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Senate Runoffs in Georgia Offer a Clear Choice

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/11/18/senate-runoffs-georgia-offer-clear-choice

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Jesse, I left the Democratic Party for the racist, back-stabbing done by the DNC to stop your Rainbow Coalition and surging nomination drive in 1988. They haven’t changed, but I am saddened to see that you have. Time for you and Bernie to join forces, leave Washington politics behind, and spend your remaining years melding the Rainbow Coalition and Our Revolution into a grassroots force to be reckoned with. Step away from the Democratic Party’s corruption, and return to your more radical roots.

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“Radical roots” ?

Jackson’s platform from the 1980s to present, and Sanders’ 21st century platform are very similar to the platforms of FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ, and other mid-century centrists. What HAS changed is the rapid rightward movement of the GOP and corporate Democrats.

Only in the context of George Orwell’s observation that “in an era of widespread deceit, telling the truth is considered a radical act” could Jackson’s or Sanders’ platforms be defined as “radical”.

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GEORGIA … can spell our future!!

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It is important that Warnock’s and Ossoff’s campaigns focus on positive ads that specifically and accurately detail the policy positions of each. If we leave idealogies aside, and stick to the issues and policies, people will see and respond to the fact that they have a clear and comprehensive vision.

Jackson leaves out what Ossoff stands for? Biden and these two candidates should run on passing Biden’s public option----and raising the min wage to $15-----and yes get these issues passed because they should have happened 20 yrs ago???

Jackson’s platform of a 15% reduction in the War Budget, free community college for all, free healthcare for all, judicial reform, and voting rights reforms were “radical” ideas for anyone in the Democratic Party in 1988. No one had pushed for any major social and economic reforms since the DNC installed Hubert Humphrey as the nominee, stealing it from Eugene McCarthy, who was also considered “too radical” by the party. McCarthy, Jackson, Dean, and Sanders being shafted is what I meant by the party not changing. There was no shift to the right, it has always been there; the shift since the 60s has been away from unions towards Wall St.