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  • WillyT (10117 posts)
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    Go Left, Dems: 7 Ways Democrats Are Misreading the November 7 Results

    Go Left, Dems: 7 Ways Democrats Are Misreading the November 7 Results – AlterNet
    The base is critical to victory—and it wants to move left.

     

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    If you’re a Democrat, there’s a name for that unfamiliar emotion you were feeling last Tuesday night. It’s called happiness. But there is a serious risk that the party will draw the wrong lessons from last week’s results.

    Here are seven important lessons from the November 7 results that a lot of Democrats seem to have missed.

     

    1. It’s too easy to fall for spin, or for easily digestible but misleading narratives.

    What do a former Republican doctor, a Goldman Sachs executive turned Bernie-style economic populist, a transgender heavy metal singer, and a Virginia socialist have in common? They all won as Democrats.

    You’d think a diverse group like this would make it hard to pigeonhole the election’s results. That didn’t stop some people from trying…

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    Much More: https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/go-left-dems-7-ways-democrats-are-misreading-november-7-results

     

     

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  • Ferd Berfel (5216 posts)
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    1. Im not sure what makes anyone think

    That the dem leadership dosent get it.

    They get it. They are paid to pretend they dont. Thats the end of it

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !  
    • Coldmountaintrail (3002 posts)
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      2. +++

      how long have they been pushing that narrative?  and not only about dems, but the entire ruling elite?  and how long has the public bought into it?

      “they’re so stuu-pid!  they just don’t get it!”

       

    • WillyT (10117 posts)
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      3. And Therefore… We Need To Replace Them…

      :shrug:

       

      :hi:

       

      • Ferd Berfel (5216 posts)
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        4. ^^^^this^^^^^

        👍🏻👏🏻

        …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !