Thursday, July 27, 2017

Frank Cerabino: “[B]ringing buckets of water to yesterday’s fire.”

If you’re like me and not the biggest fan of Frank Cerabino’s style of ‘satire’, his column last November is one to set aside your indifference for a moment and read. Here’s an excerpt following the election of Mr. Donald Trump:

“[T]o protest the results of an over-and-done election is about as useful as bringing buckets of water to yesterday’s fire.”

and more from Cerabino, two quotes. . .

     “I [President-elect Trump] very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel,” Trump said after meeting [President] Obama. . . . Trump was impressed by “some of the really difficult things that have been achieved” by Obama.

Barack Obama II, born August 4th, 1961, became the 44th President of the United States (2009–2017). He is the first African American to have served as president.
Former President Obama previously served in the U.S. Senate (Illinois, 2005–2008) and in Illinois State Senate (1997–2004).

The anger over the news “Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people” is understandable, another in a long line of rebukes of President Barack Obama’s policies so many of us Democrats supported. That anger needs to be directed to a strategy going forward — but first, and most importantly — a lot of questions need to be answered, e.g., about Democrat voter turnout.

We need to find out the reasons why the Hillary Clinton campaign failed to gather enough enthusiasm and how the Democrat Party (both local and national) needs to prepare for the future. And the biggest question is why, leading up to the election, Hillary came to South Florida to campaign? What about Ohio? Illinois?

Weren’t we told over and over again by the media and the press Hillary had it wrapped up in big numbers here in South Florida?

This blog last October heavily promoted Hillary’s campaign event at Palm Beach State College. Remember when “Hillary Clinton” stopped by Commissioner Andy Amoroso’s Downtown shop (see below). But what didn’t go unnoticed is how quickly all that enthusiasm evaporated when Hillary left. Why? Because of Bernie Sanders maybe? Read more about that below.

“Today, Saturday October 22nd at 3:00, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at our east Lake Worth Office on Dixie Hwy. to meet with volunteers and launch a canvassing event.”
Lake Worth Commissioner Amoroso with “Hillary Clinton”, promoting Hillary’s campaign event.

Remember this full-page ad in The Palm Beach Post a few days prior to the election last year?
Why didn’t the editor at the Post endorse Hillary Clinton? That question has never been answered.

And what role did Bernie Sanders have to play in all this? Was it a nod to the Sanders supporters why the editor at the Post didn’t endorse Hillary?

So many questions.
The primary results from 2016.

Last November a lot of Democrats stayed home because they thought Hillary had it “in the bag”. And suspect a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters stayed home too for different reasons. Now is the time for finding answers and a strategy, for example, why is the voter turnout in South Florida so dismal so we’re not, once again. . .

“[B]ringing buckets of water to yesterday’s fire.”

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