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.
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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