Democrat Politicians: Incompetence or Depravity?

For 6+ months, anyone with integrity and a brain has been asking why politicians, such as those in most “blue” states, have kept businesses shut down based on no data & science.  Suddenly as President Asterisk is about to take power, there’s a magical reversal:

Will Soon-to-be-Recalled Newsom complete the triple-header?!?

A cynical person might wonder if the destruction of people’s lives and livelihoods had nothing to do with safety and everything to do with politics.

47 Replies to “Democrat Politicians: Incompetence or Depravity?”

  1. Hope the following thread from Samizdata will cheer up some of you. The entire thread was very good:
    January 13, 2021 at 4:02 pm
    Just some random responses @ PM:

    “They also pushed vast riots all over the United States – looting, burning and killing”.

    Well, actually – no. They pushed riots and general unrest in a few very-well-defined-and-limited places – almost-all being cities where they already overwhelmingly control local politics anyway. In that sense, the riots were a vast own-goal – they only succeeded in completely coitus-ing up their own strongholds. Most people in outstate Minnesota could literally not give one single f**k that parts of downtown Minneapolis were destroyed. It’s entirely their own loss.

    Just because you saw non-stop all-riots-all-the-time coverage on all the major media outlets – doesn’t mean that they were widespread. In most places – even here in Detroit, which is about as far-Left as you can imagine – the local authorities took a strong line and that sort of nonsense was simply not permitted to start, even though there were protests a-plenty. It’s also worth noting that most of the places where serious rioting broke out, the rioters were overwhelmingly, almost-laughably-excessively white.

    “Control of the education system and the mainstream media (which is basically a group-think bubble) has allowed to international establishment to do this.”

    But that control is dissolving – in the US at least. Every day that the school teachers unions insist that teachers stay home, while still collecting a paycheck, another whole raft of parents say to themselves ‘hold on a minute . . . .?’ and walk away from the public school system – which is where this rot is rooted. Same with mainstream media, including ‘social’ media – look at what’s happening to Twitter. They just announced that CNN will no longer be the monopoly broadcaster in US airports – a thing I could not have ever imagined happening. Mainstream and “social” media are dead men walking, a self-supporting and self-referential bubble that’s shrinking rapidly and will soon collapse in on itself entirely. Stop paying attention to them. Simply stop. They already consist for the most part of Leftists talking at each other. Fine. Let them keep talking. The only value that they have right now is to broadcast exactly what is scaring the Left the most, because that’s all they talk about.

    In a week, President Trump will leave office. The Left is already clearly signalling that what they fear more than anything is that he will run in 2024 – hence this mad, crazed obsession with impeachment, which is their only path to prevent him from being President again. But in a week and a day, when President Trump is gone – then what? Then they own it. All of it. And all of Joey Babblegroper’s witless vapourings – his sole output to this point – will suddenly have to face the cold winds of reality. He’s been playing at being President for a couple of months, with his laughable self-created backdrops and his blabbering platitudes. Next week, the playing stops, and now everything that happens is on him. And we’ll see what we already suspect – he’s not only not up to the job, but all of his grand promises and the Leftist fever dreams of his party will vanish like a f**t in the wind.

    The Democrats are already splintering like a tree hit by lightning. Once they start trying to impose all of the madness they’ve been blathering about on Twitter on the population as a whole, the response is just going to be epic. They really think that their Twitter universe represents reality, and that because a few tens of thousands of people are talking about the same things on the Twitter and the Facebook, that this somehow represents the nation as a whole. It does not.

    Be of good cheer. You’re simply seeing the Left going through a rictus of self-pleasuring at their ‘win’, but in a few weeks, they’re going to learn just what they ‘won’. It’s going to be fun to watch. The only value in watching mainstream and ‘social’ media is to learn what the Left is babbling about today, on the basis that ‘when the flak is heaviest – that’s when you know you are directly over the target.’ They are happy to tell us just exactly what scares them the most, what they are most afraid of – all we have to do is use the information that they so-freely provide.

