Movement to the Left is the Democratic Party’s Only Hope of Survival

The results in Georgia show that the Trump resistance can show up to the polls, but centrism isn’t a strategy to win.

Source: Ossoff’s Loss Is Further Proof: Democrats’ Path to Power Is Through Moving Left, Not Center – In These Times

Movement to the Left is the Democratic Party’s Only Hope of Survival

If the Democratic Party hopes to prevail and become the primary party in power in this country, they need to move to the Left. Instead of clinging to the status quo, or “business as usual”, The Democratic Party should stop trying to pander to both the business community and the working class at the same time. This simply won’t work any longer.

I believe this is a major reason that most people identify with the Democrats have a tendency to stay away from the polls and not vote. Even though they may not consider the Republican Party as the party that best represents their interests, they also don’t consider the Democratic Party to represent them either. As a result, most people who might vote Democratic, don’t bother voting at all; something that is hurting this entire country. The primary reason the Republican party is the party in power is that Republicans usually don’t just sit out an election. They go out and vote.

Many ideas which were once considered to be too progressive or even as radical, are now considered as mainstream, centrist ideas. Ideas such as single-payer healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and concentrating on repairing this country’s infrastructure, are now embraced by most Americans as being centrist or middle of the road. The Democratic Party is making a huge mistake by not using the change in people’s attitudes towards once radical ideas, to further not only their interests as a party but the betterment of the nation.

As long as the Democratic Party insists on trying to be all things to all people, it will only continue to decline in both popularity and power. If they are truly the party of the working class, as they have always tried to represent themselves, they badly need to start proving it. The Democratic Party needs to change his entire strategy to survive in the face of the increasing power of the GOP.

The Democratic Party needs to take a firm stand in favor of working-class Americans and start adopting bolder ideas. If they don’t, people will have no other choice but to resort to drastic means to protect themselves from the atrocities of the Republican Party, the latest being the Republican Health Care Bill which will devastate the health and well-being of millions of American citizens.

 

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Bernie Sanders Takes a Reporter To School

 

Bernie Sanders Takes a Reporter to School

This video shows a major reason I would love and appreciate Bernie 8anders even if I wasn’t already a diehard supporter. Bernie Sanders isn’t afraid to take on anyone if they are saying something that makes no sense, or seems to be ridiculous.  This is a quality that I respect in a person.  Calling it as you see it shows that Bernie Sanders is a very honest person and is worthy of great respect.

In this video, Bernie Sanders gets angry at a reporter who asked him a stupid question about who Sen. Sanders thinks may run for president in 2020. Apparently, Bernie Sanders thinks this question is ridiculous and inappropriate, especially since we haven’t even inaugurated Donald Trump yet.

I think this anger, express by Bernie Sanders, may not be directed against the reported as it is the current situation in this country. Maybe he was thinking about the fact that he probably would have won the presidency, instead of Donald Trump as he had been the candidate instead of Hillary Clinton.

This latter statement is something that I truly believe to be true. Bernie Sanders would have defeated Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, if he had been the Democratic candidate.

 

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Never Trump Movement, Too Little Too Late?

Backroom unity talks failed, and so the party feuded publicly.

Source: Chaos erupts on GOP convention floor after voice vote shuts down Never Trump forces – POLITICO

Never Trump Movement, Too Little Too Late?

Much to the chagrin of Republican leaders, their convention in Cleveland started off with a floor fight. These efforts, led by people who label themselves as the Never Trump movement, have apparently failed to gain much momentum. This floor fight happened because of a ridiculous floor vote that many delegates took as being unfair, and I must say that I agree with them. What happened today was a major setback for the Never Trump movement. The controversy was because of the chair of the convention taking a voice vote instead of a polling of delegates from each state.

At the heart of the dispute, was a proposed change in the rules that would have allowed so-called “bound delegates” to be able to change their mind and vote their conscience instead of being forced to vote for whichever candidate, in this case, Donald Trump, that they preferred. Now, it seems that they may be trapped. Many rightfully interpreted the entire process as being rigged. Many members of the Never Trump movement were instrumental in creating the unfair system that they are now protesting.

These delegates need to realize they are getting what they asked for; to be treated unfairly by Donald Trump’s and his supporters. They have no one to blame other than themselves. They were fools for not recognizing Donald Trump for what he is; a charlatan who would do anything for a vote. These suckers seem to be stuck, and many of them deserve it.

Early in Trump’s campaign, when he was making racist statements against Latinos, particularly Mexicans, who he labeled as “killers and rapists”, they should have rejected his ideas then. However, they didn’t take Donald Trump as a serious contender, although many of them echoed his ugly rhetoric. Even though many of them won’t admit it, they were just as racist as he is. They allowed themselves to be spoonfed his message of hate; now they would credit because they don’t think deep down that he will not win the election against Hillary Clinton.

