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The Left’s Year of Magical Thinking

By someone else follow someone else   2018 Apr 5, 9:58am 1,206 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/05/democrats-midterms-trump-scandal-concerns-217777

But should that Democratic disaster come to pass, a good deal of the explanation would lie in an aphorism often misattributed to Voltaire: “I can take care of my enemies, but Lord protect me from my friends.” Some of the most damaging blows to Democratic hopes this year are friendly fire. ...

So what did this Pennsylvania chapter offer during this precarious moment? In talking about Disney princesses, it tweeted: “We need a princess who’s had an abortion … who’s pro-choice … who’s an undocumented immigrant … who’s actually a union worker … who’s trans.” The tweet was deleted, but not before Fox News and other conservative voices had a field day with it.

Yes, it’s just a tweet by a local chapter, probably written by a young staffer, but what made it so inexplicable was that, whatever the author’s intent, it read like a provocation by a voice who assumed that every American embraced these hotly contested ideas. To someone at all uneasy about the cultural upheavals of the past decade, the tweet was evidence that their opinions are considered illegitimate, unreasonable, beyond the pale. And for Democrats in red districts who have to navigate these cultural minefields, the tweet made their journeys even harder.


Democrats push away the people who can help them.
1   Shaman   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 5, 1:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If it wasn’t for shooting themselves in the foot, Democrats wouldn’t have fired a single shot in this political Armageddon!

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