Thursday, February 6, 2020

What 'earnest participation in democracy'?


Everyone Kept Saying Politics Was Broken. Well?  (The New York Times, 2/24/2020)
In a political era that can zag instantly from madcap to grave, somber introspection to sure-why-not nihilism, the Iowa caucus fiasco appears to have landed with uncommon force, at once deflating volunteers and voters whose earnest participation in democracy had by Tuesday hurtled quickly into tragicomedy and reviving for some anxious Democrats a persistent pang that this moment can feel beyond repair.  [emphasis added]

8.4% of registered Iowa voters participate in 2016?  (Slipping to just under 8% this year.)  Retiring Guy agrees with Tony Evers.   It more like voter suppression and participatory democracy.

Related posts:
Dear Troy Price, Does not compute. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/5/2020)
The big waste of money otherwise known as ad buying for the 2020 Iowa caucuses. (2/5/2020)
With the Iowa caucuses, the prognostication and handwringing occur early and often.  (2/4/2020)
The first to worst in the nation Iowa caucuses.  (2/4/2020)
Remember. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucus in 2012.  (2/3/2020)

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