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GET WOKE, GO BROKE - UK Election Edition; Lesson for US Dems?

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Can the Democrats find a lesson or two in what has just happened in the UK? Can the Dems see parallels in the actions and policies of the UK Labor Party similar to what the Dems themselves are doing? 

 

"Labour, like the Democrats, has allowed its agenda to be dictated by an army of woke warriors dripping in demented self-righteous virtue-signalling."

Elections 2021: Conservatives hail historic Labour defeat in Hartlepool by-election

The Conservatives have beaten Labour in the Hartlepool by-election, with a Tory MP elected for the first time in the current constituency's history.

 

Tory candidate Jill Mortimer - who defeated Labour rival Paul Williams by nearly 7,000 votes - hailed the result as a "truly historic" moment.

 

It comes as a blow to Sir Keir Starmer's efforts to win back support in traditional Labour heartlands.

 

The Tories are also making gains from Labour in English council elections.

 

On a walkabout in Hartlepool with the victorious Tory candidate, Boris Johnson said her win was a "mandate for us to continue to deliver" for the north-east of England and the rest of the country.

 

"If there is a lesson out of this whole election campaign across the whole of the UK is that the public want us to get on with focusing on their needs and their priorities, coming through the pandemic and making sure we build back better," added the prime minister.

 

 

Sir Keir said he was "bitterly disappointed" by the results.

 

The Labour leader said the party had "lost the trust of working people, particularly in places like Hartlepool," but added: "I will take full responsibility for fixing things."

 

He said Labour had "not made a strong enough case to the country" and he promised to set out changes in the next few days to help the party "reconnect" with lost voters.

 

The Hartlepool constituency was formed in 1974 and had returned a Labour MP in every vote since - until Thursday's poll....

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How bad was it? Keir Starmer is the head of the Labour Party and he felt this was what the voters wanted to see: 

 

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Are there parallels here? Well, Pier Morgan seems to think so: 

 

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Labour's capitulation was so bad it even lost control of the northern town of Hartlepool, a place it has held since it was formed in 1974.

This would be like the Democrats losing New York or the Republicans losing Utah.

How did this electoral earthquake happen?

Simple: wokery.

Labour, like the Democrats, has allowed its agenda to be dictated by an army of woke warriors dripping in demented self-righteous virtue-signalling.

PIERS MORGAN: Beware President Biden - if you go woke, you'll go broke, as your self-imploding liberal friends across the pond in Britain are proving

A few days ago, America's most famous trans woman Caitlyn Jenner was stopped in a Malibu parking lot by TMZ and asked what she thought of the debate over whether people like her should be allowed to compete against girls in school sport.

 

She thought carefully for a few seconds and then replied: 'This is a question of fairness, that's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school. It just isn't fair, and we have to protect girls' sports in our schools.'

 

Now, you might think Jenner is particularly well qualified to speak about this subject given that before she transitioned, she competed as a male decathlete back in the '70s and won an Olympic gold medal.

 

And you might also think, as I do, that she was just speaking common sense based on the irrefutable scientific reality that people born with male bodies have far superior physical advantages over people born with female bodies.

 

That, after all, is why sport divides men and women from competing against each other in anything where power, strength and speed is a factor: because it would self-evidently be unfair.

 

I imagine that the vast majority of Americans would agree with Caitlyn Jenner.

 

But they wouldn't include woke activists like Sarah Silverman.

 

In an extraordinary outburst, the gobby liberal comedienne Sarah Silverman launched a vicious attack on Jenner, who is running as California gubernatorial candidate, for her comments.

 

 

 

'Caitlyn,' she raged, 'you're a woman, right? A trans girl is a girl. She should have the same rights as cis girls. This is not worrying. This is not concern for girls' sports. It's transphobia, full stop. It's such a bummer when such a prominent trans woman is such a t***.'

 

Then she sneered: 'You know, it's like being Jewish right now and having the most recognizable Jewish names be Weinstein and Epstein.'

 

I read all this with mounting anger.

 

A non-trans woman was savagely berating a trans woman for being transphobic and comparing her to two of the world's notorious sex abusers, because the trans woman had the audacity to defend women's rights against demonstrable inequality presented by trans women athletes.

 

Yet I wasn't remotely shocked by Silverman's vile rant.

 

This is how the unhinged horribly intransigent woke brigade behaves to anyone who dares stand up to their extreme worldview, and facts never come into it.

 

But it's why liberal parties around the world have been losing their grip on power, because most people in the real world, away from the shrieking echo chambers of social media, increasingly loathe the woke and cancel culture mentality.

 

And it's also why Joe Biden should be very, very careful which way he takes his Democrat party in the next three years if he wants to stand any chance of re-election in 2024.

 

To understand the danger, Biden need look no further than to what's happening to the equivalent of the Democratic Party in his closest ally, Britain.

