The Chart That Democrats Don't Want You To See

Tyler Durden's picture

What did they expect to happen when they repeat what has not worked in the past?

Huffington Post tracks 205 polls across 25 pollsters and the last few months have seen Democratic Party favorability collapse to its lowest since at least 2012...


The last month alone - with the Berkeley riots, demands for resignations, demands for 'rising-up', continued charges or sexism, anti-semitism, and racism, Russian-connection leaks and faux outrage, and women wearing white in protest - has seen Democratic Party unfavorability soar.

There are many reasons for this demise- not least of which was the further alienation of the progressive wing of the party this week with the appointment of Obama/Clinton establishment-man Perez as DNC chief, but we leave it to Gaius Publius (via Down With Tyranny blog) recently asked (and answered) - Are The Democrats Trying To Fail?

What's next for Democrats deserves an essay by itself. But needless to say, an increase in #DemExit is one of the anticipated options, even by several of the delegates Konst interview on the floor at the DNC meeting.

A worst-case scenario is painted below. First, consider this from NBC News on whether the public views insiders of either party favorably, (my emphasis): "One sentiment that unites the fractured nation is fury at the establishment in Washington. Fully 86 percent of those surveyed said they believe that a small group in D.C. has "reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. That includes 88 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of Democrats."

Then consider how that broad unpopularity of insiders may intersect with this DNC election. Of that, Nathan Robinson, editor at Current Affairs, writes, "By failing to appoint Keith Ellison to chair the DNC, Democrats have written their suicide note."

Here's just a taste of the longer piece:

They Must Be Trying to Fail


At this point, one has to conclude that the national Democratic Party has a death wish. ...


[I]t was incredibly important that the Democratic Party take some steps to indicate that it cared about progressives. Since the election, it hadn’t been doing a very good job of this. (Nancy Pelosi’s insistence that nothing needed to change, and her rebuke to a young leftist, demonstrated the prevailing attitude.) Appointing Keith Ellison to chair the DNC was the perfect opportunity. After all, chairing the DNC is a pretty minor role. It would mostly have been a gesture of friendship and unity, showing that even after the catastrophic mistake of ignoring leftist warnings not to run Clinton, the party was capable of valuing its leftmost members.


But no. Instead of granting the tiniest possible concession, the party has decided to affirm precisely what Nancy Pelosi has indicated: democratic socialists and social democrats don’t belong in the party. It’s not for them. What the party does depends on what billionaire donors want it to do.


This is politically suicidal.

As if that wasn't enough, Robinson adds, "Now, progressives in the party are further alienated. Good luck getting them to vote for Democrats. ... The progressives needed to receive some kind of gesture. And they have received one: an enormous middle finger." Indeed.

Your Bottom Line

Consider these facts:

1. It clearly mattered very much, to Obama, to high Party insiders, and to the support ecosystem around them, that no one representing the Sanders camp be allowed real power in the Party. (Sanders himself is in charge of "outreach" and reports in that capacity to Chuck Schumer.) Even when the role is highly visible but "minor." The DNC Chair does have a modicum of control, unlike those who hold "messaging" roles, but even that much control won't be allowed.


2. Yet all you hear from Democrats, correctly in my view, is "Defeating Trump is Job One." The nation, indeed the world, is at a crossroads — on the climate front, a crossroads of world-historical proportions.


3. Yet there's an obvious disconnect between the Party's rhetoric and its actions. Is control of the Party more important than bringing in the groundswell of popular support needed to defeat the Republicans in all branches of government?


4. And people do notice that disconnect, more now than before. Some might even call it, not a disconnect, but a contradiction. Or hypocrisy. Some, those who couldn't pull the lever for Clinton, may even call it that at election time.


5. If so — if the insider-controlled Democratic Party puts its own need for party dominance over the needs of the nation — the nation and indeed the world will suffer greatly. Will insider Democrats suffer to the same degree as the rest of us? If they think they're getting what they want, no.

So a question for those who gaze into the future. None of this dire predicting is certain, but it's certainly possible. Will there be a price, for the Party and the world, attached to adherence to power at any price? If there is, establishment Democrats sure are flirting with it.

