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kleinbl00  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2023

Yeah but look - they're definitely thinking outside the box. They put the mf'n ERA up to a vote again and Robert Reich is pushing to expand the house. Considering I spent like three man-weeks trying to get initiatives launched over these very tasks not two years ago? I'm actually heartened.

user-inactivated  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is… movement I am hopeful for?

I think I’ve cleared the doomerism hurdle at last. Expanding the house would dramatically change how gerrymandering plays out - at least to start.

This doesn’t seem an unreasonable ask, logic-wise. Of course, logistics required and political inertia at present would argue otherwise without internal movement in the house. Thank you for bringing on my radar as something to dig in to.

Gotta say, I’m way more optimistic than I have a right to be when I see democratic progressives speak. Though, it could be since I’m puzzling out my own out if things turn out for the better.

While I’m not clear on the specifics, thank you for putting in the time to advance these.

kleinbl00  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·  

See what happens when you make apathetic intellectuals care about politics is they turn into wonks. And wonks are where policy comes from. not always for the better! Elizabeth Warren is a born appointee. So's Buttigieg. So's Stephen Miller. The thing of it is? Conservative wonkishness is "let's overturn a 20-year-old FDA ruling based on a culture war battle a plurality of our party wishes we didn't fight." Liberal wonkishness is "hey remember when we thought women were the equals of men? Let's try that again."