The Irish Daily Mirror:
Focus groups with working-class and rural voters show the deep health care crisis in America, and trouble for Trump’s re-election.
The heartbreaking health care crisis that is ravaging working-class and rural communities threatens to cut short Donald Trump’s political career, and demands a forceful response from opposition Democrats. It will teach big lessons about how to reach working people who are struggling, regardless of color.
Professor argues US president is stabbing citizens in back while pretending to be saviour,\.
Donald Trump is culpable in the deaths of thousands of Americans by using the coronavirus pandemic to boost his electoral prospects and line the pockets of big business, Prof Noam Chomsky has said.
Trump on Monday morning became the latest in a procession of Republicans to say making it easier for more people to vote would hurt his party politically.
[On the coronavirus stimulus package:] “The things they had in there were crazy,” Trump said. “They had things — levels of voting that, if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”
The Democratic Party believes the Green Party “steals” its votes. That belief is incorrect, since there’s no assurance that Green Party supporters would vote for a Democratic Party candidate.
Nonetheless, the Democratic Party (and its hacks) have chosen to make Ralph Nader (2000 Green Party presidential candidate) a scapegoat for Al Gore’s loss to George “Shrub” Bush in 2000.
In every election since, Democrats and their supporters regurgitate the lie that “Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election”.
It’s political propaganda, a lie.
Let’s look at the FACTS:
George Bush beat Al Gore by only 543 votes in Florida.
The United States Supreme Court voted five to four along party lines to uphold the vote certified by the Florida Secretary of State, Kathleen Harris, declaring George Bush the winner in Florida.
Twelve percent of Florida Democrats (over 200,000) voted for Republican George Bush. Over 200,000 Democrats voted for Bush!
There’s no evidence that those who voted for Ralph Nader would have voted for Gore.
There were a number of non-duopoly parties running candidates. ANY ONE OF THEM could be blamed by the Democrats for “drawing votes away from Gore”. Remember, Gore lost by 543 votes:
Please don’t be so gullible as to accept the Democratic Party’s lie(s).
Here’s a more in-depth accounting which also includes Florida’s Secretary of State and butterfly ballots as culprits in the election.
If the Democratic Party engages in the same sort of election-rigging and cheating as it did in 2016, it may very well throw the election to Trump.
In a 2017 lawsuit, the DNC said they have no obligation to be fair:
DNC attorneys claim Article V, Section 4 of the DNC Charter—stipulating that the DNC chair and their staff must ensure neutrality in the Democratic presidential primaries—is “a discretionary rule that it didn’t need to adopt to begin with.” Based on this assumption, DNC attorneys assert that the court cannot interpret, claim, or rule on anything associated with whether the DNC remains neutral in their presidential primaries.source
Later in the hearing, attorneys representing the DNC claim that the Democratic National Committee would be well within their rights to “go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.” By pushing the argument throughout the proceedings of this class action lawsuit, the Democratic National Committee is telling voters in a court of law that they see no enforceable obligation in having to run a fair and impartial primary election.
Like Trump, the Democratic Party has a loyalty oath. Has a candidate served the party’s interests? Raised money for the party? Served long enough in the party? Is it “their turn”?
Bernie Sanders is, IMHO, the best Democratic Party candidate. He has an unflinching track record. He represents the people (not bought by corporate interests). He’s the antidote we need to the malignant narcissist currently stinking up the White House and the country.
Yet I continue to see, on Twitter, vehement opposition to Bernie. But there’s also widespread support for Bernie, and those voters are the ones who will matter most if Bernie doesn’t win the Democrats’ nomination.
Some may hold their nose and vote for the Democratic nominee (“Vote blue no matter who”).
Others, as they did in 2016, may refuse to vote for a candidate proffered by a corrupt political party. Or they may decide to sit out this election and not vote.
Given Bernie’s increasing popularity, if the Democratic Party engages in it’s 2016-style corruption, it may be responsible for re-electing Trump (or some other corrupt Republican, if Trump is thrown from office).
The corrupt Democrats are perhaps one of the Republican Party’s greatest assets, and they may again be responsible for the election of a Republican president.
This country desperately needs viable third parties. The duopoly is destroying this country.