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Chris Hedges: Would the American People be Better Served by a Movement for a People’s Party?

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  • Nick Brana, founder, executive director of Movement for a People’s Party talks with journalist Chris Hedges about the US’ two political party system, the need for third and fourth parties and his experience campaigning for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Related: The Unengaged: America's Real Third Party

Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad

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11 Aug 2018 | Nick Brana, founder, executive director of Movement for a People’s Party <https://www.forapeoplesparty.org/> talks with journalist Chris Hedges about the US’ two political party system, the need for third and fourth parties and his experience campaigning for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Chris%20Hedges_0.jpg Chris Hedges, a weekly columnist for Truthdig, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries, specializing in American politics and society.

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  • Get past the sound bites and get into the the process.
  • Just get out there. Don’t throw away your vote to the Unengaged ticket.

 

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The Unengaged: America's Real Third Party

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  • Just get out there. Don’t throw away your vote to the Unengaged ticket.

Erin Wathen, Irreverin

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August 7, 2018 | The church I used to serve in Phoenix shared space with a preschool. It was also a polling site in every election.
I used to set up a card table in our courtyard area, outside of where people were going in to vote, and I’d have cookies or donuts or something, and





also church brochures and swag, for anybody who wanted to stop and chat about the church. It was always a bit of happy chaos in the mornings, when all the preschool kids were getting dropped off AND neighbors were coming through to vote.

http://2.gravatar.com/avatar/b74f7ca70483103d7b13738306adccf4?s=190&d=mm&r=g Erin Wathen is the Senior Pastor of Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Olathe, KS. She's a Kentucky native, a long-time desert dweller, and she writes about the sacred thread that runs through pretty much everything.

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Just Shut Up and Quit

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Nobody elected the Anonymous Heroes executing a de facto coup against Donald Trump's presidency*.

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Sep 5, 2018 | May I just say, for the record, to hell with this person, whoever it is.

Over the past two days, I've become increasingly annoyed by the careerist bleatings of anonymous sources who would like you to know that, by enabling El Caudillo Del Mar-a-Lago and his long, slow slide into howling madness, they are really keeping him from doing some real damage to the country, and shouldn't we all be grateful for their noble, selfless work.

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Political Swamp Mouths: Minnesota's Jason Lewis and Florida's Ron DeSantis

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  • Part 1:There are new recordings from Jason Lewis’ lightning-rod past as a talk radio host.
  • Will it matter this time?
  • Part 2: Ron DeSantis’s ‘monkey’ comment
  • Just the start of his racist dog-whistling

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Part 1:There are new recordings from Jason Lewis’ lightning-rod past as a talk radio host. Will it matter this time?

Steven Schier, a professor of politics at Carleton College, said the newly-released Lewis comments could have an impact in November if Democrats are able to make the case that they’ve reflected his priorities and actions as a member of Congress.

Sam Brodey, MinnPost

https://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/images/articles/JasonLewisHeadPointing640.png07/26/2018 | It’s a story that might sound familiar to Minnesotans: Jason Lewis, the one-time conservative talk radio firebrand, is facing intense criticism for his past comments about race and women — and he’s unapologetically defending himself.

In 2016, after Lewis jumped into the Republican primary for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, his talk radio past became a major issue when released recordings of his syndicated show aired Lewis’ claims that young women were “non-thinking” and that Hurricane Katrina victims are a “bunch of whiners.”

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Part 2: Ron DeSantis’s ‘monkey’ comment was just the start of his racist dog-whistling

Jonathan Capehart, Washington (DC) Post

August 30, 2018 | Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Democratic primary for Florida governor wasn’t even 12 hours old when his Republican challenger, Rep. Ron DeSantis, hurled a few race cards into the general-election campaign. Of course, he did this during an interview on Fox News, that safe space for conservatives to wallow in demeaning stereotypes and petty grievances.

“Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Gov. [Rick] Scott,” DeSantis said. “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”

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The DNC Vote to End Superdelegates: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke

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  • Part 1: This is what was passed, does this sound like a Democracy to you?
  • "Smoke & mirrors" by the Democratic party.
  • Part 2: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke
  • The only way Democrats are going to get elected anymore is to hide their true beliefs.

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Part 1: This is what was passed, does this sound like a Democracy to you?

Donna Kosinski Benedict shared a video to the group: Progressives United/American Progressive Party.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/DNC%20Chair%20Tom%20Perez%20on%20Bill%20Press%20Show.jpgAugust 26,2018 | Yesterday’s vote to eliminate superdelegates from the first round is utterly meaningless, but the DNC thinks that we are too stupid to understand this.


✔ 1. Even if a progressive wins, the DNC can force it to a 2nd round vote just as they did with Wallace. The DNC controls the rules of the convention!
✔ 2. If they really wanted to keep progressives, they would do away with superdelegates altogether. They would not have passed the rules they did in June which enable one person, Tom Perez, to disqualify someone for not being a "faithful" Democrat.
✔ 3. The DNC's new loyalty oath rule is potentially more effective than superdelegates in blocking progressives from running for president.

This is just more of the same "smoke & mirrors" by the Democratic party.

Progressives United/American Progressive Party. We are here to discuss ideas for the greater good of the 99%.

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Part 2: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke, by Robert Ringer

 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Dead%20Red%2C%20White%2C%20%26%20Blue%20Donkey.jpgThe only way Democrats are going to get elected anymore is to hide their true beliefs.
  • From Robert Ringer at lewrockwell.com

Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

As stupid as they may at times seem, I often wonder if the Dirty Dems will ever become rational enough to realize that the underlying theme of their message — the fundamental transformation of America — will never again get them voted into power.  Too many people who were taken in by the hype that gave us Barack Obama now realize that it was a carefully orchestrated scam.

After being lulled into a white-guilt slumber by the exciting idea of electing America’s first “black” president, millions of voters now regretfully understand the wisdom in the idiom “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”  They are what the social media crowd refers to as “woke.”

https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/805203347f71b4a9606694b65ac317ee?s=100&r=pg&d=mm Robert Gore is a featured writer on The Savvy Street, an online magazine, and has been on websites Zero Hedge, David Stockman’s Contra Corner, Lew Rockwell, The Automatic Earth, The Burning Platform, and Western Rifle Shooters Association. Although he engages in political commentary, he enthusiastically shuns politics.

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