Democrats To Rely On Anger For Trump Era

Because Democrats have been so calm, cool, and collected so far, they want to make 2020 about anger

Trump sets Democratic field ablaze with anger
The price of entry for the 2020 presidential primary is ferocious opposition to the president.

The Democratic base is so roiled and enraged after only two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency that a take-no-prisoners posture toward the White House is emerging as the price of entry for the 2020 primary.

An election that could have focused in on economic inequality and the excesses of Wall Street — the issues that animate the left’s leading tribunes, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — is already shaping up as a contest about the intensity of the resistance to Trump.

Sounds similar to 2004, and that anger carried through to 2008. Because Democrats are angry people.

The urgency of the moment is not lost on the party’s leading 2020 hopefuls. Many of them — including Warren and fellow Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris — abandoned their schedules last weekend to appear at protests in their home states or in Washington, grasping the imperative to be both public and distinctive in their opposition to Trump’s executive order on refugee travel. Then Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, and Booker voted against approving Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, one of Trump’s least controversial picks and an unmistakable thumb in the eye of Chao’s husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (snip)

Leading Democratic strategists warn that the first signs will appear in midterm elections, where the primary electorate will demand more than just marching outside the White House or grabbing a bullhorn at an arrivals lounge. They’ll be expecting something close to 100 percent rejection of Trump’s agenda — making the coming years complicated for members of Congress, who have to vote on it, rather than the governors and mayors who get to assume more offensive posture.

They don’t even know what Trump will do, and they’re aren’t waiting for him to actually do something. Resist!!!!!!! or something. If he does something they approve of, you can bet they’ll be stunned silence for about 24 hours, then they’ll still find a way to be angry and against it, much like when Bush 43 came out with his amnesty plan.

Will it work? It’s one thing to be angry: it’s entirely something else when these people are marching in the streets, screaming vulgarities, assaulting other people, including police officers and their horses, setting things on fire, damaging property, leaving places a mess, breaking laws. This level of unhinged will not help them win back the White House nor either branch of Congress.

But, hey, you go, Snowflakes.

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36 Responses to “Democrats To Rely On Anger For Trump Era”

  1. Dana says:

    In the original pilot for Star Trek, Captain Christopher Pike discovered that the Talosians couldn’t read his mind through hate, through violent emotions, which was great, but as Vina warned him you just can’t keep that up for long.

    Eventually, the left’s rage will become faux rage.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    The question is when have the dems ever NOT relied on anger?


  3. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Eventually, the left’s rage will become faux rage.

    I disagree Dana. For that to happen the left’s hate would have to be faux hate and they hate straight to the bone. If I did this link from American Thinker correctly this explains my point better than I can.

  4. Jeffery says:

    It’s the electorate that will be angry as the come to the realization that trumpy is a con man. He’ll deliver against the Muslims and Mexicans but he doesn’t have the aptitude to help the economy. Like all Republicans he’ll work overtime rewarding his true base – the wealthy! He’s stacked his cabinet with billionaires and he’ll find it hard to resist the siren song of the GOP House as they propose gutting Medicare and Social Security.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Crotch Sniffer,

    We don’t need unicorns, having facts.

    Hey… your very, very dishonest Commando-in-Chief needs brave men to fight ISIL.



  6. Jeffery says:

    Imagine how angry the electorate will be when trumpy and deplorables in the House can’t or won’t repeal the ACA.

    trumpy took his potshots at Muslims but not to the degree he campaigned on. He lied. The useless Wall that Mexicans were going to pay for is being paid for by the American taxpayer. He lied. The simultaneous repeal and replace of the ACA won’t happen in the first week, month or year. He lied.

    Will he sign the extremist bills gutting Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid? Will he lower his taxes and the taxes of his cabinet and all those Republican donors?

    trumpy’s only hope is to trump up a war, akin to what W did. It stimulates the economy and rallies the voters. He’s afraid of what the Russians can reveal, so it will be full scale assaults on ISIL in Syria/Iraq or a trumped up invasion of Iran. It’s the Republican way.

  7. Jeffery says:

    Crotch Sniffer,

    Are you planning to volunteer to go after ISIL?

