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Progressive Meltdown

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There are two shows that I watch on YouTube and they are the Jimmy Dore Show and "Ring of Fire" with Farron Cousins. I usually agree with both gentlemen on a wide variety of issues. Both men are progressive's, and both usually make a lot of sense. Recently however, I heard Mr. cousins deride Mr. Dore for sharing his opinion on the Florida Governor's race. I would like to share both clips, one from the Jimmy Dore show and one from Ring of Fire.

https://youtu.be/j8AJzlIbedM

Here is "The Ring of Fire" show.

https://youtu.be/t5eSQY6TA7E

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Both men had a point. However, I am inclined to agree with Jimmy Dore that when Andrew Guillen did a political commercial with Senator Cory Booker and repudiated his stance on single-payer Medicare for all, he made a big mistake. I would also like to point out that just because Jimmy door doesn't live in the state of Florida, he should not of express his opinion from thousands of miles away.

Case in point, I live in South Carolina and I am a progressive Democrat and no matter how I vote or what I say or write is no business of anyone's except my own. Jimmy Dore had a right to express his opinion and I defend his right to his opinion. Just like Farron cousins, I also get frustrated living in a red state. I can understand his frustration and his anger with having to live in the state that voted in a racist Republican that is totally out of step with almost everyone else in this country. I feel his frustration and I sharing it also.

This however, should not be a stumbling block to progresses trying to change our government to work for the working classes of Americans. I'm sure that Jimmy Dore and Farron cousins agree on many more issues than they disagree on. It actually pains me to see to progresses arguing over this subject. I don't think that Jimmy Dore single-handedly stopped Andrew Gullim the gubernatorial race in Florida.

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One of the things that really matters is the ability of people to express their opinions, regardless of who they might offend. It's not right divided your way to offend people, but if you really believe in something then you have the right to express your opinion. There are more pressing issues that we are facing in this country than one gubernatorial race in Florida. I have to live with the Republican governor in South Carolina and Farron must live with the Republican Governor in Florida. To blame someone else does not do anything for progresses.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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