How state Republicans are wielding Trump power
In case you haven’t noticed, the left is in full panic mode. They are rapidly losing what was thought not long ago to be an iron grip on American politics and culture. But Heir Obama has squandered their historic pre-eminence, preferring to concentrate only on his legacy. I suppose we should thank him for this.
Americans have what seems to be a penchant for concentrating only on presidential elections. Maybe because it’s easy. We have two, maybe up to four choices for the office, and that’s it. It requires almost no effort on the part of the electorate to decide between two candidates.
A football team cannot win a championship with only one exceptional player. They may invest everything in a star quarterback, to the detriment of the rest of the team.
Eventually, other teams will make up for their quarterback deficiency by concentrating on building the rest of the squad. A political party can be thought of in much the same way. It too cannot survive long with only one thought to be exceptional individual.
Despite winning national presidential elections, Democrats have won little else since the great unifier, Barack Obama, was elected in 2008. Since then the party has proceeded to lose the House and Senate to Republicans, as well as over 1,000 seats in state legislatures and many governorships. Democrats now control only five states in the union.