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has apparently been playing to the lowest common denominator, racism. His supporters are mostly racists and sexist, and Trump’s movement was able to gain enough momentum that he was able to win most of the Republican primaries. If they wanted to stop him, the Never Trump people might have waited too late.

I watched the floor vote that is in question, and I agree that it was totally unfair because it was impossible to tell who was saying “Aye.” In fact, there was so much noise in the room that one could not tell what was going on. The only fair way to accurately make a count is for a roll call vote.

I hope that the “Never Trump” people don’t give up the fight against the presumptive candidate, but their efforts may be too little too late.

 

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Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton, A Difference of Method

The biggest difference between Clinton and Sanders wasn’t policy. It was something more important.

Bernie Sanders Vs. Hillary Clinton, a Difference of Method

clinton_and_sandersThis article makes a very good point about the differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The article makes a very good point that it wasn’t a difference a policy, but the method that each campaign used in the run for the Democratic Party nomination. It says a lot that I agree with and thought about during the election cycle.

I believe that the policies of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are not too much different, although the campaigns have a very different method by which they operated. One campaign, that of Hillary Clinton, used more traditional methods of operation, while the other campaign, that of Bernie Sanders used an entirely different method. The campaign method of Bernie Sanders is what attracted me to him and his candidacy most related to political tactics that I can identify with.

On one hand, Hillary Clinton ran her campaign in the traditional, establishment method, whereas Bernie Sanders ran his campaign along nontraditional, anti-establishment ways. These differences are ones that I agree with since I have always hated the establishment and status quo. I say this because I can see as where the establishment has done a lot for the average American citizen. As far as I’m concerned, our present status quo seems to be against most of what our founding fathers represented; a revolution against the establishment.

Hillary Clinton was successful because she played by the “rules” that our current system encourages. Clinton used her connections to Wall Street and the wealthy to bankroll her campaign. In doing so, she represented exactly what’s wrong with our present system, too much big money, and corporate influence. She showed herself to be a true dyed in the wool capitalist. The fact that she is pandering to the capitalist system is the reason that I supported Bernie Sanders. I hate capitalism to the point where I have no respect for people who kiss up to the system and use it to achieve their goal. There are other ways that goals can be achieved without prostituting oneself to a corrupt system that doesn’t work for the average American citizen.

Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, ran a campaign that was truly grassroots in nature; something that I have always believed in because I’ve seen grassroots efforts by people work out quite well. This grassroots method of achieving a political goal is the purest and uncontaminated. In a grassroots effort, big money doesn’t really matter that much. It is hard work and commitment that really counts. The campaign of Bernie Sanders proved one thing that I have always believed, people coming together as a group to achieve a common goal. His campaign was funded by average people contributing less than $200 per person. The fact that Bernie Sanders was able to raise more money than any other candidate in history should be proof to anyone that a grassroots campaign is still something that works.

The beauty of a grassroots campaign, for me personally, as always been the fact that it brings in more participants, working together. This type of campaign probably appeals to me because in my life I’ve had the pleasure of watching grassroots campaigns work. Both the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement of the 60s achieved their goals without the corruption of big money. Both of these movements were just people coming together to achieve justice for the masses.

I honestly think that the candidacy of Bernie Sanders will go far in changing the way people look at grassroots movements. I also firmly believe that members of the establishment will be shaken enough to a degree that some of them may rethink things quite a bit.

To me, the candidacy of Bernie Sanders and the methods it used is a strong indicator that people are fed up enough with the way that this country operates and badly want to change it. Personally, is your sitcom I also think that the political spectrum may become more liberal and progressive. The way I look at it, if the middle class has any hope of surviving, things badly need to shift to the left. Most importantly, the campaign strategy of Bernie Sanders proved itself to be invaluable.

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The Right-Wingers Contradictions About Free Speech

The Right-Wingers Contradictions about Free Speech

 

the right-wingersHave you ever noticed that when protesters show up at a mostly right-wing political gathering, the right-wingers contradictions always run rampant? They always complain about how the protesters are interfering with their First Amendment rights to free speech.

Yet, the right-wingers can show up at a political event, sometimes with guns (i.e. town hall meetings), intimidating people who want to attend these gatherings, often to express a dissenting position from that of the right-wingers, but the right-wingers never seem to recognize that they are interfering with the First Amendment rights of those people. What is wrong with this picture?

Why can’t these idiots understand that the U.S. Constitution is for all citizens, not just for those people who have a certain viewpoint? They never seem to be able to recognize that their position is contradictory, at best.

