Don’t lump Warren and AoC together with Pelosi; the fundamental diffrerence is that Pelosi supports capitalism.
The real problem, as I see it, is that both parties have moved so far right that corporate Democrats (what I call Republican Lite) have become what used to be the Republicans and what used to be the center is now considered Radical Left. For instance, AOC doesn’t have that many ideas that would have surprised FDR. Meanwhile many Republicans seem to have moved to what used to be called the Lunatic Fringe.
It’s hard to find our political center when one side lies, cheats and transgresses all American aspirational morality. The regressive party is now “led” by a lazy, psychopathic malignant narcissist with ADD.
It should be easy to negotiate and compromise at the intersection of ignorance, insanity and treason, right?
All I know is I hate equally Nazism and Communism.
As I have stated before (an updated version of something I heard Joan Baez say during the early Bush years):
What used to be called conservative is now called “moderate”
What used to be called moderate is now called “liberal”
What used to be called liberal is now called “radical”
What used to be called radical is now called “insane”
What used to be called insane is now called “making America great again”.
Just what we need another billionaire who thinks he can run the country.
“Defending the Core American Value of Democracy”?? WHO DO THOSE FLAMING LIBERALS THINK THEY ARE, ANYWAY??? /s
The Marching of the ignorant trolls. Find a steep cliff and make like a lemming.
I guess the ‘center’ would be Trump telling only 4,000 lies every year.
Maybe Mexico will pay for half of it?
Steven Pearlstein on what I think is actually a moderate position to consider how to reduce in equality, attain universal health coverage, level the playing field in education, promote a corporate model for more than sheer shareholder profit and similar goals:
“By framing the economic debate in terms of these widely supported aspirations, rather than a flawed set of policy litmus tests, Democrats could energize their base, unify their party and put Republicans on the defensive. Indeed, there is even model for such an approach: the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.
The problem with our political debates is that they have become too much about means and not enough about ends, too much about economic values and too little about moral ones, too much about individual rights and not enough about collective responsibility.
Rally Americans around a worthy national goal and they will find a practical way to achieve it.
But try to cram down their throats a hard-edge, anger-driven, now-its-our-turn policy and they will instinctively reject it.
Trump and the tea party Republicans have learned this lesson the hard way. It would be folly for Democrats to blow this golden opportunity by repeating their mistakes."
September 20, 2017