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cossack55's picture

Now if the freakin' repubs would just die.........perhaps some LIBERTY may sprout.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Einstein once said: The definition of insanity is doing the samething over and over and expecting a different result.

Progressive Liberal Democrats are therefore proving themselves to be insane.

The chart shows the results.

And God would send them strong delusion so that they (DEMOCRATS) would believe the lie (this time it will be different).

nmewn's picture

I always said progs had a mental disease.

"Hey! Lets ask Sessions a question about Russians & the 2016 elections and then accuse him of perjury for POSING in a picture at a meeting IN HIS OFFICE with the Russian ambassador AND staffers discussing...the Ukraine!"

Right...fucking mental cases.

Pure Evil's picture

Now let's be clear. What the Democraps have tried in the past might not have worked in the favor of the average joe but it certainly allowed many Doucheocraps to become exceedingly rich in the process.

Hillary, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Ofaggot, and plenty of others have made out like bandits.

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xythras (not verified) Pure Evil Mar 5, 2017 7:02 PM

Gravy train didn't stopped for Dems.

They'll also make lots of money through their immigration lawyers. Trump is sending a lot of business their way, and Mexico is picking up the tab:

Promoting Illegality: Mexico Invests $50mn in Legal Aid Centers at its US Consulates


nmewn's picture

Harry Reid is another classic example, anyone ever wonder why he so abruptly quit? 

Well, read on...

"For nearly a decade Judicial Watch has investigated and exposed Reid’s involvement in a multitude of transgressions and JW even warned the Senate Ethics Committee, but not surprisingly, no action was ever taken. On multiple occasions the Senate minority leader appeared on JW’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list for his role in a number of political scandals that got more serious as his seniority and clout in Congress increased.

As far back as 2006 Reid was in hot water for violating Senate rules by concealing a seven-figure payoff on a suspicious land deal orchestrated by a longtime friend known for political bribery and mob ties. The influential senator secretly collected a $1.1 million profit on land he hadn’t personally owned for years. To hide the deal, Reid transferred ownership, legal liability and tax consequences to a company owned by a former casino lawyer who has been investigated by federal authorities. Months earlier Red got busted for accepting gifts from a state agency trying to influence him. In that scheme the lawmaker quietly took very expensive ringside boxing tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission while that state agency was trying to influence him on the sport’s federal regulation.

In 2012 Reid made JW’s corrupt politician list because he was embroiled in an influence-peddling scandal involving a Chinese “green energy” client of a Nevada law firm run by his son Rory. The senator was one of the Nevada projects most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on its behalf, according to a mainstream news report. Reid’s son was an attorney at the prominent Las Vegas firm that represented the Chinese Company, ENN Energy Group, and helped it locate a 9,000-acre desert site for well below its appraised value from Clark County.

In 2013 Reid was again named to JW’s most corrupt politician list for taking more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds from a shady donor, Harvey Whittemore, who eventually went to jail. Whittemore hired four of the senator’s sons..."


Withdrawn Sanction's picture

"  Democratic Party puts its own need for party dominance over the needs of the nation — the nation and indeed the world will suffer greatly"

I doubt it.  The more likely outcome will be the nation will discard the Democratic Party as useless self-serving twats, just like they did w/the Whigs, Federalists, Mugwumps, and other assorted has beens.  

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prime american (not verified) Withdrawn Sanction Mar 6, 2017 6:23 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

DrBrown's picture

You're a first class piece of shit cossack55 proving that libtards like yourself are self destructing. Keep up the good work.

cossack55's picture

Sadly you are too fucking stupid to warrant a reply. Please die soon.

Keyser's picture

Yet you replied, with no argument, just ignorant bullshit about dying... Typical liberal, no argument against the FACTS, so you resort to insults... Keep up the good work and the Dims will lose another 18 seats in Congress in 2018... 

cossack55's picture

Not a reply, a retort.  Oh, and fuck you too

distopian future's picture

And obviously you are so stupid that you don't know that a retort and a reply are one and the same, fucking moron. You should do something about your lack of intelligence, like say eat the end of a loaded gun. That would be a big help to society. Being your family with you.

wisehiney's picture

We Trumpsters is gonna kick out some scumbag rinos too!

booboo's picture

Maybe those polled want an even more retarded left leaning approach to the issues. Don't discount the fact that liberalism is a mental disorder.

