CBS's Stephen Colbert proposes the Senate be eliminated if the filibuster can't be axed b/c "[i]t is the most anti-Democratic institution next to the judiciary b/c [it's]…the way it is b/c the Senate is the way it is…I cannot understand what…positive purpose [it] provides" pic.twitter.com/E5yAezu4PE— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 18, 2022
This may be Rovell’s Twitter Mona Lisa. Hang it in the Louvre. pic.twitter.com/eAVrdI75Zt— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 18, 2022
Since we're talking about shifts within the Democratic party and this data came out today, notable that 50% of Democratic voters now identify as liberal, as compared to just 25% in 1994.https://t.co/QDv0kfOu7S pic.twitter.com/o0XuUEuMnl— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 17, 2022
It is late night comedy too.
“But mainstream media outlets — especially prestige outlets like The New York Times and NPR, and national web outlets like Vox — are themselves contrarian, in that they reflect a subcultural set of political views and values well to the left of the median voter in the Democratic party, let alone the country as a whole. …
The conversation that gets erroneously called a “national conversation” — conducted among select journalists, operatives, activists and academics — is essentially a conversation by and for people who supported Elizabeth Warren. It reflects the values and preferences and linguistic quirks of one minority part of one political party’s coalition …”
They live in their Twitter bubble here.
They spend all their time obsessing over the collapse of “democracy” in Arkansas where they are losing by landslide margins in rural counties. They’ve never been more unpopular here.
Note: Why would you need to engage in voter suppression? Did you see how Elizabeth Warren performed in the Democratic primary? Cable television has the same suppressive effect on the country. This small group of people have an extremely loud cultural megaphone.