Larry Elder from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:06:59 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Larry Elder from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/larry-elder-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder 4d0cdb91f7512d8b3c6379eb5500254d Confederate Monuments: The Problem With Politically Correct History for 07/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/07/20/confederate-monuments-the-problem-with-politically-correct-history-e17da Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Malcolm X, as a member of the Nation of Islam, preached anti-Semitism and called the white man "devil." After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X dismissed the murder as a case of "the chickens coming home to roost."</p> <p>In Spike Lee's biographical drama, "Malcolm X," a white teenage girl approaches the angry activist and says: "Excuse me, Mr. X. Hi. I've read some of your speeches, and I honestly believe that a lot of what you have to say is true. And I'm a good person, in spite of what my ancestors did, and I just &#8212; I wanted to ask you, what can a white person like myself who isn't prejudiced, what can I do to help you ... further your cause?" He stares sternly, and replies, "Nothing." She leaves in tears.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">But Malcolm X changed. He visited Mecca, where he saw people of all colors worshipping together. It changed the way he thought. He repudiated his anger toward whites after discovering that people were more similar than they were different.</span> He renounced the racist ideology of the Nation of Islam, and in doing so knowingly signed his own death warrant. He was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam.<p>Updated: Thu Jul 09, 2020</p> a7b3e945a88b81366f5b3d212f3feed0 Random Thoughts While Not Out 'Protesting' for 07/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/07/20/random-thoughts-while-not-out-protesting Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>At a time in America when one's race has never been less important, the left has taught an entire generation of the most privileged Americans ever to view the world through race-tinted glasses.</p> <p>There were 13 Baltimore high schools where, in 2017, 0% of students could do math at grade level, and another half-dozen high schools where only 1% were math proficient. Do you really think these students even know enough about Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to be mad at him?</p> <p>During the Chicago Father's Day weekend, when 14 people were shot and killed and over 100 were wounded, how many Confederate generals were spotted leaving the scenes of the crime? Just curious.<p>Updated: Thu Jul 02, 2020</p> cb6785efe4139cf5b2934189b7d05696 'Uncle Tom,' the Movie for 06/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/06/20/uncle-tom-the-movie Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, "Uncle Tom." It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Jackson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties.</p> <p>He did. </p> <p>Jackson was shocked to discover that his support for limited government, low taxes and school choice, and his opposition to abortion on demand, made him a ... Republican!<p>Updated: Fri Jun 26, 2020</p> c1a5b3e982226b59c9ad13126843b82d 10 Takeaways from the Anti-Police Brutality Protests for 06/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/06/20/10-takeaways-from-the-anti-police-brutality-protests Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>No. 10: CNN's Chris Cuomo believes people have a right to engage in violence. About the anti-police protests, some violent, CNN's Chris Cuomo said, "And, please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful." It's called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the <i>right of the people peaceably to assemble</i> (emphasis added), and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."</p> <p>No. 9: Democratic politicians and the media focus like a laser on the rare occurrence of unarmed blacks shot and killed by white cops. When do the protests start over the approximately 2,600 blacks killed by blacks each year? And this is likely an understated number. About the FBI's annual crime data, U.S. News & World Report wrote in 2016: "The most detailed racial data have limits: They are confined to cases in which one person was killed and one person did the killing, eliminating about 17 percent of homicides. Also, police have to know and provide the backgrounds of not only the victims but the perpetrators, too &#8212; meaning that thousands of cases left unsolved and with no description of the person who committed the crimes are discounted. In total, about 61 percent of the 15,696 homicides committed in 2015 are excluded." </p> <p>No. 8: According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2015, there were 53.5 million police/civilian contacts. Of those police/civilian interactions, over 10 million result in arrest and charges. Annually, between 50,000 and 60,000 officers are assaulted. Yet, despite all of these interactions &#8212; arrests, charges and officer assaults &#8212; "only" about 1,000 civilians are killed each year by the police. That is .002% of all of the police interactions.