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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:18 PM

A theory of the "center"

[This is theoretical and not naming candidates. So please don't get your panties in twist about what category it should be filed under]

When I hear Democrats call for a centrist, I've always wondered what they mean by that. Republicans clearly are revealing who they like in their current support of tax-free millionaires and billionaires. They label this class preference the "right." They genuinely think of the right as pro rich people, pro aristocracy, the left as pro everybody else.

So when Democrats speak of certain politicians affectionately as "centrists" do they mean "people leaning towards supporting the aristocracy with some crumbs to appease the screwed?" Are such Democrats ready to switch to the Republican Party (like this clown below wants to switch from Republican to centrist Democrat?)

The following article in Raw Story brought all these concerns to mind.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/we-must-exorcise-the-demon-longtime-gop-strategist-publishes-a-devastating-column-as-he-registers-as-a-democrat/

In an op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times this Friday, longtime Republican strategist Mac Stipanovich reveals that he has registered as a Democrat in the run up to the Florida presidential primary.

“I and a number of other long-time Republicans have re-registered so we can vote for the candidate closest to the center with the best chance of winning the Democratic nomination and defeating Donald Trump in November,” Stipanovich writes. “Hopefully, that choice will be clearer after Super Tuesday, but it looks like Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg today.”

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DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 OP
leftstreet Feb 2020 #1
rufus dog Feb 2020 #2
Faux pas Feb 2020 #3
Bettie Feb 2020 #5
Faux pas Feb 2020 #8
Gore1FL Feb 2020 #4
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #6
Turin_C3PO Feb 2020 #7

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:20 PM

1. You can't have a 'center' in a country with no Left n/t

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:22 PM

2. So the Repukes that aren't racist and Nazis want a home, and they want to jump in the Dem party

 

And then elect a Republican like Bloomberg.

GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING ENABLING PIECE OF SHIT MOTHERFUCKERS!!!

YOU TOLERATED THE RACIST IGNORANT MOTHER FUCKERS UNTIL IT WENT TOO FAR WITH TWITTLER!!!

FUCK YOURSELF IN THE ASS YOU FUCKTARDS!

2nd rant for the night.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. To me moderate/centerist

means nothing changes. No forward movement, no new ideas. Same old same old. I don't believe that's a good thing.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:48 PM

5. That's what it means to me too

and I also don't believe it is a good thing.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 11:51 AM

8. I hope

there's millions more of us!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:32 PM

4. Going right to get votes is like holding out for Susan Collins to one day do the right thing. nt

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:24 AM

6. My point is that the "left" today, Sanders and Warren, are actually TRADITIONAL New Deal Democrats

And polls suggest that is what Trump's followers thought Trump was (he was faking it, per usual).

The pendulum is swinging back to taxing the rich again, just as we did after the Great Depression. It's swinging back to investing in public schools. And people are screaming for health care reform (and will take ANY improvement at this point).

Warren and Sanders are speaking to these traditional American concerns. They ARE the true blue, feisty Democrats and polls are showing that Sanders has a double digit lead on Trump.

But if we elect "Republican lite" (Klo, But, Joe, Mikey).... we will lose. Those folks are the new Michael Dukakis's.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:45 AM

7. Those you listed

as Republican lite most certainly are not except for maybe Bloomberg. Joe, Pete, and Amy are all liberals who resemble Republicans in no way. You should consider editing your post.

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