‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It.’

Dec 2015
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The most worrisome aspect of this whole kerfuffle is really that Republicans are afraid of an IDEA. They want thought control! They want to suppress any thinking that does not fit neatly into their dogma. That is the scary aspect of Trump and his zombie minions.
Oh so true but there's something MUCH MUCH WORSE--much scarier than an IDEA. That, my friend, would be........

A LIBERAL WOMAN with an IDEA! LOL
 
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Jul 2015
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The socialist segment of the Democrat party has taken hold and is dominating the language of what is pouring out of the party on TV and the internet. In effect the Democrat party is this very extreme socialist ideal now. It is Chavez and Maduro. It is not even AOC it is Pelosi. It is the mainstream of the Democrat party. I am glad you guys are finally seeing this.
 
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Dec 2006
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The socialist segment of the Democrat party has taken hold and is dominating the language of what is pouring out of the party on TV and the internet. In effect the Democrat party is this very extreme socialist ideal now. It is Chavez and Maduro. It is not even AOC it is Pelosi. It is the mainstream of the Democrat party. I am glad you guys are finally seeing this.
What a stupid thing to write...and untrue.

UNLIKE, saying that the royalist/dictatorship segment of the Republican party has taken hold - indeed, taken over the Presidency and the Senate! - and has dominated the banana republic language and policy and agendas of the party on TV and the internet. In effect, the Republican party is the very extreme classic despot and oligarch blueprint. It is the mainstream of the Republican party.

It's sad - but EVERYBODY sees it.
 
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Sep 2015
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This is great news .... for Trump. Just when the seriously flawed Democratic Party needs to pull out all the stops, and pull together, a group of Democrats think it's time to tear it apart.

I have absolutely no use for AOC. She, and her cohorts, are serving their egos rather than their country. They are progressive versions of Donald J. Trump, the "My way or the highway" wing of the Democratic Party.

And they are serving up red meat for Trump to ensure his reelection, but I'm certain their immature egos are completely unaware of what they are doing. The look below says it all.

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‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party.
We Are Going to Lean Into It.’


Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin.

Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats.

“I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,” said Saikat Chakrabarti. “That’s who we need to counter. It’s the same across any number of issues—pay-as-you-go, free college, “Medicare for all.” These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don’t pass because of the radical conservatives who are holding the party hostage.”

Not long ago, this would have been an outlier position even among American liberals. Today, it’s the organizing principle of a newly empowered segment of the Democratic Party, one with a foothold in the new Congress.

Chakrabarti is chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the closest thing to a new celebrity Congress has had in years—a 29-year-old former activist and bartender who, on the most recent Martin Luther King Day, sat on the same New York stage as the rapper Common, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and MacArthur “genius award” winner Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Although it’s Ocasio-Cortez who gets all the headlines, she arguably wouldn’t be in Congress in the first place without the group Chakrabarti founded: Justice Democrats, a new, central player in the ongoing war for the soul of the Democratic Party. It was the Justice Democrats who recruited her in a quixotic campaign early on, providing a neophyte candidate with enough infrastructure to take down a party leader. And it is the Justice Democrats who see Ocasio-Cortez as just the opening act in an astonishingly ambitious plan to do nothing less than re-imagine liberal politics in America—and do it by whatever means necessary.

If that requires knocking out well-known elected officials and replacing them with more radical newcomers, so be it. And if it ends up ripping apart the Democratic Party in the process—well, that might be the idea.

“There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it,” said Waleed Shahid, the group’s spokesman.

More stupid: ‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It.’
I absolutely refuse to lean into it. I thought Cortez would be a flash in the pan but she has turned into a high value target.
 
Jul 2015
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What a stupid thing to write...and untrue.

UNLIKE, saying that the royalist/dictatorship segment of the Republican party has taken hold - indeed, taken over the Presidency and the Senate! - and has dominated the banana republic language and policy and agendas of the party on TV and the internet. In effect, the Republican party is the very extreme classic despot and oligarch blueprint. It is the mainstream of the Republican party.

It's sad - but EVERYBODY sees it.
The difference is that I see building a wall on our southern border to keep people from coming here illegally as mainstream and you see a 70% tax rate and eliminating all fossil fuel as mainstream.

One of us is correct. The other is kooky
 
Dec 2006
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The difference is that I see building a wall on our southern border to keep people from coming here illegally as mainstream and you see a 70% tax rate and eliminating all fossil fuel as mainstream.

One of us is correct. The other is kooky
Actually, the MAIN difference is one of us believes that the leader of our nation should have a modicum of honesty, dignity, intelligence, compassion, integrity, and be worthy of respect - and one of us doesn't believe those are necessary.

We both know which side we individually stand with.
 
Sep 2015
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Is AOC the acronym for Cortez? Just asking so I can bring my guns to bear. I take that AOC does not mean the American Olympic Committee.
 
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The socialist segment of the Democrat party has taken hold and is dominating the language of what is pouring out of the party on TV and the internet. In effect the Democrat party is this very extreme socialist ideal now. It is Chavez and Maduro. It is not even AOC it is Pelosi. It is the mainstream of the Democrat party. I am glad you guys are finally seeing this.
Apparently we need to eliminate all the socialism in the US now?