And so the farce continues. Anxious to show that the Democratic buffet has more than just Hilary to serve, they are pushing possible contenders to be alternate menu items to the devoted faithful. As of now, the choices are, leftover meatloaf, pemican or a pick of a duo of mixed nuts.
The only thing delicious about this tortured analogy is the irony since there is nothing on the Democratic table that is remotely fresh or new considering that the barb most often hurled at the Republican party is that they are the party of old white men.
Like most positions that emanate from the Democratic party, their presumptive candidates are hopelessly out of touch and lost in the past. Clinton, Warren and Brown are relics of the hippie past in America, holdouts from the 60′s in their mindsets and worldviews. Biden, if he is a contender, is a relic of Archie comics. These people have as much in common with the sensibilities of the present generation of voters as cheese does to head cheese. The fact that the party is unable to attract anyone to be their standard bearer who isn’t already collecting a seniors’ pension is very telling. The contrast with the core values of the party of “old white men” couldn’t be more stark.
Whereas one party harps on the tired core values of entitlement and fantasy, the other party has a plethora of young capable leaders whose visions have an arm’s reach connection with reality. Most could be the children of the aged Dem candidates. Many have already proven their talents in actually running state governments with effective results whereas on the Dem side, most of them are professional politicos. There is enough range in the positions of those on the Republican side that there is not just one tired monolithic message that followers are obligated to subscribe to as if in a moonie cult.
If I were looking to dine at the Democratic buffet table, I’m not sure I’d be all that excited about the addition of Jerry Brown to the offerings. The stuff that’s on the table now has been there a long time, some of it passed over and adding more leftovers doesn’t make it more attractive. Of course that doesn’t mean that there’s no appetite for this. America loves buffets. It perpetuates the myth that you can get a lot for very little.