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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:02 AM

 

Progressive Group Attacks Biden's Candidacy

"With the Democratic field now crystalizing as a battle between moderate and progressive wings, we’re seeing something we haven’t seen since the 2008 Democratic primary: a real battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.Almost immediately following Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement of his intention to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination, a group calling itself Justice Democrats released a statement assailing Biden as being part of the “old guard” that failed to stop Trump:

The group, which has buoyed high-profile lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), slammed Biden as a relic of the Democratic Party’s “old guard” who opposes policies favored by the progressive base.

“The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016,” the group said in a statement.

“Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, rejecting corporate money, and ending mass incarceration and deportation. We don’t need someone who voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the Bankruptcy Reform Act while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and school desegregation.”

Read More: https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2019/04/battle-lines-drawn-progressive-group-attacks-bidens-candidacy/
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Vidal Apr 2019 OP
BeyondGeography Apr 2019 #1
Demit Apr 2019 #14
BeyondGeography Apr 2019 #24
Peacetrain Apr 2019 #2
elleng Apr 2019 #4
Peacetrain Apr 2019 #32
elleng Apr 2019 #41
Cha Apr 2019 #3
dalton99a Apr 2019 #6
Cha Apr 2019 #8
mopinko Apr 2019 #15
George II Apr 2019 #19
dalton99a Apr 2019 #26
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #5
George II Apr 2019 #9
NYMinute Apr 2019 #28
George II Apr 2019 #7
Historic NY Apr 2019 #10
empedocles Apr 2019 #11
namahage Apr 2019 #12
Baclava Apr 2019 #13
LovingA2andMI Apr 2019 #16
dalton99a Apr 2019 #17
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #18
George II Apr 2019 #20
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #22
George II Apr 2019 #27
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #31
mcar Apr 2019 #21
Thekaspervote Apr 2019 #23
BlueMTexpat Apr 2019 #25
Clarity2 Apr 2019 #29
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #30
George II Apr 2019 #33
ucrdem Apr 2019 #35
ucrdem Apr 2019 #34
Bayard Apr 2019 #36
LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #37
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Celerity Apr 2019 #38
BannonsLiver Apr 2019 #39
empedocles Apr 2019 #40

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:03 AM

1. Kicking things off with his Comcast buddy didn't weaken their message any

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:32 AM

14. And the CEO of Independence Blue Cross.

 

That would be Daniel Hilferty, who is also on the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade association working to defeat the progressive push for Medicare for All. He has exclusively donated to Republicans this year, records show. He gave $5,000 to Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
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Response to Demit (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:53 AM

24. I'm glad Biden is running

 

I like him, but I also think Democrats need to decide if they can ever change this country without fundamentally changing their relationship with corporate money. That conversation was going to happen anyway, but Biden’s presence will put a spotlight on it.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:05 AM

2. There is an interesting phenom that we all fall for..

 

you get three people shaking their head yes.. and that is the only three people in the world we see.. we do not notice all the others standing around us ..
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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:15 AM

4. Really,

 

and we feed the nay-sayer 'friends,' who serve very nicely to feed repugs and deplorables.

I'll take a break now.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:44 AM

32. Hi elleng!!

 

You and I are on the same wave length so many times... it just amazes me.. I was telling my husband this morning.. I am turning off the news for a couple of weeks.. I am at peace so to speak now that Biden is in.. and just let things ride for a while.. its that time of year where I have CNN and MSNBC on for half the day I bet.. its crazy

Time to get the garden out anyway
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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #32)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:16 PM

41. Yes we are, often on the same wave length.

 

I listen to classical music radio all day, until 7:00 NewsHour, so am not TOO preoccupied with blather, not in my ears anyway.

Went to laundromat (NOT a frequent stop for me,) and mercifully The View was on the TV, so did get to see and hear Joe. Pleased about that.

Back to music now!

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:12 AM

3. Gotta tell ya..

 

I don't care what cenk's justice democrats have to say about anything.

They're full of gaslight and buzzwords.. they have no cred.
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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:22 AM

6. +1. Never forget - Cenk Uygur gives pussy grabbing advice

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/366156-young-turks-founder-apologizes-for-ignorant-past-blog-posts-about-women

The blog posts by Cenk Uygur from the early 2000s were first flagged by TheWrap.com in online archives after they were deleted.

"Obviously the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who don't nearly want to have sex as often as needed for the human race to get along fruitfully and peacefully," Uygur, now 47, wrote at the time.

In another post called "The Rules of Dating," Uygur explains what should happen physically as the dating process progresses.