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 18, 2020</p> f25cdc6b22d1382875d88f86bca144ed George Floyd Protesters Seek a 'Diverse' PD -- But Will That Matter? for 06/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/06/20/george-floyd-protesters-seek-a-diverse-pd-but-will-that-matter Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Democratic mayors, with a few exceptions, run America's biggest cities. These mayors have long promised to deliver police forces that look like the community they police. Some have succeeded. But in the wake of widespread protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, one must ask whether officers' racial and ethnic "diversity" truly makes a difference in public perception of the police.</p> <p>Diversity didn't make much difference in Baltimore in 2015 when it saw protests and riots after the death of black suspect Freddie Gray. At the time of Gray's death, the mayor was black, as were the top two officials running the police department. The Maryland state attorney, who filed charges against the six officer defendants, was black. Of the six officers charged, three were black, as was the judge before whom two of the officers tried their cases. The majority in Baltimore's City Council was black, as was the United States attorney general and, of course, the president of the United States. This didn't stop accusations of police misconduct. It didn't stop rioting.</p> <p>Or take Los Angeles, where some protesters, allegedly angry over the death of George Floyd, looted stores and torched police cars. The city of Los Angeles has almost 4 million residents. The racial demographics, according to 2019 Census Bureau estimates, are as follows:<p>Updated: Thu Jun 11, 2020</p> 9bde8bdd0638faea96aed042fc942d86 The George Floyd Riots: Where's Black Lives Matter When You Need Them? for 06/04/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/06/20/the-george-floyd-riots-wheres-black-lives-matter-when-you-need-them Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Black lives matter. Black businesses, not so much.</p> <p>Four Minneapolis cops were summarily fired, with one of the four arrested and charged with the murder of a black suspect named George Floyd, who died in police custody. </p> <p>In cellphone video apparently taken by one of the many witnesses, a cop later identified as Derek Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd laid face-down and handcuffed on a city street. The cops ignored Floyd's repeated plea, "I can't breathe." By the time paramedics arrived, Floyd was unresponsive and apparently lifeless. After about an hour of attempted resuscitation by EMTs and emergency room staff, he was pronounced dead. <p>Updated: Thu Jun 04, 2020</p> d73721e076b3948cc670dd62b1330a2f Joe 'You Ain't Black' Biden: Please See 'Uncle Tom' for 05/28/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/20/joe-you-aint-black-biden-please-see-uncle-tom Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>June 19 is the premiere of "Uncle Tom," a documentary on which I am the executive producer. Through interviews with black conservatives, some well-known and some not, the film asks a simple question: Why are independent-thinking blacks, who believe in limited government and personal responsibility, denounced as "sellouts" and "coons" and "Uncle Toms" by fellow blacks? </p> <p>One can agree or disagree about whether, and to what degree, today's problems in the black community can be traced to slavery and Jim Crow. But blacks who do not connect the serious problems in black urban America to Jim Crow and slavery are dismissed as "self-loathing." They are attacked, rarely with data, while having their character and very humanity questioned. Believing that fatherless homes, poor urban education and urban crime have less to do with the past and much more to do with the modern welfare state does not induce a healthy debate. It sparks anger and derision.<p>Updated: Thu May 28, 2020</p> 21063e3143ef89722d2f237bf5986043 Black Man Killed by Two White Men -- Cue the 'Race' Hysteria for 05/21/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/20/black-man-killed-by-two-white-men-cue-the-race-hysteria Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In February, a black man named Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. Cue the "this regularly happens to black men in America" hysteria.</p> <p>Initial news reports described Arbery as jogging through a predominately white neighborhood when two armed white men, for reasons still under investigation, told police they thought Arbery was actually a criminal behind recent break-ins in the neighborhood. <p>Updated: Thu May 21, 2020</p> d341275e5f98c4093249d15d6ef4e8ae Coronavirus Lockdown: What About 'Deaths of Despair'? for 05/14/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/20/coronavirus-lockdown-what-about-deaths-of-despair Thu, 14 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As of this writing, more than 80,000 Americans have contracted and died from the coronavirus. But how many have or will die from what some call "despair"?