Skip to comments.NY Slimes: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Is a Myth
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. Its 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 dont support the story in this case.
For starters, look at this years 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 years 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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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."
The sufferers are always the last to know................
Who does he think he's kidding?
The Democrats have not actually become radical leftists, or anything close to it.
Professional liar or delusional.
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!!
The Slimes is a myth - what used to be the old grey lady is a shambling corpse pretending to be a newspaper.
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.
IT’S A MYTH I TELL YOU DAMITALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, we believe you.
Don't believe your lying eyes...
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.
I cant read the Times anymore. My tolerance for bad fiction and schlock drama has been breached.
Sure thing, NYT, and there’s no such thing as organized crime either...
(at least that’s what my uncle Al said...)
“Its only a flesh wound.”
“...Slimes is a myth...” on meth.
Remember that the NYT treated the Holocaust like it was a myth.
Exactly. The fact that they would even print this shows that they are DEEP in the throes of the disease.
NYT = comedy central.
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