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It is worth repeating that the Democratic party is united by a set of principles that the vast majority of Americans agree with.

One of these is the wise investment of tax dollars in our government and the reliance on those dollars and government to provide a bulwark against disaster.
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Opinion | Now we know why Trump sought foreign help to beat Biden:
Biden is an elusive, skilled opponent. Trump has reason to be afraid.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

It is why we have FEMA, the CDC, the national stockpile, the National Weather Bureau, the Coast Guard, and many other agencies- all of which Trump and Republicans have tried to cut or eliminate.

Half a century ago, Republicans started attacking government. Reagan told people to be afraid of government. The party that helped build the national highway system under Eisenhower was suddenly the party that refused to invest tax dollars in anything but the military.

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In spite of half a century of cultural conditioning, most Americans still understand that government has essential functions in the fabric of a good society- functions that private enterprise cannot replace. These functions are wanted and needed and we are finding out the hard way what it's like to see them go: unmitigated disaster.

Joe Biden is giving us a refresher lesson in basic civics, something Trump and the GOP don't want. That's why Trump is frightened. 3/3. :registertovote: :voteblue:

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@TonyStark
No doubt you caught this stellar conversation between a real president and our next president. It's worth seeing again imo!
'A Socially Distanced Conversation' on the YT:
youtube.com/watch?v=r3hgsAXbvW

@TonyStark
What I find refreshing about Biden, in addition to his lifelong experience, knowledge, qualifications, and proven performance ... is that he pays American voters a great compliment when he clearly assumes that most of us actually get it, that we're not stupid, and that most of us can actually hold a thought and a concept that does not fit on the front of a hat.

He has policy. :biden2020:

@SteveRogers @TonyStark While I won't be wearing a pantsuit to my polling place like I did in 2016 (plus everyone who can should ), I'm really looking forward to voting for kind, decent Joe Biden and whoever his running mate is! :biden2020: :voteblue2:

@SteveRogers
With you 100% on all of that. People are getting it too.......I was way up in the sticks this afternoon for an appt with an older couple living in a manufactured home. Usually when I'm that far out, I get nothing but the simplistic maga schtick.

During the appt they'd roll their eyes & make snide remarks about trump's* ineffective presidency. I was surprised. I would suggest they wouldn't have been so open if local sentiment wasn't headed in that direction.
@TonyStark

@TonyStark

Joe is worth voting for.

Trump is worth voting against, regardless of who is running against him.

Trump lied and 150,000 Americans died.

Total might be twice as large by November. Remember the dead.

@TonyStark It’s definitely worth repeating. Keep repeating it. :mjolnir:

@TonyStark it's also worth repeating that the Democratic Party is a private corporation and the entire thing is a scam. The left hold the principals, the Party is a parasite on our principals drop feeding us just enough to ensure they keep their money and power. We'd do well to overthrow the party and rebuild it as a non-profit coop so it's actually by the people for the people

@feld
I don't agree with the premise at all, based or personal experience, or the idea.

It's not practical or necessary and would irretrievably set us back more than achieve progress.

There are many, many worthwhile people within the party, although as a whole, nothing is perfect.

I am for having more than 2 major parties in the U.S., but the path to that is eliminating Republicans from power.

@TonyStark We gotta vote Dem, but remember we do not control the party.

The party can ignore the primary results and choose any candidate they want; the primary election is not legally binding

The party leadership controls the platform,
not the voters.

They voted against Medicare4All being part of the platform. The rich people in this list control everything.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EOWXVSBemMq9PB-NAHykgUW8hCdJ4bls/view
@TonyStark to reiterate: I don't think a third party is feasible until we take the power back.

We should be protesting the DNC offices and demanding a full restructuring of the party. We should be doing oppo research on every one of these people. We should be actively working to take over the party from the inside.
@TonyStark It can't be for us yet, but we need to stop the tribalism and party-line voting. That's literally what got us here.

We are delusional if we think "The Democratic Party" are going to do the right thing once Biden is elected.

They won't. They will drag their feet if we don't hold them to the fire.

@feld
We should always do that, no matter who represents us.

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