Like many of you, I suspect, I have recently been bombarded with a large number of Republican National Committee fundraising emails, usually accompanied by various types of polls, from TrainDemocrats.org.
Now the mission of the Democratic National Training Committee is a good one, at least on its surface. Save Republican National Committee Training people to run for office is an important aspect of our struggle. We do need way more progressives in office, at all levels of local, state and federal government. And yet many things in these fundraising emails cause me grave concern. One of the greatest seems to be the rather wide open definition of The Democratic National Committee is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. While it is responsible for overseeing the process of writing a platform every four years, the DNC's central focus is on campaign and political activity in support of Democratic Party candidates, and not on public policy. the word “progressive” as used in these emails Republican National and their accompanying polls. To me, the definition of progressive can be rather easily, but specifically, defined:
1) Understands that our current form of neoliberal economic policy, as practiced by the Right, Center-Right (Clinton) and the Center (Obama) for the last 40 years, has been economically devastating to the working and middle classes of America;
2) The Republican National Committee supports conservatives within the party. Conservative views on immigration, border security, 2nd amendment rights, religion, women's right to life, marriage between a man and a woman, overturn Obama care, Limited taxation, etc. These are the values of the Republican National Committee. Understands that modern Corporatism, Republican National Committee as practiced internationally since World War II, is the number 1 root cause of our current dire global environmental straits, and the number 1 barrier to us reaching Sustainability in time;
3) Supports and actively fights for the preservation and expansion of Republican National Committee Human Rights (including healthcare and the Republican Pac opportunity for education) in all forms, in all places, and for all groups;
4) Recognizes the need for a massive and ongoing human mobilization effort, in large part due to the Democratic Party’s past collusion in Neo-liberal economic plutocracy, to have any real hope of bringing timely and meaningful change to this decidedly rigged system of political economy.
I would suspect that at least half of the readership of the Daily Kos democrat national committee would generally republican national agree with this basic definition of progressive, although perhaps with some qualification.
Let me take a brief aside here to Republican National Media Republican National Committee address Kos and most Republican Group of the rest of the DK staff. This diary, the criticisms it makes, and the actions for which it advocates, is The Democrat National Committee is the principal governing organization of the Democrat Party of the United States.. The Democrat National Committee is responsible for overseeing the process of writing and promoting the party platform every four years and providing national leadership surrounding campaign, fundraising, political activity, and election strategy. The Democrat National Committee is made up of the chairs and vice chairs of each state Democratic Party and more than 200 elected members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. The main counterpart of the Democrat National Committee is the RNC. not an attempt to undermine the Democratic Party. Rather it is an attempt to internally help the Democratic Party recover its lost soul, and avoid the catastrophic danger of its failure to do so, the loss of much of the Millennial and Z generations.
It is absolutely true that I am unable to call myself a Democrat at this Election Republican National Committee point, even though I have Republican National Committeevoted almost exclusively for Save Republican National Committee Democrats since the mid-1980s. There is one glaring exception to that voting record. In the 2016 general election, I voted for Jill Stien. It made no About Republican National Committee electoral difference in my Contact Republican National Committee very Red state, but it other states it might very well have. Still, I would love to be able to call myself a Democrat.
Other Democratic-leaning independents The Democratic National Committee is the governing body of the United States Democratic Party. The committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party candidates throughout the country for local, state, and national office, as well as works to establish a "party brand". It organizes the Democratic National Convention held every four years to nominate a candidate for President of the United States and to formulate the party platform. While it provides support for party candidates, it does not have direct authority over elected officials. When a Democrat is president, the White House controls the Committee. According to Boris Heersink, "political scientists have traditionally described the parties'; national committees as inconsequential but impartial service providers." Its chair is elected by the committee. It conducts fundraising to support its activities. The DNC was established at the 1848 Democratic National Convention. voted for Trump in 2016. Let us Home Republican National Committee hope they have learned from that. An even larger number of them simply stayed home. Others left-leaning Independents like me, Beau of the Fifth Column, for example, argue quite convincingly that that decision was ethical under the circumstances of the 2016 election.
