It would repeal or raise contribution limits and allow outside groups spending millions on campaigns to hide their donors. 11%. The GOP platform would make things much easier for the powerful. Republicans: They would end the health care program for the elderly as we know it, requiring seniors to either enroll in a private insurance plan or face limits on how much the government will pay.

Republicans vs. Democrats getting COVID (Original post) Dirty Socialist: Nov 12: OP: But the christofascists over at the Hill are saying only Democrats get it. Democrats: "Climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy, our national security, and our children's health and futures. dubyadiprecession: Nov 12 #2: Wonder why that is? Money is pretty tight right now, so if you find any of my endeavors worthwhile or valuable, please consider supporting my work over at The reason I wanted Bernie Sanders to be president is that while he’s far from perfect, he was the most likely, of the available Democratic candidates, to start working to reduce the activities of the American war machine, and move us further in the direction of a world that stands in solidarity to deal with the issues that affect all of us. My work is supported by a group of wonderful people over at, and I would be immeasurably grateful if you would consider joining their ranks.

Follow him on Twitter @JDSalant. Democrats: They would not only would "fight any attempts by Republicans in Congress to privatize, voucherize, or 'phase out' Medicare," but would allow Americans older than 55 to enroll. Even though the need for change is incredibly urgent, if we don’t take the time to build our new world properly from the beginning, the whole thing is likely to come crashing down around our ears, and at this point that could doom humanity. maybe I just inherently understand a fellow ichs and herps enthusiast. ", Republicans: The deal "gravely threatens our security, our interests, and the survival of our friends." Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by a considerable margin. At 55 pages, the Democratic document is 11 pages shorter than the GOP platform and mentioned Trump 29 times compared with just one of Clinton in the Republican document. lots of food for debate and discussion… yet nothing.

Republicans have controlled the White House for 28 of the last 43 years since Richard Nixon became president. Nonfiction writing: Currently this blog is where I write nonfiction, and where I try to see a way through the coming decades for human civilization. That was not always the case, and the change did not happen by itself. The Democrats' statement of principles encompassed many of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' views, giving him a victory even as he lost the presidential nomination to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. m_gallery_id = "20801850"; @Icthyc – thanks! "We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed," the platform said. I don’t know why more people do not comment on your posts, they are quite thorough and well considered.

Democrats: Applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. m_gallery = "monday_night_at_the_dnc_2016_convention_in_philadelphia";

Those of us working to build a more just and peaceful world are playing a long game. There are probably other descriptors that could be applied, but those will do for now. OAITW r.2.0: Nov 12 #3: More Republicans . An anarchist's response to Louis Proyect's anti-riot Marxism, A Secular Childhood: Letters to My Daughter - no.9 "Be a Sponge", Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden, Just Wait: The uneducated will be all over this in no time, Democrats vs. Republicans: Why even an empty difference in rhetoric can matter, A useful video on why Trump's not going to be able to use the military to seize power, Climate change is increasing the longevity of hurricanes, A worrying appointment by the Trump administration, A post-election roundup of media takes on the 2019 Bolivia coup, A useful video on why Trump’s not going to be able to use the military to seize power, we have to bring collective power to bear, and use that to push back against right-wing propaganda, take direct action. They’ve spent decades rallying support by vilifying the government, othering non-white people and non-Christians, and treating kindness and fairness as weak, or even evil. m_gallery_permalink = "";

What we’re seeing from the Republican party right now is this exact process. Despite everything happening in the world right now, life goes on, and I’m still required to spend money in order to live. Companion Pieces: What’s the Matter with Kansas? The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican platform called it "a personal agreement between the president and his negotiating partners and non-binding on the next president. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Demographics: I'm white, heterosexual, cisgender, male, feminist, atheist, skeptical, and often opinionated. It does mean, however, that I think there’s benefit in paying attention to rhetoric and propaganda, and there are benefits to having even the feeble performance of decency we get from some of the Democrats. After several Republicans spoke in favor of Biden during the DNC on Monday — they included Kasich, the former Ohio governor, former California GOP … For the purposes of this discussion, propaganda is the process of mainstreaming. "We need to end secret, unaccountable money in politics by requiring, through executive order or legislation, significantly more disclosure and transparency -- by outside groups, federal contractors, and public corporations to their shareholders," the platform said. I write about politics and the Biden transition. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

", Democrats: The platform backed a "secure and democratic Jewish state" of Israel and a chance for Palestinians to "govern themselves in their own viable state, in peace and dignity.". I have previously worked for MSNBC and Chronogram Magazine. It was the process of generations of hard work by non-white activists, with gradually increasing support from members of the majority. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. A Republican who tries to hit the brakes on the current momentum of the Republican party is is someone who will soon find themselves ousted from the party, and without any power.