If Adam Nagourney's bad articles seem narrow and insular, it's because they are. It's fairly obvious that Nagourney doesn't take progressives seriously as representatives of the Democratic Party, and doesn't speak to anyone who hasn't been in politics for at least twenty years. There's also a lack of, um, diversity, in his sources. Look at who is quoted in his recent atrocity:
Tony Coelho: Corporate Democrat who created the Democratic K-Street project in the 1980s
Bill Clinton: Neoliberal Democrat who passed NAFTA and welfare reform
Martin Frost: Conservative Texas Democrat who lost in 2004 and ran on a pro-war platform
Joe Andrews: Prominent neoliberal and New Democrat
Bob Kerrey: Strongly pro-war former Democratic Senator
Philip A. Klinkner: Political science professor
Stephen Kaus: Attorney and brother of neo-liberal pundit Mickey Kaus
Notice anything? Well first of all, these are all MEN. Yup. Second of all, they are all WHITE. Third, with the possible exception of Kaus and Klinkner, who I don't know, they are all pro-war. Fourth, none of them represent labor. Fifth, all of them are OLD.
Welcome to Adam Nagourney's Democratic Party: rich, white, non-union, hawkish, professional, old, and male
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OK, say what you will about my gender, race, income, occupational status, and politics, but OLD!
Stoller really knows how to hurt a guy.