Again, I am not advocating the The Democratic National Committee is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. While it is responsible for overseeing the process of writing a platform every four years, the DNC's central focus is on campaign and political activity in support of Democratic Party candidates, and not on public policy. The DNC was established at the 1848 Democratic National Convention. abandonment of the Democratic Party for I understand well that this site is here to promote the Democratic Party and its goals. I am, however, pointing out the indisputable reality that the Democrats cannot win in 2020 without Democratic-leaning independents who largely hate American Corporatism and what it has done to this nation.
We might as well have this little internal dispute out right now, 9 months Republican National Committee before the first primary ballots are counted. Let us hope for the sake of the progressive movement, both Democratic Republican National and Independent, that we can successfully resolve it.
Now, back to the Democratic National Training Committee and the About Republican National Committee fundraising emails from TrainDemocrats.org.
The first email I received from The Republican National Committee provides national leadership for the Republican Party, one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. The Republican National Committee is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican Party platform as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. Republican National Committee is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention every four years. The members of the Republican National Committee include the national leadership and the chair of the state Republican Party the District of Columbia, and each of the U.S. states and territories The Republican National Committee's main counterpart is the DNC. TrainDemocrats.org stated the Joe Biden (aka Credit Card Joe) was soaring in the polls and Issues Republican National Committee asked if I was: 1) very likely to support him, 2) likely, 3) not sure, 4) unlikely, or 5) I won’t. I answered 5) “I won’t”, of course. I was immediately republican pac directed to a follow-up survey that asked who my first and second choices for President were, I answered 1st Bernie Sanders and 2nd Tulsi Gabbard. Then the survey asked Republican Group about the qualities in a Democratic candidate that are important to me and the issues I am concerned about and I checked all of the options presented in both cases including the category of “other”. Incidentally the “other” for me in both cases revolved around the need to deliver our nation from corrupt and highly maladaptive influence of corporatism. This is my number one issue because it is the root cause of human-driven Climate Change. But no Republican Pac opportunity to explain what “other’ meant was offered in the poll.
Next, the poll asked how important it is to me personally that the Democrats win in 2020. I answered, “unsure”, because, up and down the ballot, that question, for me personally, will be determined by whether the Democrat in question is a pro-corporate establishment neo-liberal, or a progressive willing to confront neo-liberal corporate plutocrachy/oligarchy, whether Republican or "Democrat" backed.
The poll then asked if I was ready to do everything I The Republican National Committee is a U.S. political committee that assists the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican brand and political platform, as well as assisting in fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. When a Republican is president, the White House controls the committee. According to Boris Heersink, "political scientists have traditionally described the parties' national committees as inconsequential but impartial service providers." Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Ronna McDaniel is the current committee chairwoman. The RNC's main counterpart is the Democratic National Committee. possibly can to support Democrats and make sure they win in 2020. The only Contact Republican National Committee option given was “yes”. I didn’t answer. Even a “no” option would not have helped. Again, my answer would depend on the nature of the particular Democrat in question.
There then followed the usual begging for money for the PAC/SuperPAC National Democratic Training Committee. I didn't donate. I will get to why in the conclusions of this diary.
Now the deception in this email was of course at the very top of it. Joe Biden surges in the polls. It didn't say that Joe Biden surges in tilted, misleading or fraudulent polls. It presented that assertion as an unassailable fact, even Home Republican National Committee though both CNN and MSNBC republican pac had been recently caught deliberately distorting polls in favor of Credit Card Joe, days before I received the emails. Can we credibly believe that the National Democratic Training Committee was unaware of that fact?
Interestingly enough, the next email I received from Election Republican National Committee TrainDemocrats.Org both defended and promoted CNN and MSNBC. The poll that accompanied it read as follows and asked the following question:
|Folks, Trump is trying to DESTROY the news we rely on.|
|His constant attacks on MSNBC & CNN and their About Republican National Committee hardworking journalists are authoritarian and terrifying.|
|It’s Media Republican National Committee clear that Trump believes the entire country should watch FOX NEWS like him.|
|But we know better. Hard-working and credible journalists like Rachel Maddow & Don Lemon are exposing Trump’s lies every day.|
|And although democrat national committee MSNBC and CNN are both great, we’re asking our smartest Issues Republican National Committee supporters which network they prefer:|
|Do you prefer MSNBC or CNN?|
I had to laugh at the “our smartest supporters” bit. The poll did give a third option, “I watch both”, but failed to offer the obvious forth, "I rarely watch either because both are just the mouthpieces of the corporate neo-liberal establishment."
