Category Archives: Democrats

You Maintain Power By Using It

Alex Pareene, in a very good column about using and losing power, misses something important. Before we get to that, Pareene (boldface mine): When Americans overwhelmingly voted to give Congress to the Democratic Party in 2006, party leaders had a … Continue reading

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The Left Is Still Misunderstanding How (Some) Racists Vote

At this point, I realize I’m having as much effect as shouting at clouds, but until the left, construed broadly, begins to understand that Democrats win 25% – 35% of the white racist vote, we’re going to continue to get … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering Will Push The Democratic Party Leftward

Not such a bad thing, since the left essentially means the New Deal, not TEH SOCIALISMZ!!! Sean McElwee notes the following (boldface mine): The narrative war over the future of the Democratic Party is aflutter and no doubt we’ll have … Continue reading

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The Next Job For The Democratic Rank And File

Despite the professional Democratic class and due to the hard work of the rank-and-file, the Democratic Party managed to take back the House. We’ve stopped most of the bleeding. Now, we have to move on to the next step: making … Continue reading

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Words Should Mean Things

One annoying thing in the post-election hubbub is the misuse of the phrase ‘progressive Democrat.’ This phrase seems to be applying to any telegenic Democrat under fifty. Look, Gillum, Beto, and many others were vastly superior to their Republican opponents. … Continue reading

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Maybe Democrats Need A Little Bit More ‘Leninism’

At least a very tiny bit. Damon Linker correctly sums up the Republican style of argument for the midterms, if not well before (boldface mine): This is an almost comically tendentious and radioactively nativist message. But that’s where President Trump … Continue reading

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The Real Majority

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: Something that afflicts the older parts of the left, construed very broadly, is the notion we’re the outsiders, the oddballs. That really was the case in the 1980s, when Republicans and … Continue reading

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