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Submitted by propertius on

Like the Republicans, the Democrats are run by professional political consultants for the benefit of wealthy donors - and there's a pretty significant overlap between wealthy D and R donors. Neither one is "non-profit" in any meaningful sense of the term.

Submitted by lambert on

What I was getting at was the idea that dealing with Democrats is a lot like sitting through a board meeting of a (personally, organizational, ethically) dysfunction non-profit meeting.

If you've never done that, you are so lucky.

That's not to say that "dysfunctional" non-profits do not in fact perform real functions in the political economy: They make great roach motels, for example, since stuff is seen to be done rather than done.

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Submitted by propertius on

This only serves to reinforce my opinion of Twitter: if your deep political, social, and philosophical insights can be expressed in 140 characters or less, you should probably keep them to yourself.

"Red team BAD, blue team GOOD" - now there's a sophisticated argument that would make Locke proud.

Submitted by Hugh on

Stoller is a Democrat when he can get a gig being a Democrat, and when he can't, he's a progressive.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

How can Stoller say this knowing what he knows about the DLC, Hamilton Institute, Slick Willie, Third Way, Peterson, Grand Bargain, Chained CPI, etc. ?!?! Is he accepting a paycheck from the target(s) of his former journalism?

Submitted by lambert on

I'm sure he means the annoying Republican talking heads and 2016 candidates spouting off on the teebee,

It's a witticism, not condensed wisdom.