Welp, if New York Times columnist David Brooks was trying to infuriate a bunch of people who are easily infuriated anyway, he succeeded with his piece about Democrats going too far Left and losing the election in 2020.
If the Democratic moderates take on progressives they get squashed by the passionate intensity of the left. If they don’t, the party moves so far left that it can’t win in the fall. https://t.co/vlVdF79Vd3
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) June 28, 2019
From The New York Times:
According to a recent Gallup poll, 35 percent of Americans call themselves conservative, 35 percent call themselves moderate and 26 percent call themselves liberal. The candidates at the debates this week fall mostly within the 26 percent. The party seems to think it can win without any of the 35 percent of us in the moderate camp, the ones who actually delivered the 2018 midterm win.
The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it. It’s dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it.
As David himself witnessed after sharing this piece but we’ll get to that in a minute.
But the big divide in America is not between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99. It’s between the top 20 percent and the rest. These are the highly educated Americans who are pulling away from everybody else and who have built zoning restrictions and meritocratic barriers to make sure outsiders can’t catch up.
If Democrats run a populist campaign against the business elite, Trump will run a broader populist campaign against the entire educated elite. His populism is more compelling to people who respond to such things. After all, he is actually despised by the American elite, unlike the Democrats.
— Edward Alden (@edwardalden) June 28, 2019
Democrats should be worried because in their desperation to fight Trump they’ve unleashed the stupid that is socialism and crazy Leftists in social media. Dr. Frankenstein has truly lost control of his monster …
All you have to do is look at how they reacted to David’s piece:
David Brooks offering Democrats advice is like getting lectured on morality by a man who cheated on his wife of 28 years and married his researcher (23 years younger than him)… who is also David Brooks.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 28, 2019
Ugh, she is just so awful … but we suppose a perfect fit for Media Matters.
If you're "driven away" you already had the car warmed up and halfway out of the driveway anyway. You're not a reliable voter. Dems need to turnout their base – and if you're that tenuous it's not you.
— Darryn M. Briggs (@darryn_briggs) June 28, 2019
Yeah, they don’t need your vote, David. EL OH EL
“Don’t drive me away, vote republican.”
You are not in this convo, Dave.
— wheatus (@wheatus) June 28, 2019
This guy didn’t read the article.
You gonna vote for Trump, David?
— Kamala Harris is a Cop (@BethLynch2020) June 28, 2019
I volunteer as tribute to drive the bus. What stop would you like to get off?
— Miss Jabali (@MalaikaJabali) June 28, 2019
Yeah, this seems smart. Tell your allies they’re not wanted anyway … that’ll teach Trump.
No one wants you bruh
— Corbin Smith (@corbinasmith) June 28, 2019
the 90's called. They want this sorry old take back.
— Scot Faile? (@ScotF13) June 28, 2019
— Tom Faiella (@ThomasFaiella) June 28, 2019
David is right.
But thank God none of these idiots can figure that out.