Bernie Sanders is just the beginning of an American turn to the left
A new socialist movement is cohering in the US, thanks in large part to the popular class politics of Bernie Sanders. But as that movement grows and progresses, it is bound to run into dangerous obstacles and thorny contradictions. The new US socialist movement is without a single "line" or monolithic political position. That's a strength of the movement, since none of us has all the answers. Still, many people in the movement, ourselves included, feel strongly about certain approaches to strategy. One approach we feel strongly about is what we call "the democratic road to socialism," or the idea that we need to make good use of the democratic structures and processes available to us (and to improve and expand them) in order to advance our cause.
A country like the United States has both a well-developed capitalist state, beholden to the capitalist class and armed to the teeth, and mechanisms for...
Well, Jim, at least you were honest enough to admit that the best one can hope for from a Democrat is â€śthe one who will do the least damage.â€ť Maybe you should vote Republican. That way you have a shot at helping to elect the one who will do the most good.
"Approximately half of immigrants living in the United States are from Mexico and other Latin American countries. Many Central Americans are fleeing because of desperate social and economic circumstances created in part by U.S. foreign policy in Central America over many decades." (Wiki)
Chris Matthews commentary on Bernie Sanders is the equivalent of a canary in a coal mine. He noted that Sanders admired Fidel Castro. Which meant to Matthewâ€™s, theyâ€™ll start executing people in Central Park , most likely theyâ€™ll start with journalists. So for all the sky is falling on Trump ( yes, my boss is voting for Bernie- which means at a 56% tax rate, heâ€™ll move back with mama). Good chance the counter revolutionaries might be the entire morning shows from NBC to Sesame Street, lined up against the wall.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I hope that the Democrats pick a Biden or Bloomberg to make the presidential race interesting âť— excerpt from,"George Will On 2020 Election: Will Voters Stick With The Doofus They Know Or Pick The Doofus They Don't Know? ---
I hope that the Democrats pick a Biden or Bloomberg to make the presidential race interesting âť—
George Will wrote: .... Well, if they think that the path to power is to emulate Trump from the left saying strange things, I think they are mistaken because people will go to the voting booth on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2020 and say, "Do I stick with the doofus I've got or pick the doofus I don't know?"
I mean, give people a decent choice. Look, what the Democrats did, an astonishing achievement in 2016, was help elect Donald Trump by giving the country an unpalatable choice. Why do it again?...
excerpt from,"George Will On 2020 Election: Will Voters Stick With The Doofus They Know Or Pick The Doofus They Don't Know?