Category Archives: Democrats

People Have to Like This Crap: Give Them All the Things

If there is a political slogan this blog lives by, it’s ‘people have to like this crap.’ And people like having things. That’s why all the preemptive caterwauling about a proposal floated by Sen. Chuck Schumer for an executive order … Continue reading

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Will There Ever Be Specifics in Political Journalism or Reverse Cletus Safaris?

One of the undercovered ‘results’ of the 2020 election is the victory celebration phenomenon: in many metro areas, people were ecstatic, as if we had just destroyed the Death Star or won a war. Despite that reaction, there are no … Continue reading

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It’s 2020, and Democrats Still Don’t Understand Their Voters

I realize left-ish Twitter has moved on to arguing about why Biden shouldn’t sign one executive order–abolishing government-held student loan debt–that would reward part of his political coalition (it’s Democrats, though, so that’s to be expected. But I’m old enough … Continue reading

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“Defund the Police” Isn’t a Crisis, It’s an Opportunity

One that the left is frittering away. At some point, I’ll have to write some posts about what the the left has done wrong in advancing its agenda. If you don’t believe the left hasn’t made any mistakes, then, other … Continue reading

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Democrats Need to Govern as Democrats or They Will Lose in 2022

Note that I didn’t say as leftists, just as Democrats. Regardless of how the Georgia Senate runoffs play out, there’s going to be a lot of pressure on Democrats to ‘reach across the aisle’–especially if Democrats do win the two … Continue reading

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Low Propensity Voters in a Time of High Turnout and Geriatric Political Leadership

While figuring out exactly what happened, for better and for worse, in the 2020 election will take more time, Joshua Holland touches on something really important–turnout was incredibly high (boldface mine): There are three likely reasons for this that should … Continue reading

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My Election Night HAWT TAEK

In no particular order: While I wanted a decisive win election night, the only unpredicted Republican pickup is NE-02 (I think Democrats won the electoral college vote, but failed to pick up the House seat), which would be nice to … Continue reading

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Recognizing–and Stopping–Republican Nihilism

That’s what today is ultimately about. Leaving aside how Republican COVID-19 Surrender Monkeys have giving up fighting the pandemic–and their lies about why they should do so (it’s literally existential)–there’s a larger phenomenon at play (boldface mine): The Republican Party’s … Continue reading

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Polls and the Republican Judiciary’s Electoral Mulligan

Over the last couple weeks, a fair number of Professional Politics Knowers have opined that rank-and-file Dems are being a bit silly in their worries that the polls are overstating Biden’s lead over Trump. That particular bit of ‘wisdom’ is … Continue reading

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Losing ‘Your’ America When You’re an 87 Year-Old Senator

In Colson Whitehead’s The Colossus of New York, one point he hammers home is the notion of losing your city. At some point, you look around and remember all the things that were, and then, it’s not really your city … Continue reading

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