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Following this recent PhD from UK and Wales recommends an article on the UK election

Philip Conway @PhilipRConway

Devoid of insight, analysis, or self-awareness, the commentariat has long since congealed into a solid lump of its own wry, knowing condescension.

Apart from Gary Younge, obviously.

Labour won’t win again until it works out why it lost
Gary Younge
It’s not enough to blame Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit or the media. The picture is far more complex than that

Many lessons here

In particular, the establishment dems could loose to Trump in 2020



Corbyn will be leaving sooner than later, which is good. Labour needs a fresh start to rebuild, which they will. Upcoming events will have a way of changing things. The hostile press is not going away (in either the US or GB) and left leaders have to come up with a way to better deal with that.


Some more quotes from that pool interview Jeremy Corbyn gave in Islington.

When asked about his timetable to leave as leader, he said:

The national executive will have to meet, of course, in the very near future and it is up to them. It will be in the early part of next year.


Also the results In Great Britain (like the US) are out of whack with the will of the people. Here Trump won in 2016 even though he got less votes than Clinton. The Republicans in 2016 won both the Senate and the House even though they got less total votes than the Dems in each. In Great Britain (taking Northern Ireland out of the equation because the politics there are too complicated), the Conservatives and the Brexit Party combined for 45.6% of the vote while everybody else (who were definitely at least anti-Brexit as far what the Conservatives were offering) got 53.8%. Yet the Conservatives won in a landslide.



“ we are losing the younger generations of this country.”


no clue





Recall listening to the Bernster doing this sort of public service on Hartmann’s “Brunch with Bernie.”


CNN is starting its smear campaign of Cenk’s candidacy:

Cenk Uygur in 2013: “I believe that if I were the benevolent dictator of the world, I would legalize bestiality where you are giving … you are pleasuring the animal.”Bernie Sanders endorsed Uygur on Thursday.w/ @ryanobles: https://t.co/ix7grwsPSk— Dan Merica (@merica) December 13, 2019


After uncertain filing period, Democratic U.S. Senate candidates seek to “get down to business”

As he began his closing statement at a forum here Tuesday night, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Bell seemed to sum up well the mood around the long-uncertain primary.

“I thought we were going to wake up to sunshine this morning since the cloud of Beto O’Rourke had been lifted off of this race,” Bell said to some knowing chuckles in the crowd, which had gathered in a Houston church on a rainy evening. “That was not to be, but in all seriousness, the filing deadline has passed, the field is set, and I think it’s time that we get down to business.”

The forum, hosted by Indivisible, fell just about 24 hours after the filing period ended for the 2020 elections — and with it, the speculation that O’Rourke could make a late entry into the Senate primary following his exit from the presidential race last month. Democrats now officially have their work cut out for them as a dozen candidates — some more serious than others but no clear frontrunners — vie for the chance to face U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, despite universally low name ID and modest fundraising at best.

Tensions in the field have run mostly low, but that is beginning to change. At least one candidate, Latina organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, has started moving more aggressively to distinguish herself, while additional areas of potential scrutiny have begun to emerge around other candidates. Tzintzún Ramirez has increasingly found a foil in rival MJ Hegar, who is holding firm on a general election-focused campaign while resisting the progressive impulses that Tzintzún Ramirez and some others have shown.

To that end, Tzintzún Ramirez’s credentials are getting a boost Friday with the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a labor-aligned third party that backed Bernie Sanders for president in 2016 and is supporting Elizabeth Warren for 2020. The group, which has an increasingly active Texas chapter, shared the endorsement first with The Texas Tribune.

“We think she’s the true progressive in the race, and that’s why we’re getting behind her,” said Jorge Contreras, the party’s Texas state director. “We’ve worked with Workers Defense and Jolt” — two organizing groups that Tzintzún Ramirez helped start — “and we see that she’s actually been throwing down for a long time in the state.”

Tzintzún Ramirez is campaigning on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal and a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons — all proposals that Hegar has not embraced or has even overtly rejected. Hegar, an Air Force veteran, is touting herself as neither a moderate nor progressive but an “ass-kicking” working mom with broad appeal. For months, she has talked openly about training her campaign exclusively on beating Cornyn, ignoring primary rivals and declining opportunities to criticize them.


running against Sema?


If I understood this correctly, I believe the answer is yes.


O’Rourke showing his true sad colors.


I don’t think Beto is running but today maybe a deadline.

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