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Progressives thought they'd overtaken the Democratic Party. Now they're in despair.
Politico via Yahoo ^ | 5/18/20 | Alex Thompson

Posted on 05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT by Libloather

On the eve of the Nevada caucuses in February, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were feeling invincible.

“I've got news for the Democratic establishment,” he declared on Twitter on Feb. 21, the day before he went on to a landslide win in the Nevada caucuses. “They can't stop us.”

Since then, not only did the “establishment” stop Sanders - it stamped out the candidacies of a string of left-wing insurgents, leaving the progressive movement reeling and in a state of despair.

Three highly-touted liberal House candidates - Jessica Cisneros in Texas, Robert Emmons in Illinois, and Morgan Harper in Ohio - lost their primary races against more moderate members of Congress. They are now playing defense as Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the four members of the “squad,” faces a stiff primary challenge in Michigan. And Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass), who’s managed a late-career makeover into a left-wing darling, with endorsements from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other progressive groups, is consistently outpolled by primary challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.).

The movement has also had limited influence on the proposals House Democrats have put forward to address the coronavirus, with leadership rejecting its most ambitious ideas.

The abrupt reversal of fortune has prompted introspection among many left-wing activists, who only three months ago were confident that the future of the Democratic Party was theirs.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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That's a shame.
1 posted on 05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What a pile of garbage. The author doesn’t know the difference between progressives, socialists and commies. The Rat party is full of commies, but some just like to lie about who they really are.


2 posted on 05/18/2020 3:32:43 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (It's official! I'm nominated for the 2020 Mr. Hyperbole and Sarcasm Award.)
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To: Libloather

“The Squad”
.
Crash and Burn!


3 posted on 05/18/2020 3:33:50 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Bingo.

I think this is an effort to “rebrand” the Democrats. The crazy ones? The outsiders? Those are the “Progressives”. The establishment? The normal ones? Joe Biden? Well, he’s just a simple Democrat, same as they’ve always been ... you know: the safe choice.


4 posted on 05/18/2020 3:40:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Libloather

We should finish off the nascent Communist movement by tagging them with the blame for spreading coronavirus.

Remember how gleeful they were at the prospect of spreading it on purpose, just a few months ago?

It is time to assume that they have done just that, and hold them to account for it.


5 posted on 05/18/2020 3:40:59 AM PDT by thoughtomator (here comes the switch to Hillary)
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To: Libloather

I really don’t know.

The “centre” of the Dems and the Pubs continues to largely tend left. Unless there is a reaction to counteract this drift in the Pubs in particular, the leading edge of the liberal movement doesn’t need to be in the driver’s seat for the whole to eventually reach what had been perceived as a far-left destination at some point but is now seen as “moderate.”


6 posted on 05/18/2020 3:43:44 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

The author doesn’t know the difference between progressives, socialists and commies.

The only difference is that Progs and socialists
want to be commies.


7 posted on 05/18/2020 3:44:40 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
The author doesn’t know the difference between progressives, socialists and commies.

Neither do the democrat base....the target audience of her article.

Underlying every democrat candidate position is "anybody but Trump" narrative....

8 posted on 05/18/2020 3:45:45 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Big Red Badger
Crash and Burn!

Bern and crash. Say, I wonder if he's picked out a new vacation house yet?

9 posted on 05/18/2020 3:48:47 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.)
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To: thoughtomator
We should finish off the nascent Communist movement by tagging them with the blame for spreading coronavirus.

I'm sure ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, NPR, and all the rest of MSM will agree to pump that narrative..../ S

10 posted on 05/18/2020 3:49:49 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Libloather

My son recommended a documentary called “Bernie Blackout” running on the Vice channel. He is a Trump supporter and assured me I would love the documentary even though it was pro-Bernie.

WOW! Was he right!

The documentary was beautifully anti-media and anti-DNC in ways any Trump supporter could enjoy. This documentary is a huge red pill for “progressives” (who were mostly idealistic youngsters with little life experience unwittingly supporting a hard core communist).

The theme of the documentary was that the nomination was “stolen” from Bernie by the higher-ups, something Trump has said often.

Welcome to reality, kids!


11 posted on 05/18/2020 3:53:34 AM PDT by Gratia
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To: Libloather

Bummer. /not


12 posted on 05/18/2020 3:58:08 AM PDT by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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To: Gratia

A significant number of those Bernie Bro’s became Trump supporters.


13 posted on 05/18/2020 3:59:56 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Gratia

I think most of the Bernie supporters are focused on getting student loan debt wiped clean and other goodies. However, they have been badly burned and I imagine they take that somewhat personally. If Trump keep pushing the message that “You’ve been lied to by the Democrats in a thousand different ways — but I’m telling you the truth” I think it will resonate in a deep way. Yes, they want “stuff” but they also want respect and to be treated like adults. There is an opportunity here.


14 posted on 05/18/2020 4:20:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Popman

They will not be casting a vote.


15 posted on 05/18/2020 4:22:46 AM PDT by thoughtomator (here comes the switch to Hillary)
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To: Libloather

Poor souls are stuck with moderates Schumer, Schiff and Pelosi


16 posted on 05/18/2020 4:40:07 AM PDT by RonnG (')
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To: Libloather
There's one major inaccuracy in this story.In Massachusetts Joe Kennedy (D-Neck Brace) is even more of a Maoist than is Markey.
17 posted on 05/18/2020 4:45:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: Gratia

You’d also love the Jimmy Dore channel on YouTube. Former Young Turks analyst who really rips the Establishment over the Flynn fiasco. Obviously he isn’t on our side (although he does give Trump credit for China) but it’s really interesting to see how the Far Left rips the Dem establishment.


18 posted on 05/18/2020 4:51:45 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Sirius Lee

Ha,
I missed That one.
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Crash and BERN!


19 posted on 05/18/2020 5:12:59 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yup, this is like a battle between Leninists and Trotskyites.


20 posted on 05/18/2020 5:14:30 AM PDT by Varda
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