</p> <p>Consider the following call to my radio show: <p>Updated: Thu May 14, 2020</p> 0d7158b393008ca30d231f72bf31127c Sweden: Coronavirus and the Concept of 'Trade-Offs' for 05/07/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/20/sweden-coronavirus-and-the-concept-of-trade-offs Thu, 07 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sweden, unlike its Scandinavian neighbors, made different decisions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It issued no mandatory orders. It did not require its citizens to shelter at home. True, as of May 4, more Swedes had contracted and died from the coronavirus (2,679 total deaths, a rate of 263.08 per 1 million people) than people in Norway (211, rate of 39.7) and Denmark (484, rate of 83.49), but fewer when adjusted for its population size compared with the U.K. (28,446 deaths, a rate of 427.83), Spain (25,264, rate of 540.71), France (24,864, rate of 371.18) and Italy (28,884, rate of 477.96). </p> <p>It also remains to be seen whether, in the long run, the actions taken by other Scandinavian countries will result in fewer lives lost. This is because Sweden appears to be achieving "herd immunity" faster than other countries and because experts expect another spike in cases when lockdowns are lifted. Furthermore, the rationale for the lockdowns is to prevent a country's health care system from being overburdened. If that is goal, Sweden has achieved it. Its hospitals, intensive care units and emergency rooms have not been overburdened, and the country has had no shortage of medical equipment.<p>Updated: Thu May 07, 2020</p> d4066556eaee855e9efb1e921e3a6b33 Coronavirus Pandemic + Trump Derangement Syndrome = Bad Math for 04/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/04/20/coronavirus-pandemic-trump-derangement-syndrome-bad-math Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>What happens when Trump Derangement Syndrome meets bad math? </p> <p>The President Donald Trump-hating comedian Bill Maher, in 2018, openly rooted for a recession, if its price meant the defeat of Trump in 2020. Maher said: "By the way, I'm hoping for it because one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. ... Sorry if that hurts people but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy. ... I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point."</p> <p>Similarly, only days ago, a cable host touted the coronavirus's "silver lining," that the crisis, or, more specifically, Trump's alleged poor handling of it, politically damages the president. MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said: "There is something both tragic, and pathetic, and ironic about the fact that it took a, you know, color-blind, gender-blind, you know, state-line-blind virus to sort of have all of the president's sins from his first three years catch up with him. You can't stand there and lie. ... And I wonder what you think about whether or not there's some silver lining there, that some of the things that, that we've been talking about for three years may be finally catching up with him?"<p>Updated: Thu Apr 30, 2020</p> 0d8555df9e7ad7f35c0d6e1e2cbc3d50 The Origin of the Coronavirus: From Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory to Plausible for 04/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/04/20/the-origin-of-the-coronavirus-from-right-wing-conspiracy-theory-to-plausible Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In February the Daily Kos, an influential left-wing website, denounced "a whole parade of right-wing hand-waving that includes not just Republican Rep. Tom Cotton claiming that COVID-19 was cooked up in a Chinese bio lab." Likewise, The Guardian reported that Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance in the United States, an organization that researches emerging diseases, said: "Conspiracy theories circulating on social media claim the coronavirus was artificially manufactured in a lab conducting bioweapons research. They are 'crackpot theories that need to be addressed, but in the age of social media it is just impossible.'"</p> <p>The Chinese government claimed that the COVID-19 originated at a Wuhan food marketplace where live animals are sold. But Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., thought otherwise. Cotton said: "We don't know where it originated, but we do know that we have to get to the bottom of that. We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China's only biosafety level-four superlaboratory that researches human infectious diseases. Now, we don't have evidence that this disease originated there, but because of China's duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says."<p>Updated: Thu Apr 23, 2020</p> 007fabf2a139afc03210c61b270be7aa Hate Mail From Black People for 04/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/04/20/hate-mail-from-black-people Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>CNN host Chris Cuomo recently complained about his job. "I don't like what I do," he said. It seems that Cuomo, out in public, gets some negative feedback: "I don't want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my face and in my space and talk bulls&#8212;t to me. I don't want to hear it." Cuomo complained that as "a celebrity" he cannot "tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth." Poor Cuomo; the stress of his reportedly $6 million a year gig must be unbearable. </p> <p>No doubt U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who is black, is getting a great deal of hate mail these days. In advising "communities of color" on the importance of practicing mitigation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Adams said: "We need you to do this, if not for yourself, then for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy. Do it for your big momma. Do it for your pop-pop."