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    Time traveler…
    Check the date

  9. Jeffery says:

    trumpy’s nominee for Sec of Labor, Andrew Putzer, admitted he employed an undocumented worker. He’s a wife beater and his company has many, many labor violations.

    That big wuss, Scottie Walker in now lobbying for the job.


  10. Jeffery says:

    Pro-Russian forces in the Ukraine upped the violence just after our so-called president telephoned Putin. trumpy claims that he doesn’t know if Russia is behind the attacks. He’s the only person on Earth who doesn’t.

    Memo leaked after trumpy finds that Putin killed Oleg Erovinkin (agent involved in releasing anti-trump dossier, with MI6):


    Thanks for the help, killer. LOL

    You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.

    Love, Don

  11. Jeffery says:

    Our so-called president claims the media is hiding terrorist attacks.

    He is right in one respect, the White House and the media ignored the murder of Muslims in a Laval, Quebec mosque by a conservative white supremacist trumpy supporter.


  12. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Jeffery, is it possible for you to make a comment that doesn’t sound like the previous fifty five comments you made? We’ve gotten to the point we just skip over everything marked “Jeffery”. I’m begging you to please come up with some intelligent talking point. Enough of your silly, childish trumpy-trump and “so-called president” shtick. We got your point. It would be nice as the radical leftist here you could make pertinent points rather than childish epithets.

    When you debate like an adult you make some good points but when you stamp your feet like a child it’s just noise.

  13. Hank_M says:

    Hoagie, when has he debated as an adult?

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      I try to be fair to the guy Hank_M since his total breakdown on November 9, 2016 he has really not typed a sane, coherent sentence. But he stayed here and fought the fight. John disappeared like a fag in Mecca. But I’m tired of the same lame crap over and over. I realize once you get past the name calling 99% of your leftist freaks got nothin’ but I think Jeffery’s better than that.

  14. Dana says:

    Jeffrey lies via the half-truth method:

    trumpy’s nominee for Sec of Labor, Andrew Putzer, admitted he employed an undocumented worker.

    From CNN:

    (CNN) – Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Labor Department, employed an undocumented immigrant for years, the business magnate said in a statement Monday. It’s an admission that in the past has sunk other Cabinet secretary nominees.

    Puzder’s nomination has been stalled in Congress after a series of delayed hearings from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Puzder, the head of the parent company that owns fast food companies Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., said he and his wife have already paid back taxes on the employee.

    “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the US,” Puzder said in a statement. “When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status.”

    Emphasis mine. Yes, Mr and Mrs Puzder employed an illegal immigrant, right up until they discovered she was here illegally. At that point, they discharged her, which was the right thing to do . . . but Jeffrey seemed to neglect that.

    Now, why would Jeffrey omit that part? Did he not know about it, or was it that he hoped the rest of the crew on this pirate ship didn’t know, and would therefore turn against this nomination based on incomplete information?

    Well, I can’t know Jeffrey’s motivations, but CNN tried the same thing. The article headline, “Trump’s Labor Dept. pick admits to employing undocumented worker,” was all that you saw on the CNN homepage; if all a reader saw was the homepage, he might well be fooled. It is only after opening the article and reading that you would learn that the Puzders did the right thing.

    Ain’t it amazing what telling the whole truth can do? And that, of course, is why the left try to avoid the whole truth as much as they can.

  15. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    The next thing Andrew Puzder should fire is that ridiculous last name.

  16. jl says:

    “He stacked his cabinet with billionaires…” Only two of them fit that description but thanks for the drama

  17. david7134 says:

    Jeff led me to his site which was Raw Story. All they do is sit around and lie to each other. When I tried to interject the truth, I was blocked and my comments deleted. So that is what Jeff is interested in, only the truth as they confabulate it. Oh, Jeff’s name on that site is one human or some stupid name like that. If you look up paranoid schizophrenic and compare that to Jeff’s posting, you can make an exact comparison. You do need delusion in the diagnosis and that is that he thinks that he cures cancer.

  18. Jeffery says:


    Full of shit, per usual. I have never commented at Raw Story, nor have I even read comments there.

    I thought your klavern met Tuesdays.

    If you look up sociopath and compare it to dave’s postings you can make an exact comparison.

