Have you noticed how many Republicans want to give the Democrats advice?
Conservative Republicans giving progressives "advice on how to win" has become a cottage industry.
There's a growing trend of Republican and conservative pundits offering unsolicited advice to the Democratic presidential candidates.
Usually it comes from "Never Trump" Republicans, who share a common interest in beating President Donald Trump in 2020. I'm glad that these Republicans are on the team, but I hope none of the Democratic presidential candidates take the bait and listen.
Of course their advice is always the same: This is what Republican voters want to hear.
And that's great for Republicans.
But we all know that Republicans will never, ever vote Democrat. Not in a million years.
At least not in numbers to justify demotivating the progressive base and discouraging voter turnout on the left. Yet they keep concern trolling the left.
There is an old saying that it is permissible to walk with the devil when crossing a narrow bridge. Welcome, progressives, to the 2020 presidential election.
Yeh, Fuck That! Go back and vote for Trump again (like you probably did last time).
Progressives don't want your advice nor your vote.
Democrats are already guaranteed a nominee that will excite their base and drive a big turnout. His name is Donald Trump. Getting activists “excited” by bold policy positions is a waste of time.
And how exactly will that work this time, when under the exact same circumstances it didn't work last time?!?
In case you've noticed, there's one thing missing from all this.
No progressive is bothering to give advice to Republicans
Isn't that odd?
It's not like everyone thinks that Republicans have it all figured out and don't need any advice.
So what's going on here?
For starters, it means that these very same "helpful" conservative Republicans are either: a) happy with the state of the GOP under Trump, or b) they are unable to influence the GOP into something they like.
If it's (a) then they are trying to bullsh*t us. If it's (b) they aren't in touch with the average conservative voter, and thus their advice is useless.
As for no progressives giving advice, there are a lot of takeaways.
1) real progressives know that hard-core Republican voters are too indoctrinated into the cult to be reached. It makes more sense to appeal to people who rarely vote.
2) there are very few actual progressive pundits in the media, nor in politics.
3) the battle for the minds of the public is happening on the left. the battle is over on the right.
4) the only real change that is possible will come from the left, and that's what the establishment wants to stop. that's why it's gaslighting.
Any other takes?