If Sanders runs away with the Democratic nomination, doesn’t this mean the Democratic Party is fundamentally in ideological sympathy with his economic, political, and foreign policy views—or is he winning simply because he’s next in line? Also, Harvey Weinstein falls a mighty fall. Give a listen.

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  1. rdowhower Coolidge

    When John has his TDS under control his political analysis is still among the best out there.

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    • February 25, 2020, at 10:38 AM PST
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  2. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    The point about the unusual usage of “moderate” and “conservative” among Democrats is a good insight. 

    I suspect that this same issue has masked the radical Leftward shift among college and university professors over the past 30 years or so. Inside the Left-wing echo chamber, they seem to think of AOC as the Left, Bernie as a bit Left-of-center, and even a radical like Obama as a bit on the conservative side. It’s a good example of the whole Overton window thing.

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    • February 25, 2020, at 11:40 AM PST
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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Al Smith, the first Catholic nominee did well among Catholics, and so did JFK. The third Catholic nominee, John Kerry, did not get any special support. Although in his case he was only nominally Catholic, and that Catholics had mostly merged into the general American culture. When Obama was the nominee, he got more than the normal black support. It’s curious that the first Jewish apparent nominee may be getting less than the usual Jewish support for a Democrat. While he’s not observant, he is Jewish with his ethnic background, cultural background, and accent. I take this as a sign that he is so far out there in his views that even he cannot carry his tribe.

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    • February 26, 2020, at 7:03 AM PST
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  4. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    The point about the unusual usage of “moderate” and “conservative” among Democrats is a good insight.

    I suspect that this same issue has masked the radical Leftward shift among college and university professors over the past 30 years or so. Inside the Left-wing echo chamber, they seem to think of AOC as the Left, Bernie as a bit Left-of-center, and even a radical like Obama as a bit on the conservative side. It’s a good example of the whole Overton window thing.

    In my feed, the lefties want to run a “real” leftie and not a “moderate” like Obama.

    It’s amazing to behold.

    These of course are the same kinds of people who got offended when you called them socialists. And now…

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    • February 27, 2020, at 9:58 AM PST
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