Michael McBride


There is a Perfect Storm of epochal proportions on the horizon for the Democrat Party, and there will be no escaping its impact.  The forces set in motion by seven years of Bush Derangement Syndrome and this primary season will be impossible to mitigate or deflect.  There is a Democrat train wreck coming and even Superman couldn’t stop this locomotive.

And I predicted it all back in November of 2006.

I am no palm reader or Tarot card master, no crystal ball wrangler, no political clairvoyant, but I am cognizant of historical factors that will continue to influence the primaries for the Democrats and fracture their party into small pieces, and there is little they can do about it.

Worse, the factors I relied on in 2006 to make my predictions have only moved in more ominous directions for the Dems.  The fissures have become deeper.  The race has become tighter. And with the Dem candidates polling well against McCain, the stakes have become higher.  The dogfight that will be the Dem nominating process this summer will collapse the party like a black hole on steroids.

To review, from MySandmen, November 6, 2006

“Mark your calendar…you read it here first…the 2008 Democrat National Convention is going to make the 1968 Chicago Democrat National Convention look like a play date for snobby, elite toddlers. I think Denver and NYC should abandon their bids, and that this convention should be held where the least property damage could be done…maybe…in the middle of Death Valley, California.”


Dean and the Kos Kidz. The mainstream party will never be able to meet the exceedingly high expectations from the far left. While their influence in 2004 is well documented, they reached their high-water mark with Ned Lamont in the Connecticut Dem primary earlier in the year.”

“African-Americans will call in their marker on the Dems. …Long a mainstay of support for the floundering Dems, blacks are waking up to the fact that the Dems have been stringing them along for years.”

“If no candidate can run the table…look for a bitter and acrimonious Convention, at which, both the Kos Kidz and the African-American caucuses, increase in importance, and further divide a fissured party. It won’t be pretty amongst the frustrated rank-and-file…locked out of the smoky backrooms, and being kept out of the Convention site.”

Michael McBride

Michael E. McBride retired as a Major from the Marine Corps and blogs at http://www.mysandmen.blogspot.com.

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