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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:06 PM

Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

Despite its claims to want to unify voters ahead of November's election, the Democratic party appears to be pushing for an agenda that critics say ignores basic progressive policies, "staying true" to their Corporate donors above all else.

During a 9-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, members of the DNC's platform drafting committee voted down a number of measures proposed by Bernie Sanders surrogates that would have come out against the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fracking, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. At the same time, proposals to support a carbon tax, Single Payer healthcare, and a $15 minimum wage tied to inflation were also disregarded.

In a statement, Sanders said he was "disappointed and dismayed" that representatives of Hillary Clinton and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz rejected the proposal on trade put forth by Sanders appointee Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), despite the fact that the presumed nominee has herself come out against the 12-nation deal.

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http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/25/betraying-progressives-dnc-platform-backs-fracking-tpp-and-israel-occupation

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Reply Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation (Original post)
arikara Jun 2016 OP
dflprincess Jun 2016 #1
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #2
Post removed Jun 2016 #3
Pharaoh Jun 2016 #4
840high Jun 2016 #5
Old Codger Jun 2016 #6
PowerToThePeople Jun 2016 #7
GreenPartyVoter Jun 2016 #8
mrr303am Jun 2016 #9

Response to arikara (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:13 PM

1. I wish I could say this surprises me

but I can't.

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:24 PM

2. Small wonder Sanders is not endorsing Hillary yet.

 

I anticipate floor fights on the platform.

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 11:40 PM

4. Surprize surprize!

 

Who'd a thunk!

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:15 AM

5. Me!!!!!!

 

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:54 AM

6. I am stunned

 

stunned I say, they have been telling us all along that what we want doesn't matter at all, it has been widely apparent all along so why would anyone be surprised that the "democrat party is really a party of the 1%er's

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 05:22 AM

7. From what I see

 

There is no reason for me to cast any votes this year for any DNC Democrat.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 06:17 AM

8. Or to stay in this party. My re-registration was conditional on whether or not the DNC

moved in a Progressive direction. Clearly, that will not be the case.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 06:58 AM

9. +1 Jill Stein in November!

 

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