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13452731, I don't under the "Dems Suck" strategy
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Fri Jan-28-22 11:44 AM
And then complain when you lose, "how come the Dems didn't support me?"

You can't run against the "machine", and then complain when the machine doesn't support you.

Tht's should be common sense. I would go even further and say, you can't run against the machine, and not expect the machine to organize and run AGAINST you.

Bin is right, there are structural problems (i.e., two party system) that sucks and hurts the country. That should be fixed (I disagree with the idea it always has to be this way).

What doesn't make any sense to me, is trying to fix it by...just running a campaign like everyone else, but just being more bombastic agressive/ scorch earth. A lot of these progressives don't really want to overturn the system, they just want a seat at the table.

I think the way to overturn the system isn't a third party or MORE progressive candidates. I think it would be a caucus whose main, no, only issue is fixing the structural problems with the system. It's a caucus that will have extreme right wing and progressives under the same tent. And that's the truly radical part that will take a long time to happen. And I am not talking a coalition of centrist from left and right, but a coalition that has left, right and center that all agree on one thing, the system doesn't work.

That I don't see happening any time soon as we become soo fragmented and can live so comfortably in our own echo chambers. So in the mean time the country will stay divided 50/50, we will trade offices after few years and a small group in the middle will be able to call all the shots.

"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"