So I do stuff to confuse the YouTube “silo” process. I listen to music in different languages. I pick topics outside my usual. I click on stuff as “opposition research” (and it NEVER figures out that folks might look at the other side…)
So sometimes I get a big surprise. This video is one of them. Please don’t let the opening “Brah!” put you off. This is a young black man talking to his peers. What caught my attention is that he’s seeing the Same Clinton Rot inside the Democratic party as us Centrists and Republicans have seen. He sees the same rigged primaries and the same “smear for effect”.
He also, in the last half, has some intriguing predictions on how the political process has played out and will play out. I’m not sure I agree entirely. He’s a Tulsi Gabbard supporter, so is rooting for her. I’m less convinced she will not be crushed by a hostile media or meet with an Arkancide Accident…
Still, it is interesting to me that he pegged ME as a centrist Trump Supporter who would be attracted to Tulsi and her spunk at taking on the corrupt bits of the DNC. Then, he clearly has a better emotional / intuitive grasp of how the human interactions of politics plays out. (I freely admit that I’m a bit tone deaf on how people get all emotionally herded this way and that. I’m not herded, so don’t quite “get it” about being a herd animal… More big cat geek than lap dog diva ;-)
It starts with the Tulsi response to Hillary implying (almost saying) Tulsi is a Russia Asset. Tulsi doesn’t pull any punches. Hillary has been wounded by that, and you know what the say about a wounded angry animal… Then he starts sharing his attitudes and what he sees as the dynamics inside The Left.
I have no idea how sound his analysis is. I am not “of the left”. But what I do recognize is that he’s seeing the same DNC manipulations, the same DNC Lies, the same Favored Candidates vs not, and the same Clinton Machine Corruption. This from someone who is their “natural constituency”. It’s a curious kinship of a sort.
Now, given that some significant part of those in the Democrat side will be seeing those same things, that implies the Democrats squandering their time in The House on more dirty tricks nonsense and impeachment screeching to the wind; well, that’s leaving a bad taste in some large part of the “Democrat Base” and Independents too. It clearly is showing up to at least one young black man.
I now wonder just how much of the registered Democrat and Independents are being thoroughly put off by the blatant corruption, partisan bickering, and dirty tricks? Basically, we now know it isn’t just folks on The Right seeing it all; so the question becomes not just “the what” they see, but the how much and how many see it.
19 minutes of a very different view point:
OK, my bias:
I like Tulsi. No, I don’t agree with most of her political positions. I do agree with her attitude toward our involvement in endless wars. I do agree she is being manipulated out of a fair contest. I really like her honesty, directness, and spunk. If I get a chance to vote in the California Primary, it will be for her.
The rest of the field are largely old has-beens, nuttier Socialists, or corrupt machine products, so far less interesting to me. And, as an Independent, I don’t get to vote in the Republican Primary, so I vote in the Democrat one. (Unless they changed the rules and I didn’t notice).
So I watch the Dems closely as they are where my Primary Vote gets counted. And, well, I’d rather have Tulsi talking at me from the TV for 4 years than Bernie, Story Du Jour Warren, Fruity Beto, etc. etc. and certainly don’t want Machine Product Kamala in power. I’ll take genuine person over machine manipulated any day.