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bruce MN
Advisor

ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

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Katzenjammer12
Senior Contributor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

I never open your URL listings unless there is a synopsis that gives me a reason. 

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

The New York Times.........Isn't that the paper that said it was going to start trying to report the facts fairly and honestly now that their candidate and a bunch of the down ticket candidates got destroyed in the election?

 

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We geniuses in the news media spent only the last month telling you how Donald Trump was losing this election. We spent the last year telling you how the Republican Party was unraveling.

And here we are, with the Democrats in tatters. You might want to think twice about our Oscar and Super Bowl predictions.

Despite all the discussion of demographic forces that doomed the G.O.P., it will soon control the presidency as well as both chambers of Congress and two of every three governor’s offices. And that’s not just a function of James Comey, Julian Assange and misogyny. Democrats who believe so are dangerously mistaken.

Other factors conspired in the party’s debacle. One in particular haunts me. From the presidential race on down, Democrats adopted a strategy of inclusiveness that excluded a hefty share of Americans and consigned many to a “basket of deplorables” who aren’t all deplorable. Some are hurt. Some are confused.

 

Liberals miss this by being illiberal. They shame not just the racists and sexists who deserve it but all who disagree. A 64-year-old Southern woman not onboard with marriage equality finds herself characterized as a hateful boob. Never mind that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton weren’t themselves onboard just five short years ago.

Political correctness has morphed into a moral purity that may feel exhilarating but isn’t remotely tactical. It’s a handmaiden to smugness and sanctimony, undermining its own goals.

I worry about my and my colleagues’ culpability along these lines. I plan to use greater care in how I talk to and about Americans more culturally conservative than I am. That’s not a surrender of principle or passion. It’s a grown-up acknowledgment that we’re a messy, imperfect species.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/opinion/the-democrats-screwed-up.html?ref=opinion&_r=2

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

That's an exceptional column.  I'd read it earlier today.

 

Thanks for putting it up.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

Synopsis, as such, is that it is a prominent conservative newspaper columnist who was highly critical of Trump during the campaign writing as if were a column written in 2020, after the first Trump term.

 

You might find it interesting. If so, or not, let us know.

 

That's not a bad policy actually but I can't copy and  past on my phone.  Maybe you are supposed to be able to, but I haven't figured it out.  And no kids in the house to show me how.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

If you can't copy/paste on your phone how do you put the link up?

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

Should have said "cut".  I can do that on this device and our old PC but can't on the phone.

Katzenjammer12
Senior Contributor

Re: ConservativevRosd...futuristic view on 1st term

It was inded interesting and I can see how it is difficult to synopsize it.  That doesn't change my predilction for not opening blind URLs, but maybe sometimes that is my loss.

 

None of us know how any of this will turn out.