Appeasement or Revolution? You need to hear this episode from Ralph Nader

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Historian, Paul Street, joins Ralph to discuss how the Democrats seeded the ground for the rise of Trump in his new book, “Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement.” And Ralph welcomes the chair of Our Revolution, Larry Cohen, to update how the progressive movement is faring in the Biden/Harris campaign.

      Note: I wasn’t sure I was going to hear truth, but I’ve got to tell you, THIS is episode essential to understand the panic inside the DNC from the guy who chairs Our Revolution. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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      Passionate Progressive
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      for interviewing Cohen and credit to Cohen for putting up the good fight.  But I agree more with Dore’s perspective than Cohen’s.  The progressives within the Democratic Party are mere tokens and outliers….and to date have been and predictably will be ineffective.  Nader didn’t ask Cohen about movement for a People’s Party – wonder what he thinks of that….At the end of the day Sanders has limited shelf life and I see few if any replacements.

      And between Covid and it’s follow-on and climate change and other environmental disasters facing the planet, I don’t think there is the time that Cohen predicts is necessary for change.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

    • #369465
      jwirr
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      Lets face it. Unless we can build a viable third party that we can win with we are all up a creek without a paddle. I would suggest that because many of the smaller parties are at least more progressive than the Ds and Rs they need to recognize the need for unity around progressive issues and work together to rebuild our poor nation. At 79 years of age I probably will never get the chance again to vote for that change. I am still registered D because our caucuses are run by the party here in MN and I was afraid they would not let me vote or speak during the primaries unless I was a member. I would gladly change parties if I had someplace that was really strong enough to make a difference.

      jwirr

    • #369558
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      I could hardly be any more disappointed in the Democratic Party, including Biden, Obama and Hillary. Imagine, Biden telling us that he would veto Medicare for All.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #369567
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      And, I don’t recall how Nader weighs in about the MPP, which is why I will continue listening to him. Many of the “how to” books have been penned by Ralph on moving the issues.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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