The Photo Of The Democratic House Interns Bears A Stark Contrast To The Photo Of The Republican House Interns
You ever go out to a bar with your buddies, start talking to a group of girls, and have one friend that's either too drunk or too obnoxious to be able to appropriately function around females? The friend that makes a complete ass of himself and makes everyone else seem more desirable by comparison?
The friend that makes your life easier by providing you with endless opportunities to make simple, off the cuff jokes about him? That's basically how I view the Republican party right now. The Democrats don't even have to "run game", because people are flocking to them by default. The Democrats are the guy at the bar reaping the benefits of his friend's pigheadedness. They are the guy that doesn't have to be all that witty or good looking, because all he needs to do is illicit the help of some observational humor at the expense of his brash, borderline embarrassing friend to seem like a worthy candidate to go home with.
The Democratic House interns deciding to take an extremely diverse selfie together wasn't some super intricate slight of hand. In fact, it was pretty much the most obvious way possible to respond to Paul Ryan posting a picture of the Republican interns looking like they were at a lacrosse formal at the University of Loyola. That doesn't mean it didn't have the desired effect. Between the country dealing with an increasingly restless racial divide and the Republican speaker of the house posting a picture of the 'Vineyard Vines' corporate staff, the Democrats look like goddamn political savants for posting a snapshot that looks like Martin Luther King's dream came to life.
This is just a microcosm of what this election has become. In the moment it doesn't even matter that that the Democrats have flaws of their own, because they are all being overshadowed by their competition's defective personality. Benghazi? E-mail scandals? Both seem pretty trivial when there's a boorish megalomaniac on stage screaming about building a prison-esque wall around the land of the free. A picture of people of all races, colors, and creeds standing on some steps would hardly be noteworthy...if it weren't proceeded by a picture of every extra that ever graced the set of 'Friends'. The Democrats have been blessed with the opportunity to be reactive instead of proactive, and there is no way to respond to the current actions of conservatives that could possibly leave them looking like the worse option.