Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

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      ravensong
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      But progressive activists are energized by these races and what they could mean. Waleed Shahid is with Justice Democrats, a group closely aligned with Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Looking ahead, Shahid says that if Biden wins, the progressive wing will have leverage.

      “The Congress that Joe Biden is inheriting, if he becomes president in 2021, looks really different than the one Barack Obama did in 2009, in terms of how much more muscle the progressives in Congress have, how much more media attention they get, how much more they can hold the president accountable,” he said.

      And there could be a fresh crop of lawmakers, like Jones, Torres and Bowman, among others, coming to Washington to take on the establishment and push the party to the left. “I am excited. I am happy. I am fired up. And I can’t wait to get to Congress and cause problems for the people in there who have been maintaining a status quo that is literally killing our children,” Bowman said last Tuesday.

      Progressives are now working against Democratic incumbents in upcoming primaries in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

      https://www.npr.org/2020/07/04/886024584/progressives-surge-in-congressional-democratic-primaries

      Ah, the idealism of youth.  It will at least be interesting to see what AOC’s Squad will do with a bit more leverage, especially if Democrats take the Senate, Nancy is retired, and Trump does not succeed in stealing the election.

      Naturally, the corporate whore Third Way Moderate Republican DINO status quo will always find some Machiavellian way to betray them and crush any constructive progressive agenda, in the spirit of sickening, destructive, and completely unnecessary ass kissing bipartisan appeasement to the Republican minorities (see results of the elections of 2010), but hey, it will at least be almost as interesting as it is nauseating.

      “A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington

      The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
      ~ Unknown

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      ThouArtThat
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      @ravensong

      Hi rs,

      Biden has already spoken to his wealthy benefactors – “Nothing Will Change In America.” – “I will not sign M4All Legislation.”

      Will it really matter how many so-called “Progressives” inhabit congress?

      With Biden in charge, we know the answer.

      TAT

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

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      Nick Xylas
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      Shrugging your shoulders and saying that it makes no difference whether the House is filled with AOC Dems or Pelosi Dems means ceding power to the latter forever. That Biden is the nominee makes it more important that progressives get elected in down-ballot races, not less.

      “The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.” -Julius Nyerere

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      Satan
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      Doesn’t really matter though, because the Senate will be obstructionist either way. You have one of two options there:

      1) Bitch Mc Turtle and the Republicans stay in charge.

      2 ) “Democrats” take control of the Senate with the likes of Frackenlooper and McGrath, put the completely useless Cuck Schumer in charge, and they obstruct 95% of the same things the Turtle would have (i.e. anything related to the Green New Deal, ACTUAL health care reform, reigning in predatory capitalism, etc.)

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      Captain Arizona
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      When the 25 amendment has to be used on biden for senility things will get better. Same with elizabeth warren.

    • #333573
      Satan
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      She has next to Zero experience AND she’s a Neera Tanden puppet. Which means Neera Tanden would be controlling her, and since the “VP” is going to be the actual President with an Alzheimer’s patient holding the official title, that would make Neera Tanden the President.

      And that is 666% UNacceptable. Hell, the thought of that vile treasonous piece of shit holding ANY elected office is enough to make me defect and move back to Heaven, just so I never have to deal with that shit in any capacity.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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