The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby Thad » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Romosome wrote:Republican donors, probably.

It was published in the Wall Street Journal, so pretty much, yeah.

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:40 pm

remember to SuPPoRT tHE nOmiNEe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md ... story.html

Maryland gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous needs all the help he can get to unseat incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan (R), but he’s facing resistance from some fellow Democrats uneasy with his left-wing platform.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is declining to endorse Jealous for now because of concerns that Jealous’s positions on taxes, school funding and Amazon.com’s second headquarters would penalize Leggett’s constituents in the state’s most populous jurisdiction.

Long-serving Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert), an influential moderate, offered only tepid backing for Jealous while praising Hogan for “governing from the middle.”
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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby mharr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:24 pm

There's been some talk recently about fixing the balance of the supreme court by 'packing', legislating a significant increase in size and filling the new slots with liberal justices. Seems like something you might want to discuss after being elected, since it gives the incumbent party some very obvious ammunition to use against you, and might inspire them to do it first, 'fixing the balance' in a very different direction.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/2/17513520/c ... reme-court

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby Thad » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:58 pm

I'm not aware of any Democrats who are actually current or prospective officeholders advocating for stacking the court. It's not as if the party is known for taking policy cues from Jacobin.

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby Thad » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:37 pm

NYT:

In his two terms as governor, Andrew Cuomo has had significant accomplishments. But he has done little to combat the corruption in the Legislature and his own administration, and he has allowed the subway system, the foundation of the New York City economy, to rot. The case for change, at a time when so many New Yorkers yearn for change, is not hard to make.

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But Ms. Nixon’s lack of experience in government or management of any sort do not inspire confidence that she could overcome the old guard in Albany to fulfill her promises and run the state. Her campaign has, at times, boiled down to a largely negative message — that she is not Andrew Cuomo — and while that can indeed seem an appealing truth, it is not, in the end, enough.


I hate this shit.

I have a feeling the Gillum/DeSantis race in Florida is going to be used as a bellwether. If Gillum loses, the Democratic establishment will spend the next two years beating us over the head with the message that progressives don't win elections. (If Gillum wins, on the other hand, the Democratic establishment will spend the next two years beating us over the head with the message that Gillum got lucky and you still shouldn't expect progressives to win elections. But that message will probably be much less effective.)

This is, of course, absurd reductivism. Whether or not a progressive can win an election depends on the election.

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Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

Postby Mongrel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:03 pm

Now I want her to win just so the NYT opinion staff can eat a dick. Given recent events, the NYT would probably be better off just shuttering their Opinion section anyway.
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