June 9, 2020

COOL HAND JOE:

Democrats Are Gaining Ground Again by Doing NothingThe art of letting a movement create momentum. (BEN MATHIS-LILLEY, JUNE 08, 2020, Slate)

Doing nothing keeps working for the Democratic Party. It worked in early 2017, when women's marches led by activists and local grassroots groups rather than elected officials prefigured a 2018 wave election highlighted by first-time female candidates. It worked for Joe Biden during the most intense weeks of the coronavirus crisis, when he made limited, online-only public appearances but gained in polls against Donald Trump anyway as the president demonstrated daily that he couldn't understand or manage the threat of COVID-19 and speculated about the merits of injecting oneself with disinfectant. Now it is working again during the mass protests that have flowered from the pavement where police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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