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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 1:41pm

https://www.salon.com/2019/06/02/there- ... candidate/

But when for several generations liberal elites have decided the working class were a problem to be mocked and demonized and blamed for their own marginalization, well, it's hard for them to break from that self-satisfying ideology. They're old-style country club Republicans, but more welcoming of non-whites and homosexuals.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 2:32pm

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-bide ... 60b70c6f46

Is he trying to tank his campaign? I mean, I don't doubt that he believes his own horseshit, but he's scripting a narrative of being old and regressive. Which he is (duh) but you don't promote that.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Jun 2019, 8:28pm

Neil Macdonald (Norm's brother) on Elizabeth Warren: https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/democra ... EFMNz1H9bs

Macdonald isn't some lefty, but one of those old-style journalists who would rather call out bullshit than cultivate access. That he's impressed with Warren actually counts quite a bit to me.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Silent Majority » 28 Jun 2019, 5:52am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 8:28pm
Neil Macdonald (Norm's brother) on Elizabeth Warren: https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/democra ... EFMNz1H9bs

Macdonald isn't some lefty, but one of those old-style journalists who would rather call out bullshit than cultivate access. That he's impressed with Warren actually counts quite a bit to me.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jun 2019, 6:23am

Silent Majority wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 5:52am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 8:28pm
Neil Macdonald (Norm's brother) on Elizabeth Warren: https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/democra ... EFMNz1H9bs

Macdonald isn't some lefty, but one of those old-style journalists who would rather call out bullshit than cultivate access. That he's impressed with Warren actually counts quite a bit to me.
I'll never bet the farm on the dems being anything but spineless.
Not that I disagree here, but it was only a few elections ago that a young black guy with little experience but a helluva ground game upended the insider favourite. That the insider always has it in the bag isn't true.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Flex » 28 Jun 2019, 8:56am

Boomer Dems going out there to defend anti-busing policy in response to the uppity black woman's "dishonest identity attack" on Daddy Biden. You love to see it.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jun 2019, 9:07am

Flex wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 8:56am
Boomer Dems going out there to defend anti-busing policy in response to the uppity black woman's "dishonest identity attack" on Daddy Biden. You love to see it.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by BostonBeaneater » 28 Jun 2019, 10:30am

Flex wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 8:56am
Boomer Dems going out there to defend anti-busing policy in response to the uppity black woman's "dishonest identity attack" on Daddy Biden. You love to see it.
I've been enjoying City on a Hill on Showtime. There's a great scene where Kevin Bacon's character is talking about busing which I have to paraphrase: It must have sucked for black people to fight so hard, get called n--gg--s, and have rocks thrown at them only to find out that the schools in Southie were the same shitholes and the schools in Roxbury.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jun 2019, 11:59am

My quarter-assed prediction (which I thought before these debates) is that it'll end up coming down to Harris and Warren, representing the neoliberal and progressive wings.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jun 2019, 8:19pm

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/cr ... itizenship

I remember similar slurs against Colin Powell but coming from liberals. The never-ending effort to disqualify black people.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Flex » 28 Jun 2019, 8:28pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 8:19pm
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/cr ... itizenship

I remember similar slurs against Colin Powell but coming from liberals. The never-ending effort to disqualify black people.
To quote myself:


Third Way type Dems are a cesspool of bigotry.

Addendum: should have read through the article before posting, this is referring to maga types. The 2008 reference made me think it was a reference to, famously, the racist attacks on obama starting from the Hillary campaign before Trump et al took it over.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jun 2019, 8:54pm

But the point holds. To the majority of the electorate and especially insiders, questioning the legitimacy of all people of colour is fair game. And it works.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2019, 12:54pm

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Flex » 30 Jul 2019, 12:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Jul 2019, 12:54pm
Satire but maybe not?
https://thehardtimes.net/culture/beto-f ... insurance/
fuckin' lol
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Aug 2019, 6:50am

Theory: When he died, Reagan's addle-minded soul migrated into Joe Biden. He really seems as confused as Reagan did from around '84 onward. I'm seriously skeptical that he'll be relevant by Iowa.
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