For more than 60 years Democrats have been winning the debates and losing the elections.
Political Philosophy and Economic Theory don't transpose to Politics easily or comfortably .
Abstractions and theories
don't lend themselves to practical and pragmatic political narratives, messages, or strategies.
The Republicans abandoned ideological purity, consistency, and integrity long ago. They've divorced themselves from the "conservative principles" that were once the bulwark of the political thinking of those on the Right.
Instead, they've chosen to go with the only political strategy that has made it possible for them to win elections in the face of failed positions, policies and programs of their own making.
They lie about everything from the Economy to Race Relations and everything in between.
They lie about gun control, taxes, entitlements, immigration, and climate change..
They lie in order to tap into the insecurities and fears of the average (white) American voter...
...And now they have the grand liar- in-chief in the White House.
The Democrats need to find ways to go from wonkery to winning before the points to be made in winning the debates become moot.
The trick is to do it it without resorting to the same sort of fear mongering and lies that have been the basis of the Republican winning strategy since Nixon was elected by the "Silent Majority" through the exacerbation and exploitation their fears and the promise of "Law & Order".
So here's the question :
Can the Democrats go from wonkery to winning without lying?