Lots of people in Toon Town aka Washington, D.C., like to say that “politics is Hollywood for ugly people,” and I for one think they are full of it. That’s because if you are a Republican, politics is still a lot like working in a factory in the ’60s. The rich, white-haired men at the top only respect you if you start at the bottom and work your way up. You can do this by being a governor, major Congressional player, rich guy who brings his own cash to the table, or a relative of one of the factory’s owners. GOP bigshots like Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, John McCain, Mike Pence, Jon Kasich, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, George W. Bush, and Jeb Bush are all one or more of these.
Obviously, being a big deal Republican takes good luck and/or years of hard work, which is part of the reason why no millennials want to join this party. That is because according to hard scientific evidence, Millennials do not have the patience to do anything that takes more time than making avocado toast.
That said Millennials’ obsession with instant gratification has found a home in the Democratic Party, which is a non-profit organization owned and operated by REO Co-Op members, billionaires in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, and Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. Like the Republican Party, which is built in the image of the old fashion manufacturing, construction, and stock brokering corporations that its voters and donors are employed by, the modern Democratic Party is turning into a mirror image of its Hollywood and Silicon Valley base. I think this is awesome, because it means I can crank a few beers every night and watch old-school Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joe Biden do battle on MSNBC with the new punks on the Left who didn’t pay their dues. That’s because the DNC in 2019 is minting more child stars than an early-90s sitcom. Young social media mavens like Rep. Alex Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang– and to some extent, even Sen. Kamala Harris — are re-writing the script when it comes to succeeding in liberal politics. And as they are doing this, they are challenging the party’s alpha dogs for control.
This split between the Democratic Party’s child stars and its elder statesmen is creating awesome arbitrage opportunities in PredictIt’s gambling markets. I personally have never been so proud to bet on the future of American Democracy. Get ready for a string of posts about the new direction of the Democratic Party, and how you can profit by betting on the clash between the young & woke, and the old and steady as the 2020 presidential primary heats up.