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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 01:18 PM

19. It's not as though most of the "diverse Democratic mainstream" is against more progressive policies.

 

The polls show they're actually to the left of most white Dems on the issues.
They tend to be pragmatic about always voting the Dem presidential ticket, but that doesn't mean they OPPOSE the idea of the party adopting more progressive, egalitarian ideas.

They preferred HRC over Bernie on past history and the belief that she was on their side, on greater knowledge of her than of him, and on the fact that he made the cataclysmic mistake of never tailoring his message to historically oppressed communities. They had a right to their views and I respect their choices.

That simply explains why the primaries ended as they did. It doesn't mean white leftists are closet white supremacists in the way that that post implied(if you're on the Left, you're simply going to be anti-oppression.)

And it doesn't mean that the Democratic base is somehow eternally anti-social democratic or something, OR that that base is just fine with continued military intervention in non-European countries.

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