Bernie endorsed Biden, get over it, regardless of which side you were on

David Atkins attacks a “marxist” strawman in a Washington Monthly article, because moderates need to rationalize their reactionary acts. The after-action reports for 2020 should instead address the need to reconcile party unity even as it demonizes their respective biases. For example, “running against the Democratic party” was only a trope for those trying to defeat Sanders, especially in…

#BlueNoMatterWho needs a 2008 GOTV turnout

The question is whether the Senate can be flipped, and it depends on the POTUS candidate while holding the House. Turn-out must be by proportion more than in 2016 since the Electoral College requires certain swing states to be won by much larger margins in 2020. Basically, the tipping point for Senate control shifts from North…

WaPo finds that untapped voting group: cynics

Philip Bump at WaPo decided to look at voters who disliked Trump and Clinton in 2016 and compared that group with those disliking Trump and Biden in 2020.  Correlation remains not identical to causation yet again. The thing is, voters who don’t vote and those who seek other candidates is not identical at not only…

'OPERATION DIVIDE THE LEFT': Recent assault on Democratic candidates traced to 200 suspect accounts

A team of analysts at Politico found a small group of 200 accounts—specifically these guys—drove a “disproportionate” amount of racist and negative disinformation, over a 30-day period, targeting four Democratic presidential candidates for 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. In fact, between 2-15% of all Twitter mentions concerning these…

Bloomberg declines to run; aides essentially admit plan to sandbag Sanders

By now, many news-aware folks here have likely heard that Bloomberg is officially declining to enter the 2016 Presidential race as an independent. That’s good news for Team Blue; although Bloomberg’s been a member of both parties over the years, he’s a staunch supporter of gun control and would almost certainly have siphoned more Democratic…