Category Archives: Democrats

Arsonists, Firefighters, and Ersatz ‘Unity’

One of the few advantages of stupid zombie arguments that just won’t die is you can quote pieces you’ve previously written. This, of course, is a post about President Biden’s supposed divisiveness. From some asshole with a blog two days … Continue reading

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On the Republican Butthurt over Ranked Choice Voting

Last night, as Alaskan Democrat Mary Peltola defeated two conservative candidates, including former governor and constant self-beclowner Sarah Palin, right wingers took to social media to decry ranked choice voting (RCV), which is how Alaska (and Maine) run their elections. … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Biden’s Student Debt Policy

Yesterday, the White House released its student debt plan. Here are some thoughts, in no particular order, about it: It’s a good start. Like so many Democratic initiatives, it is better than nothing, but it doesn’t go far enough. That … Continue reading

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The Importance of Dark Brandon and of Narratives

Brian Beutler makes a very good point about what the rise of the absurd Dark Brandon meme implies for politics (boldface mine): There are two big schools of thinking about how political opinions form and change. In one school, material … Continue reading

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Democrats Feel Good, Now Professional Democrats Need to Mobilize Them

Lara Putnam and Micah L. Sifry made a very good point a couple of weeks ago (boldface mine): National Democratic and progressive groups together burned through the surge of liberal organizing under Mr. Trump, treating impassioned newcomers like cash cows, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the IRA

Of course, until the House passes it, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is only provisional (SWIDT?). Anyway, some thoughts in no particular order: It was the best of bills, it was the worst of bills. Regardless of the issue, whether … Continue reading

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Will No One Think of Saint Meijer of the Midway?

Last week, Megan McArdle, who inexplicably get paids to write silly opinions, argued that it was wrong for Democrats to run ads describing how conservative the MAGA Republicans were in districts where the pro-impeachment, non-Trump Republican was fighting for his … Continue reading

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Who Rides and Dies with Biden?

We’re still seeing pieces and commentary about how Biden shouldn’t run for a second term. My HAWT TAEK is that whoever is most likely to win should be the nominee, and it remains to be seen if that’s Biden, but … Continue reading

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The Forward Party Is Wealthy Centrists Threatening the Left

Recently, failed Democratic presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang along with other prominent sufferers of Compulsive Centrist Disorder announced the formation of a new third party for the 2024 presidential campaign, called the Forward Party. Jamelle Bouie, taking their claims of … Continue reading

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Is Our Democrats Learning?

Update: About 50 minutes after writing this~8:50am (but before the 10am publication), Democratic Senator Durbin’s office announced he has contracted COVID. At least when it comes to preventing (their own) COVID infections, they is!. As some asshole with a blog … Continue reading

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