The response to my column on what Democrats can learn from the midterms is fascinating. Democrats in NY and California think I'm nuts. Democrats in the middle of the country think it's right. Another sign that we inhabit different universes.
Clearheaded analysis of midterms, from liberal Nicholas Kristof. "Ever since the 2016 election, a progressive wing has tarred all Trump voters as racists, idiots and bigots. Not surprisingly, it’s difficult to win votes from people you’re calling bigots."
Some Democrats won't like my hot-off-the-keyboard takeaway from the midterms and my argument about where the party should go from here
Strongly recommended reading, especially if you're on the left. "Ever since the 2016 election, a progressive wing has tarred all Trump voters as racists, idiots and bigots. Not surprisingly, it’s difficult to win votes from people you’re calling bigots."
“Swing voters agree with many progressive ideas, from jobs to health care to higher taxes on the wealthy, but Democrats have a knack for antagonizing the working class by coming off as condescending, angry elitists.” nails it. Every word.
Ever since the 2016 election, a progressive wing has tarred all Trump voters as racists, idiots and bigots. Not surprisingly, it’s difficult to win votes from people you’re calling bigots, writes
The reality is that this was nothing like the 2006 midterm defeat for President Bush or the 2010 repudiation of President Obama, writes . Democrats shouldn't be cheering.
In the "lessons learned" department, my column suggests that Democrats choose someone other than Pelosi as Speaker and for 2020 think about someone like or who can win over swing voters. Thoughts?
Democrats's popular House vote advantage on Tuesday exceeded that of Republicans during that minor unimpressive "red ripple" of 2010.
To actually govern, and to get their way with judicial appointments, Democrats must also win the Senate, writes . That is possible but will require more than bravado.
Been reading everything I could on #Midterms2018. This one says it all:
brilliant piece, of course, by // "One problem: Many Democrats live in an urban blue bubble, without a single Trump-supporting friend." // Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.
“The candidates who delivered the House majority largely hailed from the political center, running on clean-government themes and promises of incremental improvement to the health care system rather than transformational social change.”
Thank you, for this thoughtful and measured piece. I agree with every word.
I don't often say this, but good stuff from
Smart column from Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.
Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.
Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.