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Now Is the Worst Possible Time for Democrats to Be Gormless

Though, admittedly, it comes naturally to them. I have no idea if either the mythical Obama or the actual Obama would have been able to halt the spread of COVID-19. Nor would I expect Obama–or a President Clinton or Sanders–to … Continue reading

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Personnel in a Democratic Party that Is Actually Two Parties

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted that the Democratic Party is actually a coalition: The Democratic Party consists of two parties. One is what used to be called liberal Democrats and is the Sanders-Warren wing of the … Continue reading

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The Two Types of Scandals

Now that the Democratic primary has settled into a choice between Biden and Sanders, it’s worth thinking about how Republicans are going to attack them. Keep in mind, Republicans are trying to depress Democratic turnout, mostly by discouraging infrequent but … Continue reading

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That Sinking Feeling When People Only Like You for Your Money

After Bloomberg joined the race, there were reports that some of his campaign workers were taking the money and campaigning for other candidates. Turns out that was pretty widespread (boldface mine): But despite an almost limitless budget, the Bloomberg campaign … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Elites Versus Rank-and-File

Peter Beinart gets at something I’ve noticed when I talk to other Democrats in D.C. (and I mean D.C., as most don’t have any meaningful connections to official Wor-Shing-Tun); my completely unscientific sample is about forty percent black, ten percent … Continue reading

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The Hidden Change in the Democratic Party

And one reason why the 2020 primary seems so acrimonious. The first thing to know about the Democratic Party is that it’s really two parties: a liberal Republican party and a liberal Democratic party (I use the term liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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The Danger of Moderation

One of the problems in all of the election prognostication–leaving aside phenomena like faith in polls not seen–is that people don’t explicitly state their theory of the election (for lack of a better phrase). I’ve argued that low-frequency, likely Democratic … Continue reading

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