Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Democratic Establishment Strikes Back as Obama Readies His Return to Politics

Last night, Gov. Steve Beshear gave the Democratic rebuttal to President Donald J. Trump’s speech, and—like most of the party’s strategies—it backfired miserably.
Though Bashear managed to get through his two terms as Kentucky governor (term limits prohibited a third), he was virtually handed the governorship by the Republican incumbent he faced in 2007, Gov. Ernie Fletcher. While in office, Fletcher and 15 officials in his administration were indicted in 2006 for a hiring scandal. Bashear accomplished putting Obamacare into effect in Kentucky, but his qualifications end there.
“I’m a proud Democrat, but first and foremost, I’m a proud Republican, and Democrat, and mostly, American,” Bashear began his opposition speech, awkwardly dubbing himself a Democrat eager for compromise by also calling himself a Republican. Twitter exploded with Republicans and Democrats making fun of Bashear. Humor writer Jason O. Gilbert tweeted, “[Millions of young liberals march with unprecedented passion] DEMS: What if our rebuttal was delivered by Jimmy Dean inside a haunted diner.” 

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