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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:30 PM

Democrats Should Unify Behind AOC, Not Pelosi By Cenk Uygur in a WSJ op-ed

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If Democratic leaders don’t want to fight Donald Trump, that’s their problem, not ours. We signed up to rout him and send him home. If you’re not on board with that, get out of the way and let us do it. Democratic voters were clear in 2018 that they want Mr. Trump impeached. Yet again last week Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies blocked an opportunity by tabling Rep. Al Green’s resolution.

Unlike Mr. Green, I don’t think we need to discuss President Trump’s political or racial ideology to favor impeachment. The president has clearly committed two crimes. Robert Mueller’s report outlines double-digit instances of obstruction of justice. That’s a felony. Michael Cohen confirmed that Mr. Trump worked with him to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels in violation of campaign-finance laws—a crime for which Mr. Cohen is in prison.

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Democratic powder to fight Republicans is forever dry. Detention centers without any constraints? Check. Defeating an amendment to prohibit the Pentagon from housing kids at the military facilities? Check. Continuing to let Mr. Trump run roughshod through a House the Democrats control is an abdication of responsibility. Democrats have been surrendering to the GOP for as long as I have been alive. That is part of the reason we formed the Justice Democrats—because we’re sick of the nonstop capitulation. It’s time for strong Democrats. Justice is coming.

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The overwhelming majority of Democratic voters want to fight Mr. Trump and pass progressive priorities. If the Democrats unify around anything, it should be around their voters, who clearly prefer the positions of Justice Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If the pundits really believe in unity—as opposed to submission to the establishment—they will support the logical conclusion that the Democratic Party should unify around AOC, not Mrs. Pelosi.

Mr. Uygur is creator and a co-host of “The Young Turks” and a co-founder of the Justice Democrats.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-should-unify-behind-aoc-not-pelosi-11563738915 (paid subscription)

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Posting this does not mean that I agree but am curious to read responses.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:35 PM

1. He's Just Trying To Make Trouble Here With This Ludicrous Headline

He doesn't like the Dems and would love to blow the party up. Below is a link to who and what he and his pals are. Previously one of his pals insinuated Nancy is a racist.

https://goblindly.blog/2019/07/21/the-justice-dems-founders-donors-dollars-part-one/

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:02 PM

13. The genocide denier is an opportunistic ratfucking piece of shit

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:40 PM

2. Who cares what Cenk thinks about anything?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:41 PM

3. Precisely

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:20 AM

11. Cenk hates the Democratic Party and is doing his best to hurt it

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:41 PM

4. I thought that for a while he was a hero on these pages

and, I think, had his own show on MSNBC?

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Response to question everything (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:44 PM

5. Cenk is a hero on JPR but I have little use for Cenk

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:45 PM

6. "Former" Republican who HATED HRC & now Pelosi--goes to the epitome of conservatism, the WSJ

to attack her and add to any divisiveness between AOC factions and the rest of the caucus. What's wrong with THIS picture? Anyone?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:26 PM

7. Given how hard TYT has been whoring for Trump

Cenk's assessment is irrelevant...

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 08:34 PM

8. Bookmarking. n/t

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:45 PM

9. Great, more people telling us what we should do.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 03:08 AM

10. Ok, you hate Cenk Uygur

So tell me where he's wrong? Remember the last time Speaker Pelosi took impeachment "off the table"? I'll use a quote from Dr. King:
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.


Because I'm a Socialist (not a Democratic Socialist) I'll quote from the late Tony Benn:
"In politics there are weathercocks and signposts. Weathercocks will spin in whatever direction the wind of public opinion may blow them. And then there are signposts, which stand true, and tall, and principled. And they point in the direction and they say, This is the way to a better society and it is my job to convince you why."

Ok, convince me why NOT impeaching Trump (knowing full well, the Republican led Senate will not vote to convict) is the best way. Im all ears.

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Response to DAngelo136 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:24 AM

12. Where are the 20 GOP Senate votes necessary for this stunt to work?

This stunt could lead to trump’s reelection

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:40 PM

14. Right. Have you noticed that all of a sudden his approval rating went up?

I have no doubt that this is a result of his attacks on the squad.

Impeaching him by the House, even before it gets to the senate, will finally put him over 50% and then, of course he will be "exonerated" by the Senate, and a Trump second term - here it comes.

This is what politics is all about. As opposed to "stand on principle" the Republicans in California loved so much that they lost all state offices.

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