We want leaders that say yes, we can do these things. Not pathetic corporate lackeys that tell us no for personal gain.
What the corporate media programmed parrots fail to see – electing any old democrat to beat trump is meaningless if they don’t fix the broken system we are dealing with. This is why it’s important we nominate someone who will be transformative out of the primary.
Four years of a lame duck do nothing democrat will only lead to a further right wing full fascist back lash. Unless there is serious change on the income inequality, corruption in government, and climate fronts, we will have someone even worse than trump in 2024 / 2028. Trump is a symptom, stop acting like he’s the problem.
To the people who actually believe “the Democrats need to take corporate money and cater to mega donors to compete with Republicans” think about this –
There are currently over 44,000,000 (44 million) registered Democrats in America. Let’s say that half of them paid dues of just $5 a month. That would equal:
$110 million per month or $1.32 billion per year
That’s just with half of the registered Democrats paying a measly $5 per month. I’m sure more than half would pay dues, and I’m sure some would contribute more, say $10 or $20 per month. Through this arrangement it is totally feasible that they could raise $2 billion per year.
This $2 billion per year could easily fund every electoral campaign and party function that is currently done under the corrupt donor system we have now.
This would allow the Party to represent their base, and not corporate interests, because they’d no longer need their money to operate. This is how a true people’s party would fund itself. No need for donors, no need for PACS, no need to cater to the wealthy to fund campaigns.
Oh yeah, and the best part? They’d actually be able to pass legislation that helped the majority of the country, assuring growth of party, more dues paying members, and a lock on winning.
“Pulling back the curtain on the ostensibly “bipartisan” orientation for newly elected members of Congress at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Boston, Reps.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) informed the public through live social media updates on Thursday that — contrary to the ideologically neutral advertising — the private conference featured a heavy dose of speeches by corporate CEOs and completely shut out organized labor and members of the progressive community.
“Our ‘bipartisan’ congressional orientation is co-hosted by a corporate lobbyist group,” Ocasio-Cortez noted, likely referring to the Koch-funded American Enterprise Institute, which is co-sponsoring the event. “Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance. Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where’s labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib criticized the conference for shutting out the progressive community.
“If this sordid story is good for anything, I hope it serves as a reminder that we need to push back against corporate feminism. Capitalism has coopted feminism and turned it into a way for privileged women to advance their careers and sell books. Ivanka Trump has written a “feminist” book, for God’s sake! Obviously, being a rich and successful woman does not make you a feminist. Fighting for all the equality of all women does. Having more women in powerful positions means nothing if all they’re doing is leaning into exploitative capitalist conventions. Sandberg is a very clear example of that.”
Capitalism has coopted feminism and become a way for privileged women to advance their careers. We say: enough