Jacobin magazine is already attempting to cushion the inevitable disappointment of Berniebros/brosettes with a quote from Eugene Debs:
“It is infinitely better to vote for freedom and fail than to vote for slavery and succeed.” – Eugene Debs
The “losing is winning” mentality is Debs making a virtue of necessity.
After the rude welcome Trump received at a UFC event in NYC, Dana White will receive a tweetful of hate from the Big Bonespur.
Warren and Sanders lack a heavyweight in economics to legitimate their half statements about paying for M4A.
This is doubtless because they are riding the wave of anti-expertise ressentiment of the current populist moment.
The otherwise intelligent Dave Weigel recently referred to Clinton’s “gaffe” re coal miners in West Virginia.
Preliminary figures for 2018 show 80,778 people were employed by mine operators and contractors. That’s a record low, and about a thousand fewer than were employed by coal in the last year of the Obama administration.
Coal miners are dinosaurs.
As a student of the “Critique of the Gotha Program,” Bernie knows the proles must use the state to smash the bourgeoisie. Marx’s hostility to Bakunin followed from this. Likewise, Bern as no affinity with anarchism. Hence, no blathering about the deep state from his quarter.
Buttigieg’s plan for a plethora of “national service” programs, which would also function as a pre-requisite for future employment, sounds like the model for an American Stakhanovite.
Service is for knechts, serfs, and butlers in Merchant-Ivory films.
Let’s not make Deadspin out to be the NY Times or any other serious journalistic venture.
Donald Trump has shifted his domicile from New York City to Florida.
It’s as if a Superfund site just moved south.
The move does lay the groundwork for post-Presidency criminality. Mob often retired to Florida.
Trump is echt Queens, though. Everything about him says ash heap.
The good news: Rudy ain’t going’ nowheres.
Bern’s relaunch with AOC went unnoticed due to the sturm over Tulsi’s twitter beef with HRC.
Bern will never be the Democratic nominee, so Joe Manchin will never have to vote against him anyway.
With the tragedy of Deadspin following so close on the heels of the demise of Splinternews, we are nearer to reaching the crisis of which Marx wrote.
I’m surprised Bern isn’t fundraising off the suffering of Deadspin ex-staff. $2.70
A teacher in North Carolina is under fire for separating students by religion.
What I want to know is where did the rational students sit?
Impeachment is like Christmas Day for news networks.
Paula White’s criminality precedes her.
A cat is a loaded weapon.
Candy corn is the resistance of Halloween treats.
It’s great to reach the age when you realize other people’s problems with your identity are really other people’s problems, not yours.
Then they can be easily and absolutely dismissed, banished to the limbo of bad theory and infantile ethics.
The saffron Mussolini will be seated in the Nats’ ballpark.
Speaking of which, the Deferment President described the demise of al-Baghdadi as follows:
He had dragged 3 of his young children with him. He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the 3 children.
I imagine that’s also how Donnie’s reign will end.
A million NRA hearts are broken as Maria Butina is deported back to her GRU desk job in Russia.
People are upset with Bernie Sanders over the answer he gave to a question about how to handle potentially violent interactions with the police. One has to remember that for Bern, police officers are part of the working class. Thus, they are part of his revolution.
Bill Maher is upset Hillary Clinton owned Tbilisi Gabbard who then owned herself by moving towards a third party bid (as predicted by Hillary Clinton).
Bern had to come to the defense of one of his leading surrogates (Gabbard) or risk the charge of disloyalty from his cultish followers. He apparently doesn’t care that a fleet of Russian bots and other GRU measures have been launched to support Tulsi.
The Joker could just as well be Michael Tracey or Jeet Heer or anyone who writes for The Intercept, Jacobin magazine, or the defunct Splinternews.
I think all pundits and professional journalists are anxious to see Biden fall and someone else rise (Warren, Bern, even Buttigieg or Wang) just so they’ll have something interesting to write about. If Biden were to cruise to victory, the media bottom line would suffer.
Re Tulsi Gabbard:
One number to remember: 65 million.
That’s the number of Democratic votes for HRC in 2016.
Gabbard’s Trumpesque tweet is political death warrant. As a Democrat.
She’d be a great mainstream Republican. I tend to think that’s where she’ll wind up.
Gabbard represents a “sane” version of Republicanism. That’s why Meghan McCain is smitten with her.
Gabbardistas are shattered, though. Michael Tracey is so worked up about this, he’s completely forgotten the oppression of NRA moll Maria Butina.
In calmer moments, he would surely admit that the Russo-Republican fox has no place in the Democratic Party hen house.
However, it is rather confusing when Tulsi sounds like Trump who sounds like Chomsky.
From Jacobin magazine to the Boston Review, from Naomi Klein and to the Young Sparts: everyone agrees Obama was a neolib.
Will the King of the Cocaleros, Evo Morales, be President for Life? How many years in power are enough?
Bern is all about symbolic violence against Democrats. Then he cries about Democrats being against him.
Sanders sees his chance to win the nomination slipping, so he’s going scorched earth again on the Democratic Party.
Bern believes the torch has been passed to him by Dr King. He’s desperate to be nominated.
Bern will argue that Warren is just another neoliberal centrist that his revolution is meant to smash.
When HRC launched her campaign in 2015 quoting FDR, she was labeled a neoliberal by Bernistans. So it is ironic that he’s claiming the New Deal for socialism.
Political liberalism is the core of democratic socialism: rule of law, equality, rights, etc. Dem Soc varies from political liberalism in that it brings liberal values to bear on labor conditions and relations. There’s no socialism without liberalism.
AOC and Cheney continue to double down on stupid (just like Trump).
I always wonder how McConnell shaves his dewlap.
So many people bring naive realist expectations to a fictional TV drama (HBO’s Chernobyl). Literary theory needs to be taught in high schools.
The white Ford Bronco chase was the best live television in history. Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting to see if OJ would blow his brains out in front of a mass audience.
Many male pundits believe they are smarter and better at politics than Pelosi.
Don Jr. is the Fredo Corleone of the Trump Crime Family.
Everything Clinton said about Trump was correct. MAGAts and BBros didn’t want to listen.
CNN has a love affair with Beavis (Kellyanne Conway).
The Tea Party wanted no part of governing (which made it a contradiction). Dem Progs want to govern but don’t quite understand how a competitive system works.
Even well-educated NY Times journalists fall back upon simplistic oppositions to describe politicians. The labels are meaningless, because once in power one must govern within an established, competitive system that mitigates progressivism sans absolute emergency (e.g., the 1930s).
There’s very little Trump actually understands besides how to cheat at golf. Certainly not aviation.
Trump has been mimicking his friends Erdogan, Duterte and Bolsonaro. His benefactor Putin is more circumspect when it comes to issuing threats.
It sounds like Trump is calling his brownshirts into action.
Unless there’s some untapped “vote” out there that hasn’t been polled, and if the Clinton machine turns out the vote, electoral demographics (the “Obama coalition”) are all in Ms Clinton’s favor. That’s what I tell myself to ward off bad dreams.
The “rigged media” has played it all wrong. After offering Mr Trump a free platform for twelve months with no investigative push back, it swung in the opposite direction of fact-checking every period and semicolon in his syntax-challenged utterances, which only continues to give Trump a free platform. If the media were truly rigged against him, it would not cover him at all (apart from Fox News). But, alas, he’s too good for ratings in a culture addicted to outrage.