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Let's talk "Moderate" Democrats. First off, today's "Moderate" Democrats exist because the Far-Right defines all political discourse in America. 1/…
When people say they want "Moderate" Democrats, what they really mean is they want politicians who aren't Republicans, but who, by default, cede all political rhetoric & policy development to the Republicans. 2/
As the Right goes further & further right every year, they define the so-called "centre," which by now means anything to the left of Ayn Rand & Hal Lindsey. The media then accepts uncritically the Right's talking points about what is "mainstream" & what is "moderate." 3/
Unfortunately, modern conservatism—a political movement bent on redistributing all public moneys & resources from the majority of the population into the hands of the wealthiest & most powerful people on earth—is the most dominant political force in North America. 4/
Because the Right defines the terms of political debate, they claim that any Democrat who doesn't believe in unfettered plutocracy in the name of white, shotgun-toting Jesus is a "communist." And those who demand "moderate" Democrats fall right into the Right's trap. 5/
What are "Moderate" Democrats? They are politicians who refuse to tackle, let alone address, every pressing social, economic, & cultural issue that makes life harder for the majority of the population. Those who want "Moderate" Democrats want politics without politics. End.
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