Jilting

An article in the NYTimes today is titled:

Why Are Democrats Jilting G.O.P. Voters Who Want to Like Them?

Forget about GOP voters. Why are Democrats trying so hard to ditch many of their own voters? The other day, I spoke with a lifelong Democrat who says she decided – with great sadness and even shock – to vote for Trump. This is somebody who drove me nuts in 2016 with her incessant bellyaching about Bernie’s primary loss to Hillary, so she was never what you’d call a centrist. Still votes straight-ticket Democrat in all local elections. What’s the point of scaring off people like her?

7 thoughts on “Jilting”

    1. The only program that’s going to win is the neoliberal one. Who sits in the Oval Office is immaterial to that. Is anybody noticing any major difference between Obama’s presidency and Trump’s? Trump isn’t bombing anybody yet but that’s about it.

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        1. Because the measures Democrats are proposing are scary. They are scary to me too but I’m holding on to a hope that Bernie is still, deep inside, the Bernie I liked and supported since I first became aware of him in 2004 or 2005. I still believe he’s for the working people and is simply putting in an act to attract certain segments of the base.

          But my friend says I’m a dupe and I’ll realize that he’s changed for real.

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