Thursday, August 01, 2019
Dem Debate 2.0 Postmortem
From its reality show hype intro to a format that literally pitted candidates against each other with questions baited with GOP talking points CNN did not offer a “debate” designed to help voters understand policy positions and distinctions between candidates ... it orchestrated a set-up to create the click-bait headlines they wanted in the morning: Democrats Deeply Divided.
And that — in a nutshell — is the distillation of the disease that infects our American body politic: exploiting differences into division in order to divide and conquer the majority into polarized cells and inhibit their capacity to challenge the dismantling of our democracy before our very eyes.
We have to be smarter than that. #organize
We have to be better than that. #mobilize
We have to be the change we want to see. #unify