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Social Justice Warriors

I'll be blunt, I'm drained by the identity politics and the "oh so woke" cancel culture non-sense. And I'm saying this as a 37 year old black male.
- Floyd, NC, 2/7/20, Comment on Matt Stevens, What It Was Like to Work for Andrew Yang, NYT, Feb. 7, 2020


Assuming, I think fairly, that most NYT commenters are on the liberal end of the scale, it's remarkable how consistently they voice their weariness and irritation over the constant "woke" drumbeats coming from ... somewhere.

As a bellwether, this strongly suggests to me — and, I hope, the Democratic candidates and their campaigns — that the vast majority of their would-be electorate is *not on board* with every utterance and spasm of the ultra-woke left.
- CB Evans, Appalachian Trail, 2/7/20, Comment on Matt Stevens, What It Was Like to Work for Andrew Yang, NYT, Feb. 7, 2020


Only 53 percent of Sanders voters say they will certainly support whoever is the Democratic nominee. This is no idle threat. In 2016, in Pennsylvania, 117,000 Sanders primary voters went for Trump in the general, and Trump won the state by 44,292 ballots. In Michigan, 48,000 Sanders voters went for Trump, and Trump won the state by 10,704. In Wisconsin, 51,300 Sanders voters went for Trump, and Trump won the state by 22,748. In short, Sanders voters helped elect Trump.
- David Brooks, How Trump Wins Again, NYT, Feb. 6, 2020


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