Category Archives: Democrats

D.C. Has Mechanisms To Provide Affordable Housing. Inexplicably, It Doesn’t Use Them

Ryan Cooper makes some good points about gentrification in D.C.–though the missing ingredient in all of the discussion about gentrification is the rise of the gentry class. But I digress (boldface mine): Liberal Democrats are in charge of most major … Continue reading

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They Really Did Believe Their Own Bullsh-t

So this is depressing, if it’s true (boldface mine): The original premise of Obama’s first presidential campaign was that he could reason with Republicans—or else, by staking out obviously reasonable stances, force them to moderate or be exposed as extreme … Continue reading

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This Man Needs a Pork Pie Hat

It seems Harry Reid is going with a new look: (Ok, he’s really wearing the glasses because he’s had an eye injury). I think the next time Reid holds a press conference, the entire Democratic delegation should wear shades. Just … Continue reading

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Have Democratic Voters Changed, Or Just the Available Slate of Candidates?

Elias Isquith describes how the Democratic Party has moved left (boldface mine): Of course, as encouraging as Emanuel’s stumble is to the left wing of the Democratic Party, it’d be the height of folly to declare victory over the “third … Continue reading

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The Limits of Green Lanternism As an Excuse

A popular theme among the technobratacy is ‘Green Lanternism’, the mocking of the argument that Obama could have done more on a variety of issues. That is, if Obama had only exerted more will (how the comic book hero the … Continue reading

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Cuomo: Still Not Looking Presidential

Between New York Governor Mario Cuomo overreacting by shutting down the New York City subways due to the Great Blizzard, even though traveling during snowstorms was one of the reasons the trains were put underground (we’ll civilly ignore the inconvenient … Continue reading

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Customers of Versus Participants in: The Problem With the U.S. Left

While this is a description of the European left, it also seems relevant to the Democratic Party in the U.S. (boldface mine): But Mair – an expert on the evolution of political parties and party systems – makes a strong … Continue reading

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