"This quick and dirty analysis," said Kahn, "agrees with other data showing that officials who sponsored and voted for progressive politics were not punished by voters."
As Common Dreams reported earlier this weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) And others pointed out that every single member of Congress who stood for re-election this year to support Medicare for All won their race.
Ocasio-Cortez indicated that her team would "run numbers" at the Green New Deal – of which she is Lead House Sponsor – next. As Earthier The analysis found that the re-election rate for representatives who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution was also close to 100%, with 92 of those 93 members of Congress remaining in their seats.
"The statement that progressive politics prevented the Democrats from expanding their house majority / taking over the Senate simply doesn't hold water with the data available so far," noted Kahn on Twitter.
Three more articles worth reading
John Kasich contributed nothing to Biden's choice. So why should Democrats listen to his gossip trap? by John Nichols. Kasich claims the left harmed the Democrats. Not correct. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and movements increased the turnout and helped swing important conditions.
Another election, another round of voting. Is that fair, by Michael Shulson. The predictions have once again significantly underestimated the level of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?
The El Paso Experiment, by Melissa del Bosque. A public defender's lone struggle against family separation.
“It's not the critic that matters; not the man pointing out how the strong man stumbles or where the perpetrator could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, his face tarnished with dust, sweat and blood. who bravely strives; who is wrong, who always comes up short, because there is no effort without errors and defects; but who actually aspires to do the deeds? who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who is committed to a good cause; Who, in the best case, knows the triumph of high performance in the end and who, in the worst case, when he fails, at least fails while he dares himself very much so that his place will never be with these cold and shy souls who neither win nor lose know. ”
~~Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic" (April 23, 1910)
TWEET OF THE DAY
You can lead all the focus groups you want, find the smartest, catchiest, and perfect phrase ever made … if you just say it at a press conference and hope the media get it across intact to your target audience … you will lose. Repeated.
– David Roberts (@drvox) November 9, 2020
BLAST FROM THE PAST
At Daily Kos that day in 2016– Reminder: Donald Trump made many promises for his first day in the Oval Office:
In the run-up to the elections, the media rarely discussed what exactly a Donald Trump presidency would look like. Because topics and governance are boring, amirite? But Tim Murphy from Mother Jones has put it together a list of the things Trump promised on his first day in office, and this is worth revisiting. Here's a foretaste:
"Pick up every single Obama executive." (He has also made a more precise commitment to "eliminate any unconstitutional executive ordinance".)
"Revoke Obamacare." (He is less optimistic on Trump's campaign website, only promising to "ask" Congress on day one to lift Obamacare immediately.)
"End the war on coal."
"Quickly start removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country." (In particular, Trump has promised to do so in his "first hour" in office, "the first day before the Wall, especially".)
"Start working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall."