• Another Leftist Crashes into the Dem Presidential Primary Field

    We’re reminded this week that the machinery of the political process takes away with one hand and can give with the other. Just a day or two after Eric Swalwell (Don’t ask – Google him) made a ripple in the muddled pond of this Dem Presidential Primary, billionaire hedge-fund manager/philanthropist Tom Steyer made it official: he’s diving into those room-temperature waters.

    The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson actually thinks it’s “a very big deal … [a] Nuke Just Went Off in [the] Democrat Primary”, as he climactically put it:

    The dude [Steyer] could spend a million a week just to boost his favorable name identification and that’d still be chump change for him.

    This is a huge signal that he, a major Democrat party donor, thinks the field s*cks. It would be as if Sheldon Adelson got into the Republican Primary.

    Most Donkey Party-types paying attention know that diagnosis is roughly accurate. For their concerns, from a pure electability standpoint, there are hefty problems, unsettling problems with this field. It’s a gaggle of self-deluded, mostly self-absorbed mediocrities peddling clichés and threadbare Leftist tropes. Overall, their collective presentation is so shallow and shabby they make Donald Trump look profound and luminous by comparison. (More than halfway through his first term, DT’s adversaries remain arguably his most beneficial political asset.)

    Nearly to a man (and woman – if I’m permitted to make that distinction) they’re hostile toward financially successful Americans, boosters of a buffet of new entitlements (Paid Family Leave? Free College? Free Medical care for those residing in America illegally? Even a proponent or two of a Universal income?), “climate-change” hysterics, limp – at best! — on international issues and national defense, terrified of feminists, pro-abortion, and mindlessly subservient to the homosexual – and now transgender – lobby. (Any question on that last assertion? Recall Julian Castro – former Democratic mayor and Obama-era cabinet member who is – of course – running for the White House — pumped for “trans-female” rights to a government-provided abortion. Trans-female? In other words, a biological man pretending he’s a woman. Why would he ever require an abortionist’s services? A Castro spokesman said her guy misspoke. Even if true, his stumbling rhetoric is just another indicator of the pathetic frenzy of these candidates as a whole to pander to homosexual/transgender voters.)

    Considering that bench, a bunch of onlooking Democrat, liberal and Progressive Americans are probably asking: Why not Tom Steyer?

    Also,” Erickson forecasts,

    he’s a billionaire surrounded by sycophants and consultants are going to make serious mint off his loss. His entry will also provide an excuse for some of the Democrats to move back to the center and blame Tom Steyer for everything.

    This is going to be really fun to watch.

    Perhaps, but the selection of the person who will head our government and provide the worldwide face of the nation is not just a diversion to be indulged every four years. It’s gravely serious business.

    From what I can tell, Steyer is not much more than a Democratic horse who is massively richer, but pretty much as Leftist, as the most of the rest of this unimpressive gang.


    Image: Adapted from: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Tom Steyer, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79496453

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