Sunday, June 11, 2017

Democrats: The Base Wants It All; The Party Wants To Win

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"Inspired By Sanders, Activists Push Democrats To The Left--Or Out Of The Way"
   It annoys me that these kinds of disagreements tend to be represented as battles between groups that agree in principle, but disagree about how ambitious to be about moving left. One of my concerns about the Dems is that few people ever say that they think it would be a mistake to move further left at all. It's not that there are no lefter policies that I tend to favor. It's rather that I'm concerned about the general orientation according to which we ought always to be moving to the left, whether faster or slower. That idea is a blueprint for inevitable disaster--and not merely of an electoral variety.

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Anonymous Lewis Carroll said...

"It's rather that I'm concerned about the general orientation according to which we ought always to be moving to the left, whether faster or slower."

*This*. Which is why, even though I'm a liberal, I think we need (real) conservatives.

3:12 PM  

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