Blue dog democrats?
because the status quo isn’t working for most americans. our health care is broken. we have more people in prison. college debt is out of control. not enough is being done about climate change or water, air, and soil pollution. the wealth gap continues to increase. that is the status quo. we are going backwards now but the status quo still kills people.
Bernie is as much of a carnival barker as Trump, but of course he isn’t the con artist as Trump is. However, he’s delusional if he thinks he could (even IF he won!) get his program through Congress (even IF the Democrats control both houses). He is simply so FAR left compared to the population of the United States that he’s liable to fall off the left edge of the world……..
Please— Sanders is “so far to the left” only because the GOP has dragged the awareness of the nation so far to the right that commonsense left of center seems radical. It’s not.
The problem I have with this primary election is a systematic flaw that only four states have tried to resolve.
You can elect a nominee that does not have broad support in the party.
The Republicans did that with Trump, Democrats appear to be ready to do that in 2020.
Four states have implemented ranked choice voting for primary elections. With ranked choice voting, voters would select their first, second and third choices, and then the ballots would be counted. Redistribution would take place for those candidates who had less than the minimum percentage of total votes, until all votes were cast for actual competitive candidates.
Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, and Wyoming are doing the right thing this year. I hope many more states join them in 2024.
I love the presence of the word pragmatism. A concept that the Dem base is incapable of understanding.
Part of why Trump will win again in November.
The closest thing to “revolution” is Trump’s desire to be “President for Life”.
Why isn’t Warren depicted here? Has Wuerker already counted her out?
Socialized government medicare works when done right. Many Americans are happy with their Medicare program, federal medical program, and military/veteran medical program. I’m already paying taxes for Medicare for seniors; I might as well pay a little more for myself instead of that huge monthly premium I’m paying for private insurance.
Let’s see…America chose the worst candidate imaginable over the Democratic status quo last time. So strange that it doesn’t have any appeal this time either. /s
And she’s not going to get it.
That’s alright, Amy, neither will they – they just don’t know it yet.
Most children have to learn the hard way that, “If it sounds too good to be true, it’S usually because it IS.”
Nominating a moderate is like agreeing to play the entire game inside the other team’s 50 yard line. I’d rather choose a person who will stand up for liberal ideas and hope for a few Hail Marys than someone who has conceded the game before the kickoff.
Note that ‘No Wars’ doesn’t have an exclamation point. Ahem.