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What Democratic civil war? The left already won

It is difficult to overstate the depth and breadth of the move to the left on social and economic policies among Democrats since Bill Clinton’s presidency. The Pew Values Survey released last month found that the percentage of Democrats and Democratic leaners who express liberal or mostly liberal political values exploded from 30 percent in 1994 to 73 percent in 2017.

The research found that 84 percent of Democrats think immigration is a good thing for our country — a 52-point increase since 1994. And 64 percent now believe that racial discrimination is the main reason that many black people cannot get ahead — a 36-point increase in the past seven years. A June 2017 Pew poll found that a majority of Democrats support single-payer health insurance, a 19-point increase in just the past three years.

Other factors will continue to push the party leftward, including demographic trends, the growing geographic concentration of like-minded voters and changes in the Democratic Party’s nomination process.


(sorry if this is a dupe, I was out most of the time until last night)


Maybe another Warren for MA


And Warren has, dedicating the past two decades to politics and the military. Now, the imperturbable mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, is neck-deep in a gubernatorial race. Since announcing his candidacy in May, Warren has been gearing up for the battle to unseat incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker, the rare Republican in a left-leaning state who boasts a 70 percent approval rating. Baker’s popularity has kept top Republican challengers at bay, but Warren and his supporters believe Massachusetts is ripe for change. “Deciding not to run for a third term as Newton mayor was a tough call,” says the Democratic candidate. “But as I started to move around the state and hear from people, it was clear to me that people and communities are falling behind.”

As he squares off against Baker, Warren has been promoting a dual attack to combat economic inequality. His core proposals — instituting a single-payer health care system and free public college — have earned endorsements from progressive political action groups like Democrats for America–Massachusetts and the Collective PAC, and could be the key to knocking the conservative Baker out of office. But, in a state where an incumbent governor has not been defeated in a general election since 1974, the odds are steep.

Peter Ubertaccio, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Stonehill College, explains that Republican governors are largely viewed as a mechanism to balance power at the heavily Democratic Massachusetts Statehouse. What’s more, Baker “tends to be viewed as a bipartisan figure,” says Ubertaccio. “He works well with Democrats on Beacon Hill and is one of the most popular politicians in the country.”

But Warren isn’t buying it. He says Baker is a pencil pusher for the state’s few flourishing Boston-centric industries — namely biotech and life sciences — who is uninterested in improving conditions for all. “People are working harder than ever just to keep their head above water,” says Warren. He hammers away at the state’s dreadful mass transit system, criticizing Baker for trying “to privatize transportation” instead of investing in infrastructure to revitalize the sector and generate a healthy workforce.


@magsview posted about a Iraqi named Basim in an OT who was turned against us after his family and home were bombed, and I found this link in that article. Quite an impact. On empathy from a radical POV.


Well, I got into a mini flame war with one of the c99ers. It was over this Leeann Tweeden bimbo. Capt. Hi-Tech (hubby) sent me a photo of her ‘gracing’ the 12/2011 cover of Playboy. Tits a-plenty. Al Franken did himself no favors diddling her. She’s a hypocrite though, the kind who really ticks me off. She figures she can pull this off and act like Miss Goody 2-Shoes now. Wrong!! She’s dressed modestly in black with school teacher glasses. Give me a friggin’ break!!!!! Anyway, when I commented on it over at c99, I got the political correctness treatment. Whew, did I get mad. We ERA gals have fought the paternal wars for a long time. Yahoos like Tweeden just add to it. 🙁


Aww, that’s no fun orlbucfan!

Yah, I told hubby last night that she was a Playboy/Maxim girl. When you make your living by sticking your boobies out in a way that clearly says, “Don’t these look yummy boys? Wouldn’t you just love to touch them?”, you really shouldn’t be surprised when you fail to bring out the gentlemanly side of men.

But ewwwww, he pushed his tongue into her mouth? Told hubby that’s happened to me before, and probably to most women, but it’s never cool when it’s uninvited and unwanted.

IMO, women like Leeann don’t help our cause one bit.

You just reminded me of a great-uncle I met for the first time back in the late seventies. He was a big bear of a man, lived near Los Angeles, and he was wearing a baseball cap with ‘ERA’ on it.

Living in Canada at the time, this issue of equal rights was quite foreign to me (women already had equal rights). So I didn’t know what ERA stood for, assumed it meant earned run average, lol. So when he told me what it really meant I decided I loved him on the spot.

Hello to Capt. Hi-Tech! 😉


Explains why she came out and said she didn’t want him to resign. Glass house scenario I guess- she knew this info would come out.


T and R, you guys. Man, does this make me mad!


LD, you might have an opinion on this:

Not that I take TPM seriously anymore, but every one of the handful of comments on Frumin’s thread are anti-video.


Caitlin banned from FB for 3 days and warned of further banning for posting about false-flag operations with links to evidence (admitted ops, apparently). Here’s an excerpt. Read that last paragraph again (bold mine).

In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship. When there’s no meaningful space between corporate power and government power, it doesn’t make much difference whether the guy silencing your dissent is Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Sessions. America most definitely has such a system.

If they’re going to get us locked down and propagandized into their vapid brain boxes, this will be how they’ll do it. Not by government censorship, but by corporate censorship. Government can’t make an overt attempt to stop a dissenting voice from speaking, but the corporations who own the venue of their speech can.

In a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, plutocrat-sponsored senators spoke with top legal and security officials for Facebook, Twitter and Google in a very disturbing way about the need to silence dissenting voices.

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii demanded that the companies adopt a “mission statement” declaring their commitment “to prevent the fomenting of discord.”


People like me don’t get our info from FB or Twitter. So, hopefully Caitlin has other communication sources she can access. Hey guys, if I sound sort of weird, it’s cos I’m still steaming over the Playboy bimbo.


The internet started too wild to control, but over the last decade avenues of communication have gone from infinite fragmentation to a handful of primary sites that can now begin to filter and send opposing views back into the fragmented wilderness as most of the population congregates in the ‘towns’ not hearing them or even looking.

Its pretty much what they did to the media except they cant really silence the internet like they can the media. A web site is a lot easier to create than a newspaper, radio station or tv channel, but if those sites arent picked up on streams their influence can be severely limited.

They cant silence the you on the internet but they can make it so people have to go looking for you intentionally, while they control the everyday bombardment of propaganda

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