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polarbear4

Caitlin puts it into words. It may sound “out there,” but I feel this–i never related it to power quite this way, though:

If America ever gave its citizens single-payer healthcare, just for example, that would no longer be the case. The threat of an unpayable $1,000 medical bill combined with the fact that healthcare takes a much bigger chunk out of Americans’ bank accounts than single-payer would is enough to keep that massive supermajority politically impotent in a system where money equals political power. You can’t be donating a meaningful amount money to anti-establishment leftist insurgencies when doing so could put you out on the street.

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This is how we may be certain that the Democrats’ popular Medicare for All bill will not pass. Ever. Not if Democrats are able to somehow persuade Republicans to vote for the bill, not if Democrats win back majorities in the House and the Senate in 2018, not even if Democrats somehow win supermajorities in both congressional houses. Never. Democratic party leadership has made it abundantly clear that they’ll be changing nothing whatsoever about their position on corporate donations and lobbying, which necessarily means that they’re still beholden to the plutocratic donor class, which necessarily means that they’ll never support economic justice measures. If the Republicans stop being powerful enough to sabotage Medicare for All, the Democrats will sabotage it themselves. Guaranteed.

This is not to say that Americans should stop fighting for single payer healthcare; far from it. Nobody should ever be allowed into elected office without promising to do everything they can to give their constituents a sane healthcare policy, and nobody should ever be re-elected if they fail to deliver it. By all means demand loudly and aggressively that your elected officials support Medicare for All; Americans should fight for all forms of economic justice like their lives depend on it, because they do. But you will you will have to fight tooth and claw in order to get it, as you can only get it at the expense of the most powerful plutocracy in the history of civilization. And you can be absolutely certain that you will not be helped toward that end by the corporate incrementalists of the Democratic party.

My bold.

polarbear4

Perhaps we’ll find out someday that the Koch Bros are funding them, or that they’re some CIA kids.

The Left’s Neocons: ANTIFA declare “Civil War” to, somehow, overthrow the US Government.

During the week, several far-left activist groups released online call to arms against the elected Trump administration, a government they find to be too tyrannical, hoping the gain the momentum for domestically organised “regime change”. An effort that one could say cements their place as the grassroots neoconservatives of the left. The types of people who we’ve seen justify their offensive violence by roughly saying “it’s okay when we do it because we’re spreading freedom and equality”. Sound familiar, progressives? If bombing countries has terrorist blowback, the same goes for assaulting Alt-Right loonies or even just those conservatives, libertarians and centrists of the right.

But alas, little progressives and leftists seem to take my liberal advice on this. I mean, it’s only their own argument that I agree with them on for foreign policy. But domestic policy? No, regime change, revolution and civil war here through undemocratic means is just okay. It’s all violence in the name of progress against fascism after all, the same way neoconservative bombing is imperialism against Jihadism and islamists. Only with ANTIFA organisations they’re just W. Bush larping in Trotsky clothing.

humphrey

I think that Obama is going to outdo Hilary when it comes to giving speeches for BIG $$$$$.

For him it seems to be “Greed is Good”. He needs more and more money.

No wonder that he is smiling on the way to cash another check.

magsview

Mr. Obama took part in a question-and-answer period with a moderator at the end of his remarks that elicited familiar responses. One was about climate change.

“I don’t mind if you want to have an argument with me that says, ‘You know what, there’s nothing we can do about the climate changing,’ ” Mr. Obama said. “But what I don’t want to have is an argument where you say the planet is not getting warmer.”

At least he’ll put his well-heeled foot down if someone tries to deny that the planet is getting warmer?? Really sticking his head out there..

polarbear4

But it’s ok to say there’s nothing we can do…. eeeegawds.

magsview

More Democrats react to the Weinstein matter. I’m glad the money is going to women’s groups at least. They could probably use it.

Sens. Patrick Leahy (VT), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Martin Heinrich (NM), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) each said they plan to transfer the money Weinstein gave them to charities, including groups that support female victims of domestic violence. Leahy said he will donate $5,600, Blumenthal and Heinrich $5,400, and Warren $5,000.

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humphrey

I wonder if Hillary has anything to say about her pal Weinstein? After all she is the preeminent spokesperson for women.

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polarbear4

Sadly, she might be attracted to that kind of man. Weinstein and Bill seem like cookies from at least a similar cutter.

humphrey

Oy! The DNC can’t seem to do anything right.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/354314-dnc-to-donate-weinstein-money-to-democratic-political-groups

The Democratic National Committee is taking heat from the right for donating the money it received last cycle from film producer Harvey Weinstein to a trio of liberal political groups, rather than nonprofits that benefit women who are the victims of violence.

The DNC joined nearly a dozen senators on Friday in giving away money it had received from Weinstein, a Democratic mega-donor, in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report this week accusing him of serial sexual harassment.

The DNC has received about $300,000 from Weinstein over the years, federal election records show.
The DNC said it will donate the $30,000 it received from him in the last campaign cycle to EMILY’s List, which supports women candidates that support abortion rights, Emerge America, which recruits and trains Democratic women for office, and Higher Heights, which supports black women running for office.

A perfect opportunity for Republican responses.

https://twitter.com/BecketAdams/status/916400674186973184

polarbear4

hahaha

polarbear4

Fun one, if you like Happy–these folks do it themselves. Funny, too.

this is their FB page. Scroll down for Happy, although there is a nice violin piece, too. I’ll explore them sometime. Nighty night, all. :O) TGIF.

https://www.facebook.com/3.LaMusicaEVita/?hc_ref=ARQj_9Sd31xyAOJ4_sSrHv5VuWfm9ZNXFLzwDeNt0-oB9fmIpRSNILa1fMNCPeLx4Tw

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