‘This Is a War’ for Democratic Party’s Future, Says Sanders of AIPAC’s Super PAC

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      JonLP
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      Sen. Bernie Sanders doubled down on his criticism of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its newly created super PAC on Friday, telling The New York Times that the powerful anti-Palestinian rights lobbying group’s foray into Democratic primary politics is threatening the future of the party and of U.S. democracy.

      As Common Dreams reported this week, AIPAC’s super PAC, United Democracy Project (UDP), is spending heavily in several Democratic primary races to defeat progressives who support Palestinian rights and are critical of the billions of dollars in U.S. funding that goes to the Israeli military annually.

      AIPAC’s spending in key races in North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, and other states is in service of the group’s goal “to create a two-party system, Democrats and Republicans, in which both parties are responsive to the needs of corporate America and the billionaire class,” Sanders told the Times.

      “This is a war for the future of the Democratic Party,” the Vermont independent senator added. “They are doing everything they can to destroy the progressive movement in this country.”

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/05/20/war-democratic-partys-future-says-sanders-aipacs-super-pac?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1653109609

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Summer Lee won, not by much, but in SPITE of the effort of the Democratic party’s favored one to replace Democrat Mike Doyle. Too bad for Steve Irwin? Nope. He was gonna be the next Corporately controlled Democrat of the 18th.

      Fuck the corporate Democratic party and congratulations to Summer Lee. Your job now is NOT to turn into AOC and the rest of the squad. If you do, you know you will be primaried, and the Israeli lobby can pound sand up their ass right along with those corporate Dems.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #487888
      GZeusH
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      I believe that Greta Thunberg quote sums up Bernie quite nicely.

      Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
      Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.

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        Passionate Progressive
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        ‘The future of the party’ -as if it ever had any- had the last nail put in its coffin when Sanders folded to the Clinton campaign in 2016…It’s been downhill from there.

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      It is completely corrupt, worthless to most Americans. Yes, I’ve seen the impact of the Israel lobby, for I live in what is now Shontel Brown’s district. They poured millions of dollars in to crush Nina Turner because she had criticized Israel in the past. She responded by cravenly condemning the BDS movement and sucking up to Joe Biden, and got a whopping 33% of the vote because most people who used to support her saw she was gunning to be the next AOC; just another celebrity progressive politician.

      Even the progressives who have won in the past few years have all bowed down to power once they were ensconced in Washington. There is no point in putting one’s hopes for positive change in anyone running as a Democrat.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      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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      HassleCat
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        djean111
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        There are still some little partisan pockets of  incrementalism believers,  but the machine itself runs things now; individual politicians are now just fodder.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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