Here’s centrist-curious Matt Yglesias, apparently hoping to get “typical liberals” to puke up their locally-sourced, gluten-free, vegan granola into their hemp totebags:
[The argument that Trump is too dangerous to be President] is the best argument to use if Clinton wants to persuade right-of-center voters to cross the aisle and vote for her, stay home, or take a look at Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party.
But it’s not an argument that’s going to warm the hearts of liberals. Pursuing the argument that Trump is simply too risky to serve as president requires Clinton to try to denude the campaign of as much ideological content as possible. Any talk from her side about the big issues and ideas in politics necessarily reminds people that for any given set of big issues and ideas, not everyone is going to agree. By contrast, pretty much anyone can be open to the basic idea that Trump is a loose cannon who doesn’t know much about foreign policy.
Some progressives fear that this kind of campaign means Clinton won’t build a mandate for progressive policy if she wins the election.
Some progressives? Citation needed, motherfucker.
You know what will give this progressive a whole lot of joy? The Democratic-controlled Congress that will come from the 70-30 landslide that Yglesias imagines in that piece. I can’t think of too many of us who would have a sad because Clinton won by pointing out the obvious truth that the “serious” Republican party nominated an unstable, petty narcissist who might be capable of starting World War III over a minor insult.
The thing that makes me wonder about the Vox boys is why they try so fucking hard to run away from what is apparently the awful truth: despite their feeble protestations to the contrary, the rest of the world calls them liberals. Citation provided.