If the Democratic moderates take on progressives they get squashed by the passionate intensity of the left. If they don’t, the party moves so far left that it can’t win in the fall.
According to a Hill-HarrisX survey, only 13 percent of Americans say they would prefer a health insurance system with no private plans. Warren and Sanders pin themselves, and perhaps the Democratic Party, to a 13 percent policy idea. Trump is smiling.
David is right (again)
I rarely agree quite so completely with David Brooks. Which makes me more worried than I already was. via ⁦
Here, a challenge to the Democrats’ policy direction.
If Democrats run a populist campaign against the business elite, Trump will run a broader populist campaign against the entire educated elite. His populism is more compelling to people who respond to such things.
“Right now we’ve got two parties trying to make moderates homeless” :
The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it. It’s dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it.
Wht is it with you guys, Max? Pleads with D's "Don't Drive Me Away." So he'd sit out an election if the alternative to Trump is too progressive.
A timely reminder from : "According to a recent Gallup poll, 35 percent of Americans call themselves conservative, 35 percent call themselves moderate and 26 percent call themselves liberal. The candidates at the debates this week fall...
“Dems, Please Don’t Drive Me Away”
"A decent society rests on a bed of manners, habits, traditions and institutions. Trump is a disrupter. He rips to shreds the codes of politeness, decency, honesty and fidelity, and so renders society a savage world of dog eat dog."
"Right now we’ve got two parties trying to make moderates homeless."
Go away . We don’t need you.
The former Socialdemocrat David Brooks says: "Dems, Please Don’t Drive Me Away". So he's no longer a Republican and he thinks the Democrats aren't even Socialdemocrats anymore, but far left, 🤔.
"The [Democrat] party is moving toward all sorts of positions that drive away moderates and make it more likely the nominee will be unelectable. And it’s doing it without too much dissent."
I regularly encourage friends who dislike Trumpism & wish Dems were more like them to join the party and push it that way in the primaries. The alternative is to be like David Brooks, sit on the sidelines complaining, then protest vote Libertarian.