<p>Updated: Thu Apr 16, 2020</p> 654280ad5104466029125a256c4404eb The Coronavirus: Trump's Medical Advice Was Contradictory, Inconsistent -- and Wrong for 04/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/04/20/the-coronavirus-trumps-medical-advice-was-contradictory-inconsistent-and-wrong Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>For three years, critics of President Donald Trump have claimed that he arrogantly refuses to listen to his experts and that his exaggerated sense of self prevents him from accepting his limitations. Applying that narrative to Trump's initial failure to appreciate the gravity of the coronavirus, NBC host Chuck Todd recently asked former Vice President Joe Biden, "Do you think there is blood on the president's hands, considering the slow response? Or is that too harsh of a criticism?" Even Biden called the criticism a "little too harsh." </p> <p>"A little too harsh?" Trump, neither a doctor nor a scientist, merely followed the advice given him from his medical experts. The problem is that a lot of the advice was vague, inconsistent, contradictory or flat-out wrong. </p> <p>Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and a member of Trump's coronavirus task force, has become a respected voice in explaining the coronavirus, what to expect from it and how we can fight it. Democrats and Republicans praise him and his dedicated service under six presidents, both Republicans and Democrats.<p>Updated: Thu Apr 09, 2020</p> 6a7aff42380b1668fd6a7477f64bbf6b The Coronavirus: What Would Joe Biden Do? for 04/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/04/20/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Many Democrats and much of the media claim that President Donald Trump has mishandled and continues to mishandle the response to the coronavirus pandemic. </p> <p>But a Johns Hopkins study found the United States is better prepared for a pandemic than any other country. Released in October 2019, the Global Health Security Index examined 195 countries on their preparedness and ability to handle an epidemic or pandemic. It found: "No country is fully prepared for epidemics or pandemics, and every country has important gaps to address." <p>Updated: Thu Apr 02, 2020</p> 3ace2a04745a955ee84e34f043e3e958 Rapper Ice Cube, Who Benefited From School Choice, Denounces Trump, Who Supports It for 03/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/03/20/rapper-ice-cube-who-benefited-from-school-choice-denounces-trump-who-supports-it Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Rapper and actor O'Shea Jackson, commonly known as Ice Cube, supported President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office. Cube recently said he "can't wait to see" Trump in handcuffs. So, the black rapper, who became rich and famous by attacking the country's "racist" criminal justice system, now cheers on criminal justice &#8212; at least when it comes to Trump.</p> <p>But when it comes to how blacks have fared under Trump, Cube's objection to him becomes hard to fathom. Precoronavirus, blacks, under Trump, saw record lows in unemployment. Trump restored funding for historically black colleges and universities. He wants to stop unskilled illegal aliens from competing against unskilled Americans for jobs and wages. He increased funding for "opportunity zones" &#8212; economically disadvantaged census tracts where investors receive favored capital gains tax treatment. </p> <p>Trump signed the First Step Act that, during its first four months last year, allowed nearly 1,000 blacks to have their sentences reduced. The sentences for more than 1,000 prisoners of all races were reduced by a mean of 73 months, or 29.4%, but over 91% of the individuals whose sentences were shortened were black, and 98% were male. Trump posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion and a victim of a racially motivated prosecution. Johnson originally applied for his pardon in 1920. <p>Updated: Thu Mar 26, 2020</p> 4fe7c54bf8b2e0b701675bc2566e87a0 Biden's Memory Isn't the Only Problem; It's His Lies for 03/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/03/20/bidens-memory-isnt-the-only-problem-its-his-lies Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The fact that former Vice President Joe Biden, now on his third try for the presidency, remains the last "moderate" standing says more about his now-vanquished rivals than about Biden. The same media that post running tabs on President Donald Trump's "lies" ignore, downplay or otherwise dismiss Biden's gaffes, memory lapses and frequent incoherence.</p> <p>He's Uncle Joe, the regular guy from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who understands the common man. So what if he says, without proof, that he worked to "desegregate restaurants and movie houses of Wilmington, Delaware"? So what if he says since 2007, "150 million people" &#8212; almost half of the U.S. population &#8212; "have been killed" due to gun violence?