Truth is nuanced

As documented by legal scholar Ian Haney López and others, the Democrats do not consistently use a narrative frame that effectively combines messaging about both race and class inequality, and how they overlap and reinforce one another. Democrats lack a simple, straightforward narrative — a big story to tell voters about what their party represents.

By comparison, the Republicans have a far more effective propaganda machine. They have branded themselves as “patriots” who love America and are “defending” it against those others — sometimes specifically named and identified, and sometimes not — who are not “real” Americans and are said to hate the country and its so-called traditions.

From Democrats must embrace the power they have to save democracy — or risk losing both –

Lies lend themselves to simplification, bold statements, absolutes.

Truths happen in reflection, community. They are nuanced and require and ability to change. That is part of what is hard here.