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easyrider123
  • From:Norway

Date Posted:23-07-2018 03:05:52Copy HTML

Be careful now, because they will be lying and deceiving more than ever now. 2016 and Hillary was just a warm up, this assholes will not go quietly into the night, we will have to throw them out. 

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Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm Sweeping the Nation, Corporate Democrats Have Begun Planning a 'Counterrevolution'

"A reminder that these are the same people who tried to cut Social Security under Obama. Anyone who associates with Third Way is part of a plan to do it under the next president."

Democratic leaders "need to wake up and pay attention to what people actually want. There are so many progressive policies that have widespread support that mainstream Democrats are not picking up on, or putting that stuff down and saying, 'That wouldn't really work,'" said social worker Rachel Conner. (Photo: Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)Democratic leaders "need to wake up and pay attention to what people actually want. There are so many progressive policies that have widespread support that mainstream Democrats are not picking up on, or putting that stuff down and saying, 'That wouldn't really work,'" said social worker Rachel Conner. (Photo: Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Corporate Democrats are extremely worried about the wave of progressive enthusiasmthat is sweeping the country in red and blue states alike, and—according to a report by NBC News on Sunday—they are beginning to organize a "counterrevolution" to beat it back.

Ignoring survey after survey showing that progressive priorities like Medicare for All, a living wage, and tuition-free public college are overwhelmingly popular among the American public, Democratic politicians and operatives with the notorious think-tank Third Way used an invite-only event in Columbus, Ohio on Friday to tout an alternative agenda that centers on "opportunity" and access rather than equality—a platform that explicitly avoids alienating the ultra-wealthy.

"You're not going to make me hate somebody just because they're rich. I want to be rich!" Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said during last week's closed-door event, which was titled "Opportunity 2020."

"Once again," added Third Way president Jon Cowan, "the time has come to mend, but not end, capitalism for a new era."

As NBC's Alex Seitz-Wald notes, the "anxiety" centrist Democrats have felt about the rousing campaigns of democratic socialists and bold progressives like New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michigan's Abdul El-Sayed "has largely been kept to a whisper among the party's moderates and big donors."

But now, with organized events and more frequent interviews with the press, corporate Democrats and strategists are beginning to openly state their plans to undercut surging progressive momentum, "with some of the major fundraisers pressing operatives on what can be done to stop" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he decides to launch another bid for the presidency, Seitz-Wald reports.

"Sanders' wing of the party terrifies moderate Dems," Seitz-Wald writes.

"They need to wake up and pay attention to what people actually want. There are so many progressive policies that have widespread support that mainstream Democrats are not picking up on, or putting that stuff down." 
—Rachel Conner, social worker

In terms of electoral strategy, Democratic insiders are advocating an approach that reaches out to so-called moderate Republicans who have supposedly broken with Trump, instead of placing the bulk of their focus on inspiring both non-voters and Democrats disgruntled by the party's corporate turn.

"Where progressives see a rare opportunity to capitalize on an energized Democratic base, moderates see a better chance to win over Republicans turned off by Trump," as Seitz-Wald explains.

The problem with this approach, as many commentators have noted, is that it was tried in 2016—and it failed miserably.

As a counter to progressive ideas like a federal jobs guarantee, Medicare for All, and expanded Social Security benefits, NBC reports that Third Way has put forth an "apprenticeship program to train workers, a privatized employer-funded universal pension that would supplement Social Security, and an overhaul of unemployment insurance to include skills training."

Progressives were quick to denounce such proposals as a thinly-veiled push to privatize Social Security and undermine more ambitious—and far more popular—left-wing proposals that have been winning big in Democratic primaries across the nation.

Responding to the Democratic establishment's attempts to dismiss the successes of bold progressives and uphold a toxic status quo, 27-year-old social worker Rachel Conner told the New York Times on Saturday: "They need to wake up and pay attention to what people actually want. There are so many progressive policies that have widespread support that mainstream Democrats are not picking up on, or putting that stuff down and saying, 'That wouldn't really work.'"

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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:17-10-2018 05:48:49Copy HTML

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:28-10-2018 02:34:24Copy HTML

     Corporate Democrats.............. please beware


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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:31-10-2018 05:17:56Copy HTML


The Declaration for American Democracy

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer 
Increasingly alarmed by powerful corporate and wealthy interests that have pushed the U.S. political system toward "impending constitutional catastrophe," nearly 100 national organizations on Tuesday announced that they are coming together for a campaign that aims to take back the country's...


