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Washington Post: Democrats should confront their revolutionaries before itís too late
Washington Post ^ | July 16, 3019 | By Henry Olsen Columnist

Posted on 07/17/2019 12:21:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

It’s been decades since Democrats had to confront a genuine challenge from the far left...

The cracks in the party were most evident last week after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) casually deployed the race card against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). To be sure, Ocasio-Cortez’s side swipe — implying Pelosi singled her and her progressive allies out for criticism because they are women of color — was bad enough. But the real depth of the challenge Democrats face is better seen by looking at comments from Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti...

Observers may wonder why Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff are engaging in this internecine battle. From the viewpoint of the evolutionary left, such efforts are futile and self-defeating...

Chakrabarti let the cat out of the bag in a recent extensive profile in The Post magazine. According to the report, Chakrabarti told an aide for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), a presidential candidate, that his boss’s Green New Deal “wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti says, “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” You can’t get much more revolutionary than that...

It’s no coincidence that the Green New Deal speaks as much about ensuring quality jobs and helping “frontline and vulnerable communities” as it does about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It also calls for an “economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II,” uprooting the U.S. economy with the government calling the shots...

If the entire U.S. economy must be uprooted — if the United States is inherently a “racist system” — then those who propose evolutionary change are as culpable as those who oppose any change at all. They must be opposed as strenuously...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aoc; democrats; districtofcolumbia; globalwarminghoax; greennewdeal; henryolsen; jayinslee; jeffbezos; leftist; racecard; revolutionaries; saikatchakrabarti; socialism; squad; subhaschandrabose; trump; washington; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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And now President Trump has forced Nancy Pelosi and her entire democrat caucus to embrace and coalesce with these radical un-American leftist socialists.

The democrats are now openly supporting full-blown socialism, open borders, free healthcare, free education, and the entire green new deal that is admittedly (by AOC's chief of staff - a radical socialist/fascist revolutionary) designed to bring down our free-market economy and usher in full government control over all of us.

1 posted on 07/17/2019 12:21:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Uh-oh. Jeff Bezos is getting nervous.


2 posted on 07/17/2019 12:23:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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Wow! Even the Washington Post sees a disaster in the making. They are trying to warn Nancy - bigly. It it too late?
3 posted on 07/17/2019 12:24:35 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: Jim Robinson

If they impeach, it’s already too late. Success is worse than failure and they’re both bad.


4 posted on 07/17/2019 12:26:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Cowboy Bob
They are trying to warn Nancy - bigly. It it too late?

Nancy has an explosive collar around her neck, and she knows it.

5 posted on 07/17/2019 12:26:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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Just to clarify...

"...these radical un-American leftist socialists communists."

6 posted on 07/17/2019 12:26:43 PM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - DAVID HOROWITZ)
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It’s too late anyway. They have gone too far.


7 posted on 07/17/2019 12:27:43 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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Jim, I think that they are past the point of no return. As you say, they have “embrace(d) and coalesce(d)” around the worst, most divisive policies and platforms possible to imagine and I believe are alienating their base.

I don’t think that there is anyone else besides Trump with the fortitude to stand up to these demons.


8 posted on 07/17/2019 12:27:44 PM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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Donald Trump is the man who removed the mask of the Democrat Party.

I believe this is a truly historical feat. No one else has done this ever to this party of snakes.


9 posted on 07/17/2019 12:30:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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To: Jim Robinson

When 47% of American households pay no federal income tax at all (and many get money back who never paid anything) it is a constant battle to keep our nation out of the hands of Demons. My estimate is that the Demons get at least 2/3s of that vote.

When 40-45% of eligible voters don’t give a shi’ite enough to even vote the battle becomes even more difficult.

When Satan’s voice is blasted 24-7 and righteousness condemned the job of places like FR becomes even more critical. Thank you for your efforts.


10 posted on 07/17/2019 12:30:09 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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I’ve been saying for 20 years now that as messed up as the Republican party is, the Dem party is far worse off. Now its imploding on itself. Which is a shame. Two healthy parties would be so much better for our nation so long as both were loyal to the constitution. Other differences could be worked out.

Todays Dem party is ‘not healthy’. Todays republican party is marginal at best.


11 posted on 07/17/2019 12:30:58 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Too late. AOC and her crew have “gone to the mattresses “.


12 posted on 07/17/2019 12:31:18 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cowboy Bob

We will be learning more about AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. Turns out he wears a t-shirt with a picture of (not Che) but a guy from India during WWII whose heroes were Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Imperial Japan and later, after they lost the war, Uncle Joe Stalin. Chakrabarti is a real winner and is the brain trust behind AOC and the green new deal.


13 posted on 07/17/2019 12:34:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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And now President Trump has forced Nancy Pelosi and her entire democrat caucus to embrace and coalesce with these radical un-American leftist socialists.

Brilliant Strategy. But what is more brilliant is yet to unfold. As predicted the Dems embraced the radicals as did the media. They have become, as planned, the face of the party. As they continue speaking it will be reveals to millions who have yet to pay attention, that they are real life socialists and anti-American. So, the slow on the uptake Dems are slowly realizing that they were outfoxed - they have two choices: 1) Do as this author suggests and throw the radicals overboard. As such, it won't be pretty, the whackjob squad won't go down without a MAJOR public nasty fight making the Dems look terrible and not attracting voters. 2) Continue to let the radicals be the face of the party and scare off voters and take down the party. This is called a classic Hobson's choice, a brilliant tactical political strategy.

14 posted on 07/17/2019 12:35:27 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Jim Robinson

Honestly, I think it’s already too late.
The leftists will do what leftists do - violence.
It’s all they’ve got since they were not blessed with intellect.


15 posted on 07/17/2019 12:36:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Steely Tom

“Uh-oh. Jeff Bezos is getting nervous.”

Heh, Bezos is a great example of “idiot savant”. He is unmatched in business, but his latest remark about going into space because of climate change is almost as dumb (just almost) as anything said by Pelosi or Dorkbama about anything.

The confrontation remark is just a temporary moment of actual sanity for Mr Bald boink your mistress.


16 posted on 07/17/2019 12:38:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jim Robinson; All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkKxmnrRVHo


17 posted on 07/17/2019 12:40:49 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s their “50 state” plan. They are gonna make Trump the first to win 50 states.


18 posted on 07/17/2019 12:41:31 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Anybody reading the comments that follow? They are enraged at the author, lol. And very ageist, too.


19 posted on 07/17/2019 12:41:33 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Steely Tom

I’m slow. Took me a minute but I got it now! Yes a WAPO article critical of Democrats? Yes he is getting nervous !


20 posted on 07/17/2019 12:43:41 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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