I think you are spot on.
FDR wasn’t trying to save Capitalism. He was trying tosave the Country and democracy.
No, I am not. I think an eco-socialism is crucial if we are going to survive, if our eco-syatems will survive our madness of extractive plunder of our home planet.
Then call it humanism. Frankly, I think it is time we stop apologizing and reacting to right-wing talking points. Hell these idiots thought Obama was a “socialist” and so they keep framing “socialism” in their self-serving terms.
I can accept that. I recognize that US America is very conservative and a study as to the compromise between Nelson Mandela and De Klerk is instructive as it paved the way to transforming South Africa,
I wish all Americans were like you, but they are not. I wasn’t referring to you per say as a capitalist, just suggesting (especially after speaking to many regular people at bars etc. here in Florida) that an emphasis of a socialist mantra is not going to win a national election. The emphasis, as FDR did, should be on the programs (such as Medicare for All) which will resonate more with the populace. Not to sound elitist, but most Americans are ignorant and misinformed which is why I am voting for Sanders who as a candidate can educate the public directly.
My biggest fear is another Trump term and the consequences would be ??? and very bad for anything that is decent.
They are republicans lying to themselves and everyone else about WHO they are
THIS must end.
Skeptic hopefully AO-C will be following in the footsteps of Sanders as a presidential contender so that even if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination in 2020 (and frankly, I really doubt that he does knowing how underhanded and just downright sorry the DNC is…sorry for the pessimism but the establishment Dems love that corporate and deep pocket donor $$$ even more than winning elections…collecting campaign money has become the objective rather than a means to meet the objective of ultimately winning elections) we will have AO-C to take the baton and run in 2024. She’s the true progressive that will assure steady, unrelenting pressure against the corrupt establishment Dems. Go Bernie - 2020 and go AO-C - 2024!!!
AOC will be an excellent follow on to Bernie’s 8 years
I won’t be voting for her, I’ll be in Canada (I hope). If Trump gets reelected, we may not have an election in 2024, we will be lucky if there is a 2024!!!
I chose this page to post the link below, because AO-C in a way, reminds me of the man giving the speech in the link.
Yes, and the guts…when I say heart I think of it in boxing terms, like Ali, he had heart. Norton broke his jaw but he didn’t quit, Norton never knocked him down. If he had he would have won. That is the only reason Ali won the match. Norton kicked his ass but couldn’t knock him down. Just like Ragging Bull :-))) That’s heart, that’s guts :-)))
You have him back…compare and contrast.
The historical ignorance is epic. We’re it not for Republicans, the Civil Zrights Act would have died in committee. Democrats didn’t want to have anything to do with it.
Enjoyed with nostalgia … as one of the utube commenters stated “Bernie Sanders is what the Democratic Party used to be”… and as you suggest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well.
As noted elsewhere, even if elected in a relative landslide, Bernie will NOT be able to perform miracles. Even if every single one of the 'PoopLicken senators whose terms expire next year – including ‘Moscow Mitch’ McConnell – is replaced by a DimWitRat, the anti-progressives will still hold a large enough block of seats in the Senate to block most of what Bernie & Co. will try to accomplish. It will take until at least 2022, maybe even 2024, to cleanse the Senate of the worst of the scum — and that includes more than one DINO . . .
Which Democrats? Which Republicans? Today the Democrats are to the right of Goldwater and the Republicans so far off to the right they got guys that believe that men rode around on Dinosaurs.
This reply has what to do with my comment?
Too bad it can’t be AOC – Bernie and she are terrific together.
LOVE the immediate responses to the right wing propaganda from them both!
What seems to be on the mid of the public right now is clearing out Repugs –
And can you imagine what would be happening if Dem Party/DNC/Pelosi actually
began campaigns – calling the public out to participate – for Medicare4All and to
join in to demand immediate responses to Global Warming –
and how about ending NRA/CIA gun running in America with 38,000 dead every year?
How about how the public would respond if DP announced “no more corporate money”?
Wow, looking at her bio, she will turn 35 in October 2024, so she can indeed run for President then.
You have to love these Orwellian names. Perhaps they left out a few telling words when naming these groups.
People for Seattle('s Millionaires and Billionaires)
Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (for Millionaires and Billionaires).