If you were paying attention early 2011 you might remember the Wisconsin “Fleebaggers“. The Fleebaggers were Wisconsin Senate Democrats who lost the November 2010 election and lost control of the Wisconsin Senate. In an effort to avoid voting in the minority, the Democrats literally left the state of Wisconsin, and went to stay in hotels in Illinois, in an effort to shut down the legislative session.
The same mindset is applied today in Washington DC as national Democrats begin staging a sit-in in an effort to force House Republicans to bring up legislation on gun control measures.
The entire event is pure political nonsense. Creating optics, and manufacturing false controversy, is the type of activity Democrats are famous for. Pelosi and her team know very well how politics is “downstream from pop culture”, and a big part of their strategy is to use pop culture to manipulate politics in their favor.
If Republicans were smart they’d be ridiculing the Democrats and getting right back in their face. Unfortunately, the Vichy GOPe republicans have no inherent capability how to win an optical and narrative battle. They simply suck.
Changing that insufferable Republican dynamic is part of the reason why Donald Trump has captured the hearts of the common sense American base.