February 8, 2020

OLD AND BUSTED: Clinton adviser says Democrats will dominate for 40 years.

—The London Telegraph, May 14, 2009.

The New Hotness? James Carville Drops a Truth Bomb on Dems: ‘We’re Losing Our Damn Minds.’

I want to give you an example of the problem here. A few weeks ago Binyamin Appelbaum, an economics writer for the New York Times, posted a snarky tweet about how LSU cancelled classes for the National Championship game. And then he said, do the “Warren/Sanders free public college proposals include LSU, or would it only apply to actual schools?”

You know how fucking patronizing that is to people in the South or in the middle of the country? First, LSU has an unusually high graduation rate, but that’s not the point. It’s the goddamn smugness. This is from a guy who lives in New York and serves on the Times editorial board and there’s not a single person he knows that doesn’t pat him on the back for that kind of tweet. He’s so fucking smart.

Appelbaum doesn’t speak for the Democratic Party, but he does represent the urbanist mindset. We can’t win the Senate by looking down at people. The Democratic Party has to drive a narrative that doesn’t give off vapors that we’re smarter than everyone or culturally arrogant.

Good luck with that. As Dr. Helen has written, that dopamine hit of smugness is what being a leftist is all about. QED, the exchange between the aforementioned Binyamin Appelbaum and Pete Buttigieg, which went viral on Twitter last month, after Appelbaum looked and sounded like he was auditioning to be the head of SPECTRE:

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