Monday, May 1, 2017

Norman Solomon — Drinking the Russia-gate Kool-Aid

The Democratic Establishment chooses to shoot itself in the head rather than accept blame for losing the presidency, Congress, the majority of governorships and state legislatures by blaming their defeats at the polls on Vladimir Putin personally.

The good news is that the Democratic Establishment is on the way to the trash heap, making way for new blood. Hopefully, MSNBC will be in the garbage truck with them for promoting this farce.

Consortium News
Drinking the Russia-gate Kool-Aid
Norman Solomon | coordinator of and the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy

See also
A select group of top Democratic Party strategists have used new data about last year’s presidential election to reach a startling conclusion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Now they just need to persuade the rest of the party they’re right.

Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton’s defeat: Her base didn’t turn out, Donald Trump’s did and the difference was too much to overcome.
But new information shows that Clinton had a much bigger problem with voters who had supported President Barack Obama in 2012 but backed Trump four years later.

Those Obama-Trump voters, in fact, effectively accounted for more than two-thirds of the reason Clinton lost, according to Matt Canter, a senior vice president of the Democratic political firm Global Strategy Group. In his group’s analysis, about 70 percent of Clinton’s failure to reach Obama’s vote total in 2012 was because she lost these voters....
Without understanding how the party lost, it’s hard to figure out how it can win again.

Read more here:
Democrats say they now know exactly why Clinton lost
Alex Roarty


Penguin pop said...

What do you think of Bernie, Liz Warren and Cory Booker signing an anti-BDS letter? Bernie himself last time I checked was still talking about Russia. I'm just saying we're not out of the woods yet.

Also, MSNBC considering hiring Hugh Hewitt on board seems like another nail in the coffin for that joke of a network, but yet again, they did have that loon Michael Savage on many years ago, so this kind of bullshit is nothing new for them.

Noah Way said...

They also emphasize the need for the party to continue finding ways to stoke its base.

The Dems base - Wall Street - is why they lost. Funny thing, they are also the Reps base ...

Tom Hickey said...

Since there is only one party, the voters only have the option to swing back and forth between them in a two faction system.