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      Corporate Democrats Are Already PUNCHING-THE-LEFT Ahead of 2020


      “…Norman Solomon: “Polling shows that the public strongly favors bold policy proposals that Sanders has been championing. Well-informed public discussion is a major hazard for Democratic Party elites eager to prevent Bernie from winning the nomination….”





      Well-informed public discussion is a major hazard for Democratic Party elites now eager to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the 2020 presidential nomination. A clear focus on key issues can bring to light the big political differences between Sanders and the party’s corporate-friendly candidates. One way to muddy the waters is to condemn people for pointing out facts that make those candidates look bad. National polling shows that the U.S. public strongly favors bold policy proposals that Sanders has been championing for a long time. On issues ranging from climate change to Medicare for All to tuition-free public college to Wall Street power, the party’s base has been moving leftward, largely propelled by an upsurge of engagement from progressive young people. This momentum is a threat to the forces accustomed to dominating the Democratic Party.

      In recent weeks, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has become a lightning rod in a gathering political storm—largely because of the vast hype about him from mass media and Democratic power brokers. At such times, when spin goes into overdrive, we need incisive factual information. Investigative journalist David Sirota provided it in a deeply researched Dec. 20 article, which The Guardian published under the headline, “Beto O’Rourke Frequently Voted for Republican Legislation, Analysis Reveals.” Originating from the nonprofit Capital & Main news organization, the piece reported that “even as O’Rourke represented one of the most solidly Democratic congressional districts in the United States, he has frequently voted against the majority of House Democrats in support of Republican bills and Trump administration priorities.”

      Progressives have good reasons to like some of O’Rourke’s positions. But Sirota’s reporting drilled down into his voting record, reviewing “the 167 votes O’Rourke has cast in the House in opposition to the majority of his own party during his six-year tenure in Congress. Many of those votes were not progressive dissents alongside other left-leaning lawmakers, but instead votes to help pass Republican-sponsored legislation.”


      Tanden lashed out via Twitter, writing: “Oh look. A supporter of Bernie Sanders attacking a Democrat. This is seriously dangerous. We know Trump is in the White House and attacking Dems is doing Trump’s bidding. I hope Senator Sanders repudiates these attacks in 2019.” Such calculated nonsense indicates just how panicky some powerful corporate Democrats are about Sanders’ likely presidential campaign —and just how anxious they are to protect corporate-oriented candidates from public scrutiny. The quest is to smother meaningful discussions of vital issues that should be center stage during the presidential campaign.



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      Flying Squirrel
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      Ohio Barbarian
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      contrasting his record with that of Bernie Sanders. The Vichy Dem response is to attack Sanders and his supporters for attacking a fellow Democrat. Party over principle. That will get cheers on DU, but it won’t get votes from people who are sick of the b u l l s h i t, and we are legion.

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      Babel 17
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      Don’t be seduced by its superficial appeal, stick with the tried and true talking points that come our way courtesy of Brock and other spin masters.

      We meed the most worthy heir to the mantle once worn by the most prepared candidate ever to run for office. I await to be told who that has always been.

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      falling in line out of fear or lesser of evils absolutely no change will happen. since the last 30 years progressives have become the so called whiney liberals and nothing more and the neoliberals have always won without much resistance. Even when the last hope aka bernie was cheated 90% still voted for the worst neoliberal. Only one progressive actually won something of significance…..Need I say more

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      With the exception of a Neera Tanden clone, these commenters are aware and  right on.

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      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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