 

The Labour Party, which dominated for a decade from 1997-2007 under three-term winner Tony Blair, is currently disintegrating to the point where many members fear it's making itself permanently unelectable.

 

The situation is so bad that Labour's current leader Sir Keir Starmer is already facing calls to quit after being in the job for just a year, following a disastrous performance in last week's UK local elections, the nearest equivalent to the US mid-terms.

 

Labour's capitulation was so bad it even lost control of the northern town of Hartlepool, a place it has held since it was formed in 1974.

 

This would be like the Democrats losing New York or the Republicans losing Utah.

 

How did this electoral earthquake happen?

 

Simple: wokery.

 

Labour, like the Democrats, has allowed its agenda to be dictated by an army of woke warriors dripping in demented self-righteous virtue-signalling.

 

The rot set in back in 2015, when, in a moment of political insanity, Labour elected as its leader a man named Jeremy Corbyn who is so far left that he makes Biden look right of Mitch McConnell.

 

Corbyn – think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a beard - dragged the party down into an obsessive abyss of identity politics fuelled by race, gender and sexuality that decimated Labour's support.

 

By incessantly preaching woke ideology, and speaking in unintelligible woke language, Labour enraged its legendary 'Red Wall' of voters in the once committed northern heartlands like Hartlepool to the point that the wall collapsed - and Labour voters ran fleeing into the shameless arms of Conservative populist opportunist Boris Johnson.

 

Johnson, who became UK Prime Minister in December 2019, is Trump-light.

 

He's not as right wing, or as dangerous.

 

But like Trump, he's a big, blond bullsh*tting braggart with a penchant for lying and lurid personal conduct who knows how to cut through normal robotic political rhetoric to speak to the electorate in a way many of them understand and like - and is adept at exploiting woke culture wars to his own political benefit.

 

Fortunately for him, his opponents kept feeding those wars with ever more ludicrous woke campaigns, which is why Johnson's now riding high in the opinion polls despite his Government's horrendous Trump-like oversight of the covid crisis.

So, Biden and the Democrats should be under no illusion about what will happen to them in 2024 if they continue to allow wokery to consume the party in the way they have been doing.

 

In an NPR/PBS poll conducted after the 2018 US midterm elections, a clear majority of people (52%) said they were 'against the country becoming more politically correct and upset that there are too many things people can't say anymore.' Just 36% said that they were 'in favor of the United States becoming more politically correct and like when people are being more sensitive in their comments about others.'

 

Yet despite this, Democrats have persisted in swallowing the woke pills in a way that alarms some of their most high-profile strategic operatives like James Carville.

 

'Wokeness is a problem, and we all know it,' he told VOX two weeks ago.

 

Carville pointed out that the Democrats only narrowly defeated 'world-historical buffoon' Trump by just 42,000 votes, and they lost congressional seats and failed to pick up state legislatures.

 

He's right to remind liberals of this uncomfortable fact as they currently bask in the comfort of a supine liberal-dominated media and successful vaccine roll-out.

 

If it hadn't been for the life-and-economy-crushing pandemic, and Trump's woeful handling of it, I think Biden would have been easily defeated by someone now widely considered to be the worst president in America's history.

 

As it was, ten million more Americans voted for Trump in 2020 than 2016, and Carville blames woke nonsense for this extraordinary state of affairs.

 

'You ever get the sense that people in faculty lounges in fancy colleges use a different language than ordinary people?' he said. 'They come up with a word like 'Latinx' that no one else uses. Or they use a phrase like 'communities of color.' I don't know anyone who speaks like that. I don't know anyone who lives in a 'community of color.' I know lots of white and Black and brown people and they all live in ... neighborhoods. There's nothing inherently wrong with these phrases. But this is not how people talk. This is not how voters talk. And doing it anyway is a signal that you're talking one language and the people you want to vote for you are speaking another language. This 'too cool for school' sh*t doesn't work, and we have to stop it. There may be a group within the Democratic Party that likes this, but it ain't the majority.'

 

To compound the malaise, Carville said that many of his liberal friends agree wokery is a big problem but are too scared to admit it in public.

 

'It's hard to talk to anybody today who doesn't say this,' he said. 'But they don't want to say it out loud. Because they'll get clobbered or canceled.'

 

He added: 'Large parts of the country view us as an urban, coastal, arrogant party and it's damaging to the party brand. And maybe tweeting that we should abolish the police isn't the smartest thing to do because almost nobody ****ing wants to do that.'

Carville's spot on.

And Britain's Labour Party, also viewed as an urban arrogant party that wants to do and spew endless dumb woke things, is proof that this kind of image and message doesn't work with voters.

 

The biggest threat to the Democrats is no longer Donald Trump, it's themselves.

