Speaking of why Democrats never lose.
I've more or less sworn off Twitter, and ignore most Catholic activists who frequent there. Nonetheless, I still belong to groups that do the dirty work, and every now and then something is so funny it's worth repeating. Case in point:
I can now barely fill a shopping cart halfway from where I could a year ago, and that was after almost the first year of the Covid pandemic. Beyond that, an unraveling international scene mixed with empty shelves, lack of crucial goods, and rising prices for living, I don't hear many saying things are hunky-dory. Could it be they know the facts, and it's those known facts that are driving down his poll numbers?
I have always loved how Americans are treated when they don't support Democrats. They're either evil, or they're stupid, or, most charitably, uninformed. It couldn't be because 'Ignore the bad and focus only on the good' doesn't work when most Americans are being impacted by the bad. Heaven forbid it's because most Americans are good folks who are informed and who have assessed the current situation and found liberal Democrats wanting. That doesn't seem to be near the radar, much less on it.
It's been a theory of mine that one reason Donald Trump won in 2016 was that the press circled the wagons around Hillary Clinton by trying to lift up Obama as the savior of mankind. I can still remember Fareed Zakaria giving a monologue in 2016 on how, after 10 billion years, we've finally reached the pinnacle of human history in the universe, all thanks to Obama. Really. He said because of Obama we were now at possibly the best situation that the world has ever seen.
Of course it wasn't like that in the least, and there were problems aplenty. Remember when Islamic terror attacks were now the New Normal? Heck, even Rick Steves joined in that lament. Wages were stagnant. Jobs still wavering. Economic growth anemic. Terror attacks and ISIS and a world increasingly laughing in our face. Yet the press seemed to think if it just said so, said that Utopia was around the corner because of Obama/Clinton, it would be true.
I've often thought that is why many didn't vote. They didn't vote for Trump mind you. But enough didn't vote at all because they were tired of being told their suffering didn't count, because it might make the wrong candidate and party look bad.
So if you hope for Republican victories in the next round of elections, my advice is to lift Mr. Dailey and his posse up on a pedestal. Encourage him and others like him to continue ignoring, downplaying or denying the suffering of those who are being crushed by our current state of affairs - especially the poorest and lowest income Americans. Because in the end, people are never as stupid as they appear to hope.
Speaking of hilarious - and I'm warning you to put down your coffee or you might spill it laughing - we have this from that respectable news organization CNN:
Heh. What can I say. I think the media was harder on Trump than it was Hitler. I can't think of anyone who got reamed by the press more than Trump. They might as well have added to their slogan 'All the news that's fit to defeat Trump.' But like Agent K, I'm beginning to think the tabloids are far more reliable news sources than most traditional news outlets.