The Democratic Civil War Is Getting Nasty, Even if No One Is Paying Attention


The New Yorker has the article The Democratic Civil War Is Getting Nasty, Even if No One Is Paying Attention.

It has interesting information about the dissenters against the way Hillary Clinton ran her 2016 campaign. However, I will focus my comments on two excerpts from the article.

Should they give up on the white voters who went for Trump in 2016 even though many had been reliably Democratic in the past?

I think it would be more important to go after the Obama voters who didn’t even vote in 2016. There are probably far more of those than Democrats who voted for Trump. People are so hung up on the two-party paradigm, that they can’t come to grips with the idea that there are huge numbers of people who just do not want to vote for the candidates put up by the two major parties. Voters didn’t go for the Green Party either. They went to the “Why Bother” party.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, could appeal to this fervent new activist base, and conceivably win the nomination in 2020.

They still don’t get it, do they? Warren is my Senator, but after what she did in the 2016 election, I am ready to dump her. She lost all credibility by trying to sell us Hillary Clinton as the ideal candidate when she knew that Clinton favored Wall Street which Warren got elected to oppose.

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