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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 May 2019, 11:50am

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Right, I don't think the Democrats' base feels that way; it's a problem of those on the inside, and is yet another piece of evidence that they are fundamentally contemptuous of the base for rejecting the perfect representative of their worldview.
I'm actually not sure this is the case - or not entirely, at least. The chatter I hear is that there isn't necessarily a feeling among Dems Leadership that a woman is unelectable. They don't particularly like Warren, because she's too far to the Left for their tastes, but there's no move to divert support from Harris or Klobuchar, for example. I actually do think this "a woman isn't electable" canard is being driven by (a portion, at least, of) the Dems activist base.
Well, that's depressing if it's true. You expect the insiders to be awful and shortsighted, but when it's found in the base, that's sad.
I've been surprised at the number of active Dems I know who are basically strong partisans who have absolutely asserted that this country can't elect a woman and we need Biden to beat Trump. Which, well:
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by matedog » 14 May 2019, 6:26pm


Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 May 2019, 6:28pm

There's something about a moustache on a politician that says South American dictator.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by JennyB » 16 May 2019, 10:07am

My old boss's son broke this story yesterday! He's a great kid. But also, we need this like we need a hole in our head:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... bf62d5140d
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 May 2019, 10:15am

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My old boss's son broke this story yesterday! He's a great kid. But also, we need this like we need a hole in our head:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... bf62d5140d
He looks like he's twelve. That boy needs to eat! (Hey, I can be a Jewish mother, too.)
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by JennyB » 16 May 2019, 10:25am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 May 2019, 10:15am
JennyB wrote:
16 May 2019, 10:07am
My old boss's son broke this story yesterday! He's a great kid. But also, we need this like we need a hole in our head:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... bf62d5140d
He looks like he's twelve. That boy needs to eat! (Hey, I can be a Jewish mother, too.)
I think that might actually be an old picture. But he definitely could use a little meat on his bones! He's a sweet kid. He's going places.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 May 2019, 12:06pm

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This was on HuffPost today. Nice framing, framing Warren and Sanders as, in essence, promoting disunity. The permanent blind spot of the centrist is to worship the status quo axiomatically.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by BostonBeaneater » 17 May 2019, 1:36pm

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This was on HuffPost today. Nice framing, framing Warren and Sanders as, in essence, promoting disunity. The permanent blind spot of the centrist is to worship the status quo axiomatically.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 May 2019, 3:09pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 May 2019, 1:36pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2019, 12:06pm


This was on HuffPost today. Nice framing, framing Warren and Sanders as, in essence, promoting disunity. The permanent blind spot of the centrist is to worship the status quo axiomatically.
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