[This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 8 February 2017.]
A lot has happened on both sides of the aisle in the last couple of weeks. President Trump is off to a determined if not bumpy start to deliver on his campaign promises, and the Democrats …? Well, they’re off to an even bumpier start which raises the real question – where are they going? No one seems to know. Their only objective is to don the ‘Party of No’ mantle and protest everything until the cows come home. As a political party, don’t you have to do a bit more than that to have a hope in the 2018 elections; don’t you have to tell the voters what objectives you want to achieve other than throw sand in the gears of the Trump administration?
Right off the top the Democrats have no top, no next generation leaders with ideas that make sense to a country which their old and existing leaders have managed to put into what feels like permanent doldrums cranking along with a screwed up foreign policy, and with even worse domestic policies. They don’t seem to remember why they lost the last election, starting with the presidency and plunging wholesale into the states and counties. It is clear that people wanted something different, something that might have a chance of working besides a rehash of the same ol’ same ol’ by the same old crew.