The Only Viable Option
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The frenzied, two-year countdown to the 2020 presidential election has begun amid photo ops and speculation from cable news talking heads. On the left, support is growing for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a career progressive who has pushed for the rights of the working poor through policies such as Medicare for All and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
“Voters trust Sanders because he has maintained the same class-struggle message for 40 years,” Ben Beckett wrote in Jacobin. “And this leads to the most important reason Sanders must run and the Left must support him: no other candidate has either the desire or the ability to polarize the country along class lines.”
“For those of us who believe in radically transformative political change, the choice is already clear – Bernie Sanders is the only viable option,” Nathan Robinson, the editor of Current Affairs, wrote in the Guardian.
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
January 13, 2019 at 4:07 AM #11821Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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except that the country is already polarized along class lines, its just that some of the country isn’t aware of that reality yet.
January 13, 2019 at 10:43 AM #11869
January 13, 2019 at 11:05 AM #11878retired liberalParticipant
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Where is the NO vote? Bernie can’t do anything alone. What happens if something happens to Bernie? After all, he is 77 years old. He needs a like minded Vice-President. He needs like minded advisers. He needs some advisers that can see the conservative views.
There is no way that all the wrongs can be fixed in one fell swoop. The problem are complex and were caused incrementally, over decades. It has to be fixed the same way.
The ‘Only Bernie’s Way’ people seem to have blinders on. They can’t see other options to the same ends.
It is early yet for the 2020 elections. The crystal ball is very cloudy.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..
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