Bernie Sanders also has a student loan forgiveness proposal; he wants to forgive all of it. That’s it. There are no formulas, no missives full of technocratic language, and no barrier to entry other than having accumulated student loan debt.
Many of those politicians are “electable“ and poised to defeat Republicans in their individual elections. But our goal should be to not only defeat Republicans, or defeat Trumpism, but to also defeat the system that puts the interests of an elite class of people above the majority of Americans.
In his autobiography Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields he said “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again.”
Proxmire in the elections where he eschewed campaign donations was still re-elected by large margins, 29 points in 1982 and 46 points in 1976.
This week Stacey Abrams announced that she would not be a candidate for US Senate in Georgia in 2020 perhaps gearing up for a
Ralph Northam is still governor of Virginia, though it seemed that he would be run out on a rail when the story or stories of him being blackface surfaced on Friday, Feb. 1. Just about every progressive with a PC bone in his or her body called for him to immediately resign.
Imagine that you are applying for a job that doesn’t start for nearly 700 days and during that time you can’t do anything to prepare yourself mentally, psychologically and physically for the challenges.
It may be hard to believe, but in the history of the United States, we have never had consecutive Democrats elected to the presidency. Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson both became presidents because of the deaths of their predecessors.
Since the Clinton era, the Democratic Party has been increasingly reliant on white-collar professionals who may be progressive on social issues but are uncomfortable with “big government” and wealth redistribution.
So, if Howard Schultz wants to run as an independent in 2020, I will beg to differ with other progressives and say that it’s okay, but with a major caveat.