    I freely admit that I was 97.875% wrong about Trump when he was elected. One of the things he showed us was that he understood just exactly where the Left is most vulnerable, and he would relentlessly attack them on just those things. Once he is out of office, he will be able to keep doing that, and far-more of it. That’s why this crazed, seemingly-irrational pursuit of him, which makes no sense if he’s just the loser of the election. Who cares what Hillary Clinton says or does today? They are showing clearly that they are totally terrified of Trump, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Trying to keep him in check is going to take all their efforts, what will they have left over to run the country?

    Relax. Take a deep breath. Drink some good bourbon. Come back to this in a month or two. Unless I miss my guess, the whole landscape will be fundamentally different.
    llater,
    llamas

    1. Thanks to llamas. I’ve posted this ^comment on other threads, crediting him/her, of course.
      It bears repeating that much of the media is mostly smoke and mirrors and, though their BLATHER is amplified, there are fewer wild eyed cranks out there than the “Woke” would have us believe.
      They parallel the concept of the “Ugly American”, a descriptor that emerged in the 60’s, arrogant, ignorant boors who imagine they are the center of the universe. Clearly, they have no concept of the Real America.

      1. The media gave up informing many moons ago. I was going to say In the UK it started during the American revolution and in the US around the time of the civil war, but it was more like when the media became corporate interests instead of civil interests that their principal obligations went out the window.
        The communists or whatever moniker they pretence under these days have always been big on finding out how to massage public opinion so they where always sponsors of “research” on what made the mind tick.
        Barnum had it all figured out when it was remarked that you could fool a healthy majority into believing one thing once, but you can only maintain that one thing for a portion of the population continually. Big tech is in the business of pinpointing who the gullible are and what they will believe then selling that info to the highest bidder.

        So the task at hand now is finding a way to make that “product” that big tech is selling as worthless as possible.

        Any ideas?

        1. This seems an appropriate place to repost my comment on Democrats shown a couple levels below;
          Seems one solution is to return to the -Roots- of the G.O.P. — ‘Grand Old Party’ and a Party which President Abraham Lincoln POTUS #16 was a member at the beginning of his Career. The Whig Party which was in opposition to many of the enslaver* iterations of the Democrat Party prior to Abraham Lincoln becoming POTUS # 16 and unfortunately to fall back with what some will call the European Wars of Adjustment.__
          There were Four (4) U.S.A. Whig Presidents prior to “The Great Emanicpator” who possibly became aware of the Democrat Party citizens who supported the continuing enslavement of over Two Hundred Years of Owning Black Persons as Slaves . The Democrat enslaver operation of the time was to hurry into selling the Black Persons before the abolition of Slavery eliminated the possibility of selling Slaves. The future location for the hurry-up process during the 1930’s and possibly early 1940’s was Lousiana and the then Foreign Country of Texas. The cruelly yanked from their families and culture of hundreds of development years; were *shuffled” through Georgia by chain gang or shipped out of Providence or similar.
          Their final resting place and shortened Lives through the “whipping machine”** practice was an unmarked grave possibly in a Foreign Country at the Time.__ * Edward E. Baptist; published in 2014: Professor of history Cornell University– “THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD” –* The Whipping Machine was used to improve Productivity on a Daily Basis. Pick more today than yesterday OR be lashed. — This included children working in the Cotton Fields.

    2. And enjoy the show, The Trump Part 2. Thanks, an enjoyable and insightful read. It’s just a coincidence I totally agree with you.

    3. “Everything that happens will be on him”

      Nope. Biden learned from the master at this. Biden will find out about X in the paper and be mad as hell about it and get to the bottom of it. When something bad happens or a controversy arises it will be because of mysterious forces and nothing to do with him. At those moments he will not be the president. He’s just some guy. The press will run with that and it’ll go disappear from the news cycle. If that doesn’t work it’s blumpf’s fault.

    4. As much as I appreciate your optimism, I’d have to fundamentally disagree with your outlook.

      Trump WILL NOT run in 2024. With a democrat-controlled senate, he’ll be convicted of this farce of a second impeachment, even though the impeachment itself is illegal, and unconstitutional.

      That conviction will prevent him from running in 2024. Don’t expect the courts to come to his rescue and uphold the constitution on his behalf. We’ve already seen how much the misfit justices favor Trump, and it’s not by a whole lot, to put it mildly.

