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FDR, JFK, LBJ The greatest Dems of the 20th century

were known by their initials.

Who will be next great Dem known by their initials?
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:22 PM (13 replies)

Moderate vs. Progressive

There has been a lot of talk about what type of nominee the party should go with for 2020. Should we choose someone from the moderate wing or someone more progressive. There are pluses and minuses to both.

In the past the party has usually nominated the more moderate candidate running in the primaries, such as Bill Clinton. However, it can be argued that while more of a moderate that Barack Obama was more progressive than Hillary Clinton. So which is the best direction to go in 2020.

Going with a more progressive candidate (such as Warren or Sanders) would excite the base which is where the energy in the party is at the moment. The danger here is that white working class voters, who voted for Obama and then defected to Trump, in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania might be alienated by a candidate who is too progressive and either stay home or vote for Trump again.

A more moderate candidate (like Klobuchar or Biden) would bring back these voters. However, someone more moderate might not excite Progressive voters and like in 2000 & 2016, they might vote for a third party candidate (E.G. Jill Stein) or stay home.

It is a bit of a conundrum. I curious as to what others here think. And which of the current candidates would be considered a moderate or progressive.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:29 PM (46 replies)

So does Trump regret running for President yet?

I have to think he does.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Wed Feb 27, 2019, 08:19 PM (5 replies)

Just remember: Polls in February 2007

Had Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani in the lead for their party's nominations.

A lot can happen in the next year.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Feb 26, 2019, 11:21 AM (7 replies)

God Bless Jon Stewart

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:07 AM (3 replies)

I always laugh at right wingers

when the brag about the ratings of FAUX News. Like that really means something.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Thu Feb 21, 2019, 01:54 PM (3 replies)

DNC to request 2020 candidates affirm they'll run and serve as Democrats

Democratic National Committee to request 2020 candidates affirm they'll run and serve as Democrats

By Adam Levy, CNN

(CNN) The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an "affirmation form" for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic Party, a DNC official said Tuesday.

The announcement follows Bernie Sanders' entry into the 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday — his second consecutive presidential election. An independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, Sanders rankled some Democrats in 2016 when he ran for the nomination even though he wasn't an official member of the party.

DNC members passed a new rule last August, which was seen as a response to the Sanders campaign, requiring all candidates "to affirm in writing" that they "are a member of the Democratic Party, will accept the Democratic nomination; will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party."
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:04 PM (26 replies)

Sign the petition to Revoke Trump's national emergency declaration

We need all hands on deck. Donald Trump just declared a national emergency so he can build his border wall without Congressional approval.

This unconstitutional power grab gives Trump vast new powers to undermine our democracy and supercharge his white supremacy. He'll be more able than ever to escalate attacks on immigrants, communities of color, Muslims and Black and Brown people.

Congress gives a president who declares a national emergency far too much power, and does far too little to check it. In the hands of a racist autocrat like Trump, these powers are even more terrifying. We must demand that Congress rein him in now.

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Feb 19, 2019, 01:16 PM (0 replies)

Question for Senator Sanders

“In 2016 you ran in the Democratic Party primary and pledged to join the party. You reneged on that promise. Why should the voters trust anything that you promise now?”
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Feb 19, 2019, 08:14 AM (20 replies)

Prediction: Senator Sanders will run as a Democrat in 2020

And will lose badly in Iowa and New Hampshire forcing him out of the race.

Talking on a field of Democrats won’t be as easy as taking on Clinton one on one.
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