It’s Almost A Law

I’ve been saying that the Democrat nomination – and most Democrat elections – will go to whichever candidate dishes the hopey-changey with the most enthusiasm, from the most intesectionally-correct platform.

And events seem to be bearing me out on that.

But it brings to mind something I’ve been joking about for a while. When it comes to progressive politics, yesterday’s jokes are today’s slogans and tomorrow’s campaign promises.

It’s on the brink of becoming Berg’s 21st Law.

13 thoughts on “It’s Almost A Law

  1. Well, Mitch, it’s one step at a time. The Democrats have had a long history of this “progression”. As was put by Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President, in a 1944 speech:

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

    I think a 75 year span is enough proof of Berg’s 21st Law.

  2. Double moderation!. Hah! Not even a single asterisk in place of the ‘o’ in s****lism can stop moderation. I feel like Swiftee and I are brothers.

  3. C*alis even triggers bots?

    That’s some powerful stuff, right there.

  4. D’oh! Thanks, Loren, I forgot. That’s why Marxism is happily accepted. Or Communism too.

  5. Nah, the candidate who is seen as most likely to defeat Trump will be the eventual candidate to come out of the DemocratTIC party’s nomination marathon. That candidate SHOULD be the candidate who best articulates how Trump didn’t improve on Obama’s economic record, has created a much more coarse environment, denigrated our international reputation, is trying to end the ACA, empowered white nationalists and expanded the debt massively and then discusses how science denial and massive tax cuts for the rich aren’t actually helpful to the middle class but instead we should be looking to finding ways to make health care and college affordable.

  6. I remember back in the 1980s–1988 election I believe–when the Communist Party didn’t run a candidate because they admitted the Democrats had pretty much adopted their platform. It probably helped Dukakis squander an eminently winnable election, along with that picture in the tank. Well, that, and his wife’s journey to rehab (apparently he never noticed she was drinking a LOT) and his running mate’s son’s arrest for cocaine or something.

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