My pals at 7Days2Vote have been putting out a really interesting, insightful series of interviews with US voters over the last week. The last one is coming out this evening (CET) and around noon (EST) You can find all (English language) interviews
I’ll be hitting the magic button repeatedly until sometime Wednesday afternoon.
The case against Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” is a triumph of style over substance, of clamorous white grievance over knowable facts.
This is what Andrew Breitbart, and his progeny, ultimately understood. What Shirley Sherrod did or did not do really didn’t matter. White racial grievance enjoys automatic credibility, and even when disproven, it is never disqualifying of its bearers.
I think it’s perfectly fair to disagree with Clinton on her policies. But to call her a bitch? To talk about her being murdered? Even to talk about her personal life and her marriage, I just find it deeply misogynistic. […] And it’s not just making others to be comfortable in their misogyny – what it does is that it gives them an opportunity to say, ‘It’s not because we’re misogynistic. It’s not because she’s a woman.’ And that’s even more troubling.
The Simpsons have updated the “3 a.m. phone call” campaign ad. Accurate look into the potential future.
Michelle Obama: “I Want A President ‘Who Is Worthy Of My Girls’ Promise’”
Last night at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady gave the best, smartest, most hopeful and nuanced “think of the children” speech I’ve heard.
My answer has been characterized, in various places, as an “endorsement,” a characterization that I’d object to. Despite my very obvious political biases, I’ve never felt it was really my job to get people to agree with me. My first duty, as a writer, is to myself. In that sense I simply hope to ask all the questions that keep me up at night. My second duty is to my readers. In that sense, I hope to make readers understand why those questions are critical. I don’t so much hope that any reader “agrees” with me, as I hope to haunt them, to trouble their sense of how things actually are.
“I know, I know, I have to admit it. I guess I’m a man, men are allowed to go to the bathroom, but women, what can we say? […] This is a guy who wants to be President of the United States.” – Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump’s comments on Hillary Clinton
Sometimes Sanders is so on point.