  19. Jeffery says:


    Shouldn’t we expect more from a cabinet secretary nominee? There’s no excuse for hiring an undocumented worker – and you absolutely, positively would not give such a wide berth to a Dem nominee. Many conservatives find the idea of undocumented residents so distasteful that they advocate rounding them up and deporting them, yet you’re advocating installing an enabler to the US cabinet!

  20. gitarcarver says:

    There’s no excuse for hiring an undocumented worker…..

    Clearly Jeffery has never hired anyone.

    There are a couple of instances where one would hire an undocumented worker. The first is where the worker has forged or stolen papers. If the employer hires the person and submits the paperwork for verification from the government, the government information can be incorrect if they say you can hire the person. The employer thinks the hire is fine until the government later informs them that the employee is not fine.

    Secondly, if you hire a person, until the Federal government says the worker is not eligible to work in the country, it is illegal to fire that person. An employer can only act on firing someone for illegally being in the country if the government says the person is here illegally.

    It sounds like that is what happened. Puzder hired the person, submitted the paperwork and when it came back the person was ineligible to work, he got rid of them. In other words, Puzder followed the law.

    The third case could be that Puzder used an agency to hire the person. When the agency sent the paperwork in or discovered the person was could not work legally in the country, the agency told Puzder who then got rid of the person.

    As usual, Jeffery makes an accusation without evidence, without knowing or understanding how the law works, and then tries to impute some improper motive to the person who followed the law.

    His statement on how conservatives would react is wrong as well. I have never met a conservative who would hold an employer accountable in a situation where they followed the immigration law or were duped by someone. Conservatives are against knowingly hiring an illegal alien.

    Jeffery and people of his ilk are not only for hiring illegal aliens, but allowing them in the country.

  21. Jeffery says:

    gitar and people of his ilk will defend Republicans to the grave…

    Puzder said he employed the housekeeper “for a few years”, not for a few days. How long does it take for someone to “check papers”? Did the papers come back years later?

    Why did he only pay the back-taxes when trump nominated him? Was it only then that he realized he owed the taxes?

    Do you have any evidence to support your claims that Puzder was a victim of a dishonest housekeeper or a dishonest agency?

    It sounds like that is what happened. Puzder hired the person, submitted the paperwork and when it came back the person was ineligible to work, he got rid of them.

    But only after a “few years”? On what do you base that speculation?

    Do you have any evidence that Puzder “followed the immigration law” or was “duped by someone”?

    In fact, employers such as Puzder enable illegal immigration. If a Dem nominee had the same record as Puzder the right would be wailing and gnashing their teeth.

  22. gitarcarver says:

    Did the papers come back years later?

    In some cases they can and have Jeffery.

    As I said, it is clear that you have never hired anyone and jumped through the federal hoops.

    Why did he only pay the back-taxes when trump nominated him? Was it only then that he realized he owed the taxes?

    Very possibly. We don’t know the arrangement he had to pay the taxes. In many cases, where the person is a contractor, they are responsible for the taxes. If the person did not pay the taxes and the employer received the services, the employer is on the hook for the taxes. It’s a stupid law, but that is the way that it is.

    Do you have any evidence that Puzder “followed the immigration law” or was “duped by someone”?

    Was he charged with anything? That would be a good indication, wouldn’t it?

    If a Dem nominee had the same record as Puzder the right would be wailing and gnashing their teeth.

    I wouldn’t. And that’s the difference between you and me. You look for opportunities to apply one set of rules to conservatives and another set to liberals.

    You continue to show a lack of character, morals and ethics.

  23. Jeffery says:

    Anyone? How do you explain Puzder illegally employing a housekeeper “for a few years”, neglecting to pay payroll taxes until he was nominated to be the Secretary of Labor?


    • drowningpuppies says:

      Mr. Geithner “came clean” only when he was caught, first by an IRS audit that found he owed Social Security taxes for 2003 and 2004 and then when additional tax liabilities for 2001 and 2002 were discovered after his nomination.Jan 19, 2009
      Timothy Geithner’s Tax Problems – Washington Post
      Washington Post › article › 2009/01/18

  24. Jeffery says:

    You continue to show an utter lack of character, morals and ethics.

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