The Dems’ Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Written by Bill Thomas on February 5, 2020

There’s a children’s book called Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day written by Judith Viorst. It’s a simple story about a kid named Alexander and his worst day ever. Alexander’s day, though, is nothing compared to the week the Democrats have had so far.

The week began with the Iowa caucuses. There wasn’t supposed to be much action on the GOP side. However, Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager noted, “President Trump posted a record performance in the well-run GOP Iowa caucuses with record turnout for an incumbent.”

The news for the Democrats wasn’t so good. First, as I’m writing this more than twenty-four hours after the end of the Democrats’ caucus, the results still aren’t in.

Jessica Taylor for NPR reports that state party officials are certain "the underlying data" collected at caucus sites is sound but that an issue arose in reporting that data. Iowa Democrat Party Chair Troy Price said though the app was recording data accurately, "it was reporting out only partial data" because of a "coding issue in the reporting system." (

Simply put, the Democrats botched the caucus count. That’s not a conservative viewpoint, that’s the view of many on the left. Chris Matthew, liberal MSNBC host said, "The guy in the White House is chuckling all night here, showing the Democrats can't even get a three-car funeral organized or whatever you want to call it." (

Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign manager Kevin Sheekey called the Iowa caucus “a disaster
for the party.” (

That was just the beginning of the terrible week. Allegedly moderate, former Vice President Joe Biden is not doing well in the results posted thus far. Biden has flopped to what looks like a fourth-place finish.
( Not a good start for the much-heralded, electable front-runner.

Biden’s campaign isn’t taking this news sitting down. Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is demanding answers from the Iowa Democratic Party over technology "quality control" issues that have delayed caucus results. (

Suspicions have arisen among some, especially in the Sanders’ campaign, that something isn’t quite right in what Iowa is doing. (

Iowa was a disaster for the Democrats. That was Monday. On Tuesday, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address. Mollie Hemmingway of the Federalist tweeted what seemed to be the consensus, “Not just Trump’s best speech but the best State of the Union address I’ve ever heard.” (

It was an incredible speech that was measured, passionate, powerful, poignant and direct. Trump
rallied all Americans to celebrate the success of real people. He brought the country together to support the broken-hearted. He praised a Tuskegee airman and his great grandson. He heralded a military family reunion, and in a move that was incredibly moving to conservatives he honored Rush Limbaugh.

The speech was effective, so much so, that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visibly and angrily ripped her copy in two. ( She claimed it was the “courteous” thing to do, but that speech also contained some wonderful American success stories. Apparently, the Speaker’s tantrum was more important than their stories, so her copy ends up in the recycling bin.

Tuesday was not a good day for the Democrats. Wednesday will continue the Democrats’ awful week.
It is expected that, around 4:00 p.m., the Senate will vote to acquit President Trump in the impeachment trial. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who voted to hear more witnesses, announced her intention to vote for acquittal. (

The dream of the Democrats and the media since before Trump was inaugurated will be squashed, at
least for the moment, by Wednesday’s vote. Impeachment and removal will fail. All the money spent on baseless investigations; all the time wasted in hearing built on a foundation of lies; it will all be for nothing. America, Democrats have wasted your time, your money and your vote.

A Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week for the Democrats is a great week for the regular people in
America. May the Democrat infighting, hate and incompetence continue. May the Trump administration continue to make America great. The more bad weeks the Democrats have, the better it is for us.

Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.