Current Topics
Our Embarrasment of a White House
by pondering_it_all
Today at 05:46 AM
Can't resist.......
by pondering_it_all
Today at 05:43 AM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by pondering_it_all
Today at 05:22 AM
Roundtable for Summer 2019
by logtroll
07/16/19 11:47 PM
Democratic Socialism
by Greger
07/15/19 12:46 AM
They have names
by pondering_it_all
07/10/19 05:14 AM
The Debate: Is America’s future capitalist or socialist?
by logtroll
07/06/19 02:03 PM
Supreme Court vs. The People
by pondering_it_all
07/05/19 03:03 AM
Crimes Against Humanity ?
by Jeffery J. Haas
07/04/19 10:14 PM
War with Iran
by Greger
06/27/19 02:44 PM
Impeach
by Greger
06/27/19 02:41 PM
congress and the administration
by pondering_it_all
06/25/19 04:19 AM
Trump, Tarriffs, Promises
by jgw
06/18/19 04:42 PM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16567 Topics
286289 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#312143 - 05/04/19 08:12 PM A New Approach for Democrats
jgw Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 2522
Loc: Port Angeles, WA
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/04/29/a-new-approach-for-democrats/

I think this one is saying that the Dems, basically, should understand that their tent is a coalition between those on the left (lefties) and those in the middle (centrists). I would go a step more and suggest that the Democratic party is a coalition of a LOT of different groups which have a single goal - get rid of Jackass. I would suggest that, even without the Jackass thing I believe all under the Dem Tent have some basic agreements that are not embraced by the Republicans. Some might be; regulation is necessary, there are societal undertakings more reasonably done by society than private industry (public schools, fire department, police department, libraries, healthcare, etc). Just those 2 should be enough and I am sure there are more than that.

The problem, I believe, is in some groups determined to have their way or the highway. I also believe this has nothing more to do with than individual egos and little else. If we are to move forward then we ALL gotta move forward together without a bunch of bicker. If there is a problem sit down and work it out. There are some basic facts and, in this regard, forget 3rd parties and other fantasies. Not gonna happen. If you want a place at the table state your case but do not, for instance (as happened in 2016) vote for the opposition which is against, basically, everything you believe and hold dear. (I think is a bit like sacrificing integrity to make one feel better?)

Just saying...............

Top
#312184 - 05/09/19 05:36 PM Re: A New Approach for Democrats [Re: jgw]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13764
Loc: Whittier, California
Well said, great article.
Hopefully when E.J. Dionne speaks, folks will listen.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."
Leon Russell - Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 72 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2