      Even if by some miracle he somehow escapes conviction, why would he want to run again? Gee, if it were me, and I had his smarts, I’d stay away from the meat-grinder that is public life.

      It’s far more likely that the jackals won’t leave him alone. Watch for all the blue-state DA’s to froth at the mouth in a race to see who’ll convict him first. Then there are the civil law suits that will no doubt crop up.

      No sir. The cancel culture will not allow Trump to run again, because he’s too dangerous to their cushy set up. On that point I agree with you.

      1. Trump won’t be eligible to run in 2024 because his two terms as President will be completed at that time.

    5. Sorry to be pessimistic, but the Dems have had 50 years of experience in controlling the big bad cities and they have, via Obomber, applied the in-your-face corruption to the federal elections. And they got away with it. There will never be a democrat loss in federal elections from here on in.

  2. Of course it’s been all political maneuvering. The only difference between the Canadian and American handling of the scamdemic is in the States it was all about setting the stage to get rid of Trump. Here, it’s the Turd desperately trying to hang onto power.

    1. Here, it’s the Turd desperately trying to hang onto power.

      And he doesn’t have to try very hard to do so.

      1. agreed the liberal sheep can’t wait to rush to the polls and vote for him again I used to think American voters were stupid but Canadian voters have left them in the dust

    2. Hardly desperate. According to projections that I’ve seen, Turdope will win a majority next election, thanks in part to “the ‘Toole’ Man.”

      Why do you think they’re talking about an election this spring — while we’re supposedly still in a pandemic? The cynic in me believes that they’re planning the “timing” of the “recovery” well in advance!

      After all, it seems to be working very well down south! Achieved all the objectives: Trump gone; Check! China-Biden installed (for the time being); Check! Demon-riots in power; Check! Timid judges running the courts; Check!

      NOW all of a sudden, it’s ok to open up again. China needs the cash!

    3. Dsperately? There is no conservative option to coalesce around, and few want one. The sheeple of Canada are happy to have mommy government make the decisions, even really bad ones, because then they don’t have to grow up and take responsibility for anything. A nation of infants.

  3. Was the plan that the deaths from the Chicom flu would stop after President Trump leaves office? Is that why Cuomo deliberately inflated the death toll in the old age homes? “All these people would be alive if not for Trump,” said Biden. Before the election, Beijing Biden said he had “a plan” to address the pandemic, but he wasn’t magnanimous enough to share it with anyone before being elected. Now that he is President elect, and only a few days from inauguration, the plan remains a secret.

    1. Not a secret.
      Here it is.
      If things don’t improve it is Trump’s fault.
      If things improve Biden takes credit.

      1. Joseph – you are absolutely correct – just look at Canada – 6 years in and 2 elections and everything is still Harper’s fault.

    2. “All these people would be alive if not for Trump,” said Biden.

      I suppose Biden is right about that. If not for Trump winning the Presidency, the Democrats wouldn’t have had to kill your grandma to thwart Trump.

  4. An occurrence is coincidental.
    More than once is suspicious.
    Continual events and it is circumstantial that someone was planning an outcome.

    1. A variation of “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action.”
      I like your version too.

  5. Off topic, second time this week could not get to SDA for about 1/2 our or so, the message was server is not responding.
    Are there some characters that are trying to inhibit SDA?

    1. Lev: same happened to me. Also wondered if SDA was being cancelled.

      An optimist might say it was due to significantly increased traffic – hope so, I recommend this site to as many people as I can

  6. In a shocking reversal California Governor Buzzwords has opened the Greater Sacramento area. I’m thinking he’s worried about the recall movement gaining some credibility.

  7. And … SUDDENLY … on Wed. Gov. Gavin Newsom stopped playing politics with peoples health and allowed multiple “groups” (1a, 1b, etc.) to obtain COVID vaccinations. Thus far, the State has only given 26% of the available doses to CA citizens. Gov. Incompetent was acting as the Satanic gatekeeper … musing whether brown and black people should take priority over 75yo white women. As of Wed. … this white 65yo can “legally” obtain the “life-saving” vaccine. Problem is … the State has NO PLAN whatsoever to distribute the vaccine. Seems Gov. Incompetent is good with Charts, Graphs, Lectures, and Luxury Dinners … but not with PRACTICAL logistics.

