mad bum wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:58 am
Seriously the biggest threat to the democratic party is the democratic party. Bernie the socialist splits the dem vote because millennials like the promise of free shit and just won't vote at all if he's not primary. So you have a party that can't agree while the republicans have the notion that while some may not like trump he's better than any dem.
Socialists are also tapping into that part of their base that is tired of what the default Democrat turned into. Dems are now for large part in pockets of at least half of all major corporations, and--surprise, surprise!--end up favoring special interests and taxes like the other side they used to rail against. Even going so far as to say stuff like not working hard or achieving is a problem YOU have.
The rest of their base doesn't like how corporatist and essentially anti (private sector) union they got. They used to hear how good open borders were on the OTHER side of the isle.
And now you have the surveillance and bombings under Obama that really stopped with Trump. (How many people has he killed as president again?). So their young and old fringe see them acting like Vietnam Republicans and the only things they mention are gay children and Twitter garbage. Not their mounting debts or lack of jobs (because Boomers won't fucking retire already).
They played with them once with Obama, but the midterms and election of lunatics womyn showed they're not going to let themselves get used again.
shows why even among the left they're clamoring for some kind of populist hero.
In the fall of 2018, an unprecedentedly large caravan of would-be border crossers—peaking at 7,000 people—headed toward the United States from Central America. Trump demagogically seized on the caravan as a voting issue before the November midterm elections—and goaded many of his critics to equally inflammatory responses. “This whole caravan in the last week of the election is a giant lie. This is Trump’s Reichstag fire. It is a lie,” said a guest on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes. But however manipulatively oversold, the caravan existed; it was not a lie. Thousands of people were indeed approaching the U.S. border, many hoping to force their way across by weight of numbers.
Demagogues don’t rise by talking about irrelevant issues. Demagogues rise by talking about issues that matter to people, and that more conventional leaders appear unwilling or unable to address: unemployment in the 1930s, crime in the 1960s, mass immigration now. Voters get to decide what the country’s problems are. Political elites have to devise solutions to those problems.
If difficult issues go unaddressed by responsible leaders, they will be exploited by irresponsible ones.