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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:59 PM

3. At some point, "populism" was turned into a euphemism for bigotry, nationalism, and even fascism.

 

and the dirty secret is..."populism" in that sense isn't all that POPULAR. Even in Europe. Even, I suspect in Putin's Russia, given the methods Putin has to keep using to "win" elections.

This is what happens when a label is very, very malleable in its usage.

And it goes without saying that anybody who posts on DU as a "populist" is categorically against any of the horrible things people have justified in the past or present by mislabeling them "populism".

If we are to win, we need to put together a massive majority coalition, a coalition so immense that no amount of gerrymandering and vote suppression can stop it.

The key to that is to bring in everyone who's left out in the cold in the status quo, and to do so without throwing anybody allied with us now under the bus. I see no reason why we can't do that.

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