• BobaFuttbucker@reddthat.com
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    They’re only progressive by US standards because the bar has sunk so low their stances on things are progressive by comparison.

    We absolutely need them, AND more

  • grue@lemmy.world
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    It needs a lot more than that, at this point.

    But that’s not really what this article is about: it’s actually about trying to torpedo the Democrats’ chances by fanning the flames of that disunity, even though progressives like Sanders and AOC support Biden because they’re the ones that actually give a shit about preserving democracy and they know not trying to change horses mid-stream is the best way to do that!

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    No no, James Carville just went on TV and told me it was definitely for Hillary Clinton to figure out what to do

    Only she can save us

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    Progressive leadership yeah sure. But it’s not gonna work if all the fucking people in the country are still stuck in this dualistic red versus blue paradigm.

    Where the progressives at? Where are the people that want actual fucking progress in this country to move forward. Where are those people at? Because we’re looking for them and we’re trying to get them to move their asses and get some voices behind these candidates that are positive for you and me and the country and the world.

    When I was in Niger in 2015 doing a mission I was told by an old head that The transition of power in our government is the most important thing to THE WORLD. If it crumbles the world will suffer for it, severely. To see it being fucking destroyed by a bunch of old retards that only jump when people say red or blue is disgusting. Pelosi? Mitch? Tuberville? ALL INCOMPETENT. They are also superstitious idiots if you actually listen to them over time. It’s sad and embarrassing they are leaders.

    We need progressive voices now more than ever if we are going to kick these loser jerks out of office and get some actual work done.

    The country AND THE WORLD needs it.

  • AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Before the 2020 elections, the Democratic congressional campaign committee changed its rules to cut business ties with any consultant who worked with primary challengers – who were coming, not coincidentally, from the left.

    By simultaneously marginalizing the left and depending on its votes, the party has courted only mistrust and cynicism from the social justice movements whose ideas, in milder form, they eventually co-opt.

    Most of the people I’ve met making get-out-the-vote phone calls for whatever mediocre candidate the Democrats put on the ballot come from the old, New, Labor, feminist, anti-war or antiracist left.

    In June 2020, under Trump’s orders, national guard troops in riot gear fired teargas and rubber bullets at citizens peacefully protesting George Floyd’s murder in Washington’s Lafayette Park so that the president could have his picture taken holding up a Bible in front of a church.

    When Trump lectured governors to “dominate” – arrest, prosecute, jail and “do retribution” to – demonstrators in their cities, only the Illinois Democrat JB Pritzker, whose name has been floated to replace Biden on the ticket, objected.

    West and Stein are right: unlike parliamentary systems, where parties large and small represent proportionate popular support within government, the US electoral duopoly fails democracy.


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