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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    If someone is a pinhead they must belong to the D party.

    If someone is a pajama boy liberal (whatever that is) they must belong to the D party.

    If a gal wears a pink hat they must belong to the D party.


    Explains alot about the individual who actually believes this sort of thing and they really shouldn't be asking "where's the beef".

    Who else would/could it be? These reasoned deductions aren't to be mistaken for a wholesale, across the board indictment of the entire Dem Party. There are still mainstream, Middle America Democrats who, while holding differing opinions, remain within the realm of sanity. America needs these people 'Middle America Dems'. But you must admit that the party is moving farther and farther Left, to its own detriment. And so we see more and more of this type behavior on the part of, yes, the Left.

    So, again...who else would be participating in this type of rabid, anti-Trump behavior? If you have examples, please post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin lashon View Post
    Who else would/could it be? These reasoned deductions aren't to be mistaken for a wholesale, across the board indictment of the entire Dem Party. There are still mainstream, Middle America Democrats who, while holding differing opinions, remain within the realm of sanity. America needs these people 'Middle America Dems'. But you must admit that the party is moving farther and farther Left, to its own detriment. And so we see more and more of this type behavior on the part of, yes, the Left.

    So, again...who else would be participating in this type of rabid, anti-Trump behavior? If you have examples, please post them.
    The example you posted is one, nowhere does it give their political affiliation other than to categorize them as leftist, pinheads, pajama boys, pink hat wearing , etc. I think you get the idea. You are supposing they are Dems, there are at least 32 different political parties in the US and it is quite possible they are a member of one of these parties that don't think MAGA is a good deal. I for one am not affiliated with any party but am accused of being a Dem simply because my views are slightly to the left of center (way left according to ARP ) and I am not a supporter of this MAGA sham that considers itself patriotic - I see it differently and don't consider it patriotic to follow an elitist strong-man wannabe with an agenda. When you see a report on a gay basher or a murderer of a pro choice Dr do you immediately label them as a Rep?

    This demonizing of the Democratic party is strictly a political ploy to mislead the ignorant, Trump is a master at leading the ignorant to believe that anyone that does not worship the ground he walks on is an EVIL DEMOCRAT, his followers are simply following his example. While the Dems do their far share of slinging mud I don't see them - for the most part - claiming that Republicans are evil and need to be banished or preferably destroyed, this seems much more prevalent among the MAGA crowd, this along with the name calling (another trademark characteristic of Trump) comes right out of the fascist playbook. Don't get me wrong I am not calling Trump or his followers Fascists but they seem to be pulling political techniques from previously successful fascist regimes and this concerns me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    The example you posted is one, nowhere does it give their political affiliation other than to categorize them as leftist, pinheads, pajama boys, pink hat wearing , etc. I think you get the idea. You are supposing they are Dems, there are at least 32 different political parties in the US and it is quite possible they are a member of one of these parties that don't think MAGA is a good deal. I for one am not affiliated with any party but am accused of being a Dem simply because my views are slightly to the left of center (way left according to ARP ) and I am not a supporter of this MAGA sham that considers itself patriotic - I see it differently and don't consider it patriotic to follow an elitist strong-man wannabe with an agenda. When you see a report on a gay basher or a murderer of a pro choice Dr do you immediately label them as a Rep?

    This demonizing of the Democratic party is strictly a political ploy to mislead the ignorant, Trump is a master at leading the ignorant to believe that anyone that does not worship the ground he walks on is an EVIL DEMOCRAT, his followers are simply following his example. While the Dems do their far share of slinging mud I don't see them - for the most part - claiming that Republicans are evil and need to be banished or preferably destroyed, this seems much more prevalent among the MAGA crowd, this along with the name calling (another trademark characteristic of Trump) comes right out of the fascist playbook. Don't get me wrong I am not calling Trump or his followers Fascists but they seem to be pulling political techniques from previously successful fascist regimes and this concerns me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vin lashon View Post
    People who fail to see the obvious cannot be convinced of the obvious.
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    The progressive predicament in New York, and across America: Democrats must be more about delivering results rather than making promises
    By [Governor] Andrew Cuomo | New York Daily News | Jul 12, 2019
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    Earlier this month, the Daily News Editorial Board wrote that that the plan to close Rikers Island, an important progressive priority, could well wind up doomed by “arrogant missteps on the left."

    I suggest that the Rikers Island replacement debacle is emblematic of a larger issue that should be openly discussed in the ongoing Democratic presidential primary contest. Namely, what does it mean to be a progressive? It is a label everyone now uses, but how do we define true progressivism?

    Is this word defined by rhetoric or results, symbolism or significance, politics or policy?

    New York exemplifies the promise and the peril in defining progressivism.

    Rikers Island is a national disgrace. Five years ago, the federal government commenced a civil-rights lawsuit. Four years ago, a supposedly progressive plan was put forth that proposed shrinking the total population and replacing the jail with four new smaller jails, to be completed in 10 years.

    A 10-year plan — after all the current elected officials are out of office — is obviously dubious at best. The plan proposed citing multiple jails across the city, which, while conceptually interesting, was politically highly improbable.

    Little surprise: The plan has been stalled and the Rikers horror continues.

    Another example: New York City is the progressive capitol, but homelessness today is worse than it was under the Republican and independent administrations of Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg.

    Meanwhile, the Legislature is one of the nation’s most progressive, but we still don’t increase funding to poorer school districts — our top social justice and equity priority — without simultaneously raising funding to richer districts.

    Progressives all espouse the need for affordable housing, but the incompetence of NYCHA has been tolerated for years with children being housed without heat and exposed to lead poisoning, without any coherent solution.

    The only response is demanding more money for a broken system. Where is the concerted progressive outrage and, more importantly, decisive action that fixes a broken bureaucracy?


    The common denominator of these great failures — Rikers, poor schools, NYCHA — is obvious: poor, powerless minorities and basic civil rights violations. Addressing them should be the cornerstone of a true progressive agenda, and yet they continue to languish.

    New York doesn’t only show the shortcomings of some modern-day progressivism; it shows the promise of a positive progressive agenda.

    My father used to say, “It’s not about policies that sound good, but rather policies that are good and sound.” Raising the minimum wage, building more new infrastructure than any other state, providing public college tuition for the middle class, closing more prisons than any state administration and increasing funding for education, job training and alternatives to incarceration, all while growing the economy and reducing unemployment by half.

    True progressives understand that if we fail to perform or pursue misguided, uninformed or unworkable priorities, we make government look incompetent, proving Republicans right and losing the vital public support we need to gain.

    The Democratic Party’s failure to date has not been in articulation of noble aspirations, but rather the failure in consistently producing meaningful progress in people’s lives.

    As Democrats, we all believe in government as a force for good — that it should be the great equalizer and that it has a necessary role in a just society. Republicans believe in small government — that it should provide minimal services, leaving it instead to the private market.

    But what too many people fail to understand is that Republicans’ fuel is derived from Democratic failures.

    Today, every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is articulating the same basic “progressive” goals: more economic opportunity, better public education, affordable health care, etc. To me, the far more important question is how we achieve these goals and who has the ability to get it done.

    Progressivism is not about the ability to make promises, but about the ability to deliver them.

    While this distinction may be too subtle for the Twitter dialogue of today, it makes all the difference. How we define a true progressive will determine our electoral — and more importantly our governmental — success.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/...mlq-story.html
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