Skip to comments.Progressive youth groups issue demands for Biden ahead of general election
Posted on 04/08/2020 12:55:44 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A slate of progressive youth groups have issued a list of demands they want to see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden adopt ahead of the general election.
Eight progressive groups said in a joint letter released Wednesday that they feared Bidens centrist policies would alienate younger voters, who trend more liberal, and hinder Democratss efforts to unseat President Trump in November. The groups noted that while Biden racked up delegates with a March winning spree, he consistently ceded voters under 45 years old to Sanders in the primaries.
While Sanders, who had garnered the endorsements of all eight groups that signed onto the letter, centered his campaign around a litany of progressive policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, Biden has cast his campaign as an opportunity for a return to a pre-Trump sense of normalcy.
However, the letter from the progressive cohort indicated some of the groups followers have little appetite for a return to traditional politics that they say caused endless war, skyrocketing inequality, crushing student loan debt, mass deportations, police murders of black Americans and mass incarceration, schools which have become killing fields and more.
The groups pressed Biden to adopt a litany of policies, including committing to transitioning to 100 percent clean energy by 2030 for electricity, buildings, and transportation, reducing gun deaths by 50 percent in a decade, protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation, backing Medicare for All and supporting an annual tax on the extreme wealth of the richest 180,000 households in America.
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Did they write it down? Pedo joe won’t remember it by this afternoon.
How cute! They think he’s still a sentient being!
Hey, progressive youth groups. If Biden doesnt meet every last one of your demands, stay home on Election Day. Better yet, vote for Trump as a protest.
Onward the Revolution! (or something like that)
How about guaranteed income for all? As long as their shooting for the moon.
One thing about the youth, they’re loud online, they’re loud at rally’s, they’re loud at marches, but they don’t show up to vote.
Wahhh, baby wants the Moon and Mars (to be renamed to green cheese, less masculine / less macho). Give it to us or we’ll curl-up in our basement and won’t play!
And raise the minimum wage to a gabizzion dollars an hour so well all be wealthy.
Demand all you like, hes not going to win
Demands work when accompanied by money, hotshots.
Biden should tell them to pound sand. Who are they going to vote for, Trump? They’ll vote for Biden to vote against Trump.
pretty funny but a little scary that so many want to turn usa into venesuela
Andrea Mitchell believes otherwise:
The Best case scenario for Biden before the Kung Flu was about 10 states plus DC.... Due to the long term economic impact, its possible that he may do better than that, but he’s not going to beat Trump.
However, there is no way to blame the economy tanked by this thing on Trump, so the usual dynamic of poor economy helping the opposition is muted at best... And Trump certainly has done a far better job with the economy than Obama/Biden ever did...
Mitchel is either blowing smoke out of her arse, or just playing devils advocate for an interviews sake.
I wonder if I were to check my Thesaurus for synonyms of “progressive” Id find “Maoist” as one of them.
I do hope Joe’s teleprompter is loaded with all that. Of course he has to keep his attention on that teleprompter and I am not so sure he can still do that. I would love for Joe to be the Democrat candidate running as a confused and lost Bernie Sanders. That said I think the probability of Joe being the candidate is pretty low. His alzheimer;s seems to be progressing pretty quickly. By November it will be obvious to all who have known a victim of it.
So of the 300 or so candidates for the job, the one who comes out on top is a senile old white guy.
I hate Stalinazi yoots.
The New Red Guard. Destroy the past to create a 'glorious' future.
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