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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 07:50 PM

29. Blue Dogs / Neolibs / "center left" Dems / DON'T KNOW HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS.


I think that's a, if not THE, big takeaway here.

- Conservative Dems are not "more pragmatic."

- Neoliberals don't know "how things work." Unless you mean how certain people get PAID, which is not the point of elections, or shouldn't be.

- Social Democratic ideas, like nationwide healthcare or education, aren't unworkable "pie in the sky." They're things people need, and that other people in the world have, not drug-induced fairy tales.

- Telegraphing that big business and Wall Street are really okay, and can keep doing what they're doing, does not help.

- In short, the things the self-styled masters of the universe -- the donors and big business interests -- DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE DOING.

So let's not have so much of that going forward. It's nonsense. We won with a guy the country thought was a wild-eyed liberal, even though he wasn't. We lost with "center left" (read: center-right, except for social issues, kind of) candidate, against the worst competition in history.

Enough. We need to stand for something the other side doesn't. Not the same thing with less racism and sexism.

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