Tale of two candidates; first, Kamala Harris
The NY Times says her campaign is a mess and that it, in part, the problem is that it listened too much to Twitter punditry. This is likely true.
They allowed themselves to be seduced by the sirens’ song of the blue check wokeniki and their manichean (i.e., ironically religious) view of politics, spawned from identical educations at 1%er universities. (Here, I mean the wokeniki who write for Jacobin, Intercept, Splinternews, and other defunct spewsites).
But the problem began Ab ovo.
Harris’ opening attack on the popular former VP was a disaster. Yet, like those below Biden, she flailed in search of a coherent line of attack. She’s been undone by the wokeniki who turned her impressive legal career into a liability.
Harris stans like Joan Walsh will be devastated.
It didn’t take long for the wokeniki to celebrate the imminent demise of The Cop.
Tis’ a worthy distraction from the flagging hopes of the Vermont revolutionary.
The NY Times also takes glee in the demise of any candidate. Same thing happened with De Blasio. Same thing will happen with Klobuchar and Booker in the near future.
Now Buttigieg: his education plan is mocked by the wokeniki. Let’s examine.
Free higher ed up to $100k is reasonable and rational. Why should the 99% pay for the education of 1% sprogs? Where’s the socialism in that?!
The “critique” amounts to no more than this: means testing means being mean.
This passes as revolutionary wisdom now.
In NYC, Bill de Blasio installed universal pre-K for all. Ironically, Berniebros/brosettes and Warren stans mocked de Blasio’s candidacy.
Hubris: when a man who doesn’t have a son (Al Sharpton) lectures one who does (Bill de Blasio).
The Republican Party is ungovernable.
Once upon a time (the 1980s), critics said theory killed the study of literature. Could it be that theology kills the study of religion?
Is it really news in 2014 that “enhanced interrogation” was used in 2003/4 and is torture?
Playing the role of sore loser, the New York Times continues to agitate against mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s policy emphases. Universal pre-K is a sign of far leftism; upholding constitutional rights and values will suddenly unleash an historic crime wave; an emphasis on affordable housing will send real estate developers scurrying to Delaware; and a modest tax increase will topple financial titans who currently sit on a mountainous hoard of record profits. So we are told.
This is the paranoid style-lite.