Olivaw » 17 Aug 2020, 6:27 pm » wrote: ↑
I’m a fairly moderate / center-lefty so I’m comfortable with the list of speakers. Progressives may be disappointed.
Beau of the Fifth Column is a progressive. He has something to say about the “not so liberal” Democratic Convention lineup. As usual, he is thoughtful and articulate,
Thanks for the insightful video.
Because of universal Democratic agreement of the necessity of ousting Trump, Democrats are already united. And those on the Far Left are just as determined as moderates, to replace Trump with Biden, so the their votes can be taken for granted.
That's why I think Beau is on target about the DNC strategy being to attract disaffected Trump voters. But since Bernie Sanders will be one of the speakers tonight, I cannot fully accept the contention that the DNC has entirely abandoned the Left Wing of the Democratic Party.
Neither am I convinced that a Biden administration will be as Conservative as Beau forecasts. For instance, Biden has frequently expressed support for an energized, new labor union movement with the aim of increasing unionization, Nationwide. If he comes through on that promise alone, he will have accomplished a lot. Of course much of Biden's ability to affect real change will hinge on whether we can flip the Senate or not.
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