New York Times Picks Warren and Klobuchar, but Really Only Picks Warren

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 1/20/2020 | Mary Chastain
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The New York Times broke tradition on Sunday night by endorsing Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic presidential nomination.

But this is more than just an endorsement for the Democratic primary. Look at the opening paragraph:

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The incumbent president, Donald Trump, is clear about where he is guiding the Republican Party — white nativism at home and America First unilateralism abroad, brazen corruption, escalating culture wars, a judiciary stacked with ideologues and the veneration of a mythological past where the hierarchy in American society was defined and unchallenged.

Wow, editorial board! I completely forgot that President Barack Obama presided over a corruption-free eight years! I also forgot that the eight years under Obama lacked culture wars and no one cared about social justice!

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Oh, yeah! Obama never once nominated an ideologue for a judicial post! Man, Obama filled those eight years with sunshine, rainbows, unicorns, and lollipops.

Trump comes into office and America is awful. Racists everywhere. He dare put America’s interests above anyone else. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!

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The editorial board tried to explain why they chose Warren and Klobuchar:

It was a privilege for us on the editorial board to spend more than a dozen hours talking to candidates, asking them any question that came to mind. Yet that exercise is impossible for most Americans, and we were left wanting for a more focused conversation for the public. Now is the time to narrow the race.

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The history of the editorial board would suggest that we would side squarely with the candidate with a more traditional approach to pushing the nation forward, within the realities of a constitutional framework and a multiparty country. But the events of the past few years have shaken the confidence of even the most committed institutionalists. We are not veering away from the values we...
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