Politics Is Both Message and Messaging
The most important paragraph in Isaiah Poole’s piece seems to me to be the following: “Here’s where the tragedy of Tuesday’s election results come into sharp relief. Republicans were more successful than Democrats in tapping into voters’ economic anxiety, even with their record of blocking the policy changes needed to address the causes of that anxiety.”
Slate just ran an article by William Saletan titled “A Victory for the Left.” The article is ironic because it explains how a victory for the Left amounted to a decisive defeat for the Democrats.
Here are the opening paragraphs:
“Republicans won big in the 2014 elections. They captured the Senate and gained seats in the House.
“But they didn’t do it by running to the right. They did it, to a surprising extent, by embracing ideas and standards that came from the left.
“I’m not talking about gay marriage, on which Republicans have…
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