IndyPat's picture

That's exactly what the author above is suggesting. A DNC that is too moderate. I wish they would let control go to the hardcore progs.
That would be a gift.
Nancy and Chuck know that hardcore progs are a tiny minority of the US population. They also know that to cater to them is sure death for the DNC, what's left of it, anyway.

I personally love all the identity politics. It's the perfect formula for factions to cannibalize each other as they jockey for attention. The right should infiltrate these groups and fulminate those rivalries. Pit fags against dykes. Beaners against blacks. Blacks against all homos. Dog eat dog.
They already resent each other.

They just need a little push.

Chuck Walla's picture

Never forget it's profitable either way it goes. The loons must be the freest with their donations.  No matter what happened to the party, the deals are still sweet and the checks cash the same.  And if they get power back? Then they get even richer faster.

t0mmyBerg's picture

I wish they would let control go to the hardcore progs.  That would be a gift.

So right.  It is too bad they did not put Ellison in charge.  Do they really think a fucking Muslim POS was going to win back white working class voters that lost them this and other elections?  A guy who according to Dershowitz is supposed to said to a female peer at law school that he couldnt respect her because she was a Jew and a woman and did not belong in law school?  Please put him in charge and then watch the country run farther away from the progressive fascists.

nukegm's picture

after watching trumpster give the best speech of my adult life on tuesday, i am certain the dems are done.

the world saw those people as they are on t.v. - bolted to their chairs.

disgusting how they cannot stand or clap for anything pro america.


rosiescenario's picture

Exactly, the Dems have totally revealed themselves to only care about themselves.....the good of US citizens is not on their agenda.


Even the black community is finally waking up to the fact that they have been conned by the Dems for decades.


Why would any working stiff want to back a party which openly is trying to bring in more immigrants to depress wages and living standards? The Dems used to be the party of the worker.....not so anymore.They are now the party of the rich, elites.


Just who does that leave who would support this party?

James TraffiCan't's picture

"disgusting how they cannot stand or clap for anything pro america."

The fact there is one -1 is that we really need to shoot every reptile when we drain the swamp.

Beam me up!


Dragon HAwk's picture

Somebody estimated the potential profits for being the party in charge,, to be in the hundreds of  Billions.

that explains a lot of the Gnashing and Wailing..

Allen_H's picture

They bleeding out the azz, all passing around the hildabeasts magic tampon.

coast1's picture

Altho Trump has so many things that seem he is part of the establishment, there are a few things that I am glad for him....exposing mainstream media, exposing how the democrats are totally out of control, exposing geroge soros in a round about way, election fraud, etc...and that is all good, but the middle east wars continue, the federal reserve continues, the chemtrails continue, etc.   Maybe tho, he has not had enough time, and he IS fighting the deepest pits of hell, but, he also seems to support many of the things that need change.....We will see, but at least he accomplished a few good things.  The best thing he accomplised was, wait for it, ........he kicked hillarys sick ass.

Son of Loki's picture
Mark Steyn Western Democracies & Islamic Fundamentalism

I never heard of this conservative Canadian Mark Steyn, but he is well worth listening to.

Global Hunter's picture

He was a big influence on me around year 2000.  I was at college in my mid 20s in Toronto and he was published in the National Post a few times a week an Op-ed piece.  The Post at the time was owned by Conrad Black and had some great writers working for it like George Jonas who was a classical liberal from Hungary.  Great times.

I met him at a book signing in Toronto then lost track of him because he was kind of anti-Islam, pro-Israel and at times partisan Republican neo-con and I discovered ZH around 2011 and didn't look back.  He had a brilliant mind and was amazing writer with a wicked sense of humour. 

I'm going to watch the link with great interest, thanks. 

