Newsweek OpEd: Warren or Bernie, Or Trump

Jun 2014
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"*Snip*

The stark reality is that Democrats cannot defeat Trump's authoritarian populism with an establishment candidate who fronts for the oligarchy. The only way Democrats win is with an agenda of fundamental systemic reform, such as provided by Warren and also by Sanders.

Unless Democrats stand squarely on the side of democracy against oligarchy, they risk that on Election Day too many Americans will either stand with Trump or stay home."

 
Jul 2014
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Maybe, just maybe the Dems will come up with a worthy alternative to Trump this time.

As opposed to last time.

I'm hopeful but not optimistic...
 
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Oct 2013
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Dems benefit and live on oligarchy, so they wont give it up....if they gave it up, they would cease to exist, the corruption is so deep that its all rotted to the core now. The parties cant be fixed or reformed, they need to go and we need new parties, new systems so that we include more voices and not end up with a meagar two choices. Thats not an easy event and there is no guarantee that we get better systems, better parties etc in place...its always risky because once you create the vacuum, what fills it isnt as easily controlled as we might think. On the other hand, its better to try than just concede.
 
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Dems benefit and live on oligarchy, so they wont give it up....if they gave it up, they would cease to exist, the corruption is so deep that its all rotted to the core now. The parties cant be fixed or reformed, they need to go and we need new parties, new systems so that we include more voices and not end up with a meagar two choices. Thats not an easy event and there is no guarantee that we get better systems, better parties etc in place...its always risky because once you create the vacuum, what fills it isnt as easily controlled as we might think. On the other hand, its better to try than just concede.

Yes, we're doomed...

DOOMED!!!
 
Oct 2013
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Yes, we're doomed...

DOOMED!!!
When you cant win against Donald Trump, you should know you arent doing it right at all......secondly, you dont have much to say about how dems conduct themselves...their own corruption, thats what the partisanship helps with though, you can be blind to your own parties corruption, their own inability to win against an orange narcissist with the vocabulary of a 5 year old....all because you can point to republican corruption...and they can keep pointing to the dem corruption....fun merry go round you defend.
 
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When you cant win against Donald Trump, you should know you arent doing it right at all......secondly, you dont have much to say about how dems conduct themselves...their own corruption, thats what the partisanship helps with though, you can be blind to your own parties corruption, their own inability to win against an orange narcissist with the vocabulary of a 5 year old....all because you can point to republican corruption...and they can keep pointing to the dem corruption....fun merry go round you defend.

I'm not a tinfoil hatter.