Corbyn’s Massive Defeat is Big Wakeup Call for Democrats, by Mike Mish Shedlock

Still more government in government-beset Britain didn’t float very many boats. From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at moneymaven.io:

It’s time for US democrats to reflect on the message UK voters gave Labour yesterday.

Proposed Wakeup Phone Call

“Hello Elizabeth. This is Jeremy, Jeremy Corbyn. About your radical plan to save America. I’ve been doing some reflecting. Guess what?”

Jeremy Corbyn Went Down in Flames

Jeremy Corbyn went down in flames yesterday in the biggest Labour defeat in 35 years. [Correction: since 1935].

The above proposed phone call will never happen because Corbyn Refuses to Admit He is the Reason for Labour’s Massive Defeat.

Corbyn will stand down as party leader in January. But he wants time to reflect on what happened.

Corbyn Already Sounds Like Hillary

Corbyn blamed Brexit. He blamed the media. He blamed disgusting politicians.

On the latter, he is of course correct. He just forgot to look in the mirror while making that statement.

He just forgot one thing. He forgot to blame Russia.

He will have plenty of time to reflect on things, then blame Russia.

Media vs Polls

The polls mostly got this correct. The media kept saying “too close to call”.

Flashback November 18: Fear of Corbyn Outweighs Fear of Brexit

My Comment: “This election is no longer primarily about Brexit, it’s primarily about Corbyn.

Perhaps this is easier to see from afar. Perhaps it is simple willingness to dive into the polls. Either way, Corbyn’s unpopularity was of epic proportion, poll after poll after poll.

Why is it shocking news that people, when they finally got into the voting booth, voted against someone they could not stand?

Time for Reflection

Corbyn says “it’s time to reflect.”

Please, let’s do.

Since it’s time to reflect, please reflect on the above question in reference to Hillary and why she lost.

Let’s also reflect on Corbyn’s Radical Manifesto.

Labour’s Radical Plan Highlights

  1. Increase government spending by a massive £82.9bn a year, about 4pc of GDP, all paid for by rising taxes
  2. A £400bn “national transformation fund”, which would “add to the government’s debt” but isn’t in the headline figures.
  3. Nationalisation of rail, water, energy, bus, mail, and broadband companies
  4. Seizure of 10 percent of the shares in every big UK company and handing the shares to workers
  5. Raise the corporate tax rate to 26% from 19%
  6. An £11bn windfall tax on the oil and gas sector
  7. Free broadband internet for everyone
  8. Free shelter for the homeless
  9. Super-rich tax rate
  10. Tax on second homes
  11. Raise £8bn via a Financial Transactions Tax
  12. Higher inheritance tax
  13. Force landlords to sell homes to tenants at a “fair” price as determined by Labour

Democrats Take Note

I wrote about Corbyn’s radical manifesto on November 23 with this message: Jeremy Corbyn Goes for Broke With Last Desperate Act, US Democrats Take Note.

My Lead-In Comment “Labour’s manifesto is a final act of desperation. US democrats, especially Elizabeth Warren, should take note.

Free Everything!

In the US Democratic debates, the candidates are still trying to outdo each other with free this, free that.

Warren is at the top of the list. Like Corbyn, she wants to nationalize everything possible and break up the rest. She wants free healthcare, free education, free shelter.

She also wants a wealth tax.

In the UK, voters did not believe Corbyn’s plan was remotely possible.

Ironically, Corbyn decided his 2017 plan was not radical enough. So he made it even more radical.

Labour Hijacked

The Washington Examiner explains How Jeremy Corbyn Hijacked the Labour Party

Corbyn was the underdog in the Labour party’s 2015 leadership race. He was a long-serving radical backbench MP known for his anti-Western foreign policy stances, competing against multiple well-qualified moderate Labour candidates. He maximized a change to voting rules and signed up thousands of far-left grassroots activists who would turn the formerly centrist Labour party of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown into an effective vehicle for his socialist ideals. He received a landslide of 59.5 percent of first preference votes. Building on his success, he created a far-left political movement named Momentum, which has been described as the ‘party within the party.’

News For You

Corbyn and Warren are two peas in the same radical-left plan.

Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and AOC now attempt the same thing in the US.

If they succeed, they may well deliver the same result.

I wrote about this on December 5.

How to Re-Elect Trump in One Easy Lesson

Please consider How to Re-Elect Trump in One Easy Lesson

Radical progressives are up in arms. Ironically, if Trump wins again, they will be the reason.”

Forget the Base

Why appeal to the radicals? Where are they going? I ask the same questions of Republicans and Democrats alike.

If given a choice between Biden or Bloomberg vs Trump, Progressives will vote for Biden or Bloomberg.

Q: Why?

A: Under no circumstances will they vote for Trump.

So how is Bloomberg a liability?

What About Independents?

Independents might easily vote for Biden or Bloomberg. In contrast, they might not easily vote for Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren.

In fact, Harris and Warren, darlings of the Progressives, might be the only people that Trump could beat.

These kinds of honest assessments get me in hot water.

Unqualified

Such analysis led me to labeling Kamala Harris as unqualified. My reason, which I explained, was that I did not believe she could win the election.

I immediately came under attack by the radical progressives on Twitter for days after I posted such a Tweet.

I am in another TweetStorm right now over why Corbyn lost.

Hint: Don’t try to speak rationally to radical leftists. They are hopelessly delusional.

Divided Political Parties

In the UK, the left splintered over Brexit. On top of it, Labour advanced a Marxist left wing program of “free stuff” just as Sanders and Warren do here.

Labour’s plan was so radical that not even its base believed the manifesto was possible.

In both the US and UK voting systems, it is suicidal not to unite. Yet, it is damn hard to unite around radical views or behind radical persons.

As much as voters dislike Trump, they disliked Hillary more.

Warren is probably not as disliked personally as Hillary, but her plan is as radical Marxist as Corbyn’s.

Warren may be the only candidate that Trump can beat, just as Hillary was the only person Trump could beat four years ago. Yet Warren is the darling of all the progressives hell bent on hijacking the party platform to the most radical agenda possible.

The winning path is to pick a candidate the moderates and independents will back. The core and the radicals are going nowhere.

A Phone Call That Won’t Happen

“Hello Elizabeth. This is Jeremy, Jeremy Corbyn. About your radical plan to save America. I’ve been doing some reflecting. Guess what?”

That phone call will never happen. Nor will Hillary nor Corbyn ever look in the mirror and blame themselves.

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