In sports, in business, certainly in dating, when you find a strategy that succeeds for you, you are likely to repeat that strategy. The same is true in politics.
Donald Trump is an extremely stupid man. Just based on his spelling and use of language, I’d guess his IQ is in less than triple digits.
But, he knows this. Way back when he made his Mexican rapists and drug dealers comment, and all Democrats (myself included) said “Well, that’s that one gone, he’s toast,” and his poll numbers didn’t plummet but actually rose, he realized he had a winning strategy. He doubled down on it again and again. And he won the election. So, he’s doing it again. The ‘go back where you came from tweet’ is as blatantly racist as you can get.
It makes sense, and it might even win him a second term.
The Democrats, on the other hand, lost the last election. If this were sports, or business, or dating, and they were trying to succeed, they would not repeat the same strategy (i.e. doing everything they can to keep a candidate who is popular with a wide cross section of the public from winning the nomination) Yet, they are. Either they are incredibly incompetent politicians, stupider than Donald Trump, or trying to lose. I suspect the last one.
It’s not that over 50% of the American people are racists. That number is probably closer to 30% It’s the same percentage of Americans who believe that the world was created, in a single day, 6,000 years ago. It’s the same percentage who believe the story of Noah and his Ark is literal. It’s the same percentage who believe that global warming is a hoax.
It’s always around the same number, because it’s the same people.
One might think that 30% is not enough to win an election, but it is when only 50% of the people vote.
So, all the Democrats need to do is field a candidate who people are excited about, who people will turn out in droves to vote for, and there’s only one of the current crop of candidates who has that appeal. It isn’t creeper Joe Biden. It isn’t Kamala the crooked cop. It isn’t Elizabeth Warren, even though she’s saying all the right things. It certainly isn’t Corey “steals medicine from old people” Booker, and it isn’t the failed mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
It’s Bernie Sanders.