The right-wingers always to think it’s okay for them to take ownership over the U.S. Constitution, but deny that same sense of ownership to everyone who disagrees with them.

The U.S. Constitution was written for everybody, regardless of political viewpoint. It sure would be nice if the right-wingers would recognize that fact. This country would be so much better off if they did.

 

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Hillary Clinton’s Voting Record: Another Big Turn-off

Another reason I don’t support Hillary Clinton is because of her voting record when she was a Senator from New York.

Hillary Clinton’s Voting Record: Another Turn-off

Hillary Clinton's voting recordAnother reason I don’t support Hillary Clinton is because of her voting record when she a Senator from New York. I just cannot bring myself to vote in favor of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She only supported these wars the first time, but she also voted in favor of them a second time, even though popular support for both wars were mostly against. This one facts alone makes me question her so-called “liberal credentials”. Hillary Clinton advertises herself as being a liberal, even though her actions, especially her voting record, would most correctly labeled her as a moderate/conservative. What true liberal votes for a war?

Hillary Clinton’s voting record also includes authorizing The Patriot Act, in 2001. Her voting record also includes reauthorizing The Patriot Act for a second time a few years later. As many people probably know by now, especially someone who calls themselves a liberal votes for any act of Congress that curtails many people’s civil liberties as much as The Patriot Act does? If she were truly a liberal, her voting record would include a “NO” vote.

Hillary Clinton’s voting record also includes voting in favor of the Wall Street bailout where Bernie Sanders has long been an opponent of bailing out Wall Street. His voting record clearly shows that he has been one of their primary opponents for a few years. The fact that she has always appeared to be a friend the Wall Street, begs the question, why is Wall Street money Hillary Clinton’s campaign contributors?

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s voting record also includes supporting the death penalty; some that I have personally been against for a few years because I truly believe that it accomplishes absolutely nothing in deterring people from killing each other. Sen. Bernie Sanders is also a strong opponent of the death penalty. How does a person who is labeled as a liberal, like Hillary Clinton pretends to be, support killing another person?

Her “YES” votes in favor of authorizing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Patriot Act, reauthorizing The Patriot Act, and who supports the death penalty clearly shows that Hillary Clinton is no liberal, at least by my definition. I guess that just goes to show how skewed our definition of liberal, conservative, and moderate to have become over the years. As far as I’m concerned, Hillary Clinton voting record is a big turnoff, and one reason that I don’t support her.

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Elizabeth Warren Helps Derail the Clinton Machine

Clinton has failed Warren’s ‘money-in-politics’ litmus test — and now the Democratic Party is splitting in two.

Source: How Elizabeth Warren Helped Sanders Deflate Clinton’s Massive Political Apparatus

Elizabeth Warren Helps Derail the Clinton Machine

This article really highlights one of the major reasons that Bernie Sanders is a better choice for president of the United States than Hillary Clinton. Simply put, Elizabeth Warren was a major player in helping to derail the Clinton machine. This is something we should all be grateful for, because Clinton represents the last thing we need in this country, “status quo politics”

Elizabeth Warren shows herself to be as opposed to the type of corruption that big money and corporate influence brings into our political system, as Bernie Sanders. Because of that, I applaud Senator Elizabeth Warren. Apparently she is as tired of watching corporations run this country, by proxy of the US Senate and House of Representatives. We need to face that most of our politicians have totally sold out the American people. Hillary Clinton is no different.

Realizing this, Senator Elizabeth Warren is obviously distancing herself from Hillary Clinton. A few months ago, Hillary Clinton seemed to almost have the endorsement of Elizabeth Warren. Now, things seemed to have reversed themselves, mostly because of Hillary Clinton’s increasing dependence on corporate contributions to fund her campaign. It would not surprise me at all if Bernie Sanders chooses Elizabeth Warren to be his running mate.

Even though Bernie Sanders has been speaking out against the corruption of big money in politics, it was Elizabeth Warren who helped publicize it and make it a major issue in the 2016 election.

In doing so, Elizabeth Warren is a major reason that he Sanders campaign has been so successful in undermining the big money sponsored campaign of Hillary Clinton; something that has been badly needed for years. It has gotten to the point where the influence of the big corporations and big money contributions to political candidates has undermined and circumvented the power of the people to choose candidates to have their best interests at heart.

An example of this corruption is the fact that Senator Marco Rubio, a contender for president from the Republican Party, has taken campaign contributions from the prison industrial complex. Ironically, Hillary Clinton has accepted large campaign contributions from the same source. How corrupt is that? To me that seems to define the corruption of our political system at its worst.

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