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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:59 PM

 

If All Democrats Truly Were Populists There Would Be No Republicans

All this centrist crap is destroying our party, our country, and our world.

While we are moving to the right steadily, playing the centrist game, more and more people refuse to come out and campaign for us, donate to us, and walk through fire to vote for us, because they know we have their backs.

If Democrats fought as hard for working class, and poor Americans as the Republicans fight for the billionaires, we wouldn't have Republicans.

Just a simple observation.

"The populists saw government as an instrument of popular power to be wielded against economic monopolies and the idle rich. "We believe that the power of government -- in other words, of the people -- should be expanded...to the end that oppression, injustice and poverty shall eventually cease in the land," the Populist Party platform of 1892 declared."

http://prospect.org/article/why-democrats-must-be-populists

I will take a populist over a sellout any day, and so would 90% of voters.

Not too hard to figure out.

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Reply If All Democrats Truly Were Populists There Would Be No Republicans (Original post)
scottie55 Mar 2016 OP
daleanime Apr 2016 #1
SoLeftIAmRight Apr 2016 #2
Feeling the Bern Apr 2016 #3
billhicks76 Apr 2016 #5
billhicks76 Apr 2016 #4
highprincipleswork Apr 2016 #6
scottie55 Apr 2016 #7
Flyingbird5066 Apr 2016 #8
MisterP Apr 2016 #10
pampango Apr 2016 #11
Populist_Prole Apr 2016 #9

Response to scottie55 (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:02 AM

1. K&R.....

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Response to scottie55 (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:37 AM

2. All this centrist crap is destroying our party, our country, and our world.

 

well said - many thanks

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:49 AM

3. The Centrist DLC started under Bill Clinton and so many people want to elect his centrist

 

Goldwater Girl, Wal-mart board member, DOMA supporting, Nancy Reagan/Henry Kissinger, loving Iraq War voting, Goldman Sachs/Big Banks shilling, Fracking loving, get out of my face environmentalist wife.

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Response to scottie55 (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:53 AM

6. Really. So simple. And yet Republicans sometime run to the Left of Dems & more Populist.

 

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:28 AM

7. And What Does That Tell You?

 

Kinda makes my point.

Running to the left of a "modern" democrat isn't hard.

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:31 AM

8. Trump is much more of a populist than most dems

 

And what's really depressing is that he's to the left of Hilary on trade, Israel and possibly even Wall Street.

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Response to Flyingbird5066 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:01 PM

10. Trump's tipping over the GOP's whole M.O.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-trump-big-government-20160301-story.html

to be a loyal Dem today now means chanting "send them BACK!" "kick their ASS and take their GAS!" "drill HERE drill NOW! let them die!"

Trump will just smirk and go "you say we're xenophobic warmongers? I'm an America Firster while you've repeatedly started wars even south of the border, bragged about deportations, and are the only one in this room who voted for the border wall! your economic team is packed with people who say retirement should be at 70, 75! you say the GOP hates retirees? I tell my sheep that they're all on the dole, that they should get more of it, and they love it! you say I hire illegals? your policies have sent millions and millions of jobs overseas! you say I'm a huckster? you've bled hardworking whites dry and come back to town twenty years later with the same globalist carny act! I'm racist? you cheerlead polices that jailed a third of (slur redacted) men and took credit for that as a fall in unemployment! I'm greedy? you're in the payday-lending party! it costs over twenty grand just to see you! I'm a bigmouth pandering to the audience? you literally reverse yourself within a week in front of different audiences, but we can't tell because your transcripts haven't been released for 243 days running! your whole campaign is based on voters not knowing a damn thing you've done!"

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Response to Flyingbird5066 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:23 PM

11. Trump is not 'to the left' of Hillary on trade any more than Herbert Hoover was 'to the left' of FDR

on trade. Trump is a 21st century Herbert Hoover in terms of his trade policy.

And welcome to DU, Flyingbird5066.

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Response to scottie55 (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 11:30 AM

9. K&R for an obvious truth

Which as been heretofore swept under the rug.

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