Friday, July 01, 2022

If You're Starved For Warmed-Over David Brooks Schlock From The 2010's, Yascha Mounk Has Just The Column For You


But if you don't have the time or inclination to read it, allow me to summarize.

Trump is bad.  Very, very bad.  

Biden is a weak old man so fuck that guy.

Harris is unpopular soo fuck her too.

Dems should immediately draft legislation that would save the republic from 2024 GOP fuckery.  Which will never, ever pass, but, uh, well...

To calm the fears of White suburban hausfraus hiding in their basements because of BLM, or storming their local school boards out of fear that CRT will make their kids gay or something, while Biden is being kicked to the curb he should pause long enough to loudly and repeatedly denounce "identitarian" members of the Democratic coalition.   Of course Dems should still give lip service to racial justice, but in practical terms, this means Biden giving the back of his hand to gays, women, Liberals and the millions of loyal African-American voters who won him the nomination.

Inflation is bad.  Of course there's damn little any president can do about it, but Biden should say...stuff.

Crime is bad.  Of course there's damn little any president can do about it, but Biden should say...stuff

Dems need to pass stuff!  Doesn't matter what, just...stuff!  

Passing stuff while at the same time you're the back of your hand to your most loyal and active coalition members means Dems need to move Right on every issue.

Far enough Right to give Joe Manchin gets a boner.

Then Dems need to keep moving Right until Mitch McConnell gets a boner.  

Then, whatever kind of "spindly, ricket-ridden, milky, wizened, dim-eyed, gammy-handed, limpy" legislation comes of this Rightward hat-in-hand hegira to Mitch McConnell ... pass that! 

Oh, and one more thing.  Find some younger candidate who can simultaneously:

    • Successfully primary the sitting president of their own party without pissing everyone off.
    • Successfully primary the sitting vice president too. 
    • Rally to their banner all those loyal activists that you just told to sit down and shut up.
    • But don't rally the base in any way that might scare off those White suburban hausfraus who are the lynchpin of this entire strategy to save us all from the Return of Trump.

Because, as we have already mentioned, Trump is Bad.

Very Bad.

I Am The Liberal Media


Robt said...

Imagine a place in time. Where Brooks ends up on stage in a debate of political wandering minds with Mathew Dowd.

Tucker debates Brooks? Dowd debates Marge thee toes?

Brooks calls in for an escort for a fancy political function and his escort is Bobet?

Pick any SCOTUS Justice from the fascist theocracy and let them debate the Pope over GOD and the bible.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Jesus God, he put all that effort into disappearing up his own asshole, and not only did he botch the job and continue to pollute this green Planet of the Clocks, the column-like extrusion is still here and forcing us to live with the dread knowledge that it exists and can never again not have existed?

SouthSideGT said...

Read the whole dreadful thing. People like Mounk (and Brooks of course) are dangerous. They manage to impede real progress while sounding reasonable. And that probably is the problem with corporate media. They want to sound reasonable while making sure nothing will fundamentally change.

Pinkybum said...

I had to stop reading when I got to this part:

"And though Biden promised to broker bipartisan compromises, his administration has not even been able to coordinate effectively with Congressional Democrats; time and again, the White House seemed to rely on public pressure to bring reluctant Senators in line, failing either to negotiate with them on a good faith basis or to pursue compromise bills they proposed."

Apparently Mounk is some sort of political expert but even I know Biden negotiated with Manchin and Sinema, about the Build Back Better bill, until he was blue in the face and their so-called "compromise" was a tiny fraction of the agenda Biden was trying to accomplish. Mounk is disingenuous at best but I suspect he's another bad-faith actor.

My "I Promise Not To Give Your Money To Rupert Murdoch" Fundraiser.

I am given to understand that the Lincoln Lads are trying to raise one million dollars to create content that would "mess wit...