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Sexism Is Other People

‘Electability.’ ‘Likability.’ ‘Authenticity.’ The 2020 Democratic primary has found many canny ways to make misogyny plausibly deniable.

".............Can Warren’s showing on Super Tuesday—which was foreshadowed by her lackluster results in earlier states—be explained by sexism? Or was it more that her Medicare for All plan had not been enough, or that her Medicare for All plan had been too much, or that she had taken that ill-advised DNA test?

Was it something else entirely?

You can’t fully know. You can’t fully say..........

Is this outcome due to sexism and racism? Yes. Is it also due to other factors? Yes. The fact that both can be true at once—elections have a way of mingling prejudice with legitimate matters of policy and performance—lends galling currency to self-laundering lines like “I’d vote for a woman, just not that woman,” and “I’d vote for a person of color, just not that particular person.”

These explanations carry their own camouflage...

 

The thing about internalized misogyny is that it is internal. “Likability” is in a very broad sense a foundational requirement of any candidate. So is that other deeply subjective data point, “authenticity.” The plausible deniability is baked into the logic of campaigning.

Sexism, like racism, is both exhausting and exhaust-like: It is so common that people sometimes forget to be indignant about its presence. “Electability” finds refuge in the fog. Instead of a woman, just not that woman, its explanation of things is I’m not sexist; other people are. Did they not vote for the woman because they have low opinions of women, or because they assume that other people do? You can litigate the question endlessly. That is, in some sense, the point........

 

a voter said about Warren, “I love her enthusiasm. She’s smart, she’s very smart. I think she would make an amazing president.” The voter added: “I’m worried about whether she can win.”

 

“Electability,” used in that way, suggests the politics of game theory. But it also treats the theory itself as a form of absolution. The method is familiar. “Other people” have been used to rationalize conspiracy theories. (A recent book about conspiracies in the age of Trump is titled A Lot of People Are Saying.) “Other people” have been summoned to argue that #MeToo—according to groups of unnamed others—has gone too far. Those same, spectral others now help to explain why, for the foreseeable future, Americans will be governed by a man."

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/03/thy-neighbors-sexism/607630/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2020-03-08T11%3A00%3A05&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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We can help people stay home if they're sick and support our economy by
: -Creating an emergency paid leave program
-Increasing Social Security checks by $200 per month
-Expanding unemployment benefits
-Canceling student loan debt
 

My Updated Plan to Address the Coronavirus Crisis-

The actions taken by the Trump administration fall far short of the big public health and economic measures we need to manage the coronavirus

https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/updated-plan-address-coronavirus?source=soc-WB-ew-tw

 
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21 hours ago, mr6666 said:
 
We can help people stay home if they're sick and support our economy by
: -Creating an emergency paid leave program
-Increasing Social Security checks by $200 per month
-Expanding unemployment benefits
-Canceling student loan debt
 

My Updated Plan to Address the Coronavirus Crisis-

The actions taken by the Trump administration fall far short of the big public health and economic measures we need to manage the coronavirus

https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/updated-plan-address-coronavirus?source=soc-WB-ew-tw

 

How does increasing Social Security checks by $200 per month help?  Cancelling student loan debt?  While I understand this will put more money into hands of those who can spend it, where does the money come from to pay for it?  If student loan debt is cancelled who is left holding the bag?

I did read the link.

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35 minutes ago, TheCid said:

How does increasing Social Security checks by $200 per month help? 

A lot of people work part time to supplement SS.

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14 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

A lot of people work part time to supplement SS.

True, but what is the percentage and how many of them do it because they have to vs. want to?  I know lots of retirees on SS who work for enjoyment of it, not need of the money.  Of course the extra money pays for the eating out at restaurants, travel to foreign countries, to resorts in US, etc.

My problem with it is that every SS recipient will get the money, driving the SS Trust Fund closer to bankruptcy.  And of course many of them will also have to pay additional income taxes on the increased SS benefits.

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:
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As with any Vice-President pick, Warren would involve risks and trade-offs. But she would bring a number of big advantages to the ticket.

April 15, 2020

Still don't agree since the key to the election are those states Trump \ Clinton won by < 3%,  where 'progressives' don't do well.    

Note that A.O.C.  grandstanded,  yet again,  on Tuesday.     The only other politician so full of themselves is Trump!    She said she is considering campaigning with Joe Biden.    Biden would be a fool to get anywhere within 10 feet of her.   Practice long distance social distancing Joe!!!

A.O.C.  continues to forget that she won in a Congressional districts in NY that Dem have held for over 20 years.       The GOP is already going to use her against Biden in the above < 3% states.       Again,  progressive don't do well in these states,  and hardcore,  sell described, "socialist"   ones like A.O.C. , do even worst.

Biden doesn't need more 'throw away votes' (votes in states,  like CA and NY where he will win and receive all of the EC delegates).    That is mostly what progressive V.P. and \ or campaign buddy brings to the table.

 

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1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Still don't agree since the key to the election are those states Trump \ Clinton won by < 3%,  where 'progressives' don't do well.    

Note that A.O.C.  grandstanded,  yet again,  on Tuesday.     The only other politician so full of themselves is Trump!    She said she is considering campaigning with Joe Biden.    Biden would be a fool to get anywhere within 10 feet of her.   Practice long distance social distancing Joe!!!

A.O.C.  continues to forget that she won in a Congressional districts in NY that Dem have held for over 20 years.       The GOP is already going to use her against Biden in the above < 3% states.       Again,  progressive don't do well in these states,  and hardcore,  sell described, "socialist"   ones like A.O.C. , do even worst.

Biden doesn't need more 'throw away votes' (votes in states,  like CA and NY where he will win and receive all of the EC delegates).    That is mostly what progressive V.P. and \ or campaign buddy brings to the table.

 

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My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening.
 
He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was charming and funny, a natural leader.
 
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For over two weeks CNN had an article pushing Warren as the best choice for V.P.      Now they have one that pushes Michigan governor,  Gretchen Whitmer.

That would be a much better choice than Warren.    Trump won the state by < 11 thousand votes (out of over 5 millions votes).       

Whitmer would also be a bigger boast in the surrounding battleground states like WI,  OH, etc...    Warren would be a drag on the ticket in most of those states.  

 

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