The Democratic party is about 40% of registered voters in the USA, so 72%x40%=28.8%. .The Republican party is about 29% of registered voters, and 80% support Trump. 80%x29%=23.2%.Is it any wonder that the 48% of the country that is not in these extremes has to hold its collective nose when it is time to vote for the two party’s picks?
source for numbers: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/registering-by-party-where-the-democrats-and-republicans-are-ahead/
Uh, how to “Ted Rall.”
Whine about the chronic arthritis the democrats have while ignoring the massive heart attacks, strokes, and multiple cancers plaguing the republicans.
Or…ignore the fire destroying the house because the draperies are all wrong.
Or…drive the car over a cliff because you’re worried about brakes and tires that need replacing
Nice continual false equivalencies, Ted.
Is that Leonard Nimoy in Panel #2?
Right on target. But how about the actual progressives? Sanders… Sanders who? The MSM is marching out their stable of pseudoprogressives, with not a word about Sanders. Raul Grijalva? Who dat? Dennis Kucinich, Alan Grayson? Crushed in (suspect, IMO) Democratic primaries, by Democrats who went on to lose the general.
The “Establishment” (see panel 2) Democrats are having their usual success in crushing actual progressives. Seems to me that the Democratic power structure sees progressives as a bigger enemy than Republicans.
If they lose, how can they vote Republican?
Regarding panel 2 and military budgets, it’s actually not as bad as I expected. Booker and Sherrod Brown voted Yes on the NDAA the past two years, but Warren voted Yes in 2017, No in 2018, while Gillibrand voted No both times. Unsurprisingly, Sanders voted No both times.
Still, in both cases, in a 100-member senate, there were 8 No votes one year, and 10 the other year.
Notwithstanding party affiliation, small to large majorities of Americans support progressive positions such as single payer health care, a strong response to climate change and free public education. I read about a study which found that our federal legislature is completely non-responsive (almost like being brain dead) to the wishes of the majority of the American public.
October 01, 2016