Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. needs a third major political party because the GOP and Democratic Party „do such a poor job representing the American people,“ according to a new Gallup poll.
In the survey released Monday, 62 percent of Americans said the third party was needed, while 33 percent said the two existing major parties do an „adequate“ job representing the majority of Americans‘ political views.
Voters chanted and beat on the doors for entry to Kentucky Expo Center after being locked out. A judge’s order allowed those on the pavement at 6pm to allowed to vote.
Officials with the County Clerk’s office say, considering constraints because of COVID-19, and the fact that the county has 2,000 different types of ballots, the Fair and Expo Center was the obvious choice for the only polling location Jefferson county voters will have on Primary Day.
Nore Ghibaudy with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office said that they’re still finalizing how to lay out the landmark and the National Guard will be asked to help.
Voters in Kentucky and New York were selecting nominees in extraordinary circumstances on Tuesday, as fears about the coronavirus reduced the number of polling places and led to a surge in absentee balloting that was almost certain to delay the results, possibly for days.
Co-Founding Editor of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald blasts the Dem establishment for seeking the bipartisan support of former president George W. Bush for Joe Biden.
„No, I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,“ he said.
Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill were adopting a similar position.
Gavin Newsom (D) CA
Andrew Cuomo (D) NY
Gretchen Whitmer (D) MI
Tom Wolf (D) PA
“There is no precedent that anybody can find for somebody who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free,” Mr. Obama said on a call with thousands of supporters who worked in his administration or campaigns.
The four-and-a-half minute rant has received over 1,600,000 views on YouTube, 158,000 likes on Reddit,
House leaders on Tuesday reversed course on plans to bring the chamber back into session next week amid fears about whether it is safe to return to the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeff Weaver, who served as Mr. Sanders’s campaign manager in 2016 and as a top adviser in 2020, is leading the effort, which will focus on mobilizing the base of Sanders supporters — young people, liberals Latinos and “blue-collar progressives” — for Mr. Biden.
Other top Sanders officials from the 2020 race who will be involved include …
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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who briefly ran in the 2020 GOP primary against Trump, said he believes Amash would be a viable candidate who could pull voters from the left and the right.
„You look at the fastest growth out there in the political field, it’s on the independent side, it’s not with a traditional Republican or Democrat,” Sanford said.
Krystal and Saagar discuss former President Obama’s long-awaited endorsement of Joe Biden.
Krystal Ball explains how Obama’s endorsement pushes the left to fall in line and vote for Joe Biden.
And lest there be any question, the 78-year-old Vermont senator confirmed that “it’s probably a very fair assumption” that he would not run for president again. He added, with a laugh: “One can’t predict the future.”
Joe Biden has been a horrible, evil politician since long before his rape allegations went mainstream and his brain started turning to porridge. If people could gaze with fresh, unmanipulated eyes upon someone who’s dedicated his entire political career to neoliberal exploitation at home and neoconservative mass murder abroad, someone who openly boasts about authoring the foundational documents of the USA PATRIOT Act, someone who promises rich donors that “nothing fundamentally will change” if he’s elected and who they know from experience can be taken at his word, it would never occur to them that this is someone who should be running for any elected office anywhere, let along within spitting distance of the most powerful one in the world.
It is only by the ability of the mass media to manufacture the illusion of normality that this bullshit has been made possible.
„Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse — to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,“ Sanders said, joining Biden.
…the “process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved — that’s how you know it’s working”
We recognize that a viable Democratic Socialist Party will need a larger base than what DSA currently has. Alongside growing DSA, we should call on Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilahn Omar, Labor for Bernie leaders, and many other individuals, unions, and organizations to join us in taking steps towards such a working-class, democratic, membership-controlled force to advance our political revolution against the billionaire class.
Now we find ourselves in a moment where it’s far too late to talk reform. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has rigged two presidential primary elections against Bernie Sanders and millions of voters. A global pandemic and unprecedented economic meltdown have lifted the veil, revealing the greed, rot, and corporate beholdenness that has driven another giant transfer of wealth to Wall Street — just like the Great Recession — while the many suffering are thrown a few scraps to keep us from revolting.
We believe that it’s time for a party that fights alongside our movements for economic, racial, social and environmental justice instead of fighting against them. We are ready to build a dynamic movement-party — a party that centers direct action and mutual aid with electoral politics — a party that understands that civil disobedience is critical in this moment if we are to wrest our power from these craven, insatiable elites.
That’s a bad sign. I was raised in the party.
In the end, the most influential politician of 2020 might be the one who has been the most silent.
With Bernie Sanders exiting the race and Joe Biden taking on the mantle of presumptive nominee, the man who hovered quietly over the race for more than a year, Barack Obama, will soon return to the political fray.
The host and founder of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur explains how the establishment and mainstream media has rigged the election for Joe Biden.
The reason everyone obsesses over the wants & needs of moderates is bc they r constantly threatening to vote for the other team/stay home. The party thinks the left will vote for them no matter what so we have 0 power & get treated like crap.
That’s why even though M4A and GND are overwhelmingly popular, voters choose Biden because they believe they must appease those finicky moderates. Progressives and leftists can be endlessly shit on (compared to nazis called toxic etc) bc they assume we will still vote blue anyway
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti evaluate Joe Biden’s victories in Tuesday night’s primaries.
Der unserer Einschätzung nach offensichtliche, vor aller Augen durch die „Demokratische Partei“ in ihren Vorwahlen vollzogene Wahlbetrug wird nur deshalb viele überraschen und schockieren, weil sie ihn nicht als solchen erkennen oder erkennen wollen. Dabei verhält sich diese Mutter aller Verräterparteien in der U.S.-Hegemonie genauso, wie wir es bei Radio Utopie erwartet haben und seit Jahren analysieren.