How Corporate Democrats Aim to Stifle Criticism
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The backlash to Sirota’s news article was in keeping with a tweet two weeks earlier from Neera Tanden, the president of the influential and lavishly funded Center for American Progress, who has long been a major ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton. On December 6, Tanden went over-the-top in response to a tweet from Sirota simply mentioning the fact that O’Rourke “is the #2 recipient of oil/gas industry campaign cash in the entire Congress.”
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 Bernie’s 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.
Corporate Democrats are gearing up to equate principled, fact-based critiques of their favored candidates with – in Tanden’s words – “seriously dangerous” attacks that are “doing Trump’s bidding.” Such demagogic rhetoric should be thrown in the political trashcan where it belongs.
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December 27, 2018 at 5:54 AM #5404EnthusiastParticipant
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When you say “corporate Democrats” I hear Nazis. They have do not an ethical bone in their body. They are just horrible. The more beloved by the establishment they are the more dangerous they are to our interests. After decades of working against us it would be suicidal to allow it to continue.
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".
December 30, 2018 at 1:23 PM #6395Populist ProleParticipant
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“Doing Trump’s bidding”. Such binary stupidity, the same type that neocons used when they trotted out “you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists”.
It’s the Third-Way that’s “doing Trump’s bidding…simply by continuing to exist.
December 30, 2018 at 8:48 PM #6528
January 10, 2019 at 3:52 PM #10729SatanParticipant
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Even though they are literally corporatists, and the KGB hasn’t existed for a quarter century.
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January 10, 2019 at 11:13 PM #11012
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