he's mistaking an Independent, for a Republican.

He's a right leaning independent. Just like I'm a left leaning independent. We aren't enemies but there are several shades of ideology between us.

He wants to keep more poor people poor so the rich can prosper further.

That's what I'm throwing into the debate because that is the result of Centrist policies. We haven't been lurching right and left. We've gone straight down the center and only changed parties without ever changing policies.

Look around the world. It's a mess. If we'd made any effort at all we could have cleaned things up as we went along. Mighta got in the rich folks pockets though...
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