    And … SUDDENLY … CA schools are no more than 6-weeks from reopening. Huh? Imagine that? Trump gone … life goes back to normal. So … all this SUDDEN return to normal … despite CA record setting cases and deaths …

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-coronavirus-deaths-30000-deadliest-weekend/

    Disgusting. The only word for the Leftist TDS’er politicians like Gov. Incompetent who played politics with peoples LIVES … Disgusting. No wonder PDJT won in a landslide!

    1. When there are effective drugs available to counter this Wuhan virus, I see ZERO reason to partake in the innoculation of an Experimental Biological Agent that is being promoted using never before tried technology or been Tested on Animals, a “vaccine” conjured up in a mere 9 months, one where the only garantee is for the manufacturer as they will rake in Trillions and suffer ZERO liability. A “vaccine” where numerous issues have not been cleared up ), Infertility in Men & Women & Auto Immune responses.

      An innoculation that No one on the planet knows precisely what it contains, NO ONE…. and pushed by Govt & Supposed Health Experts who have continually flip flopped on this Overall subject more than once.??

      yea I think I’ll pass..

      Give me 2 boxes of HydroxyChloroQuine tablets (1 for the wife n 1 for me), and I’m good to go. A Drug that was totally and completely CRIMINALLY TRASHED by those who would PROFIT from Innoculation sales. (fauci and gates)

      AND now not one person in Authority has come out and said…”Hey wait a minute..?? If HydroxyChloroQuine DOES Work, why the FUCk do we need your BS Vaccine.???

      (I note that the Studies put forth by Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, 2 of the WORLDS most prestigious Medical Publications were RETRACTED Due to the utterly Fraudulent Data used….)

      I note that the deaths per million proves my points above.
      Western Hemisphere: Avg 1000/Million
      India: Avg 105/Million
      Africa (without S. Afrcia): Avg 15/Million

      Commonality….??? Both India and Africa are regions rife with MALARIA.

      ON a side note. I sent an e-mail to Kenney yesterday…telling him he could fix this wuhan virus in 2 weeks: Contract 5 Cargo planes – Fill em full with pallets of HCQ and upon landing in Alberta distribute a box to every man, woman and child. BOOM, in 2 weeks, No VIRuS.

      Tell me again
      this is all about defeating a Virus with a 99.95% survival rate.????

      FUCK your “VACCINES”

    2. CanAM offspring in LA, who is a home caregiver for the elite set, is happily scheduled for a vaccine next week. “On-the-ground” reports from LA are that no one (elite nor neighbours) has been been or is paying attention to rules from day one, which may be one reason why their case numbers suck. Main reason is high density. That said, there is lots of Vitamin C&D there, however many woke Californians do not like foods that have zinc.

      I’ll bet Governor California, Newsom, would love to be even a better Health Dictator than Canada’s Super Star, François Legault, Premier of Quebec, who gets the “award of excellence in martial law enforcement”, particularly for combatting the extreme dangers of outdoor shinny hockey (where NHL stars are bred), harassing drivers trying to go to essential work at 4AM and walking dogs with a child after 8PM.

      These vaccines might not be any good, but neither are the Covid tests!

  8. I’m blocking disinformers such as CGTN. Then I realized if I got them all, after Twitter bans, there’d be a blank screen.

  9. Democrat Politicians: Incompetence or Depravity?

    Democrat Politicians: Incompetence and Depravity.

  10. They were never after President Trump. They were after you. The president was just in the way.

    Now President Trump has five days to go before being removed from office, imprisoned and murdered.

    This clears the way for:

    1. Chinese-style censorship and surveillance to make sure nobody like President Trump ever gets near power again.

    2. Drumming patriotic Americans out of the formal economy and transferring their assets to groups deemed more loyal to the cause of global Chinese supremacy.

    If you ever publicly supported President Trump, forget about ever qualifying for a mortgage or business loan again.

    Forget about working indoors for more than tips or minimum wage again. HR departments in corporate America are now under orders to blacklist job seekers on account of support of President Trump, and remove those already on the payroll—in favour, no doubt, of native speakers of Mandarin.