 

And the biggest threat to Biden's re-election in 2024 isn't Trump running again, it's a more reasonable, less incendiary, but equally populist freedom-loving Conservative candidate like Boris Johnson who shares Trump's loathing of wokery and knows how to ruthlessly exploit it.

 

This could be a particularly perilous threat given Biden's recent enormous $6 trillion spending spree which is already showing signs of triggering damaging inflation with higher prices being foisted onto consumers.

 

If the US economy is stuttering come November 2024, and Americans have been subjected to four years of woke madness like letting trans women destroy women's sport, then Biden will be a one-term president.

 

He needs to listen to more Democrats like James Carville and fewer like Sarah Silverman.

 

Wake up to woke, Joe!

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The thing that Piers seems to miss is that he actually things Biden will stand for re-election in 2024, or even still be the sitting president then....

 

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Their arrogance makes them feel that another Stolen election will go unnoticed

 

PIERS MORGAN: Beware President Biden - if you go woke, you'll go broke, as your self-imploding liberal friends across the pond in Britain are proving

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7 mins ago, Harf said:

Their arrogance makes them feel that another Stolen election will go unnoticed

 

PIERS MORGAN: Beware President Biden - if you go woke, you'll go broke, as your self-imploding liberal friends across the pond in Britain are proving

It will be fun to watch them scream about a stolen election and Russia again 

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They won't change.

 

And if they get their asses handed to them like Trump did to Hillary they will be just as confused as to why it happened.

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In other news from across The Pond that Democrats are likely to ignore or otherwise disparage:

 

Queen to Announce Voter ID Requirements in UK to Tackle Election Fraud

“Britons will have to show photo ID to vote in future general elections,” reports The Guardian. And the reason is obvious: to combat voter fraud.

 

The Queen is expected to formally announce the proposal in a speech on Tuesday.

 

Just like in the United States, this commonsense approach to fighting voter fraud is being met with accusations of racism from its opponents, who apparently think minorities are incapable of acquiring identification like everyone else.

 

That’s not all.

 

The voter ID requirement is one of a number of voting reform proposals, including one “which will also include a limit on the number of postal votes that can be handed in on behalf of others,” which is being justified by ministers “as a way to reduce the risk of electoral fraud.”

 

You don’t say?

 

“The changes would affect UK-wide and English elections,” the Guardian explains, though voters in Northern Ireland already have to show identification in order to vote.

 

Of course, U.S. civil rights groups aren’t happy with this idea and have “warned” Britons that such proposals could be used to disenfranchise voters who don’t have the required proof of identification.

 

What prompted this move by the UK? Could it be the disastrous 2020 presidential election, which is rife with accusations of voter fraud?

 

In March, a Michigan judge ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, broke state law when she unilaterally changed election rules concerning absentee balloting in the 2020 election—legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump legal team in its challenges to the 2020 election. An audit of the vote in Maricopa County, Ariz., is currently underway.

 

Millions of voters don’t believe Joe Biden legitimately won the election. While commonsense reforms to strengthen election integrity should be a nonpartisan issue, sadly, it seems that can’t be the case. It’s nice to see the United Kingdom taking steps to ensure their elections are as secure as possible. Maybe one day the same thing can happen in the States.

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I d required to vote ...shouldn’t be a problem if your a legal citizen ....has any heard of a legal citizen not being able to vote in the u.s. ....all other arguments bring to the propaganda specialists on the enquirer i mean c n n...LOL LOL LOL 

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I believe news day just put out the article about how much money is owed in taxxes ,mortgages,rent ...as previously posted by many members the c h I t will hit the fan and the bank will get paid ...ooooh the foreclosures ...LOL LOL LOL will that be the new buzz words ....

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2 hours ago, Gotcow? said:

They won't change.

 

And if they get their asses handed to them like Trump did to Hillary they will be just as confused as to why it happened.

Pretty sure it will be because the EC let’s the guy with fewer votes win. It allows losers to say they kicked ass while getting less votes from actual people. 

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4 hours ago, RiverRaider said:

Tick-Tock 

This is funnier than the progs realize......the midterm will hand enough power to the republicans to get a new speaker. Control of the congress and the senate is going to unleash an instant impeachment and criminal proceedings on the whole cabal. 

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22 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

Pretty sure it will be because the EC let’s the guy with fewer votes win. It allows losers to say they kicked ass while getting less votes from actual people. 

Who cares its called America.  The electoral collage was put in place so a president couldn't gain too much power it was for good reason if you actually understand why it was put into play in the first place. 

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Are they trying to destroy the UK like the leftists in charge here are the US?

 

Or just woke liberals and hopin to normalized kid touching and trans bathrooms?

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32 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

Pretty sure it will be because the EC let’s the guy with fewer votes win. It allows losers to say they kicked ass while getting less votes from actual people. 

Thank you for proving my point.

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