More Revolution Comrades!

After the election, a fierce internal Democratic debate broke out, with centrists arguing that slogans such as “Defund the police” and “Medicare for All” had hurt the party with moderate voters and exposed candidates to wild accusations from Republicans equating universal healthcare with Pol Pot.

The progressives said that on the contrary, the party had not staked out its program on behalf of working people proudly enough, instead trying to play it safe behind an innocuous presidential candidate whose main pitch was a return to normalcy.

The idea that the people might not share your delusions of the world just cannot be tolerated…..

10 thoughts on “More Revolution Comrades!”

  1. The progressives said that on the contrary, the party had not staked out its program on behalf of working people proudly enough

    This sentence says an awful lot about the Guardian.
    Firstly, that they believe people who want to ‘Defund the police’ are ‘Progressive’
    Secondly, their belief that the Democrats have a program on behalf of working people.

  2. The idea that the people might not share your delusions of the world just cannot be tolerated…

    It’s not just that though is it? In truth, if the Democrats beliefs were writ large for all to see then the vast majority would refuse to vote for the baby killing Marxists, since American’s aren’t known for their love of baby killing Marxists. It is only by evasion and hiding behind Dementia Joe’s fake persona of “Obama’s Veep” rather than the reality of his corrupt and rather tarnished image that they have managed to get as far as they have.

    Like Labour in the UK the Democrats are horrified by the expressed views of their working class supporters and only remain on message as far as is necessary to get the buggers to vote for the Democratic ticket. After that the working class can go back to sleep for the next 4 years until required to vote again.

    Clearly the presidency of Donald Trump wasn’t a strong enough message for the Swamp dwellers.

  3. On the not implausible assumption that the vote for Biden, as opposed to just about every other contest where the Democrat candidates did extremely poorly*, was “inflated” by various means any further movement towards the left by President Harris will require even more creative counting in 2024.

    *so poorly that, allegedly, tens of thousands did not bother voting for any of the various state election candidates on their ballot papers. Some would say a single tick for Biden was all that time permitted for hard working party officials in the early hours of the 4th of November.

  4. “the vast majority would refuse to vote for the baby killing Marxists”

    On the other hand the vast majority would happily vote for killing Marxist babies.

  5. ‘the party had not staked out its program on behalf of working people proudly enough’.

    Perhaps ‘the party had not staked out its program on behalf of NON-working people proudly enough’?

  6. “an innocuous presidential candidate whose main pitch was a return to normalcy.”

    With all the Shyte going on in the US, not at all fanned by the rather ..sensationalist and partisan media, I can see where such a candidate would actually be able to swing enough voters to win..
    Quite a lot of people do have the habit of simply wanting said shyte to go away, and live their lives in peace.
    Fielding candidates that want to throw even more oil on the fires, for the highest and purest motives of course, may well not be the best of ideas with that in mind.

    Whether the Biden –> Harris administration can actually deliver… Well.. The pudding is in the eating, isn’t it?

  7. They will never grasp that Trump’s working class supporters were seeking protection from the Democrats and especially from the progressive wing.

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