Son of Loki's picture

Thanks for your comments. I have been watching his yootoobs and agree his mind is very sharp and his analyses very thought out. I am going to get some of his books form my local library thru interlibrary loan. He touches on so many very important is not crucail issues such as fredom of speech and liberty and what's happening on college campuses, the decay of Europe, the massive flood of Africans into Europe and so on.


Here's another great one:

Global Refugee Crisis Debate - Mark Steyn & Nigel Farage vs Louise Arbour & Simon Schama
IndyPat's picture

He fills in for Rush Limbaugh occasionally.

Has the same neocon whiff to him that Rush has. Controlled opposition, IMO.

IndyPat's picture

It's a fact. He does fill in for Rush.

Look it up, dipshits.

It's also a fact that Rush is thee biggest sell-out motherfucker on the planet.

He's Mockingbirds man to keep the cork on the patriot bottle.
Nothing more.

Pure Evil's picture

Rush is the cat herder for the Republicans. At every election he does his best to corral the cat herd to cast their votes for the Repubes.

Global Hunter's picture

I found one too, I'm really happy to see he hasn't gone off on the "never trump" establishment bandwagon, he seems to have evolved over time too which is great.

Mark Steyn Trump Brexit, Le Pen, and more.  Interview by Canada's Rebel Music which is published by Ezra Levant who was another "free speech" crusader from Canada around the years 2000-10.

CheapBastard's picture

You guys are posting some great links...thanks!

I love new stuff.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

He asked a very interesting question during the transition:  why does it take nearly 3 months for the US to transition administrations?  In the old days, when people had to travel by horseback to get to DC, you could maybe understand it, but in this day and age? When a prime minister and his/her cabinet is sacked in a parliamentary system, the transition takes a few days.  It would certainly shorten the timeline for mischief by outgoing administrations.

Miss Expectations's picture

Looky...Barry's Columbia Foreign student ID:


Bam_Man's picture

He was pretending to be a "foreign student" for four years.

Then he pretended to be a "President" for eight.

He is just an actor, after all.

Zorba's idea's picture

More proof the spooks are cooks..

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Explains why his transcripts are considered state secrets.  Were they to be released it would open all sorts of unpleasantness, like who was his handler, and would invalidate EVERY action he took as pseudo-president.  He is and was a pretender and needs to be brought to book.  

Bam_Man's picture

Their neo-Bolshevik agenda is now on full display, for all to see.

I guess they figured it's "now or never".

And it's FAILING.

U4 eee aaa's picture

I guess they run their party like they run the government. They believe they are so smart and right that they will do what they deem the best thing and no one is going to tell them otherwise

DaveA's picture

To be fair, if thousands of Republican men marched in the streets dressed as giant penises while their leaders gave speeches about male genitalia, it probably wouldn't reflect favorably on their party either.

Except that we don't do that, because we're not brainwashed imbeciles.

Billy the Poet's picture

So what the hell am I supposed to do with all this papier-mâché now?

Seasmoke's picture

Stick it up your ass, as your avatar suggests. 

didthatreallyhappen's picture

well, you could go into the papier-mâché weiner business

hound dog vigilante's picture


Note the plunging 'favorable' numbers correspond w/ HRC's candidacy.


IOW, the Left will no longer support their 'establishment' wing.  Just like the GOP.


The establishment is in trouble.


Zorba's idea's picture

I'll believe that when the long in the tooth incumbents are landsided..

DrData02's picture

"if the insider-controlled Democratic Party puts its own need for party dominance over the needs of the nation"... 

Wake up!  That is the ONLY outcome EITHER party has ever been motivated by. 

koan's picture

But what's the truth? It's all spectacle.

Insearch's picture

I thought Sanders become/switched to an independent?

Anteater's picture

It's important to remember the opposition to Gorbachev was also extremely high,...right before the Soviet Union collapsed, and Yeltsin became the Flower Donald of Russia.

"Brokers have no fiduciary duty to savers, investors and pensioners," The Red Donald, and now he's setting Goldman free, undermining the very core of Western civilization.

WS vampire will churn and burn Dow to 36,000 before they 'pull it', and lock up every American's retirement funds in their high-yield bull trap. It's 'a comin'!! April-October.

IndyPat's picture

Analogy doesn't port over as clean as you'd suggest.