Category Archives: Democrats

Democrats Fail to Reach Their Low-Information Voters

One thing political junkies tend to forget is that people have a lot to worry about, and many people view politics and policy discussion as equivalent to root canal. This can lead to some problems (boldface mine): Countless pixels have … Continue reading

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Professional Democrats Are the Rank-and-File’s Worst Enemy

With friends like these, who needs Republicans? (boldface mine) Although basically every Democratic woman candidate is petrified to speak publicly about EMILY’s List’s shenanigans, I’ve heard from candidate after candidate the same exact details for years. For example, when EMILY’s … Continue reading

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The Green Lantern Canard: Max Speak, You Listen

Max Sawicky nails the problem with the ‘Green Lantern’ critique–arguing that presidential critics are being unrealistic, because presidents, unlike the Green Lantern, can’t simply will things to happen (boldface mine): While presidential power can be exaggerated, so too can the … Continue reading

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So What Are Liberals Supposed to Do? Cry ‘Green Lantern’ and Let Slip the Dogs of Meh?

Whenever liberals and lefties are unhappy with the Obama Administration, there is a chorus of pundits and political scientists who raise the specter of Green Lanternism: the belief that the president, if he only wanted to do something, could (it … Continue reading

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A Liberal Idea Isn’t Taken Seriously Until a Conservative Echoes It

A good post, “Rand Paul Stole The Idea To Demilitarize The Police From Democrats“, lays out how Democrats were calling for the demilitarization of police forces–and trying to pass legislation to that end–months before Rand Paul and the Libertarians did … Continue reading

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This Man Was Obama’s Chief of Staff: Crony Capitalism, U.S. Style

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who used to be Presidential Chief of Staff Emanuel, has a slight ethics problem (boldface mine): Months after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said budget constraints forced him to push for pension cuts and mass school closures, … Continue reading

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Dear U.S. Government, Please Stop Using Health Workers As Covers

This time it’s not polio vaccination, but AIDS/HIV (boldface mine): An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners … Continue reading

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