Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that the current experiment the Democratic Party is taking part in will yield positive results for them in 2020. That venture is giving control of their party over to socialist post-adolescents with Valley Girl accents and the collective cognitive skills of a single rutabaga.
Now, there are over sixty Dem freshmen, as their House Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland has mentioned. But the press has given the lion’s share of the coverage to just three because the coastal metropolitan press generally agrees with the views of the trio about how America is “garbage” and that capitalism is morally wrong. The media also believes, perhaps correctly, that youngsters in their 20s right now prefer socialism to a free market. The press thinks it is the wave of the future.
They may be right. However, right only in the very immediate future.
What the Dems and their lapdog media forget is the immortal line of Clemenceau when told his twenty-year-old son was a socialist: “Of course he is. If he’s still one at forty then I’ll be concerned.”
I mean, hell, my greatest ambition at twenty-three was to sleep with Pat Benatar. Mercifully for her, Ms. Benatar was spared the soul-deadening experience of my youthful exuberance. Me? I weep every night in sad remembrance of lost carnal vistas. Well, maybe not every night.
People grow up, get wise, go through life experiences, gain things they could lose, and then generally vote more conservative. That’s why the generation who may have voted Bolshie as flower children in the early 70s, (not that many of them got to the polls even then) only around eight years later gave Ronald Reagan a landslide victory. Four years later these now 30-something former hippies gave The Gipper forty-nine out of fifty states. Interestingly enough, just as their parents had done for Nixon in 1972.
The Dems also limit themselves by their almost exclusively urban and coastal appeal. Even the lost Dem freshmen, some of them from the heartland, who ran as moderates will get tarred with the socialist brush. That will not help them in their first reelection campaigns, where they would be vulnerable anyway because of their rookie status. And as people desert the high tax coastal states for better economic climes, they may become acculturated and start voting like their new neighbors.
So sure, run amok for a season or two spouting off gibberish and airhead logic. The press is hot for you right now. However, when your constituency starts having babies and paying mortgages they could start singing a different tune at the polls.
But don’t worry, Alexandria, you won’t be unemployed. Univision always needs spokesmodels. Even real dumb ones.