I’m going to translate the subtexts and signals of What’s Wrong With the Democrats? - The Atlantic into plain language:
- Democrats should have disowned Black Livers Matter.
- Democrats shouldn’t run a woman for the presidency.
- Democrats should have lied more.
- Democrats should have paid more attention to the economic collapse of the non-college (peak human, mass disability)
I agree with the fourth. I was worried about that before Trump took over. I don’t agree with #3, I think lying works a lot better on the GOP base than the Dem base.
Number one and two remind me of the Al Gore’s choice to embrace gun management measures. It was a progressive and brave act, but Americans showed they didn’t want it. Dems have not pushed it since.
I don’t think we’ll see a woman running for the presidency of the United States in the next ten years. Maybe 20 years. I was shocked that almost half of white college educated women voted for Trump. HRC was less excellent than Obama, but she was pretty good. Since white men are hopeless the lack of support from white women was a killer.
I also think Dems will shy away from BLM like movements - at least for another decade. We won’t say that loudly, but watch what happens. American racism is stronger than many thought.
The are sad predictions. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t have a lot of faith in post-Trump America.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, can journalists top writing these articles?