Morning Jolt: Why Democrats Won’t Wake Up

On the menu today: The editors of The Economist beg the Democratic Party's leaders to "wake up" to the fact that they're about to get demolished in the upcoming midterms. Politico reports that, "The gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania has begun to look more competitive than either party expected." The Economist blames the loud voices of the hard-left fringe, and warns that Democrats must "moderate, or die." But this is just about the least likely moment for centrist Democrats to launch a new fight against the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez types, and Democrats won't have that fight until a midterm thrashing forces them to — and even then, Democrats may well choose to learn the wrong, but more comforting lessons, from a sweeping defeat.

Democrats Lack a Sense of Urgency

"Wake Up, Democrats!" cries the cover of the most recent issue of The Economist.

They won't, at least not before the midterm elections.

The editors of The Economist, sensing an impending midterm blowout and the ensuing empowerment ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 19 2022
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 19 2022
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Why Democrats Won't Wake Up

On the menu today: The editors of The Economist beg the Democratic Party's leaders to "wake up" to the fact that they're about to get demolished in the upcoming midterms. Politico reports that, "The gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania has begun to look more competitive than either party expected." The Economist blames the loud voices of the hard-left fringe, and warns that Democrats must "moderate, or die." But this is just about the least likely moment for centrist Democrats to launch a new fight against the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez types, and Democrats won't have that fight until a midterm thrashing forces them to — and even then, Democrats may well choose to learn the wrong, but more comforting lessons, from a sweeping defeat.

Democrats Lack a Sense of Urgency

"Wake Up, Democrats!" cries the cover of the most recent issue of The Economist.

They won't, at least not before the midterm elections.

The editors of The Economist, sensing an impending midterm blowout and the ensuing empowerment ...   READ MORE

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