It's utter rubbish
As a subscriber to the NYT, I'm not surprised by their reaction to the primaries, though I'm as angry as you. The Times has long been more terrified of progressives than they are of the MAGA Right. Through the years, their editorials chide Progressives for being too strident, too vocal, too loud - as though the Left were unruly children bent on wrecking their parents' dinner party. They are always WARNING the Left not to rock the boat or go too far. It's actually embarrassing.
They know where they stand with the Far Right. But the Left scares them to death. So their "stark warning to the Democratic Party" is just another day at the office.
Caruso will condemn all the people without homes to be sent to live in excess private prison capacity, rather than support humane public housing assistance. Just like the Republican he actually is, he will support private industry over government support every time.
When Ronald Reagan closed all the mental health facilities years ago he failed to plan for the people he put on the street and the problem has only gotten worse with the increasing division between the rich and the poor.
I support publicly financed elections, shorter election period and equal free media access. If this were in place our elected officials could govern rather than dial for dollars.
Money should not dominate electoral politics, and turncoats should not be allowed to just change parties and use big money to manipulate outcomes.
Thank you very much for what you do! Yes, it's utter rubbish.
Money to alleviate poverty: no. Money to alleviate child starvation: no. Money to help our most impoverished schools: no. Money for jobs programs: no. Affirmative Action: no. Reduce police brutality: no. Laws and funding to punish those who commit crimes that are more prevalent when the above conditions exist: YES!
It’s the old nazi ruse of create crime and come to the rescue as an anti crime candidate! My blood pressure is under control I swear!
Republicans are selfish and greedy.
It's validiating to hear you tell the political story with observable facts described with clarity and context. Sadly, NYT and WaPo, network and cable news craft a narrative to serve their business interests. In the process, they warp public opinion.
I’d also like to point out: trump promised the moon and had no intentions of delivering. Kavanaugh blubbered and lied during his judicial hearings and the GOP laughed at how gullible Susan Collins was for believing his bs about abortion being settled law. No doubt Caruso is just another greedy conservative who knows he can only win in LA by pretending to be a Democrat, making insincere promises, and spending millions on attack ads. I sure hope the voters don’t fall for it!
I got the message below from my Son this a.m.. I concur. This country is a very very scary place right now, especially for people of color. Unfortunately, the Trump & Republican messages seem to be winning.
This country is definitely making me want to run away sometimes with all the mess. But as I tell my wife we can’t get too wrapped up in the news. We have to focus on real life and real people who are generally good . But it’s hard when you hear 2 grown ass white men in the jacuzzi talking about “the revolution coming and it will not be televised “. I kid you not…they were giggling and saying some other nonsense but these fools are emboldened. And that’s in liberal California. I can only imagine in Florida.
Thank you, for a sane voice amidst the hype.
Long time ago, a philosopher said: Passive people get the rulers they derve.”
Yes - this is blood boiling stuff because the media plays a huge role in shaping public opinion - of course. So sick and tired of MM doing this.
I am not surprised at all. They can describe it however they like it I tend to fix it California voters overall, are sick and tired of homelessness, crime, inflation, taxes. I am a Democrat. Democrats need to wake up and pay attention. To me it’s the same as thinking you know your employees. I see what’s coming. People are sick and tired of nothing being done about it
[sarcasm alert] Let's not bother with elections any more. Just have people donate to their favorite candidates, and at a certain date count the money. The candidate with the most money wins.