Left Platform for 2020?

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Toolsmith
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Left Platform for 2020?
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The repugnant Fauxahontis'

The repugnant Fauxahontis' platform which is also that of all the DemocRats has several planks:

1. Me no Trump. He heap bad.
2. Trump, him speak with forked tongue. Me no Trump.
3. White eyes Trump heap good friends with Ruskies. Me no Trump.

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That article neatly sums up

That article neatly sums up today's policy conflicts between progressives and everybody else.

Authoritarian progressives will use government power to impose an agenda of “Medicare for all, universal child care, debt-free college, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, gun reform, invest in clean energy, expand Social Security, rebuild our infrastructure, break up the banks, bring back the unions, guarantee everybody who wants to work a job that pays a living wage."

Americans with a bias toward freedom will push back, saying, “Progressives often brag about being the party of ideas, but the truth is that it’s easy to propose government-centric ‘solutions’ to every problem we face as a society.”
“And even though they are well-intended, they often come with unintended consequences that reduce our freedoms, create unsustainable costs, and most importantly, harm the very people they are meant to help.”

The facts support the latter.

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Trying to pick winners...

Trying to pick winners...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/05/the-democratic-par...

"It’s important too to remember that conventional wisdom, especially that practiced by those in power, is often wrong, and that most rules of politics amount to little more than folklore invented by a professional class that would like to think they know better than they do.

These were the same people, after all, who sneered at the idea of an avowed socialist from one of the tiniest states in America running a competitive presidential campaign. They were gaming out cabinet appointments for a second Clinton administration while Trump was storming the midwest.

And now they try to tell us who can win where and who can’t. Failure isn’t as humbling as it used to be. "

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