Heart to heart.
[Note: see also Thomas Franks on progressives, Democrats, and Occupy.] Thomas Frank’s book “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right” explains how President Obama and the Democrats mismanaged the major economic and health care policies of his first term. In particular, they mismanaged the messaging war. Rather than fighting […]
A friend reports that the white supremacist group Patriot Front dropped hateful propaganda in neighborhoods and on porches last night in Tacoma, Edmonds, West Seattle, and Bellevue. Nate Bowling has tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/nate_bowling/status/1081959317392093186 Someone else reported seeing them in Olympia. And someone reporting seeing them in Everett. A related group did similar drops in […]
I know there is a lot of talk about how hard it is to start a third political party and there is no doubt that the talk is true. Large political swings that realign the political parties in the US are rare, but the political history of the US is about the swings. Whigs and […]