The Democrats Are a Cornered Animal

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A "full-blown freakout." 

That was the words Politico used to describe the chaos happening in the Democrat Party. As RedState's Bonchie covered in his article about it, President Joe Biden's unpopularity has the Democrats desperate, dejected, and doomsaying. 


Looking at it today, it's a totally different beast than the one that seemed so powerful during the Obama era. The cockiness it had during the 2016 election is gone. Now, it's scared, unsteady, and internally conflicted. Moreover, as Bonchie noted, all their best-laid plans have oft gone awry: 

Let's be honest about what's really got Democrats losing their minds at the moment. It's not just that Biden is lagging in the polls due to his terrible tenure as president. It's that their lawfare gambit appears to be failing. It's not just the possibility of a conviction backfiring that has them needing smelling salts, though. Democrats are facing another outcome that could prove catastrophic.

Does this mean the Democrats are done? 

Not by a long shot. They might be wounded, but they're not bleeding out by any measure. They should be looked at more like cornered animals, willing to lash out dangerously at anyone and anything they deem a threat. 

They haven't been in this position in a long time. Sure, they might have lost in 2016, but they were confident Clinton was going to take the win right up until the moment she didn't. In fact, I would say that was the start of the Democrat Party's self-destructive trend. I can remember Elizabeth Warren saying that the reason Democrats lost was because they weren't radical enough. Nothing shows me they've changed their mind on that. 


So when I say they might lash out, I'm not sure what form this will take. It could take multiple forms, but whatever form it takes, it's not going to be good for anyone, including the Democrat Party. 

It used to be that the Democrats didn't have this problem. I always complimented them as being players of the long game. They were always a step ahead of the Republican Party. By contrast, the Republican Party was always reacting to whatever the Democrats were doing. In fact, I would say the Republican Party is still in that mode of thinking. 

I think the issue is that the Democrats really don't know what to do about Trump. More accurately, I don't think they know what to do with their hatred of Trump. Like a drug, they're addicted to the point where they can't function without it but it's killing them. With every injection, they weaken themselves further. 

Meanwhile, they only empower Trump more. As I wrote back in December, the spite the American people have for a Democrat Party that has massively complicated their lives mixed with their obvious fear and hatred of Trump is part of what's driven Trump's popularity. I saw it then, and if I saw it, the Democrats saw it, but they just couldn't stop themselves from going after him. 

(READ: Trump's Popularity in the Polls Might Not Be About His Popularity)


Now with Trump unlikely to go to jail and even more likely to win the White House, the Democrats are, as Politico so eloquently put it, in a "full-blown freakout." The key paragraph to me is this: 

All year, Democrats had been on a joyless and exhausting grind through the 2024 election. But now, nearly five months from the election, anxiety has morphed into palpable trepidation, according to more than a dozen party leaders and operatives. And the gap between what Democrats will say on TV or in print, and what they’ll text their friends, has only grown as worries have surged about Biden’s prospects.

Democrats are not the "lay down and accept their fate" type. They don't snap their fingers, brush themselves off, and say "We'll just have to do better next year." They don't lose, and if they lose there are consequences. Riots, destruction, and death have been a staple of leftists not getting their way. 

And that's just what we'll see in front of the cameras. You can expect more lawfare, a massive shift to social issues that will stoke tensions among specific groups, and buckling down on leveraging media and tech platforms. With Trump back in the White House, the media won't be able to help itself and friendly social media companies and information gateways will only be too happy to assist. 


This is going to get nasty both before and especially after the election. If Trump wins, the left won't know what to do with itself. The media will be seeking revenge. Democrat politicians will be putting on Demonstrations in the Capitol. Social media companies will be curating news about the Trump-born end-times. 

It's all happened before.

This is going to go from a full-blown freakout to a full-on meltdown with all the claws and teeth that go with it, and the media will smile at you, put a kind face on it, and tell you it's actually a good thing. It's all the work of heroes. Questioning it is off the table. 

And all because Trump cannot be allowed to win, and if he does win, it has to be either minimized or painted as a total loss. The truth is going to be hard to come by for a while. 

My advice? Catch up on knowing your rights. Get to know your local sheriff. Buy a gun and if you only have one, buy another. Buy ammo for those guns. 

I know I sound hyperbolic right now, but I'm just looking at what happens historically whenever the Democrats don't get their way. Retaliation isn't uncommon. Just be prepared. They've never been this low before. 

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