HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Activism » Socialist Progressives (Group) » Socialists Just Showed th...

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:50 PM

Socialists Just Showed the Democratic Party How to Win Across the U.S.


X post from GD: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029839475



Democratic socialist Seema Singh Perez will be the first Indian-American member of the Knoxville city council. (Facebook/Elect Seema Singh Perez City Council 3rd District)

WEB ONLY / FEATURES » NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Tuesday night’s progressive electoral wave is proof that embracing a bold left agenda is the key to victory.

BY MILES KAMPF-LASSIN

One year ago, a wave of disbelief, gloom and rage washed across the country. A vile orange manifestation of America’s darkest id had won the presidency, Republicans held control of all three branches of government, and new nightmares awaited.

Trump is still president, the GOP still has the House and Senate, and every day we witness new threats to the environment, the social safety net and—with an incoherent man-child’s hands on the nuclear football—the very future of humanity.

But last night we saw a very different kind of wave, one that moves us towards a politics that rejects the horrors of Trumpism—and instead embraces a bold progressive vision for the future. Across the country, candidates running from the Left won—and many of them won big.

Larry Krasner, a civil-rights attorney who has represented activists from Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, was elected as Philadelphia’s new District Attorney in a 40-point blowout. Krasner ran on a platform of stopping mass incarceration, ending bail and civil asset forfeiture and explicitly renouncing Trump. Following his victory, he told Business Insider, “I think the Democratic Party should be madly wrapping its loving arms around progressives.”

FULL story: http://inthesetimes.com/article/20682/socialists-democrats-larry-krasner-election-2017?link_id=1&can_id=a9cf23302332fb8fa0573509116ae7fe&source=email-socialists-just-showed-the-democratic-party-how-to-win-across-the-us-meet-phillys-new-progressive-da&email_referrer=email_261353&email_subject=socialists-just-showed-the-democratic-party-how-to-win-across-the-us-meet-phillys-new-progressive-da

5 replies, 1415 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Socialists Just Showed the Democratic Party How to Win Across the U.S. (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2017 OP
Wwcd Nov 2017 #1
SandyZ Nov 2017 #3
bettyellen Nov 2017 #2
delisen Nov 2017 #4
Starry Messenger Nov 2017 #5

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:16 PM

1. What's a socialist progressive?

 

Compared to, democratic progressive, progressive, socialist.
How can we tell them apart?

Just asking

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wwcd (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:31 PM

3. I perused the article and found nothing outstanding that the Democratic Leadership and base does not

 

stand for. There was little to no discussion on political positions. Only ownership of all victory with Democratic wins last week.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:28 PM

2. LOL

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:52 PM

4. All wins belong to us?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:28 AM

5. Didn't a lot of mainstream Dems win too?

I don't think it would be a mystery that listening to voters and running on local issues, and challenging GOP candidates, could be a key to getting wins. I think it is more true that just one ideology isn't the magic bullet everywhere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread