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GreenWave

(7,236 posts)
1. Hammer them at all major blunders!
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:42 PM
Oct 2022

Americans do not tolerate treason.
Super profits by Trump allies are hurting working people.
GOP crimes are on the increase!
And all the good stuff they voted against,

Ocelot II

(116,530 posts)
2. One-trick Bernie doesn't get that other issues are more important to a lot of people
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:47 PM
Oct 2022

than the misdeeds of those nasty millionaires and billionaires - like the women and girls who might die because their right to essential health care has been taken away.

Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

GreenWave

(7,236 posts)
6. Welcome Jenny!
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:59 PM
Oct 2022

Response to GreenWave (Reply #6)

irisblue

(33,149 posts)
4. Unwanted pregnancy does impact working woman's life. Access to safe abortion is an economic issue
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:51 PM
Oct 2022

It seems that Sanders is playing the same song in the 2020s that he has been playing in his previous decades in politics.
Womens' issues, including health care, are economic issues.

JohnSJ

(92,731 posts)
5. Uh Bernie, Democrats are addressing all the issues. Not sure why you think they are not?
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:52 PM
Oct 2022

Have you listened to any of the debates?

Uncle Joe

(58,892 posts)
7. From the OP, this paragraph
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:04 PM
Oct 2022


Sanders said that Democrats are recruiting “consultants and directors of well-funded Super Pacs” who urged their party to exclusively focus on abortion rights.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/10/bernie-sanders-democrats-warning-abortion-economy-midterms

JohnSJ

(92,731 posts)
9. That simply is not accurate. It is an OP ED
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:05 PM
Oct 2022

GreenWave

(7,236 posts)
8. Elaine Luria has this one track approach most of the time,
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:05 PM
Oct 2022

Allows her opponent to pretend she has a plan! Lower gas prices unchallenged. Lower grocery bills unchallenged. Pretends Luria has weakened military, Challenged.
I would like Elaine to tell us (the majority non-military population) what good things affect our community by the bills she has signed.

ColinC

(8,486 posts)
10. Disagree
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:07 PM
Oct 2022

Abortion works. It's something everybody understands, and it has so far proven to motivate people to the polls.

MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
11. Bernie has a blind spot - thinks all issues are pocketbook issues only
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:09 PM
Oct 2022

When women get pregnant unexpectedly, trust me, inflation, unemployment, health insurance, unpaid student loans, unemployment are all running through her head. Abortion is an economic as well as Liberty issue.

Midnight Writer

(22,070 posts)
12. "Cut the 30-second abortion ads"? Personally, I'd rather see more of them.
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:13 PM
Oct 2022

The abortion issue highlights the brazen disrespect and contempt the Republican party has for the majority of the American people.

The central theme of this election should be how little regard the Republican Party has for regular people.

Every one of their policies, such as tax cuts for the rich, overturning election results, voting against child tax credits, against student loan forgiveness, against negotiated drug prices, against infrastructure spending, against alternative energy solutions, against labor unions, against public education, against the environment, against healthcare reform, against voting rights, against police reform, are all part of a whole.

The whole is disenfranchising common folk so the wealthy and powerful can have even more wealth and power.

The abortion issue is central to that whole.

Republicans have cast their lot with radical policies that hurt real people, flesh and blood Americans.

The only reason they have for using the government to hammer people is to protect the status quo from the slightest responsibility to our nation and its people.

Auggie

(31,326 posts)
13. Totally agree. Dems are going to get hammered (unfairly) on inflation.
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:14 PM
Oct 2022

qazplm135

(7,447 posts)
15. Don't agree
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:50 PM
Oct 2022

only way to win the House is to make abortion and rights in general more important than inflation.

We aren't winning on the economy right now.

Folks may think we should be, but we aren't.

We can win if we can make abortion and rights and by an extension democracy a leading issue that drives voters out or causes other voters (who might go R) to stay home.

Particularly with some of these extreme candidates who are trying to normalize themselves to get independent and moderate voters to hold their nose and vote for them. We have to make them stink.

Marthe48

(17,411 posts)
16. Women's rights, family sovereignty have economic impact
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:52 PM
Oct 2022

The despots want to roll back women's rights. They won't stop at Roe v. Wade. Voting rights, women's rights regarding their own finance will be at risk. (such as it wasn't until the 1970s that women could have credit in their own names) When women are forced to carry a pregnancy to term, the biological father will be responsible for support. Unless the unelected lying despots take that financial responsibility off the fathers, of course. But men scattering their seed here, there, and everywhere are not going to like paying court ordered child support in multiples.

Health costs will rise because women damaged by carrying a doomed pregnancy to term, or not getting immediate care after a miscarriage, or other medical situations made worse by the actions of the unelected lying despots are going to raise the price of health care across the board.

Anyway, there are a number of ways that women's health rights are tied to economy.

On top of what might happen, there are actions that are happening: some of my friends and I are boycotting r owned businesses, to the best of our ability. Not perfect, but if I decide to buy from Store B because of politics, or not buy at all, and enough of us boycott r's, it will affect the economy.

Yonnie3

(17,621 posts)
17. Locking after an alert and discussion by the hosts
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:54 PM
Oct 2022

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