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Subj: That is not really true...
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 at 07:08:18 pm EDT (Viewed 55 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why Pelosi fears AOC
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 at 02:15:52 pm EDT (Viewed 89 times)

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    AOC is a Justice Democrat, meaning that she does not accept corporate donations (aka legalized bribes). Pelosi, who is backed by corporations, is unable to control or influence her through traditional means. The goal of the Justice Democrats is to get money out of politics to create a better democracy.

    Second, AOC is far more influential than Pelosi, and wields a kind of power far beyond Pelosi's reach. AOC can steer the conversation easily, and channel public sentiment, and Pelosi cannot. At least three leading presidential candidates are courting her endorsement. (The other being Biden, who told a room full of billionaires that nothing will change for them if he's elected.)

    AOC represents a wing that is hungry for change and Pelosi is desperate to maintain the status quo.

The problem facing the Democrats is that to side with AOC is to vacate the centre ground, whereas to side with Pelosi/Biden doesn't really tap into the zeitgeist of this Marxist movement in the West.

Here in the UK we are seeing a political schism where the two main parties have now become FOUR main parties each holding about 20-25% of the vote.

I don't see that happening yet in the US but certainly politics worldwide are-a-changin'.

the GOP dead sprinted to the right in the late 2000's. It did not hurt them much.

Most studies of polarization have indicated that Republicans have gotten much more conservative faster than Democrats. Democrats are going to the left, but it is much more slowly.

With some of the incoming folks they may be picking up the price.

And it honestly does not matter much what anybody believes. The deck is already stacked in many elections anyway. What did it take a +8 or +9 national advantage for Dems to take back the House.

The center or moderatism are both either loaded or dead terms.

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