[POLITICS] This is mostly a blog about TV and movies, but it is also partly a blog about politics as story telling, with occasional lapses into pure politics.
Under the politics as story telling department, in the Washington Monthly
, Amy Sullivan has a smart article called "Not As Lame As You Think" about how the Democrats have learned the art of opposition.
Her point is that pundits keep treating the Democrats as divided and leaderless, but in fact they are doing a great job of tearing down the Republicans, and have kept party discipline at least as well as the Republicans. She compares them to the pre-1994 Republicans, who seemed just as confused, and who won the Congressional elections that year in a sweep. However, the story continues to be the Democrats alleged disarray. Worth reading whichever side of the chasm you're on.
I hope Democrats take this message to heart and realize they are doing great.
Of course I'm a conservative.
This is a nice morale booster I'm sure...but I'll wait and see how the Dems do next Nov, and if they are smart enough to not hand the nomination to HC.
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