</p> <p>So what if he boasts about his "arrest" in South Africa for supposedly attempting to visit Nelson Mandela, an effort Mandela allegedly later thanked Biden for attempting? Never mind that none of it is true &#8212; not the arrest, not the attempted visit and not the thank you from Mandela. According to the Daily Beast: "Biden finally admitted that the story was much different than he'd initially described, saying he told police while on a congressional delegation to South Africa that he was 'not going to go in that door that says white only' and separate from his black colleagues." And so what if Biden, who voted for the Iraq War resolution and publicly accused Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction, now claims he "didn't believe (Saddam Hussein) had those weapons of mass destruction"?<p>Updated: Thu Mar 19, 2020</p> 81720f969602f49791903ee2387cc268 Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. -- A Hollywood Pro-Trump Casualty? for 03/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/03/20/actor-antonio-sabato-jr-a-hollywood-pro-trump-casualty Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In 2016, I was in the greenroom for a Fox News segment, where I met a charismatic actor named Antonio Sabato Jr. I had never heard of him. Born in Italy, he became, he told me, a "proud American citizen." He called himself a "Christian conservative" and said that he recently came out in favor of presidential candidate Donald Trump and planned to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. </p> <p>Given Hollywood's hostility toward Republicans, let alone pro-Trump Republicans, I assumed Sabato's career was likely in decline, if, in fact, he ever really had one. Why else would a Hollywood actor risk career suicide by coming out so vocally in favor of Trump? I later learned, however, that this strikingly handsome man starred in a soap opera, had a successful modeling career and recently performed on "Dancing with the Stars." If anything, his star was rising.</p> <p>Then came Sabato's pro-Trump speech at the 2016 GOP convention in Cleveland and, more importantly, Sabato's 10-minute post-speech interview with ABC News. During that interview, he harshly criticized President Barack Obama, adding that, in his opinion, he considered Obama "a Muslim." One could practically hear the sound of the interviewers' jaws dropping over this Obama-is-a-Muslim assertion. <p>Updated: Thu Mar 12, 2020</p> afe57a2ea6c731931cbd343a79d64a2d Hollywood in the Trump Era: Conservatives Not Welcome for 03/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/03/20/hollywood-in-the-trump-era-conservatives-not-welcome Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Hollywood is one leg of the Axis of Indoctrination, with media and academia completing the trifecta. </p> <p>There are some outspoken nonliberals in Hollywood. Self-described "libertarian" Clint Eastwood comes to mind. But the list is short. A month before the 2016 election, I met a young actress at a party. She just arrived in Los Angeles from Michigan and excitedly told me about a meeting scheduled the following morning with one of the major agencies in Hollywood, an agency she hoped would represent her. For an actor, getting an agent &#8212; especially with one of the major firms &#8212; is a huge accomplishment. Later at the party, I overhead the actress say something about voting for Donald Trump by absentee ballot. I wasn't sure I heard her correctly, so I quietly asked her if she voted for Trump. She said yes. I advised her not to mention this, under any circumstances, at her meeting the next day. She was surprised, and I was just as surprised at her naivete. "This place hates Republicans," I said, "and hates Donald Trump to a degree I've never seen."</p> <p>A few days later, the host of the party told me that actress called her and asked her to thank me for the warning about not sharing her politics with the agency. The actress said that for the first 10 minutes of the meeting, three agents completed one another's sentences about Trump, calling him degenerate, racist, sexist, idiotic and other things not printable. <p>Updated: Thu Mar 05, 2020</p> 265280803578f14015076f5df577d943 Republicans Are Ready to Party Like It's 1972 for 02/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/02/20/republicans-are-ready-to-party-like-its-1972 Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>After Richard Nixon's landslide 1972 victory over Democratic opponent George McGovern, New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael gave a speech in which she said: "I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don't know. They're outside my ken. But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them." </p> <p>2020 Democrats, at least the sensible ones, find themselves in a full-blown panic over the prospect of a nominee who is outside <i>their</i> ken. How scared are they? About the prospect of Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic ticket, top Democratic strategist James Carville said: "I'm 75 years old. Why am I here doing this? Because I am scared to death, that's why. Let's get relevant here ... All the Sanders people are taking pictures wishing (British Labour Party leader) Jeremy Corbyn the best. I don't want to go down that path!"</p> <p>He added: "We've got to decide what we want to be. Do we want to be an ideological cult? Or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party? What we need is power, you understand? That's what this is about. Without power, you have nothing. You just have talking points."<p>Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2020</p>