The way in which the democratic party operates is both simple and deceiving at once, but as soon as you see the truth behind the movements, it becomes extremely difficult to get fooled again.
You see, the democrats half-purposefully employ a psychological technique known as “projection” in order to absolve themselves of their uncouth behavior. This is precisely what “virtue signaling” is: A projection of your ideals that is meant to overshadow your actual actions. It’s the “do as I say” version of social chicanery that has been exposed in the overwhelming majority of #MeToo complaints coming from the liberal side of society.
There are plenty of reasons why this is true, but I’m not sure if we have the kind of time necessary to break down the hypocrisy of the left when it comes to sexual assault. Even Bill Clinton can’t seem to keep himself in the clear on that, even after all these years of getting away with it.
Now, as it pertains to the conspiracy theory regarding Russian election meddling, the left is equally as guilty of this projection schtick, pretending to be interested in getting to the bottom of their own “collusion” story when really they want nothing more than to delegitimize the President of the United States. This is projection again because the democrats have truly been the party interested in making elections work for them and them alone. Take the nefarious rigging of the 2016 primaries by Hillary Clinton, for example.
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Enter former President Barack Obama, who is attempting to subvert the DNC to take the reigns of the party for himself once again.
Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.
All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.
The meetings have been at Obama’s personal office on the third floor of the World Wildlife Fund building in D.C.’s West End neighborhood, and they show how a stream of ambitious, searching politicians are looking for guidance and support from the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party, eager to be involved, though not directly. He’s not making any promises of support, though, and is not expected to endorse in the 2020 race until after a nominee has emerged.
This was the fear of many in the Beltway when it was announced that Obama would not be retiring off into the country somewhere, rather, that he would buy a posh home in an elite D.C. suburb from where he and his team could “keep tabs” on the goings-on in the West Wing.
Given Hillary Clinton’s abject failure in capturing the hearts and mind of America in 2016, Obama may be the only democrat left who can scrape together a fighting chance for the democratic party to remain relevant. When Donald Trump slaughters the 2020 election in a landslide, however, we may need a few of Obama’s pals to play pallbearers at the democratic party’s coming funeral.