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3 hours ago, Vee said:

I'm just tuning most of it tbh. The Omar mess deeply upset me as a Jewish person on the left being lectured about antisemitism by leftists - most of whom weren't Jewish or even in the country. I'm taking a break for at least a few months til things settle a bit.

 

I'll be honest, it's taken me a while and a number of conversations with my Jewish friends to make me realize just how painful her comments were. I'm sorry.

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I mean, it's ancient dogwhistles dating as early as at least a century ago, it's understandable that people wouldn't get it at first. I don't want to believe Omar herself is an antisemite, and I agree with a lot of her politics. But I do think she's young, foolish and full of herself. I also think there is a longstanding problem with casual antisemitism on the left that is conflated with valid criticism of Israel in all the wrong ways.

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Lori Lightfoot has been elected mayor of Chicago.  She is the first African-American female AND first lesbian to hold the position in that city.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chicago-mayor-results-lori-lightfoot-wins-historic-runoff-against-toni-preckwinkle-live-updates-2019-04-02/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=65619915&fbclid=IwAR2MvBh2cX7gBhmFrLfhezoAOIPsZiSIyGear4GPdMKduifA6yjX6Oezp5A

 

1 hour ago, Vee said:

I mean, it's ancient dogwhistles dating as early as at least a century ago, it's understandable that people wouldn't get it at first. I don't want to believe Omar herself is an antisemite, and I agree with a lot of her politics. But I do think she's young, foolish and full of herself. I also think there is a longstanding problem with casual antisemitism on the left that is conflated with valid criticism of Israel in all the wrong ways.

 

I, too, will admit I don't understand everything about this situation, Vee, but I can see how much it has affected the Jewish communities in this country; and to them, and to you, I want to express my deepest sympathies.

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16 hours ago, marceline said:

 

I'm with you. It's not just depressing it's EXHAUSTING. I'm so tired of government by tweet and I don't care if that tweet comes from Trump or AOC. I'm tired of stunt queens and nihilists. I'm tired of the bigotry, including the bigotry I'm seeing from my own side. (Screaming "no more white men" only drives away potential allies.) At the same time, seeing the constant failures of the media to adjust to this new reality - as evidenced by the reaction to the Barr memo - leaves me despairing.

 

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I wonder if donors are waiting for Biden or just waiting to see who has the momentum in a few months?

 

Good enough for me, I guess. We'll see how it shakes out.

 

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@DramatistDreamerLightfoot was one of the few out of the 20 people who ran for mayor in Feb who actually declared her candidacy before Rahm Emmanuel announced he was not running. That meant something to people here versus the opportunists like her opponent along with Bill Daley who waited until Rahm decided not to run again.

 

The other part is several city council races were handed to new faces. That will be another factor in change because the city council generally has been a toadie of the mayor.

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The NYT walkback begins:

 

 

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6 minutes ago, marceline said:

It looks like we can start the clock on the when the first leak appears.

 

I feel like no one even cares at this point. It's just such an upside down world. Democrats are teaching each other apart, bound and determined to give Trump a second term (I genuinely believe many of them secretly want him to be reelected), while Trump skates and skates. 

 

I just hope somebody starts looking more into how complicit the NYT is with this administration. I feel like they aren't even trying to hide it.

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14 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

@DramatistDreamerLightfoot was one of the few out of the 20 people who ran for mayor in Feb who actually declared her candidacy before Rahm Emmanuel announced he was not running. That meant something to people here versus the opportunists like her opponent along with Bill Daley who waited until Rahm decided not to run again.

 

The other part is several city council races were handed to new faces. That will be another factor in change because the city council generally has been a toadie of the mayor.

 

The coverage was so minimal, especially once it became clear that there would be no prospect of another Daley becoming mayor.  It's as if when Chicago is not specifically about corruption or violence or racism, the media cannot be bothered to find an angle in which to tell a story.  Despite this being what looked to be a pretty significant race (in terms of historical precedent) in one of the biggest cities in the U.S., there were really only a handful of news articles about it.

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