Another liberal confused by the DNC's inability to appeal to the working class.
I have always scoffed at those of my generation who cynically hitched their star to the conservative movement but now, as I take my leave from this space, it occurs to me that maybe they played the game right after all.
We had the perfect opportunity to reverse course in 2008... That was the perfect moment for liberals to reclaim their Rooseveltian heritage by governing forcefully on behalf of ordinary people, by warring against over-powerful corporations, by demonstrating the power of the state to build a just and humane society.
And there you have it, the real goal. Power. Leftists believe that only power can achieve justice.
We’re right back where we started. The crisis went completely to waste.
Saving people isn't the goal - USING the crisis to acquire more power IS.
Democrats simply have to take one of the houses of Congress this fall and commence holding Trump accountable. Failure at this baseline mission is unthinkable; it will mean the Democratic party has no reason for being, even on its own compromised terms.