edward.luce@ft.com post debate commentary of October 16,2019. Old Socialist comments

Headline: The surprising rebound of Bernie Sanders

Sub-headline: The senator could harm Elizabeth Warren’s chances of grabbing the Democratic nomination

More of the same horse-race coverage of the debate from Mr. Luce, except for some back handed and maladroitly handled comments aimed at Anti-Capitalist Sanders:

The Washington Post revealed that Mr Sanders had also picked up the endorsement of the Democratic party’s youngest star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If the 30-year-old Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s contrasting youth does not inject energy into the senator from Vermont’s campaign, the grassroots popularity of the congresswoman from New York will surely help.

There doesn’t seem to be a paucity of ‘energy’ in Sanders campaign , except for  his period of recuperation from his heart attack, Mr. Luce won’t let go of this, as the next paragraph demonstrates. Luce ought to know that Eisenhower had a massive heart attack in 1955, and went on to win the 1956 election. Some of us were alive in those years, and recall it with no prompting!  The Anti-Capitalist candidate needs to be stopped, and the operatives of the Corporate Press, Mr. Luce being one, are here to perform that  task!

The left field is less crowded. But the dynamics are similar. It is very hard to imagine that Mr Sanders could become the Democratic nominee. The odds are stacked against elderly socialist heart patients. But he is strong enough to make life difficult for Ms Warren. Having come close to depriving Hillary Clinton of the nomination in 2016, and wounding her in the process, Mr Sanders is threatening to make Ms Warren’s journey just as hard.

The real high point of the evening was Tulsi Gabbard calling out both CNN and The New York Times:

Headline: Tulsi Gabbard Calls Out CNN And New York Times At Debate Hosted By CNN And New York Times       

During the fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday night, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii attacked both CNN and the New York Times, calling them “completely despicable” for how they have covered her and other veterans.

Gabbard was initially discussing foreign policy and how the mainstream media praised the dictatorship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. She then pivoted, calling out mainstream media outlets that often attack her for holding isolationist views.

New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war. Just two days ago the New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning a CNN commentator said on national television that I’m an asset of Russia. Completely despicable.


Mr. Luce knows the Party Line by heart, as he is one of its many authors, and ex-temporizers on its themes. Warren is the anointed candidate, who has professed her Capitalist Faith and has paid her obedience to the Zionist State. And above all to the Clinton Coterie which holds the levers of power in the party. The first Super Tuesday will be March 3, 2020.

Old Socialist






About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.