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  • From:USA

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:01-11-2018 02:05:05Copy HTML

Just to provide some reality to the Democratic wave that will take place I am posting a very good article by PROGRESSIVE David Faris. He explains that the Democratic party has slowly been becoming more progressive. And, this will most certainly continue. But, let's get real. It is a slow process and centrist democrats form red states ARE NOT THE FUCKING ENEMY. This shitty forum does not allow long cut and pastes, which I almost never do. So, you have to go to his website to read it all. Please do, it is worth your time. His other articles are also worthwhile https://theweek.com/articles/791291/incredible-transformation-democratic-party The incredible transformation of the Democratic Party The Democratic Party is undergoing an incredible transformation before our very eyes, indisputably becoming younger, more diverse, and more progressive. Still, many political wags remain obsessed with applying the narrative of Democrats' 2016 schism onto what they see today. Does the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over senior House leader Joe Crowley in New York mean that the progressive wing is ascendant? What about the slightly-more-moderate Gretchen Whitmer's primary win over progressive Abdul El-Sayid in the Michigan gubernatorial primary? Does veteran Illinois Democratic House moderate Dan Lapinski's narrow triumph over his more liberal primary challenger Marie Newman mean that the party's center is holding? Or does the rough road for a sitting representative with no scandals indicate that time is running out for Lapinski's centrist style of politics? We can ask an endless series of questions like this. But the broader truth about the Democrats' incredible transformation is abundantly clear. Driven inexorably by long-term demographic and ideological trends, the party's elected officials, or at least the victorious primary candidates, are finally starting to look even more like the coalition of human beings that they represent. As the wildly progressive and Democratic-leaning younger generations age into political participation, they are dragging the party, sometimes kicking and kvetching, to the left. Dan Lapinski, Joe Manchin, the DCCC — all of the actual and perceived centrist stars and constellations in the party's galaxy — are powerless to stop any of it. The younger progressive left won't destroy the party establishment — eventually they will be the party's establishment. This is a very good thing. Democrats have long been more diverse than Republicans. But the trend is accelerating. In this Congress, there are three times as many elected Democratic women as there are Republicans. About 37 percent of Democrats in Congress are people of color, meaning the Democratic Party itself closely reflects America's racial and ethnic makeup. The congressional GOP, on the other hand, is now 91 percent male and almost 95 percent white. Still, there are other critical members of the Democratic Party's coalition who have heretofore been excluded from public office. There are only seven members of Congress who openly identify as LGBTQ — all Democrats, of course. But that's less than 3 percent of the party's caucus, even though LGBTQ Americans made up approximately 6 percent of those who identified as Democrats in 2012. While data is hard to come by, smaller groups like U.S. Muslims supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by significant margins. Yet they don't have much representation to show for it other than Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.). That's changing. This year Democrats are likely to send two Muslim women to the House: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. They are part of a wave of dozens of Muslims running for elected office in the United States this year. In a few years, even more members of this cohort will be running for national and statewide office, and as with so many other demographics, younger Muslims are more progressive than their elders....
mickeyrat Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #35
  • From:USA

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 01:54:49Copy HTML

Good article, nate. I can see a legitimate concern amongst mainstreet Democrats that they will lose moderate Democrats to the GOP if they get to cozy with the left. But it has to be done. If there were a moderate Democrat programme that DIDN'T involve selling out to the 1%, then it might be worth restraining the left. But there isn't. Moderation in Democrats these days means being good on social issues and kowtowing on the political economy issues. The best thing that moderate Dems could do would be at least to accept certain premises of the progressive platform, as they did back in FDR's first electoral campaign, to make truly forward steps, EVEN if accepting that in some areas they are going to be held back. But Medicare for all is no longer a "socialistic medicine", it is now mainstream support amongst both Dems and Republicans...the only reason to oppose it now is because one is in thrall to the pharmas. It is best that the centrists lie low for a while, and let progressives drive the train in the House, should Dems take it.
nateonthenet Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #36
  • From:USA

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 04:19:34Copy HTML

My point in posting this article is that increasing growth of progressives is inevitable. And attacking moderates is therefore counter productive. It is easiest to elect hard core progressives in house races because of the smaller geographical footprint we know this due to the hard core residing there but far less so in the Senate. OTOH, we have real possibilities of progressive victories in Governor races in Georgia and Florida so Progressive may be able to win state wide office, we'll see. But, since elections are binary attacking a Corey Booker and praising some congressional candidate is silly. We need to stop attacking our own. Yes, moderates like McCaskill, if she wins, need to lie low and she will. But no progressive can win in Missouri. We need common sense. I have given money to her. she is the best we can hope for there. Progressives are assendant. But any thought that progressives will sweep primaries and generals in every race is sophomoric. And attacking moderates in conservative areas is eating their young or rather their old.
easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #37
  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 04:57:15Copy HTML

You call them "moderates", like Hillary for a prime example, you even uttered Corey Booker's name, these shills are Wall st esyablishement whores and will keep America on the path it's been going down for 40 years. There are actual progressives who are willing to work for real change, the kind that causes pain along the way. 


Your incremental bullshit that you tag as moderate makes me sick. mickey even gives you a back slap for that garbage? I guess there have been some more frontal lobes damaged along the way around here. 


"moderate"........... yea, nate. I bet you really believe what you are spouting, at least I hope you do. I'd like to believe you are not lying outright, that you have only been blinded by some inner angst, some fear of standing up for justice. Or is it jsut lack of spine, which seems to be epidemic in America today.

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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 05:17:15Copy HTML

nate........."We need to stop attacking our own."


