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NY Slimes: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Is a Myth
New York Slimes ^ | September 17, 2018 | David Leonhardt

Posted on 09/17/2018 7:12:47 AM PDT by EdnaMode

And the Democratic Party has not actually become a band of radical leftists

Conventional wisdom says that the middle is disappearing from American politics: The Republicans have moved far to the right, the Democrats far to the left, and woe to any moderate voters looking for politicians to represent their views.

Well, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The Democrats have not actually become radical leftists, or anything close to it.

You keep hearing this story partly because Republicans have an obvious interest in promoting it and partly because large parts of the news media find it irresistible. It’s a “both side do it” angle that allows us journalists to appear tough, knowing and above the partisan scrum. We love that image. But the facts don’t support the story in this case.

For starters, look at this year’s primaries, which finished last week. Across the country, a grand total of two Democratic incumbents in the House lost a primary. Zero Senate candidates did. In conservative states with moderate Democratic senators — like Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia — not one of those moderates even faced a serious primary challenge.

The situation was very different in 2010 with the Tea Party, which pushed the Republican Party to the right. Multiple incumbents lost that year, as Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report noted last week. “Please stop with the ‘revolution’ in the Democratic Party narrative,” she said. This year’s real story is the one that the political scholars Lara Putnam and Theda Skocpol have tried to tell: Anti-Trump activists have taken a strategic approach, backing either moderate or more progressive candidates, depending on the district.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: democrats; leftists; nyslimes; tds; trump
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The leading symptom of TDS is denial that one has it.

Also, the party hasn't gone far left? What about Gillum and Ocasio-Cortez?

Transgender bathrooms, 10,451 genders, open borders, support of MS-13, violently protesting over election results, disowning family members for voting for Trump, banning Trump staffers from eating at restaurants, taking a knee during the National Anthem. Yeah that's "moderate."

1 posted on 09/17/2018 7:12:47 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

The sufferers are always the last to know................


2 posted on 09/17/2018 7:13:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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Democrats have not actually become radical leftists

Who does he think he's kidding?

3 posted on 09/17/2018 7:15:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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The Democrats have not actually become radical leftists, or anything close to it.
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Professional liar or delusional.


4 posted on 09/17/2018 7:15:48 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: EdnaMode

Nowhere has TDS gone rampant more than the NY Slimes. Pretty sure everyone in the building is infected. Nothing short of a lobotomy is going to help them at this point.

Call the CDC!!


5 posted on 09/17/2018 7:19:13 AM PDT by Boomer
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Everyone else is crazy, right NYT?
6 posted on 09/17/2018 7:19:39 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: EdnaMode

Bullstalin


7 posted on 09/17/2018 7:19:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: EdnaMode

The Slimes is a myth - what used to be the old grey lady is a shambling corpse pretending to be a newspaper.


8 posted on 09/17/2018 7:20:02 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: EdnaMode

It is not a myth.

Two people who are dear to me suffer from it.

Even the mere mention of the President infuriates them so much that conversation is impossible. It’s irrational, demonic, spit-flecked rage.

That just isn’t normal behavior.


9 posted on 09/17/2018 7:20:28 AM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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IT’S A MYTH I TELL YOU DAMITALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, we believe you.


10 posted on 09/17/2018 7:20:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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"Well, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The Democrats have not actually become radical leftists, or anything close to it."

Don't believe your lying eyes...

11 posted on 09/17/2018 7:21:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: EdnaMode

This article makes sense to the NY Times and their readers, who consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Cynthia Nixon, and Elizabeth Warren to be both intelligent and moderate. So they don’t see a real push to move the party much further left than that group or reasonable common sense politicians.


12 posted on 09/17/2018 7:22:15 AM PDT by dead
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I can’t read the Times anymore. My tolerance for bad fiction and schlock drama has been breached.


13 posted on 09/17/2018 7:22:18 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: EdnaMode
DEMONIC NAZI EVIL FASCIST PRESIDENT TRUMP
ACCUSES PRESS OF "TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME"!

14 posted on 09/17/2018 7:22:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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Sure thing, NYT, and there’s no such thing as organized crime either...

(at least that’s what my uncle Al said...)


15 posted on 09/17/2018 7:28:00 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: EdnaMode

“Its only a flesh wound.”


16 posted on 09/17/2018 7:30:25 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: AndyJackson

“...Slimes is a myth...” on meth.


17 posted on 09/17/2018 7:31:03 AM PDT by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: EdnaMode

Remember that the NYT treated the Holocaust like it was a myth.


18 posted on 09/17/2018 7:31:07 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Red Badger

Exactly. The fact that they would even print this shows that they are DEEP in the throes of the disease.


19 posted on 09/17/2018 7:31:29 AM PDT by SelmaLee (MAGA!)
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To: EdnaMode

NYT = comedy central.


20 posted on 09/17/2018 7:38:02 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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