Friday, April 21, 2017

Professional Left Podcast #385

"Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself."  
-- Napoleon Bonaparte


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Neo Tuxedo said...

Wikiquote reports it as "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake" (which is how I remembered it) with an attribution from 2002; French Wikiquote doesn't mention it in any way I could recognize.

steeve said...

Ugh, refighting the primary...

We refight it because getting it wrong wrecks the country. There will be more primaries and we can't use "electability" ever again in making the choice. 40% of republicans now want universal health care. Go with the best policies and electability will follow as best it can, as well or better than going with inferior policies.

I know driftglass and bluegal voted Bernie in the primary, but they also condone those who didn't. Anyone who thought Bernie was better and voted Hillary anyway was wrong and has to stop.

dinthebeast said...

Excuse my pragmatism, but the purity of our platform only has power in the world if we win. We can disagree about how to go about the winning, but for us, unlike for the Republicans, lies and insanity don't help.
I do feel like it would be a mistake to just assume that we will all come together in sufficient numbers to win next time, both for internal-squabbling effect and more seriously for the vote-cheating policies they will be using that we will need to overcome.
We may get infuriated with quasi-traitorous allies, but I can't help thinking that I will be less furious with them if they help us win than if we lose again.

-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

For conservative so loved Americans that it took their health care hostage for the money to fund a great wall in the middle of a river.

Forsaken or blessed. You decide.

I asked myself, If republicans executed children by depriving them of health care which is exactly the same as Assad using Sarin gas on his people. What would Sarah Palin do???

She would go to Canada for her health care like she mooched off Canadians before.