Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wisdom from a Claremonster

Colin Dueck, writing in the Claremont Review of Books, restates wisdom we've seen recently, perhaps formulating it more elegantly. Hat tip to RealClearPolitics for the link.
Self-described liberals or progressives, less than one-third of the American public, devoted many long years to instructing their fellow citizens on the essential bigotry and wickedness of not voting Democratic. Accordingly, the only conceivable basis for opposing Hillary Clinton’s election must be sexism, racism, or stupidity. This ingenious strategy—winning votes by insulting voters—somehow failed to put Hillary over the top.
The strategy did succeed in getting voters to mislead pollsters about for whom they intended to vote. It is the same 'logic' you see in an old wisecrack about managers' dumb view of worker relations: "The beatings will continue until morale improves."