There's your problem right there nate, "our own". The Democratic party has not been any part of anything I would consider my own in any way, shape or form. This party allegiance is grossly misplaced. These 2 parties are on the same team, with the same game plan, what don't you see?

I know you like to present yourself as a (in your mind) moderate liberal, with conservative fiscal thinking. But the truth is, you are just another corporate, capitalist asshole who's main concern in life is profit above all else. You'd just rather not be seen as the greedy selabsorbed douchebag that I fear you truly are. Whenthe show fits nate, own it.


As long as true progressives give up their beliefs and  start "going along to get along" then we the people are fucked. Have you been asleep the past 40 years? Don't you know this song yet? Or are you only concerned for self? Willing to go along with anything put forward as long as it doesn't hurt you yoirself too much, fuck the rest of the popuation right nate? Self hating self absorbed weasel

easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #39
  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 06:01:13Copy HTML

OUR candidates................... and these people are as moderate as we the people should accept!


https://ourrevolution.com/candidates/?fbclid=IwAR06sC5NMN0s55-RaKGkv3HvjjORxNuoT8JDhWnU_oQ1IF_W6jCXfL43oyE  

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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:02-11-2018 05:39:45Copy HTML

A must for any potential member of the house or senate. 




by Julia Conley, staff writer 
The majority of Democrats running in congressional races are banking not on centrist healthcare plans in the hopes of appealing to moderate voters, a new survey suggests—but on the increasingly popular Medicare for All proposal, which now has the support of most Americans across the political spectrum.


nateonthenet Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #41
  • From:USA

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:05-11-2018 12:34:59Copy HTML

You call them "moderates", like Hillary for a prime example, you even uttered Corey Booker's name, these shills are Wall st esyablishement whores and will keep America on the path it's been going down for 40 years. There are actual progressives who are willing to work for real change, the kind that causes pain along the way. 


Your incremental bullshit that you tag as moderate makes me sick. mickey even gives you a back slap for that garbage? I guess there have been some more frontal lobes damaged along the way around here. 


"moderate"........... yea, nate. I bet you really believe what you are spouting, at least I hope you do. I'd like to believe you are not lying outright, that you have only been blinded by some inner angst, some fear of standing up for justice. Or is it jsut lack of spine, which seems to be epidemic in America today.


Yes, you moron.  You're too dumb to understand that most democrats are not progressives even though then progressive wing is absolutely gaining strength.  And, your incessant disregard for anyone except the most extreme is actually harmfull to your view.  I take no pleasure in stating the obvious fact that you are a moron, but you are.


If you want democratic victory including progressive victory, you have to accept some sinners into your church.  Damn you're dumb

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  • From:USA

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:05-11-2018 12:38:32Copy HTML

A must for any potential member of the house or senate. 




by Julia Conley, staff writer 
The majority of Democrats running in congressional races are banking not on centrist healthcare plans in the hopes of appealing to moderate voters, a new survey suggests—but on the increasingly popular Medicare for All proposal, which now has the support of most Americans across the political spectrum.



That's interesting since ALL the democratic ads I see all over the nation are talking 'preexisting conditions' not Medicare.  Do you just find sources that make this shit up, cuz the actual ads show you and Julia are liars.



easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #43
  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:05-11-2018 06:49:56Copy HTML

Ha, take your incremental bullshit and stick it where the sun don't shine nate. You can call me a moron all you like, the truth will out.

You have been a corporate Dem stooge all along, trying to sing along with progressive ideals, but when the rubber hits the road you pull up and start talking about incremental crap. Americans have had enough of this bullshit moderate jargon, which translates every time to.........."we have work to do", "we are going to help", "be patient, I'm working for you", "these things take time, stand with us", blah, blah, blah...............all the while, 'we the people' get diddly. Wake the fuck up nate. 


wages, universal single payer health care, proper stewardship of the environment, genuine affordable higher education, total reform of foreing policy and the outrageous M.I.C. spending.............these are things that have been "incrementally addressed" as long as I can remember. Sorry bozo, but incremental promises no longer cut it. So stop singing that fucking corporate 1%  song wiil ya?

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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #44
  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 07:52:42Copy HTML

Better than nothing I suppose, it is what it is. Hope springs eternal, but as it stands today the Democratic party is NOT a party for we the people first. It should be, but it's definitely NOT. Same thing with the Republcan party, they're not a party for the 'cons' around here either. 


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skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #45
  • From:Argentina

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 08:04:06Copy HTML

Better than nothing I suppose, it is what it is. Hope springs eternal, but as it stands today the Democratic party is NOT a party for we the people first. It should be, but it's definitely NOT. Same thing with the Republcan party, they're not a party for the 'cons' around here either. 


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Wow. Look at all those socialists winning in democrat socialist strongholds.  Shocker, I know.

Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #46
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Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 09:16:51Copy HTML

Yawn

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  • From:Norway

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 09:22:38Copy HTML

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #48
  • From:Argentina

Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 09:46:29Copy HTML

AKA Socialist.

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
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Re:Corporate Democrats/DNC Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm

Date Posted:09-11-2018 11:13:52Copy HTML

AKA Illiberal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illiberal_democracy
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