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Covid Memorial

A thread about Trumps culpability in massive Covid deaths and genocide due to his negligence and incompetence got me thinking. Should we not begin talking about establishing a memorial for the 500,000+ victims of Covid in America?. The number is such an abstraction and hard to grasp. It needs a physical memorial at some point.

I think the history books will show how Trump is largely responsible for those deaths. His incompetance and negligence are responsible for a great number of deaths. A greater number than both World Wars combined. I think that we should have a tangible physical memorial to all of those that died. At some point we might need a memorial commission to look back at the Pandemic deaths and understand the causes and place it in an historical context. Including Trumps genocidal failure. What do you think?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:38 PM (2 replies)

Moderate Republicans Versus Trump Republicans

So as Democrats should we care whether Moderate Republicans control the Republican Party versus Trump Republicans? I say yes. John McCain's last act in the Senate was to vote against the Republican attempt to end Obamacare. A decisive action. Mitt Romney and a few other Republicans have stood against Trump and his mindless minions.

Should we be doing something to prevent the Republican Party from being overrun by Trumpists? Should we be helping moderates and "never Trump" Republicans? Would the country be better if our opponents were more Centrist Repubs versus the crazy Trump people?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Sat Mar 20, 2021, 05:41 PM (22 replies)

Michael Flynn Advocates Martial Law


This man is a traitor and so is anyone else who is advocating this. These people are real fascists and enemies of democracy and disloyal to our country and our constitution.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:02 PM (12 replies)

Post Trump Era

It seems that there are some Republicans separating themselves from Trump now that it is clear that he is on his way out. I wonder what the Post Trump Era will be like in regards to the Republican Party. Will there be more Trump types, or will more moderate Repubs like Mitt Romney take control? I would rather see anti-Trump moderates prevail instead of Trump clones. What do you think? Should we want more moderate Repubs like Kascich and Romney as opponents, or does it not matter? I would like to see Trump and his supporters disappear.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:14 PM (5 replies)

Supreme Court

The Repubs expect us to try to pack the Supreme Court. That would be a mistake, because the next Repub Admin would just do the same. The solution is to put a 10 year term limit on Justices. The same Justice could be appointed for multiple terms. This means that the Supreme Court would more closely reflect the will of the American people when they elect the President, who would appoint or re-appoint Justices. What do you think?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:21 PM (30 replies)

Trump's Treason

I am very concerned that Trump may attempt to use the Military to stay in office. Why else would he fire the Secretary of Defense and purge the top officials at the Pentagon? This is not the behavior of someone who intends to leave office in two months. As surreal as it sounds, Trump may be planning a military coup. I hope I am wrong, but I would put nothing past this deranged narcissist.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Wed Nov 11, 2020, 12:46 PM (9 replies)

The Biden Presidency

So I think that it will be a fun exercise to speculate who will serve in a Biden Administration. Maybe Hillary back as Secretary of State? Joe and Kamala have a lot of work to do to heal the Nation and re-establish America's reputation around the world. They will need a great team of professionals in the White House to do this. Who would you suggest?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 02:22 PM (3 replies)

Bernie's Error

Bernie's key error was not putting more resources into South Carolina before that primary. He probably would not have won, but he might have been able to slow Biden down by blunting Joe's success there. Bernie needed a strong second in South Carolina. Instead, Biden had a blow-out win. The timing of this was critical for Joe. It gave him a major surge just a few days before Super Tuesday. Bernie had a chance to knock Biden out. Instead, Biden got a shot in the arm at just the right time.

Sanders still has a lot of delegates and is a pretty close second to Joe, but Biden has the momentum. My guess is that Biden will win, and it is too late for Sanders. If Sanders did catch up to Joe in the upcoming Primaries and actually beat him, it would be a remarkable comeback. I do not expect that to happen. My feeling is that Joe will probably be our nominee. I will fight for him to defeat Trump in November.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:54 PM (21 replies)

Biden Versus Bernie

I think that the contest is getting down to the two of them. I like them both, for different reasons. Bernie because of his Progressive Policies and his fight for Working Class People. Biden for his steadiness, his years of experience in both Foreign and Domestic Policy, and the fact that he will take the fight directly to Trump.

I honestly would prefer Bernie based upon his policy proposals alone. I do agree with some people who worry that Sanders has too much baggage and will not be the strongest candidate against Trump. Biden on the other hand is more moderate than I would like, but he is the stronger candidate to take the fight to Trump.

For me I like Sanders but he is the riskier candidate. I am not sure that we can afford the risk given the terrible possibility of four more years of Trump. Joe Biden is the safer candidate. He might not be exciting younger voters with a grand progressive vision like Bernie, but Joe has experience, gravitas, and security on his side.

So, even though Joe and Bernie are both very different kinds of candidates, I like them both for different reasons. Bernie might be more exciting, but I think Bernie is the riskier candidate and Joe is the safer candidate. And we must defeat Trump by all means. So that is my two cents.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:30 PM (10 replies)

A Prediction

It is hard to predict the future, but here are a few ideas. Right now, it is a contest between Bernie and Biden, maybe with Bloomberg thrown in as a wild card. That said, I see three main possible outcomes- 1) Bernie wins a majority of delegates before the Convention, 2) Biden wins a majority of delegates before the Convention, or 3) Bernie and Joe both split the delegates fairly evenly, both have a plurality, neither has a majority.

[Correction- what I meant was that neither candidate would earn enough delegates to secure the nomination before the Convention.]

I think that the third option right now is the most likely. If Biden and Bernie both have a lot of delegates, but neither has a clear majority, the Convention will decide who the candidate will be. My prediction is if this happens, the first ballot at the Convention will confirm neither candidate.

Once delegates are released and Super Delegates are in play for the second ballot, Biden will win on the second ballot. He will then become the nominee. Then a lot of the Bernie supporters will be upset, yet still many of them will vote for Joe in the General Election. So, my prediction is that Joe will get the nomination, and then will go on to defeat Trump, whether narrowly or decisively, I do not yet know. We shall see.

Posted by Progressive2020 | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:25 PM (12 replies)
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