Elizabeth Warren is a radioactive Nurse Ratched
she knows what’s good for you even if you do not
Your acquaintances are liberal, progressive or socialist if they vow with absolute certainty that if only more citizens would VOTE! America could put an end to Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, and Robin Vos and the earth would be healed.
Political numbers cruncher Nate Cohn pops that kiddie show balloon.
“Non-voters are a source of hope for Democrats; maybe a false hope,” Cohn writes in (of all places) the New York Times.
“Demographically, [non-voters] seem like people who’d want to vote out Trump. Yet, at least in the battleground states, many favor Republicans.
Cohn’s survey findings “undermine the common assumption that Hillary Clinton lost simply because of low Democratic turnout.” Cohn reports:
In the battleground states likeliest to decide the presidency [which includes Wisconsin], nonvoters aren’t overwhelmingly favorable to Democrats. The president’s ability to stay close among nonvoters suggests he could remain competitive in a high-turnout election and expand his support beyond his 63 million voters in 2016.
Nonvoters are the likeliest group of Democratic leaners to oppose an assault weapons ban or to support reducing legal immigration to the United States. They’re likeliest to agree that discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against minorities, even though the group is only 50% white. They’re also likeliest to agree that political correctness has gone too far.
To the Guillotine!
But the Left appears determined to alienate — rather than attract — those non-voters. The Nation (John Nichols’ day job) is out with an “anti-endorsement” against Joe Biden.
We at The Nation, like many other progressives, have come under increasing pressure to choose between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren … because we find much to admire in both candidates’ programs: Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and measures to rein in corporate power. ... The Nation therefore calls on Biden to put service to country above personal ambition and withdraw from the race.
Can Trump be that lucky?
Blaska Policy Werkes says, bring it on! The indispensable Daniel Henninger asks if Elizabeth Warren has “wrecked the Left?” Her $52 Trillion (with a T) “Medicare for All” is just for starters. Sen. Warren would quadruple federal spending on education. “You almost have to admire a candidate who promises to quadruple spending,” Henninger snarks.
“The Warren meltdown could prove to be the Democrat Left’s Chernobyl, a lasting catastrophe.”
We give the Final Word to economics correspondent Neil Irwin in the New York Times: “A president seeking to pay for a policy agenda with taxes on extreme wealth might want to think ahead to what should be done if those taxes result in a lot less extreme wealth to tax.”