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Toolsmith
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DNC wandering

Another liberal confused by the DNC's inability to appeal to the working class.

I have always scoffed at those of my generation who cynically hitched their star to the conservative movement but now, as I take my leave from this space, it occurs to me that maybe they played the game right after all.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/27/liberals-donald-tr...

We had the perfect opportunity to reverse course in 2008... That was the perfect moment for liberals to reclaim their Rooseveltian heritage by governing forcefully on behalf of ordinary people, by warring against over-powerful corporations, by demonstrating the power of the state to build a just and humane society.

And there you have it, the real goal. Power. Leftists believe that only power can achieve justice.

We’re right back where we started. The crisis went completely to waste.

Saving people isn't the goal - USING the crisis to acquire more power IS.

Democrats simply have to take one of the houses of Congress this fall and commence holding Trump accountable. Failure at this baseline mission is unthinkable; it will mean the Democratic party has no reason for being, even on its own compromised terms.

Desperation?

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That's Thomas "What's the

That's Thomas "What's the Matter with Kansas?" Frank.

Events haven't changed his mind.

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The site says he's going off

The site says he's going off to write more books. Oh, I can't wait... ;-)

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The books are more-or-less

The books are more-or-less the same. The theme is that rubes from Kansas vote the wrong way because they don't know what their true interests are.

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Interesting, another take

Interesting, another take documenting the DNC failure to connect.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/whats-wrong-with-th...

The spectacle of Democratic elites flagellating themselves for their growing distance from these voters has the whiff of the comic—the office-tower anthropologists seeking to understand Appalachia from their Kindles.

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