walker? Yeah, he's the enemy. But Andrew Cuomo is the one waging "war on the unions" in NYC… AND THE UNIONS PAID HIM TO DO IT.
This article originally appeared on Jed Brandt's Facebook page.