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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to emmaverybo (Reply #52)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 03:03 PM

54. Let's be clear,

 

there is a rich Left tradition amongst Democrats - Warren treasures it and so does Nancy Pelosi - whatever individual policy differences they may have. Would Speaker Pelosi back M4A, if she thought she could get it through the Senate - yes - as quickly as Ted Kennedy would have. Their differences are matters of strategy, not ideology, and Pelosi is the best strategist there is.

Biden is a different kettle of fish. When he ran in 2008, he made it clear he was philosophically opposed to mandates - that was Obama's position at the time as well.

AOC's DSA, and Sanders Socialism do not fit within the Democratic Party. I know their policy positions - but the rationale of the former - class warfare - is quite different.

Warren's issue is corruption - breaking the stranglehold of money, not just on campaign financing, but on the political process. This is mainstream Dem, and has appeal across idealogical divides

"We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob ... The American people know from a four-year record that today there is only one entrance to the White Houseóby the front door. Since March 4, 1933, there has been only one pass-key to the White House. I have carried that key in my pocket. It is there tonight. So long as I am President, it will remain in my pocket. Those who used to have pass-keys are not happy. Some of them are desperate." FDR

And they are desperate to keep Warren out. With his long experience in Congress, Biden is more far comfortable dealing with lobbyists and donors to get legislation through. His donors call their donors etc etc.

Sorry for this long diatribe ... I've gone off course. When I see AOC Sanders and Warren bracketed together I see .... Red.
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