There’s still dim hope that the truth about Clinton will unleash a torrent of charges that could have her pushed out of the nomination, but with Obama’s endorsement, I fear the fix might be in.
Democrats Will Learn All the Wrong Lessons From Brush With Bernie. Matt Taibbi. Everything the Democrats are doing now is sowing the seeds for destruction in 2018. If they thought 2010 was a low turnout, 2018 will be a slaughter. Here’s a paragraph that hasn’t been quoted as often.
Nobody saw his campaign as an honest effort to restore power to voters, because nobody in the capital even knows what that is. In the rules of palace intrigue, Sanders only made sense as a kind of self-centered huckster who made a failed play for power. And the narrative will be that with him out of the picture, the crisis is over. No person, no problem.
This perception isn’t just the DC crowd. There are some good little Democrats who parrot this bullshit, clucking about Sanders’ narcissism, greed, and corruption. It’s just weird. When looking at it as generational contempt for millennials, it makes a lot more sense. That’s how the white Baby Boomers were kept in line.
This Joshua Holland piece is tepid nonsense. Holland doubts the gospel of Thomas Frank and sniffles how Clinton “curbstomped” Sanders. Poor old Holland completely misses the fact that Clinton’s coalition is exactly who Frank names in Listen, Liberal. Well-educated nitwits like Amanda Marcotte1 are pouncing on the Holland piece in joy, eager to discredit the True Prophet Thomas Frank.
So does the Left need to rethink strategy? Nah, unless waiting for the Baby Boomers to die off is a strategy. Minorities are catching on. There are only so many pampered professionals that vote for liberalism. Time isn’t on their side.
By the way, I’m not a proponent of Sanders running as a third party candidate. My vote is for now going to Jill Stein. That’s only because Louisiana is almost certainly going to Trump. If Louisiana was a swing state, that probably wouldn’t be my choice.
- Finally bothered to look her up. Pandagon? Ugh. That was such yawn of a blog. Never could stomach it. It’s a surprise to see she’s so young. Her rigidity puts a curmudgeonly spin on her writing. [↩]