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Opinion | In the Land of Self-Defeat - The New York Times
Many of the Democratic front-runners have released plans that call for more federal tax investment in rural infrastructure. Mr. Widener told me he had watched some of the Democratic debates, and his reaction was that everything the candidates proposed was “going to cost me money.”

Economic appeals are not going to sway any Trump voters, who view anyone who is trying to increase government spending, especially to help other people, with disdain, even if it ultimately helps them, too.
partisanship  2020ifwemakeit 
8 days ago by LakeHighlandCongress
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non-profit  polarization  partisanship  community 
11 days ago by tsuomela
Here’s why an endorsement of Elizabeth Warren drove leftists mad
Warren, however, unscathed by the battles of 2016 can and does attract these types, hastening the narrowing of the field and funneling the Democratic electorate into the two leftmost campaigns. If Warren and Sanders and their campaigns can retain the slightest degree of goodwill, when the time comes, it will be possible to consolidate a sturdy and mobilized progressive majority in the party, one that will not only defeat Trump, but sweep a slate of unapologetic left-wingers into office down ballot.
2020ifwemakeit  partisanship 
24 days ago by LakeHighlandCongress

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