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      eridani
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      https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/15/dnc-dithers-while-world-burns

      It wasn’t long ago that seemingly every green group in America was up in arms over the Democratic Party’s self-defeating refusal to sponsor a nationally televised presidential debate on the climate crisis. With moral clarity, climate campaigners loudly demanded that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sponsor a debate to determine which candidate is best prepared to lead a climate emergency response to protect our children.

      Then came the DNC’s summer meeting, where the Democratic Party establishment not only quashed demands for a debate, but poured salt in the wound by passing a resolution designed to prevent candidates from participating in climate debates organized by others. Since then, the conversation seems to have moved on. The fire and fury has abated. But the worldfire hasn’t. Neither has the need for climate emergency debates.

      So I ask again: how do Democrats plan to make the leap from fearfully refusing to sponsor a climate debate to the next President of the United States suddenly being ready to rally an entire nation to get behind a WWII-scale climate mobilization, as their governing platform dictates? Either the Democratic Party is committed to mobilizing America to “address this threat on a scale not seen since World War II” or it isn’t.

      Adding insult to injury, not one climate question was asked by moderators at the last Democratic debate. This flies in the face of DNC Chair Tom Perez’s public assurance back in June: “I made clear to our media partners that the issue of climate change must be featured prominently in our debates. That didn’t happen in 2016—and it was wrong.” The fact that it’s still happening in 2019 is not only wrong. It’s dangerous. This glaring omission—and the paltry amount of time devoted to the climate question in the first three Democratic debates—only reaffirms the need for a climate-specific debate.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      We don’t really expect the DNC to do the right thing do we?

      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".

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      They are bribed not to do anything about climate change.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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