Oh dear. Chuck Schumer asked me to share my thoughts… so I did
March 24, 2020 at 5:01 PM - Views: 263 #292002
Oh Chuck, you bet I will share my thoughts.
The Democratic and Republican leadership are engaging in stupid pointless gamesmanship at a time of national and international crisis. While the Republicans put forth a ridiculous corporate giveaway with no oversight, the Democrats counter with a bloated 1400 page bill full of nonsense about diversity and other irrelevancies.
You are showing your utter contempt for the American people. Guess what? It ain’t your big donors who have been deemed “essential personnel” and are expected to keep working. That would be the grocery store workers and the truck drivers and the nurses and so many more, who are out there every day, coming into contact with dozens or even hundreds of other people, putting their own health at risk — and you can’t even come up with relief for them.
Oh and by the way, shame on you also for propping up Joe Biden, who can barely form a coherent sentence, and who has been MIA during this crisis except for his 2 laughable attempts to live stream. In the meantime, Bernie Sanders has been out there communicating and showing leadership, and using his mailing list to collect money… for charities, not for his campaign.
Gosh, I wonder which leader would be better for us all at this time? Sure as hell not Joe Biden, as he has amply demonstrated over the last 10 days.
You and Nancy should both call up Bernie Sanders to get some down-to-earth advice on how to handle this crisis and to formulate a reasonable counter proposal — I’m betting y’all could come up with 20 pages that would do the trick nicely.
Since you will of course never do that, the next best thing you could do is to be honest about where you stand, and just get together with your fellow establishment Democrats and officially kick Bernie out of the Democratic Party. I say this because he will never go back on his word, so if it comes down to it, he will support Joe Biden in the election. Which would be truly tragic, because Joe will lose as millions of us stay home or leave the top of the ballot empty. But if you were to kick him out, he would then be free to do what really needs doing, which is to form a populist third party.
By the way: “populist” does not mean “right wing”, although the media loves to blur that distinction. What you have been doing in recent years, as you work to squash Bernie’s progressive movement, is really to ensure that when the populist movement does come to fruition, it will almost certainly be of the rightwing variety — and that is the real tragedy of your machinations.
Shame on you and the entire Democratic establishment. You are not leaders, you are bought off charlatans who are frozen, unable to act, because you fail to even recognize, much less deal with the internal contradictions in your political positions. Guess what? You can’t be “for the people” while doing the bidding of the corporations who have bought you.
Have you ever asked yourself why giving money to the Little People is fraught with moral hazard, while giving giant bailouts and tax breaks to industry isn’t? You can’t have it both ways. But you’ve been having it both ways for so long, that you cannot even see this.
I will never give a dime to you or to the corrupt DNC. SHAME ON YOU AND THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT. WHY DON’T YOU STEP ASIDE AND LET A REAL LEADER TAKE CHARGE YOU BOZOS.
There, I’ve shared my thoughts!
March 24, 2020 at 5:08 PM #292005
March 24, 2020 at 5:14 PM #292009ElfinWildeParticipant
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This repsonse was truly excellent.
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here.
March 24, 2020 at 5:56 PM #292026carrotguyBlocked
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i hate the adoption of the term populist to refer to RW tripe. orwellian in it’s intent and abuse
March 24, 2020 at 6:19 PM #292045
In fairness, there really is such a thing as right wing populism. Unfortunately, this form of populism may give lip service to the working class but does not promote its interests at all — instead, it fosters bigotry and xenophobia and similar cultural divisions in order to keep the populace divided. And that is the form of populism that will take root, that is taking root here and elsewhere, if we do not adopt a candidate and policies like those proposed by Bernie Sanders.
March 24, 2020 at 6:15 PM #292038
March 24, 2020 at 6:31 PM #292057beltanefauveParticipant
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March 24, 2020 at 6:58 PM #292072
March 24, 2020 at 7:10 PM #292076Ohio BarbarianModerator
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@deadpool This definitely belongs on the Daily Radical. Greatest Hits collection, no less.
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
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
March 24, 2020 at 8:53 PM #292121Babel 17Participant
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March 24, 2020 at 9:13 PM #292130QuinnParticipant
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Yes, excellent. TY
March 24, 2020 at 10:02 PM #292180
March 24, 2020 at 10:35 PM #292214RockyParticipant
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But did you actually send it to Chuckie Boy?
I'm just tryin' to get by being quiet and shy,
In a world full of pushin' and shove.
Jimmy Buffett, "The Wino and I Know"
March 25, 2020 at 12:08 AM #292254
You bet I sent it. I’m an old retired broad, and at this point I don’t care what list I get on. 🙂
March 25, 2020 at 12:17 AM #292257
March 25, 2020 at 12:38 AM #292266
March 25, 2020 at 10:43 AM #292336
March 25, 2020 at 5:17 PM #292404EnthusiastParticipant
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Kicked and recommended!
The entire Democratic establishment are bought off charlatans!
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".
March 27, 2020 at 7:53 AM #293410
March 29, 2020 at 7:56 AM #294486PasticheParticipant
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Awesome essay! Glad you sent it.
“We’re about to have an election in which Incompetent A is going to be contesting with Incompetent B when both of them have demonstrated nothing remotely like any shred of adequacy to the scope of the problems we face.”
June 19, 2020 at 4:45 AM #327998bonobongParticipant
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But, of course, as I’m sure you know, it will fall on deaf ears.
The speed with which your missive will be s***-canned either physically or digitally will reach the speed of sound. So at least the DNC will have the annoyance of a sonic boom to contend with.
August 17, 2020 at 8:36 PM #348599Doremus JessupParticipant
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I would have added our current slaves being sent into the meatpacking plants and into the fields. Shame The Jungle wasn’t / isn’t required reading. “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often Rhymes” Twain. I think I have that accurate from memory. We could use a Samuel Clemens at this present moment. John Pilger exposed what they did in the UK hospitals. Criminal. All non-covid patients in hospitals sent back to nursing homes no matter thier conditions. They needed real Dr’s. Thus, most of them died, over 40,000. I doubt Neal Young and Crazy Horse would be singing “keep on Rocking in the Free World” anymore… Boris Johnson and Trump? Damn, Like Ronald the Terrible and Thatcher all over again…
August 17, 2020 at 9:19 PM #348626djean111Participant
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Thank you for sending it, and thank you for sharing it.
As a general rule – when politicians ask you for “your thoughts”, they are actually only asking you for “your money”. Schumer and the rest of that rabble don’t care about your thoughts, or even if you have thoughts at all. So I am sure they were not expecting your detailed and quite accurate thoughts at all.
August 17, 2020 at 9:42 PM #348634retired liberalParticipant
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His staff might, but they will not read the whole thing. Their job depends on being loyal.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
August 18, 2020 at 1:28 AM #348697salemcourtParticipant
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Awesome. Maybe someone should take a picture and post it on the twitter feed of DNC, Biden, Schumer, and also some right-wing sites since they will retweet it and get the contents more publicity.
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