“DemExit”: virtual convention aims to create US leftwing alternative/US news
August 29, 2020 at 10:53 PM - Views: 71 #352978
By David Smith, Washington
Read more at Source: The Guardian
I’m one of the 12,000 who signed up for this virtual convention TOMORROW 4 PM Pacific Time. There’s also an app for your smart phone so that you can participate in voting…
Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the virtual Democratic national convention made one reference to “middle class” and one to “working families”. It never mentioned the word “poverty”.
Although Democrats put on a formidable show of unity, there are still refuseniks on the left who see little distinction between Biden and Donald Trump or the parties they lead. Some will gather at 4pm on Sunday for a virtual convention of their own.
More than 12,000 people have signed up to attend the People’s Convention, streamed live on social media and featuring the Hollywood actors and activist Danny Glover and the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura as well as two of the more quixotic Democratic primary candidates, Mike Gravel and Marianne Williamson. They will vote on forming a new political party “free of corporate money and influence” to run candidates in the congressional midterms in 2022 and for president in 2024.
“A choice between Biden and Trump is no choice at all,” said Nick Brana, 31, national coordinator of the Movement for a People’s Party (MPP), which has nearly 100,000 members. “The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they will always choose profits over people. So we’re going to replace them.”
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
August 29, 2020 at 11:22 PM #352984lownslowParticipant
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Thanks for the reminder, MMM, the wife and i will be attending 😆😊😀
August 29, 2020 at 11:54 PM #352991
August 30, 2020 at 12:05 AM #352995Two way streetParticipant
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So maybe that might be another possible link.
@mr.mickeysmom Thank you.
2020-2024 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
August 30, 2020 at 12:07 AM #352996
August 30, 2020 at 12:31 AM #352997GryneosParticipant
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Not because I don’t support the MPP; I do. But, this “David Smith” character seems to have been lifted directly from SV.
And whereas the Green party candidate Jill Stein arguably cost Clinton some crucial votes in swing states, opinion polls suggest that protest votes for third-party candidates will have less impact this time.”
No, David, Clinton won the popular vote. And David, the “protest votes” were from people voting for Trump to stick it to the Dems, try and teach them a lesson about putting up horrible candidates.
Maybe just read the quotes from people and not the commentary. I truly lament losing the time when reporters only reported the news, instead of telling me how they feel about it.
Who are you? | What do you want? | Why are you here? | Where are you going? | Do you have anything worth living for? | Who do you serve and who do you trust?
August 30, 2020 at 3:28 AM #353043
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