Democratic Party

Mutiny on the Donkey - How the Third Way wrecked the Democratic Party

One definition of a politician is someone who sees which way the wind is blowing and goes in that direction. OTOH, it is possible to sail against the wind. Methods for doing this are called tacking or beating. However, even these methods one cannot sail directly into the wind. (BTW, the whole essay is one big nautical analogy. You have been warned.)

Schumer to Clinton: "Don’t Blame Russia, Blame Yourself”

Democratic Senators Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi, and Charles Schumer look on as the
Senate Judiciary Committee issues new subpoenas in the Russian election meddling investigation.

Chuck Schumer had a public eleventh-hour epiphany:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a thinly veiled message to Hillary Clinton, saying that “you blame yourself” if you “lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity.” Schumer never explicitly mentioned Clinton but there was little doubt who he was talking about while discussing the broad effort by the Democratic Party to come up with a new messaging strategy ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer said in an interview with the Washington Post.