Politics 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections Thread

Started by Enigma, Feb 20, 2022, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. Head Bussa
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    Leftists: “Get money out of politics! It provides an unfair advantage [for Republicans!]”

    Also leftists: “Democrats need to stop trying to raise money to win elections!”
     
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    What? Big money corrupts both sides. This has been the case for 40+ years. Oil and gas industries donate to both parties. Same with Wall Street and corporations. NRA donates to Republicans and some Dems. We’re against big money donors…even unions. Get rid of it. It has corrupted our system. It doesn’t matter how much $ working class people donate to DeSantis or Pelosi because they’re already bought off by special interests

    And you missed the point that Dem leadership thinks that sending out donation emails = fighting for regular people. No they aren’t. Obama had a super majority and promised to codify Roe and didn’t. It’s all for show. Biden and Pelosi aren’t actually going to fight to codify Roe. Pelosi endorsed an anti abortion, pro NRA Dem a couple months ago. They won’t fight to get rid of the filibuster. They won’t fight to expand the Supreme Court. Weak leaders! Need new leadership and also get rid of big money in politics.
     
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    Special interests don’t donate to candidates to convince them to vote a particular way; special interests donate to candidates because they hold positions that they *already* align with. Political scientists have been saying this for years:



    There’s a real disconnect between emphasizing that money is so critical in politics/elections but then complaining that the only legitimate left-leaning political party in the U.S. is trying to raise money. If Democrats don’t raise money, Republicans win elections across the board—how is that better?

    P.S. the supermajority that Obama briefly had in 2009 consisted of numerous pro-life Dems. It includes two democratic senators from *Arkansas* ffs. They didn’t have the votes to codify Roe then. Even AOC knows this:

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    Republicans are still very much favorites to win back Congress but there’s been a notable shift in the polls in Democrats favor since the Supreme Court overturned Roe. We’re in mid July—will that shift last until November? Who knows. But it is significant.
     
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