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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:05 PM

How NOT to be a "propaganda loser" (PART 1)

Saving the planet is not "radical." Killing it is radical. The Republican anti-regulation platform is radical. Tax breaks to encourage more drilling is radical.

Democrats must stop being "propaganda losers" by accepting the label "radical" or even "leftist." The only label we should accept is "sensible" or "rational" or even "traditional pragmatist." Call out EVERY Republican and lazy journalist who tries to pin the term "radical" on every sensible Democratic proposal. We certainly shouldn't use it on each other.

The Green New Deal and other planet-friendly and people-friendly ideas are actually a RETURN to mid-20th century pragmatism. Our economy BOOMED when the New Deal was launched. Our skies and waterways CLEARED UP when the Environmental Protection Agency (launched under a more pragmatic, and less ideological, Republican administration) began overseeing the regulation of polluting industries in the 1970s. Our citizens had a fighting chance at advancement when we invested properly in public education.

ALL THOSE THINGS ARE TRADITIONAL, SENSIBLE POLICIES. They are not friggin' "radical" and we should call out everyone, including fellow Democrats, who lazily throws the term at us. Remind them that's it's the Republicans who have abandoned longstanding American traditions. THEY are the dangerous radicals.

And keep repeating it.

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:17 PM

1. +1

well said, mouse

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:24 PM

2. Thanks, glad to help :-)

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