Now We Know How Democrats Can Win...

Thom plus logo Well, now we know. The way for Democrats to win is by campaigning on the Green New Deal, debt free college, strengthening Medicare and letting it negotiate drug prices, free insulin, and covering every person in the state who doesn't have health insurance with Medicaid. Polling ahead of the election in Virginia found that each one of these positions polled well above 50% among the general electorate. And now that electorate has flipped the entire state blue, as many of the candidates running on the Democratic side explicitly embraced a fully progressive platform. Candidate Joshua Cole even ran on ending cash bail and flipped a seat in the Virginia legislature where a Trump-supporting Republican had won overwhelmingly in the last election. While America's corporate media won't enthusiastically report it, Democrats need to realize that returning to the New Deal and Great Society roots of the party is the number one way to win elections today.

-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 3 years 4 weeks ago
#1

Long may the trend continue

High time all the crooks, grifters, shysters and fascists were removed from politics

As Founding Fathers tried hard to accomplish

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 years 4 weeks ago
#2

Gee, guvmunt of, by, and for the people -- who woulda thunk?

Willie W's picture
Willie W 3 years 4 weeks ago
#3

We can't afford to give people free stuff, sais the Right. How shallow their thinking is. Our money will still pay for everything. We, on the other hand, are freed from some of the responsibilities of debt. The checks will still be written. Just not by you. You can still be rich. You can still be poor. Not everything will be "free." Just the essentials. (Which you have already inadvertently paid for.)

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