    1. But what will they do with my white, 64yo wife (oops, person) who has dedicated her teaching career to educating little natty-headed black children in the urban jungle of the SF Bay Area? She has literally risked life and limb, leaving her school after dark in the urban no-go zone … just to ensure little black children learn what they need to know to function in our society. It’s her calling, and her mission from God. But I expect the Fascist State will put a FREEZE on her retirement pension … because she’s white … and her husband is a “radical extremist right winger” who uses forbidden language making comments on “extremist right wing” web sites.

      I don’t put anything past the Fascist State of CA or the incoming Fascist Federal Govt. My social credit score with start … – 1,000,000 points.

  11. In truth, the US has become irrelevant.

    Why?

    Literally half the country rejected Trump as president and Trump could only get things done through force of will. Now , thanks to the left’s own fraud, Biden will be legitimately rejected by half of the country including some Democrats. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Biden does not have the same force of will. Watch the power wars start in the party.

    Add to this the destructive policies about to become reality and the US will suffer a collapse approximate to the USSR. I doubt to the same actual level but the same type.

    And what leader is going to pay attention to an illegitimate president except Iran and their kind?

  12. If the Dominion voting machines were configured as claimed then the 70+ million voters that cast a ballot for Trump are undercounted by a factor of 10 – 15%. If the Spy-gate papers that are expected to be released later today do not start a plethora of recalls and subsequent law suits in America to rid the Republic of the illegally elected Democrats then the American ideal is truly dead. Since the courts would not elect to hear the evidence of illegally cast ballots and of the illegal procedures conducted in polling stations, then it is evident that the next best option is for the American public to exert pressure via mass recall petitions and flood the lower courts with law suits. If that doesn’t right the ship of state the next option and only option is to “Take up arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them!”

  13. Incompetence? How about the supermajority of Democrats running the State of CA handing out
    $ 8 BILLION to criminals?

    https://abc7news.com/finance/report-more-than-$8b-paid-to-criminals-in-ca-edd-fraud/9596289/

    Depravity? How about the supermajority of Democrats ruining the State of CA … eliminating … all safeguards that would have prevented this theft of taxpayer money?

    https://www.ktvu.com/news/edd-an-easy-target-fights-to-crack-down-on-bogus-claims

    Incompetent AND depraved is the apt description of CA supermajority of Raging Leftist Democrat bureaucracies, Legislators, and Governor. They almost appear to be gleefully crashing the system … and lining the pockets of their friends and thieves while doing so.

  14. Seems one solution is to return to the -Roots- of the G.O.P. — ‘Grand Old Party’ and a Party which President Abraham Lincoln POTUS #16 was a member at the beginning of his Career. The Whig Party which was in opposition to many of the enslaver* iterations of the Democrat Party prior to Abraham Lincoln becoming POTUS # 16 and unfortunately to fall back with what some will call the European Wars of Adjustment.__
    There were Four (4) U.S.A. Whig Presidents prior to “The Great Emanicpator” who possibly became aware of the Democrat Party citizens who supported the continuing enslavement of over Two Hundred Years of Owning Black Persons as Slaves . The Democrat enslaver operation of the time was to hurry into selling the Black Persons before the abolition of Slavery eliminated the possibility of selling Slaves. The future location for the hurry-up process during the 1930’s and possibly early 1940’s was Lousiana and the then Foreign Country of Texas. The cruelly yanked from their families and culture of hundreds of development years; were *shuffled” through Georgia by chain gang or shipped out of Providence or similar.
    Their final resting place and shortened Lives through the “whipping machine”** practice was an unmarked grave possibly in a Foreign Country at the Time.__ * Edward E. Baptist; published in 2014: Professor of history Cornell University– “THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD” –* The Whipping Machine was used to improve Productivity on a Daily Basis. Pick more today than yesterday OR be lashed. — This included children working in the Cotton Fields.

  15. Why are those politicos now hell bent on re-opening restaurants? Because they realize that, unless they do something, they’ll be forced to celebrate great occasions at take-outs or – if they’ll lucky – Denny’s.

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