“Only ones who do are Bernie and AOC…”
You left out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also running on single-payer healthcare… and election reform (replacing unauditable, hackable, proprietary voting machines with reliable voting mechanisms, and more)… and a $15/hour minimum wage… and free public education… and a much stronger Green New Deal than AOC’s vague proposal… and ending the neocons’ bloody regime-change wars.
Gabbard is actually the most progressive, viable candidate in the race – despite whatever smears against her that you may have heard.
And since “our first order of business is to get rid of Trump in 2020,” I’ll add that Rep. Gabbard is the one candidate on the left who promises to draw independents and conservatives away from Trump while energizing the progressive base of the Democratic Party.
In my estimation, Tulsi Gabbard is to the 2020 race what Bernie Sanders was to the 2016 race: the progressive powerhouse who the establishment, left and right, hates and fears the most. She authored the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. She resigned from the DNC when they were rigging the 2016 primary against the left. She refused to support the left-demolishing/Trump-vindicating RussiaGate propaganda. She stands up for Palestinians. She stands with the Standing Rock Sioux. She opposes Trump’s white-supremacist coup in Venezuela.
No Democratic candidate has been as courageous or demonstrated this kind of integrity. That’s why the establishment is smearing her so relentlessly. They’re scared out of their wits.
I hope that CommonDreams’ readers will donate to Gabbard’s campaign and get her on that debate stage!
Gabbard/Sanders 2020… (because the rest are neoliberal, warmongering frauds).