Senator Elizabeth Warren used a speech to a grass-roots conference Saturday to take direct aim at Democrats’ diminished moderate wing, ridiculing Clinton-era policies and jubilantly proclaiming that liberals had taken control of the party.
What is clear is that there is a growing fissure in the Democratic “base” over criticism by the (mostly White) Professional Left, as reflected in this Twitter exchange:Those tensions have simmered for the past several years, and grown in the past year as the #BlackLivesMatters movement insisted that its voice was not being heard even within progressive circles.
Maybe the David Sirota Award? "xaxnar" diarist at Daily Kos, April 16, 2013, The Right Wing Media Is Nervous: Charles P. Pierce noted today that the conservative media wing nuts are freaking out over anything or anyone that suggests what happened in Boston at the Marathon just...
When a popular Democratic politician leaves office under the cloud of scandal and disgrace, the foremost question on his mind is when–not if–the media will begin reconstructing his career for him. There was the lionized Bill Clinton, who was impeached. Then there was former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, whose rehabilitation included a CNN show and a regular spot in Slate, where he proved to be an utterly conventional polemicist and shallow political thinker. And now we have the effort by the New York Times to resuscitate Anthony Weiner, whose congressional career was marked by erratic public temper tantrums and an inability to control himself or the volume of his voice. He left Congress after being caught in a sex scandal involving a college girl, and then falsely accused conservatives like Andrew Breitbart of making the story up. At every step in the scandal Weiner chose the least honorable path. Before the scandal ended his congressional term, Weiner was considered by some to be a favorite for the next New York City mayoral election. Now, two years after the scandal, he says he still wants to be mayor, and may in fact run for the Democratic nomination this year for the fall general election. Could he actually win?The NY Times rehabilitation of Weiner comes at the expense of reality, which is that Andrew Breitbart was the one who held Weiner to account, and Weiner fessed up only after lying and accusing others, and only when there was no choice:
.@nytimes How many editors had to "massage" that article to confuse the timeline and misstate critical events to get Weiner his Hero Moment?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 10, 2013
There's no Saturday Night Card Game tonight. I was going to write about some "Neo-Confederate" idiocy by a pretend lawyer who happens to be quite obsessed with me over at the liberal blog Glenn Greenwald calls " a cesspool of unprincipled partisan hackdom." When you are a liberal blog and Glenn...
Marco Rubio is on the short list of Republican presidential contenders for 2016. Of course, that's a long way away, so who knows if he remains on the short list. So Rubio's a target even more so than in the past couple of years. Every question...
Just when you thought it could not get any worse. MoveOn.org and Michael Moore have produced a video which is beyond description. Can we just declare MoveOn a mental illness so it can be covered (under Obamacare, of course). Video (h/t NRO) NSFW (language warning): Makes the creepy singing...
Noted University of California - Berkeley economist J. Bradford DeLong has figured out why Mitt Romney is so far ahead in the Gallup tracking poll of likely voters. His theory is that Obama supporters like him are only now figuring out where to vote, so they do not...
It truly is hard to overstate the joy on the left with Obama's horses and bayonets "zinger" last night. This summary at HuffPo reflected the joy: There were no binders full of women at the final presidential debate on Monday, but there were certainly horses and bayonets. President Barack...
I really sense that Obama supporters are losing it, completely. I sense fear in their stupidity. After Big Bird and the contrived "binder" fauxtroversy, they have a new cause: Tagg Romney threatened to take a swing at Obama when Obama called Tagg's father a liar. Of course,...
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