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On today’s episode of “Democrats are spineless”
“It seems Democrats are absolutely determined to bring butter knives to every gunfight forever,” while host Joe Scarborough agreed the party was apparently “just quietly marching in line.”
“This process is illegitimate,” Scarborough said. “No judge in America would allow an opposing side to dump 150,000 documents on another party in a lawsuit the day before hearings started or a trial is started. I’m completely baffled. Why do Democrats—why are they even showing up? They should not show up.”
“Why legitimate the process by participating?”
This is the Democratic Party. Why block horrible judges from lifetime appointment when you can go home early for Labor Day?
“It’s a major win for Trump and McConnell, whose No. 1 priority is filling up federal courts with conservative judges ― many of whom are incredibly anti-abortion, anti–LGBTQ rights and anti–voting rights. Trump has gotten 26 circuit court judges confirmed, more than any other president at this point in his term. Another way of putting it: 1 in 7 U.S. circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump.” #RESIST #BlueWave
The resistance wilts in August.
This is why more activists need to seize power within the Democratic Party
“Democratic Party officials voted Saturday to strip superdelegates of much of their power in the presidential nominating process, infuriating many traditionalists while handing a victory to the party’s left flank.”
Party officials voted at a meeting to strip the party insiders of much of their influence, a big win for the party’s base.
Democrats will again spend 8 years trying to remove the deficit, while trying not to gut social welfare programs and the Republicans will bitch about the deficit, the debt growing and wasting money on social programs. Then they’ll campaign on debt reduction spending less with smaller government. Idiots will vote them in and they’ll immediately enact tax cuts for the rich, increase deficit, cause a disaster for the democrats to be tasked with fixing and the cycle will repeat again, and again, and again, because republican voters don’t learn.
The democratic establishment loves to whine about electoral issues – the electoral college is unfair, gerrymandering, the integrity of voting – but they lack the spine to offer solutions. We need massive electoral reform in the country!
– Elect the president by popular vote
– Public financing of campaigns
– Ranked choice voting
– Proportional representation
– All paper ballots
– Reinstate the voting rights act
– Open debates to all candidates
– Make Election Day a Sunday or national Holiday
Recent Midwestern election results have generated criticism of so-called spoiler candidates. A bill in the House could help, but only five in Congress have signed on.
“The wariness about Jealous illustrates a fissure between the party’s establishment wing and the restive, left-leaning faction that delivered Jealous’s triumph in the June 26 primary and also has been visible in statehouse and local elections.”
If progressives don’t support corporate democrats, they’re shamed. If corporate democrats don’t support progressives, they’re “sensible”.
Senate President Miller praises Republican Gov. Larry Hogan but says he’ll back the “entire Democratic ticket.”
And this is why we don’t “vote blue no matter who”
“Leaders of the political network financed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch called on their top donors to back them in a new initiative: Supporting Democratic lawmakers on issues the organization believe reflect its priorities.”
Leaders of the political network financed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch called on their top donors to back them in a new initiative: Supporting Democratic lawmakers on issues the organization believe reflect their priorities.