Seven ways Democrats misread the election results

Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“The base is critical to victory — and it wants to move left. If you’re a Democrat, there’s a name for that unfamiliar emotion you were feeling last Tuesday night. It’s called happiness. But there is a serious risk that the party will draw the wrong lessons from last week’s results. Here are seven important lessons from the November 7 results that a lot of Democrats seem to have missed: 1.) It’s too easy to fall for spin, or for easily digestible but misleading narratives — What do a former Republican doctor, a Goldman Sachs executive turned Bernie-style economic populist, a transgender heavy metal singer, and a Virginia socialist have in common? They all won as Democrats.” (11/14/17)