My Jimmy Dore Mea Culpa
I criticized Jimmy Dore because I made the mistake of giving the people who were the objects of his ire the benefit of the doubt. It's my default position, unless I have enough information to think otherwise. This attitude normally serves me well.
This time, OTOH, was the exception to that rule.
I was able to live in ignorance until AOC replied to Jackson with her total bullshit rationalization. And just like that, Jimmy was proven to be correct all along. She must have thought that she was more clever than she actually is because she exposed her cowardice. The silence of the rest of the squad now looks suspiciously similar as well.
It's more than a little depressing that Jimmy was right about this, but it is what it is. At least it's someplace real.
And speaking of someplace real Jimmy's M4A Vote Plan has really gathered a lot of steam.
For a while Jimmy Dore was top trending on Twitter.
I knew Jimmy was onto something when Sam Seder, who absolutely HATES Jimmy Dore, went on record to say Jimmy's idea was pretty good.
It's less of a surprise that Kyle Kulinski also backs Jimmy's idea.
By far the most amusing video I can share is Katie Halper's, who also backs Jimmy's plan, and where Jimmy tears Matt Stoller a new one (spoiler: Matt Stoller think M4A has no substance, and is all just performative theater).
Needless to say, Jimmy's idea has won the progressive Youtube universe, and he did it single-handedly.
David Sirota thinks Jimmy's plan doesn't go far enough. Which is criticism that I can accept.
No matter how you cut it, The Squad ignore this trend at their own peril.
Jimmy is appealing directly to The Squad's base, and he's winning. They can either grow a spine and stand up for the people that they are supposed to represent, or their career prospects have just gone into decline, in exactly the same way that Elizabeth Warren's has, for exactly the same reason.
It's not too late for them to do the right thing.