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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #61)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:39 PM

65. Our Revolution is perfectly free to decide whom to endorse.

 

Emily's List endorses only candidates who support reproductive rights. Is that counterproductive?

The way we have a sensible public debate about any policy is, not entirely but to a great extent, through election campaigns. That's when lots of people who don't read DU every day start paying attention. Advocates of single payer or any other policy can say, "We won't support any candidate who doesn't pass our litmus test." If that means a contested Democratic primary, fine, that's how the process works.

I note that you and others use terms like "demanding". I've often seen on DU that the progressives are trying to "dictate" policy or "take over" the party. These are all loaded terms that turn out to mean "advocating for a position I don't support." When Hillary Clinton said that single payer would "never, ever happen," I didn't take that to be an unreasonable "demand" on her part, even though I disagreed. She was just weighing in or her side of the debate. The same is true of the people on the other side of the debate.

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