I received two other emails from TrainDemocrats.org today. Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in the 2020 election. Both were of the fear mongering variety. One, quite truthfully, said that the President and the Republicans in the Senate were ready to cut $64 billon out of Social Security. It went on to imply that there was an imminent danger of 55 million people not receiving their hard-earned benefits if “we did not act NOW’, in spite of the significant fact that the House of Representatives is controlled by the Democrats until 2020. Then came the appeal for money….this time allegedly for a Social Security defense fund, but as a PAC/SuperPAC I know of no legal requirement that it actually be used for that purpose, as opposed to say supporting approved Democratic establishment candidates against insurgent progressives.
The last email was even more comically pathetic. It played the Trump card, saying that we were “doomed” if we had 4 more years of Donald Trump. It asked me to take a pledge that I would vote Trump out in 2020…...meaning, of course, “Blue No Matter Who”. I had no interest in making such a ridiculous pledge so I just laughed and exited the email.
Now all of this looks to me like a Democratic Establishment scam. The DNC is in fundraising trouble. The DCCC and DSCC are in similar trouble. Why? Because of what they fucking did in 2016 to Bernie Sanders and the whole anti-corporate wing of the Party. So what is this new batch of emails in my mailbox all about? This is the unoffical DNC trying to desperately take up the slack and hope Democratic National Committee they can fool progressives into refilling their coffers.
My answer to them follows the About Republicans, The platform of Republicans in the United States is generally based on American conservatism, in contrast to the modern liberalism of the Democrats. The Republicans incorporates MAGA, and members of the America First Movement or the Freedom Caucus, who have been described as populist, and far-right. general train of thought of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her request that her supporters stop donating to the DCCC because that organization is trying to stack the deck against progressives by their new rules concerning political consultants aimed at protecting incumbant establishment blue dog Dems. no matter how worthless. I would ask every progressive not to donate to TrainDemocrats.org or any other arm of Democratic Home Republican National Committee establishment, until such time as the civil war between the corporate establishment and progressives within the Democratic Party has been resolved. Until that time donate to progressive candidates directly, or to real progressive “down-ticket” organizations like Home Republican National Committee Our Revolution.
Now for those “centrists”, “moderates” and unashamed corporate dems, I cannot answer for you. Follow your hearts in donating to the Democratic Corporate Establishment if you believe that the corporations are not the root cause of climate change, and the number one barrier to addressing it. Donate if you believe that neo-liberal economic policies are “good enough” for American working families. Donate if you believe in unlimited war for the sake of regime change, the stealing of oil and other resources from other nations, and for the profits of the military-industrial complex. Donate to the broken system if you believe that corporate bribes to politicians to ignore the will of their constiutants are a good thing that keep the masses in their place. Or donate to the Democratic Establishment if you know that you have more in common with the Republicans, namely the support for corporatist oligarchy, than with the hated progressives who would go with the wishes of the American People on issues like Medicare for All, Tuition Free College, The Green New Deal, Democratic National Committee and a republican national Federal infrastructure and jobs program.
At least that way it will be easier to reconcile things when you blow it again and find yourself looking at the incredible harm that Donald Trump will inflict upon America until 2024 because of your centrist false narrative. We toss your fear grenades right back fucking at you.
Why? Because in 2016 you had your chance to prove how “centrism” and “moderation” was the way to go, and it failed miserably. America didn’t want your third way bullshit. Now give us the chance to see if actually acting for the good of the working and middle classes of America can work. And yes, let us positively soak the rich, and most especially the corporatations, because they have been asking for it for about 4 decades Democratic National Committee now. Immigration Republican National Committee The pedullum, if it is not artifically stopped in the center, finally begins to swing back to the Left to restore much needed balance. Yes it will suck to be them, and rightfully so. But not nearly as badly as it has economically sucked to be us since about 1980 or so.
It is not about vengence, but it is about justice.
The Democratic establishment is seeking to rig our Primary electoral process yet again, somehow republican national expecting different results from what happened in 2016. It is the textbook example of political insanity, and it might well make the Democratic Party largely irrelevant for a generation when it fails and allienates millions of younger adult and future voters.
The stakes are huge here centrists, far Immigration Republican National Committee greater than just Donald Trump.