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A Democratic-Socialist Landslide in Pennsylvania

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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:18 AM
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Over the past six months, three women running in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primaries have grown to be close friends. Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato, and Elizabeth Fiedler are endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the hard-left organization founded in 1982 and revitalized by Bernie Sanders. Like many millennial Democrats, they’ve been drawn to the D.S.A. in response to what they view as their party’s failure to address the needs of people like them.

Lee, who is thirty years old, was jobless when she graduated from Howard University Law School, in 2005, and moved home to live with her mom and find work as a political organizer. Innamorato, who is thirty-two, feared that she wouldn’t be able to afford college, after her mother left her father, who was suffering from an opioid addiction, but she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and went to work at Apple. Fiedler, who is thirty-seven and the mother of an eleven-month-old and a three-year-old, struggled to find health care last summer when she left her job in Philadelphia public radio to run for office.

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Back in 2016 I predicted that something like this might happen. With the success and support Sanders had in the primary, especially among the younger demographic, it seemed like a sure thing that a grassroots movement would crop up within the DNC pushing for a more Left agenda. It seems like that movement is now here and they're making their voice heard.

This is pretty much a repeat of what we saw in 2008, just on three other side. Back then the election of Obama and the failure of neocon policies led to the formation of the more traditionally Conservative Tea Party. This time around the election of Trump and the perception that establishment Democrats are ignoring their base in favor of corporate interests has led to the formation of a group that is pushing for a DNC that is more in line with the Liberalism of FDR.

The rise of the Tea Party is one of the key factors that gave Republicans a massive victory in 2010. This movement has the capability to do the same for the Democrats this year, if they embrace it.

These victories in Pennsylvania should serve as a wake-up call to the DNC. DSA backed candidates beat prominent Democrats that were actually the incumbent. That's sends a pretty big message right there. And just to further demonstrate how little difference there is between establishment Democrats and establishment Republicans, one of the candidates that lost is now trying to get on the Republican ticket.

While these victories may be the start of a referendum, that doesn't mean the DNC will acknowledge this movement. Even though every poll showed Sanders as the DNC's best bet at beating Trump, they still rigged the game in favor of Hillary. Since then they have done everything in their power to keep Sanders-style candidates down in favor of those that toe the party line. The DNC has the capability to make a sweep of it in November but right now it looks like they're their own worst enemy.



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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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Good, if the DNC gets forced into putting up a commie then Trump is a shoe in.

In these three examples they are all too young, one is swamper whose only real life experience is political organizer and one is an admitted druggie.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:29 AM
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good luck to them



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Doesn't seem possible. The elections are rigged by gerrymandering. I guess they have to dole a few DNC victories to keep up the delusion of free and fair.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Two of them are running unopposed. So at this point the hard part is over for them.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

I don't think any of them ran on a platform of state control of property. Calling them communists is like calling every Republican an authoritarian for administrative fascism.


edit on 17-5-2018 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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Oh you have never been to PA this is not a left wing socialist center

Its a very conservative gun loving democrats going republican state



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Pennsylvania just went through redistricting after their state Supreme Court ruled that the previous map unfairly favored Republican candidates.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

That is the only way a Democrat will ever win nowadays.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

They just had a Dem candidate overperform by 20 points in a special election, and now DSA backed candidates are beating the middle-of-the-road incumbents. Maybe it's trending more Left than you realize.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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Good thread.

It does surprise me that so many Americans want the hard left policies politicians like Bernie Sanders push, though I can understand why Democrats feel they need a major change after the Obama years.
It's going to an interesting end to the year and quite pivotal for the future of the USA.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Good, if the DNC gets forced into putting up a commie then Trump is a shoe in.

In these three examples they are all too young, one is swamper whose only real life experience is political organizer and one is an admitted druggie.


Don't be certain of that. All indications are that country is split down the middle. Such an election would be a close one and could go either way. Hatred is a strong motivator. If Trump gets elected in 2020 it will come down to just a few states as it did last time around.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Except a Democrat just won in a special election in Pennsylvania after overperforming by 20 points. And this is a trend we've seen since Trump got elected. Even in the races where the Dem doesn't win they're still overperforming by an average of 17 points.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254


“A republic, if you can keep it.”
-Ben Franklin


The interesting thing about America is that we obviously have the freedom to vote away our freedoms.





posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

They are running for congress not president and Innamoratos father was an opioid addict not her. Jesus wept.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Xcalibur254

That is the only way a Democrat will ever win nowadays.

Well yeah. When a state is gerrymandered unfairly against the will of the majority in the district then yes it needs to be redistricted to be more fairer. And frankly that favors Democrats moreso than Republicans since the Republicans gerrymandered in their favor across the nation WAY more than Democrats.

Funny how you don't seem to have a problem with rigging elections so that the less populace party wins and seem to hold this redistricting in contempt.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Xcalibur254


“A republic, if you can keep it.”
-Ben Franklin


The interesting thing about America is that we obviously have the freedom to vote away our freedoms.




Indeed.. that is why it will be up to the average American to decide whether they want to end the USA way fo life. They obviously won't vote for a communist, but they have been shown to be incredibly lazy and apathetic to their own freedoms in the past - will they even bother to vote? The hard left will hope the average Joe will stay at home.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: dfnj2015

Pennsylvania just went through redistricting after their state Supreme Court ruled that the previous map unfairly favored Republican candidates.


I'd agree with your premise. I would think many on the right and have been around for a while-older- have be aware of the trend and are concerned. As far as the Democrat party and their more left members goes, I see a distinction between national issues and regional ones.

One only has to look at the county map of the Presidential elections to see where the extreme left have congregated.

It is not yet strong enough on a national basis to change much....I hope.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
Oh you have never been to PA this is not a left wing socialist center

Its a very conservative gun loving democrats going republican state


It is mostly conservative (by landmass), but the population centers of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are strongly democrat and have been for DECADES......maybe that is why the cities are sh**holes



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Xcalibur254

That is the only way a Democrat will ever win nowadays.

By fixing Republican gerrymandering?
Wow, what a bunch of monsters.



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