Post by Just Wondering Post by Snit
The progressive side of the Democratic party is gaining power...
Which will make it harder for Democrats to win elections ...
Why do you think backing more of what the American people want make it
harder to win elections? Keep in mind how popular progressive positions are:
* Green new deal – 69%
* Wealth tax – 73%
* A $15 federal minimum wage – 62%
* Free tuition at public colleges – 55%
Other polls have shown similar things.
• Paid family leave is supported by 73 percent of college-educated
workers, 69 percent of the white working class, 72 percent of the black
working class and 63 percent of the Hispanic working class.
• When it comes to requiring equal pay, 91 percent of college-educated
workers, 86 percent of the white working class, 82 percent of the black
working class and 85 percent of the Hispanic working class indicate support.
• Spending more government money on retirement draws wide support, with
52 percent of college-educated workers, 64 percent of the white working
class, 78 percent of the black working class and 72 percent of the
Hispanic working class saying they would like to see this.
• When it comes to health care, 63 percent of college-educated workers,
64 percent of the white working class, 84 percent of the black working
class and 77 percent of Hispanic workers agree say the government should
increase, and not decrease, spending.
• As for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, 72 percent of
college-educated workers, 74 percent of the white working class, 69
percent of the black working class and 73 percent of Hispanic workers
say they believe taxes on those earning more than $250,000 annually
should be raised.
Even things like Universal Background checks are wildly popular. But we
do not have a government that represents us -- we live in a plutocracy.
Older polls showed this was true for both Democrats and Republicans...
but as we get more progressives this seems to be changing:
Is Congress rigged in favour of the rich?
A new study finds that partisanship matters more than the influence of
Democratic senators side with the rich 35% of the time and Republicans
do so 86% of the time
Now there is nothing wrong with siding with the wealthy *if* the wealthy
are siding with the people... but to side with them 86% of the time is
Personal attacks from those who troll show their own insecurity. They
cannot use reason to show the message to be wrong so they try to feel
somehow superior by attacking the messenger.
They cling to their attacks and ignore the message time and time again.