Re: Election outcome


Author:squarooticus
Homepage:http://www.krose.org/~krose/
Date:2020-11-12 20:42:21
Edited:2020-11-12 20:43:09
In Reply To:Re: Election outcome by MitchG
Views:48
Socialism, democratic or not, and wokeness are not what the electorate wants.
Actually, if it was a level playing field without gerrymandered districts and other voter suppression efforts, you'd probably be pretty disappointed. So-called "progressive" policy issues actually did very well: medicaid expansion, minimum wage increases, drug legalization, education-related tax increases.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-progressive-thumping-11605136309?mod=opinion_lead_pos2

And that's in California.

Incremental progressive policy will generally succeed. And that's good: the US hasn't reached some policy zenith, and anyway circumstances change so policy needs to change to keep up. What voters are rejecting are the revolutionary sorts of changes, because they are rightly skeptical that things have been thought through sufficiently to prevent unintended consequences.

"You bandits don't just die quickly, I mean, example: This one guy in New Haven, cities burning, people dying left and right, yada yada yada, and this jackhole rushes me with a spoon. A frickin' spoon. And I'm just, dying laughing right? So I just scoop out his eyeballs with it and his kids are like, 'waaah', he can't see where he's going, bumping into stuff, maybe you just had to be there. Anyway, the moral is, you're a total bitch." - Handsome Jack

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