Michelle Goldberg Goes to Washington
The problem isn't just voting for Democrats, it's letting a rightward-moving Democratic Party set the Left's political horizons
Date Written: 04/03/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22454
The author defends his electoral position during the U.S. election, which was described by Michelle Goldberg as "electoral nihilism".
The victory on fast track illustrates the nature of the Left's relation with the Dems. Sometimes we can stop something really bad from happening. That's not chopped liver. We'll have to see what happens next. But we haven't been able to win anything that a left would want in a long time, longer than most of the Nation's ideal readers can remember. Sen. Paul Wellstone observed nearly two decades ago that the GOP proposes something really, really terrible; the Dems respond with something somewhat less terrible, which we "win" and then celebrate the victory which actually may have made things somewhat worse overall.