Ted Rall – Here is the progressive Agenda
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Clintonite corporatists still control the Democratic National Committee despite their long string of failure at the polls. But the overwhelming majority of Democratic Party voters—72%—are self-identified progressives.
44% of House primary candidates in 2018 self-IDed as progressive. If you’re after the Democratic nomination for president you have to be—or pretend to be—progressive. Even Hillary Clinton claimed to be “a progressive who gets things done.”
All the top likely contenders for 2020 claim to be progressive—but they would prefer that voters ignore their voting records and unsavory donors. “Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris have spent the past two years racing to the leftmost edge of respectable opinion,” reports New York magazine. “In recent weeks, they have also all reached out to Wall Street executives, in hopes of securing some funding for their prospective presidential campaign.” It does no good for your heart to be in the right place if your a ss is owned by bankers.
“You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive,” Representative Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told progressive donors recently.
January 14, 2019 at 9:17 AM #12133Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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So, would ANYONE running or who has run a race qualify as a progressive?
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
January 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM #12476JustSayinParticipant
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Just to point out majority of base also supported Bernie. The DNC just cheated him out. Nothing will change until progressives keep voting for neoliberals based on fear. The repugs honor their base and the dems Always sh!t on them
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
January 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM #12495Utopian LeftistParticipant
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Always follow the money.
Republicans don’t honor their base: they honor the basest wishes of the scum of the Earth.
Democrats fail to honor their base, too, but only when they are paid to do so.
"All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
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