At The American Spectator, Robert Stacy McCain notes that the “odds of any Democrat beating Donald Trump in November have become increasingly bleak.” Some of the Party’s elder-standard bearers like Chris Matthews and James Carville are sounding the alarm, but it may be too late. McCain writes (abridged):
The odds of any Democrat beating Donald Trump in November have become increasingly bleak, and the Great Liberal Freakout of 2020 has now begun in earnest.
We need look no further than the reliably partisan Chris Matthews at reliably partisan MSNBC.
A former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter who served as chief of staff to former Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill, Matthews reached a nadir of despondency after Biden’s debacle last week in Iowa. In a panel discussion following Friday night’s debate in New Hampshire, Matthews went on a rant against socialism, recalling his Cold War–era visits to Vietnam and Cuba: “Being there, I’ve seen what socialism is like.”
“It’s not only not free, it doesn’t freaking work. It just doesn’t work.” As his fellow MSNBC panelists looked aghast, Matthews continued, saying that if “the Reds had won the Cold War, there would have been executions in Central Park, and I might have been one of the ones getting executed, and certain other people would be there cheering, OK?”
A mood of desperation is now taking hold among Democrats. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program Monday, longtime Clinton strategist James Carville warned of an apocalypse — “the end of days” — if Sanders gets the nomination:
Despite Carville’s vision of doom, the country is actually doing quite well — especially the economy, which added 225,000 jobs last month.
From a Republican point of view, nothing could be more enjoyable than watching Democrats lose their minds over their declining prospects for winning back the White House. It may be “the end of days” for Carville, but for the rest of us, the Great Liberal Freakout of 2020 is excellent entertainment.”
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