Air Date: 4–23-2019
Today we take a look at the current state of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 2018 elections that swept in a new class of Super-Progressives who are now locking horns with the more establishment and conservative leadership of the party as they all gear up for the 2020 primary and general elections.
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There are 6 main groups of Democrats, from the Super-Progressives to the Conservatives. The energy is in the progressives, so much so that an outsider like Bernie Sanders is mainstream.
Small differences create conflict where there shouldn't be. We are satisfied by fueling ourselves with aggression. Warren or Bernie shouldn't be a dead end issue.
The problem with Obama, his support of Biden, and his silence with progressives. You can't play ball with corporate democrats because they own the game.
AOC is a voice of the rebellious spirit we all have. The DCCC is blacklisting and boycotting challengers to their power.
New democratic leadership is needed. Policy and progressivism is pitted against identity. Time to lean into a broader progressive message.
The media claims if you support BDS you are an anti-semite. The Democrats aren't stopping that narrative.
The DCCC has taken a less democratic turn for the 2020 cycle and is stifling completion and blackballing consultants who would dare work against them.
The 2016 establishment fought Bernie, and they continue today. Why do they want to stop him? His policies are popular and poll great.
Ch. 9: The shifting definitions of progressivism - V from Central New York
Ch. 10: Wage caps hurt the workers but not the businesses - Bud from Boise
Ch. 11: Final comments on what Jimmy Dore leaving TYT says about the split in strategy among progressives with largely similar political goals
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- PolyCoat - The Cabinetmaker
- Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent
- Gondola Blue - Towboat
- Quaver - Codebreaker
- Rapids - Grey River
- Sunday Lights - Onesuch Village
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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