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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 02:14 AM

5. Hardly.

Dems need to articulate a strong, progressive, inter-sectional populism of our own. Now is the time for single payer and it's going to need every ounce of solidarity. Bernie's positive rating in the country is at 75%. He's our most trusted politician. Now is the time. Glad he's there and mounting the fight, which can save millions of lives.

Imagine of we had the health care that every other industrialized country has. The litmus test is not just for the Party--it's for the health of the country. And we will have the country's support for this. Go for it Bernie!

(BTW--There's an analysis on Salon of Macron's precipitous plunge in the polls and it's because he's a centrist, against the extreme right of Le Pen. France wants a more progressive fight for unions and the middle class. They suggest that the Dems would do well to learn from this and embrace Bernie and his non-centrist ways. I agree.)

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