I think/hope that folks will get their act together on this. The left is really big on taking credit as the social progressive party but of course the history is filled with things like Kennedy asking MLK to chill out because all the protests were making us look bad to the Russians. I think you are either on the “Why we can’t wait” bus or you’re getting left behind. I think that bus is a lot bigger and easier to get on than it used to be in the 60s.
Making what people are calling “identity politices” central to the “why we lost” narrative is just a sort of complex refusal to look in the mirror. The politician who throws people over the wall is a bad politician; good ones unite people. I mean at some point you just need to have a fucking soul.