Media spin totally flips on socialism
My, my. How quickly the news media narrative change.
These article are from today.
Politico: Bernie and his army are losing 2018
Politico: Down Goes Socialism
Fox: Socialist torchbearers flame out in key races, despite blitz by Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez
USNews: The Far Left Is Losing
Yahoo: Candidates backed by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez mostly got walloped
Pretty simple. Commies never stood a chance...today.
Two weeks ago the story was totally different.
July 21, PBS: Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
July 23, CSM: Democratic socialism on the rise in the Trump era
July 24, Washpost: Democratic socialists stage a summertime comeback
July 25, Newsday: Americans like socialism now
July 26, ConservativeReview: The rise of democratic socialism threatens the ‘blue wave’
August 1, LATimes: Democratic socialism has succeeded in many more places than it has failed
Gosh, you'd think that something significant had happened.
Fox and the conservative right had been in a panic that the socialists were taking over the Democratic Party.
Will they now report that it was a false alarm? Doubtful.
I've only seen one good article on this.
McElwee said no one should be surprised that progressive leftists tend to do better in deep-blue places like the Bronx and Detroit. It makes sense that first-time outsider candidates — particularly with new ideas — would have a harder time in the Midwest.
"Progressives tend to endorse underdog candidates," McElwee said. "Underdog candidates tend to lose — that's why they're called underdog candidates."
He added that as the progressive left grows, its candidates will improve in quality, viability, and diversity.
Before November 2017 the number of democratic socialists in elected office could be counted on your hands and toes, and all of them were in local elections.
Before 2018 is done there will be dozens more of them as incumbents. Some of them in major offices.
If the progressive insurgents aren't doing better in 2020, or if people have given up, then this reform effort has failed. But until then, this movement is still new.