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AOC should leave the Democratic Party

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Nakosis, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Nakosis

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    Ocasio-Cortez most likely doesn't have the guts to leave the Democratic Party probably for the same reason that Bernie Sanders ensures he has the "D" after his name whenever he runs for office. In the 2006 and 2012 Senate races, Sanders ran as a Democrat in the primary, then refused the nomination when he won so he could run as in Independent without facing a Democratic challenger.
    AOC should leave the Democratic Party

    To win an election, I suppose folks are stuck trying to fit into one party or the other.
     
  2. anna b.

    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    Why?
     
  3. Nakosis

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    Apparently she isn't happy with it.
     
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    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    If she was unhappy enough to leave it, I suppose she might. Otherwise, she's a more progressive (less establishment) Democrat than some. I don't see a problem with that.
     
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    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

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    I'm not either.
    About all the Democratic party has going for it is that they haven't been taken over by something like the TeaParty. A bunch of extremists who care more about power than America.
    Tom
     
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    AOC & the Democratic Party go together like black pudding & haggis.
     
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    Why would she leave a party she's helping to change?
     
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    I agree. So why would AOC leave the Democratic party?
     
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  9. fantome profane

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    AOC is the Democratic Party. Just like the Pubs are now the party of Trump, the Dems are the party of Cortez.


    (who would you rather party with?)
     
  10. Nakosis

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    Doesn't seem to be changing fast enough for her. Lots of moderates still in the party.
     
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    "Your old road is rapidly aging.
    Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand."
     
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    Seems to be changing pretty fast, its platform is further left than, ever?

    The Democratic Party is the only viable political vehicle for anyone on the left in the US. That's just how it is, for the foreseeable future. All progressives with any sense of strategy understand this.
     
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  13. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    No for the love of God keep her .. KEEP HER!!!!
     
  14. sun rise

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    Outside of the non-food references, yes.

    There are many people after AOC because she's challenging the establishment including the Democratic establishment. Establishment types hate being challenged.

    And the Democratic party is not the Trump party where challenge is forbidden just like it is in China (although not as bad (yet)).
     
  15. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    She's the future.
     
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  16. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I would rather put it as the harbinger of Venezuela and Greece.
     
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    Their problems are largely a product of the Neoliberalism that the Republicans advocate, not of socialism or Keynesian economics per se.
     
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  18. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    We might see which of our visions is correct if we live long enough.
     
  19. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    That's not what they're saying.
     
  20. Nakosis

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    Vegetarian haggis and vegan black pudding are now available so hey, maybe I can give that a try.
    Heard haggis and ice cream go well with each other too.

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