bernie sanders

Why leftists should support Bernie

This essay is meant for those who currently reject Bernie.

I'm not going to sell you with his electability. Although that should factor into your equation, because if having a real chance of winning isn't part of your agenda then you are doing politics wrong.
And let's face it, Bernie has a real chance.

Pg. 1 Lede in Today's NYT: "'Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum"

...and a similar headline--regarding today's Times article--over at CommonDreams.org, on Tuesday: "As Sanders 2020 Campaign Gains Steam, Corporate Democrats Reportedly 'Growing Increasingly Nervous'," are basically telegraphing to the public that the writing's on the wall, as far as the Democratic Party's status quo's 2020 Presidential Primary campaign strategy is concerned.

Electoralism is not Democracy

Democracy does not mean merely that we hold elections. Communists had elections. Election campaigns are not the sum total of democracy. Democracy means the elected government obeys the expressed preferences of the electorate. We don't have that anymore. See [EVIDENCE OF DEMOCRACY FAILURE] below.

The ability of the citizens of the US to affect political change by electoral means ended with the 1980 election, when the CIA intervened in the electoral process (The October Surprise).

It's Time

I've lost all patience with moderates, centrists, incrementalists and mainstream establishment democrats who think the status quo is not so bad, just needs a little tweaking around the edges. They'd be satisfied just getting rid of Trump – which is fine as far as that goes, it just doesn't go nearly far enough.

Neoliberal Clintonites working hard to undermine the Democratic front-runner

It's been said before that establishment Democrats would rather lose to a Republican than win with a leftist, but now we have proof. That proof comes in the form of smears by center-right, Clinton loyalists who are working overtime to undermine the obvious Democratic front-runner, Bernie Sanders.

Reports: Biden, O’Rourke Prepping to Enter 2020 Dem Presidential Primary

Various news reports, over the past couple of days, have indicated that former Vice President Joe Biden and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke are preparing to enter the overcrowded, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary fray.

(Personally, I think Biden's candidacy is still iffy; but, these latest stories are indicating he's making moves to enter the race.)

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