May 13, 2018

WHY DOES THE NEW YORK TIMES HATE THE LEFT?

Liberals, You're Not as Smart as You Think (Gerard Alexander, May 12, 2018, NY Times)

I know many liberals, and two of them really are my best friends. Liberals make good movies and television shows. Their idealism has been an inspiration for me and many others. Many liberals are very smart. But they are not as smart, or as persuasive, as they think.

And a backlash against liberals -- a backlash that most liberals don't seem to realize they're causing -- is going to get President Trump re-elected.

People often vote against things instead of voting for them: against ideas, candidates and parties. Democrats, like Republicans, appreciate this whenever they portray their opponents as negatively as possible. But members of political tribes seem to have trouble recognizing that they, too, can push people away and energize them to vote for the other side. Nowhere is this more on display today than in liberal control of the commanding heights of American culture.

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