The Цесаревич has always been fascinated by politics at all levels (local, municipal, state, and federal…and spends a lot of time watching elections overseas, too), and rather unsurprisingly is considering political science as his college major. As he gets older, now well into his teens, he seems cagier about the whole system and, to be honest, the Czar finds himself disagreeing with the boy less and less.
In a recent conversation, he mentioned that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot—although still very green in Chicago’s foul political swamp—probably will be courted by the Democrats for a national role after a single term. Her honor may certainly decline the invitation and instead run for re-election, but the Czar indeed would not be shocked if she agreed. She isn’t Rahm Emanuel, and that alone is encouraging a lot of Chicagoans that the city might be improving even though she has done little, yet.
In other news, we see that US Representative Ocasio-Cortez, from New York, is not polling terribly well at home. In fact, the number of likely voters planning to support her re-election in 2020 is barely in the double digits. Things are so bad that at least four Republicans are running against her, which probably consists of every Republican in her ultra-blue District. While that may mean nothing, the Czar does expect that she will be primaried next Spring, and she may not win.
But so what if she doesn’t? Ocasio-Cortez enjoys far higher support nationally. The media, who are astonishingly stupid, mention that she enjoys stellar popularity nationally—except, of course, as a US representative, that counts nothing for her re-election chances since the country doesn’t vote for her. Yet, it does reveal that she would probably go further by running for president in 2024, assuming that President Trump is re-elected based on the fact his Democrat opponents seem to be most affected lunatics since the Civil War’s offerings.
Let’s talk about that. From Joe Biden, who can’t even say hello without turning it into a forehead-slap by the rest of America, to Sen. Harris, who has now repeatedly indicated that she will reign by decree (she calls it executive order, but her statements reveal she has no intention of following those rules), to Sen. Warren, who simply says everything you want will be paid for by…somebody else, it seems. Not one of these candidates is grounded in reality, and all and each are presently making a Trump re-election essentially inevitable.
These things are linked by a most interesting factor: the Czar’s boy assessing that Chicago’s mayor could play a big part nationally, if she chooses, to Ocasio-Cortez’s potential to dominate the Democrat party, to the utter tomfoolery rampant in today’s Keystone Kandidates—yes, they all share a common origin.
Back in January, 2014, the Czar predicted that competent Democrat politicians were as rare as a clean-smelling men’s room in the Castle. President Obama’s leadership destroyed the party: almost 1,000 Democrats were replaced nationally by Republicans over his 8 years in office, which left a significant hole in the number of eligible candidates with a modicum of competence. Only the lunatics were left: the ones so solidly locked into their jobs by their bluest-blue voters that they could be Charles Manson and be repeatedly re-elected.
Eventually, time was going to run out for the Democrats: the reasonable ones, the moderates, the charmers, the folksy down-homers…they’re gone. And while Grandma Ankylosaur still pulls the D-lever while clutching her beloved photo of Jack Kennedy, she worries that the Bookers, Klobuchars, and the Buttigiegs are going to stay. She’s right to be worried.
Things are so bad that this amazing Delta House of Democratic dopefuls (“Bernard Sanders…no grade point average. All classes incomplete!”) is running against Trump. Instead of four-or-five plausible candidates strategizing on a bigger plan, you get twenty cartoon characters all displaying raw incompetence in an effort to leave nothing left standing. And that’s because…ready?…these are the best that the Democrats can produce right now.
So many in 2024, you’ll see the rabid Vladimir Ilyich Ocasio-Cortez running as a primary candidate, because by then, there will be even less of a choice. And yeah, maybe the soft-spoken, passive-aggressive litigator from Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, will seem—by comparison, anyway—to be next Harriet Truman.
Hey, the Republicans have a dump truck full of reasons to be worried, but the Democrats are in vastly worse shape. As the Czar also predicted at the same time, they’re going to have to ditch progressive liberalism—and especially this rampant Leftism—if they want to do more than just be mayors in the country’s sickest cities.
Joe Biden is the most moderate, compelling candidate at the moment? Somewhere, Jack Kennedy is clenching his fists and wondering what the hell happened to his party.