"Women, ignore these at your peril,” he wrote in 2000. “Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date. If I haven’t felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don’t get back on track by the fourth date, you’re done.”

"Rule 2: There must be orgasm by the fifth date.”
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:25 AM

8. Idiot.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:41 AM

15. rule 2 should read- i must have an orgasm, cuz

 

you know he aint talkin about hers.
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:47 AM

19. This is the man who denied the Armenian genocide and had the gall to name his program....

 

....after the group that perpetrated the genocide, the Young Turks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Turks

By the way, with his attitude I wonder if he ever made it to a fifth date?
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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:58 AM

26. +1. Betcha few people know the history

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:17 AM

5. That group is really not of Democrats

 

I don't know who is behind them but their ultimate goal may be to divert votes from the nominee unless it is the one they want. (And Republicans want)
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:26 AM

9. Cenk Uygur was one of the original founders, along with Saikat Chakrabarti.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:26 AM

28. They are not transparent about where their money comes from

 

and where it goes. Transparency is crucial, especially when it comes to money.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:22 AM

7. Pretty discouraging that a so-called "progressive" organization has to resort to this....

 

....on the very first day of Biden's candidacy.

An article calling Biden a "relic" should NOT be permitted here, especially since Justice Democrats has been less that forthcoming in its finances and the people behind the organization.

Quite honestly, though, I think many Biden supporters are happy that Justice Democrats are not endorsing Biden - their success rate is under 10%, and about 3% when you consider only new candidates. Last year they endorsed 76 candidates, only 7 won. Of those that won three were already incumbents and one ran unopposed.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:26 AM

10. How about the 26% of those called

 

Sanders progressives that voted for Trump and by all account will again if a female is the nominee.
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Response to Historic NY (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:30 AM

11. Winning the war against trump is secondary to the various concerns of some.

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:31 AM

12. Maybe if they made more of a case of why they are the better choice,

 

and less about setting themselves apart as “purer than thou,” they might manage more than 7 wins out of 78 candidates.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:31 AM

13. So to fight the "divide and conquer" politics

 

You start your own "divide and conquer" movement! Brilliant, not
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:42 AM

16. Old Guard???

 

Age Discrimination Much? Also, don't they need look at their candidate before speaking?
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:44 AM

17. No kidding

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:47 AM

18. I need to wash socks. BBL. n/t

 

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:48 AM

20. Mine have holes in them. Darn!

 

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:52 AM

22. Just argue with them until the holes go away.

 

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:01 AM

27. Bazinga!

 

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:42 AM

31. I have mismatched socks

 

The left one has the Biden logo.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:48 AM

21. "Justice Democrats" are neither

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:52 AM

23. Right on time... so predictable!

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:54 AM

25. Attacking Biden

 

is not at all "progressive," IMO. I, for one, am disgusted that this faddish "progressive" label defines individuals who didn't support the best Dem Presidential candidate in 2016 and thus helped to give us all the WORST Occupant of the WH EVER.

I am very proud to be a LIBERAL and will always be proud to support liberal candidates.

Biden is not my top preference. But the individuals in this group are neither trustworthy nor liberal.

They can take their "progressive" litmus test and stuff it "where the sun don't shine."
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:32 AM

29. Ive been concerned

 

the past couple yrs that some of these groups, and even some large resistance accts on social media, are there to trip us up in 2020. People need to stay awake, as well as put their blinders on and vote for the person who is most likely to win against trump. To be only concerned about purity tests is NOT a strategy to win. We’re up against psychological warfare here. If these groups are legit, they’re living in a fantasyland where this is the average election cycle.

In the mueller report, russia was favoring bernie and trump. Ask yourself why russia also pushed people to the far right and far left. Because that was where bernie and trump were, and Hillary was not.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:41 AM

30. The progressives failed to flip one GOP seat in the midterms.

 

Moderates gave us back the house.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:49 AM

33. Here's more, mostly false, trash from Justice Democrats:

 


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Response to George II (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:02 AM

35. gee who could have seen that coming

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:59 AM

34. Well that's one way to become a millionaire. . .

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:10 AM

36. This the last thing we need right now

 

Divisiveness. The most important thing is getting tRump out of the White House, and a Dem in there.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:16 AM

37. "Senator Biden introduced Global Warming legislation today; reporters reached out to Alexandria

 

Ocasio-Cortez for comment, but were unable to reach her, as she won't be born for another three years."

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:19 AM

38. -

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:23 AM

39. Why don't they stop whining and just try to beat him?

 

Or is that concept too old guard?
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:31 AM

40. . . . and just try to beat' trump, instead of helping him so much.

 

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