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There was some divided thought on the Nader impact back then. Not sure that is the case now but as always it depends on what anyone reads online.
Last edited by Minotaur; 16th February 2017 at 05:23 AM.
Not sure if anyone saw this but Bernie's organization has set up a new PAC to primary democrats that aren't progressive enough or ones that don't resist Trump. Cute name Wewillreplaceyou.org lol
"A new progressive Political Action Committee plans to recruit and fund primary opponents to Democratic members of Congress that it feels are not aggressive enough in fighting President Donald Trump. WeWillReplaceYou.org was formed by a group of progressive activists with backgrounds in the Bernie Sanders campaign, the environmental movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the DREAMer movement of young undocumented immigrants. It's a project of #AllofUs, a new millennial progressive organization that has protested Democratic members of the Senate, urging them to draw a harder line against Trump's cabinet nominees and policy agenda.
New Liberal PAC Targets Democrats for Primaries - NBC News
Keep in mind Bernie has been trying to help reform the Dems for a while now, despite themselves... I think he believes in using an established structure as the best means to counter the right....
From last year:
At What Point Does Bernie Sanders Submit to the Power Structure?
Apr. 7, 2016
By Thom Hartmann
Bernie's said from the get-go that he wants to focus on the issues, and he's re-iterated that in recent days, but this new tactic from the Clinton campaign has left him with little choice but to fight back.
Jack Forbes, a Professor of Native American Studies and author of the book "Columbus and other cannibals", once told me about the Native American concept of "wetiko".
I forget which tribe or community the concept comes from, but it's basically the idea of one life force consuming another, it literally translates to "cannibal", the way that Columbus conquered and destroyed the Taino indians to increase Spanish power at the expense of an entire civilization.
Professor Forbes explained that when Native Americans were confronted by Europeans who were willing to eradicate the Native population to steal their land, they had basically three courses of action.
They could run and hide, which many did; they could stand their ground and be killed which many also did; or they could fight back.
The problem is, as soon as they fought back, they became their enemies, and as soon as they became their enemies by using their enemy's tactics, they lost, by destroying the concept of unity that pervades "Old Culture" worldviews.
The Clinton tactic of "disqualify, defeat, and unify later" is nothing more than wetiko come to the Democratic Party.
Bernie Sanders may have had no other real choice but to fight, but this is dangerous territory for everyone involved.
The problem with wetiko is that no one wins, and neither side is going to be able to "unify later" if the nomination is won through personal attacks and dirty politics.
It's time for the Democrats to get off each other's backs, and get back to the real issues facing Americans.
At What Point Does Bernie Sanders Submit to the Power Structure? | Thom Hartmann
I wholeheartedly agree.
It's sad that it ever was allowed to get that close in the Blue Wall states.
The Ad is telling Democrats to fight Trump,or they would find some one who does.
I doubt very much any Democrat is going to jump in and help Trump.
Even Republicans are falling away.