"With the Democratic field now crystalizing as a battle between moderate and progressive wings, were seeing something we havent seen since the 2008 Democratic primary: a real battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.Almost immediately following Vice President Joe Bidens 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 Partys old guard who opposes policies favored by the progressive base.
The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they cant 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 dont 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/
This is no time for progressive puritanism.
Our entire democracy is at risk.
We have a president who wants to throw out the U.S. Constitution and install a fascist dictatorship.
Don't doubt it for a second.
I don't yet know who I will vote for in the Florida Democratic primary, but it will be for whoever at the time looks like they are most likely to beat Trump.
That is literally all I care about.
I'm sick of Melber having on Republican liars such as Carter Page and Michael Caputo.
I had to mute it. Couldn't listen to anymore BS from them.
Why does Ari allow them to come on and spread their propaganda for Trump?
What do you think?
Source: Washington Post
House Democratic leaders urged colleagues Tuesday to focus on health care and other issues of greater concern to voters following the completion of the special counsels report, even as some members argued they need to do more to hold President Trump accountable.
Many Democrats appeared eager to pivot back to health care, an issue that cut their way during last years midterm elections, after a summary of special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIs report suggested it was far less damaging to Trump than many had expected.
Democrats planned to roll out new health-care legislation Tuesday afternoon and saw an opportunity to capitalize politically from a new legal filing by the Justice Department late Monday that said the Trump administration backs a full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act.
This is actually an opportunity for us to speak to the American people with clarity: They say one thing, and they do another, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said of Republicans, adding that the new Democratic plan would stop the sabotage of former president Barack Obamas signature health-care law.
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-democratic-leaders-urges-focus-on-health-care-in-wake-of-mueller-findings/2019/03/26/4b532800-4fcc-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html
This is very important. We need another Blue Wave in 2020 to take control of the Senate as well as the presidency.
We need to remember that the majority of American voters care about:
1. Their jobs
2. Paying their bills
3. Government doing its job
4. Affordable Healthcare and prescriptions
5. Good schools
6. Paying for college
Most voters don't care about Bob Mueller or Bill Barr.
There was a Big Blue Wave last November because Democrats in Congress promised action on 1 - 7 above.
Sure, everybody wants accountability but if Democrats forget to take care of these "kitchen table" issues then they'll lose in 2020.
Maybe it's time to focus on issues that affect the everyday lives of Americans. Let Trump dig his own holes that he can bury himself in.
I'm getting sick of watching the Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC and him giving time to Trump suckers. Tonight he had Annemarie McAvoy on who was Rick Gates' defense attorney. She is a FRIEND of Roger Stone. And Ari let her tell the world why she thinks Andrew McCabe is lying about everything he said about Trump.