Instead of immediately calling for purging Democratic Party leadership, insist on one or more narrow performance goals. The DLC, or Congressional Progressive Caucus or a new group, must, to get Progressive support back, pledge, and act, as forcefully as necessary, to obtain certain policy goals. Widespread political education is necessary employing even "liberal" newscasters and pundits of television, print journalism and radio. One relatively less controversial would be for the National Interstate Compact (NICPV) for the Popular Vote. Let Democrats be democratic! The correct operation of NICPV would guarantee that the winner of the popular vote became president. Ten states plus D.C., representing 60% of votes needed for enforcement upon electors of the Electoral College, have agreed to it. Concentrate even national democratic resources on getting it implemented in enough remaining states to do this.
Nonprofit VOTE Blog: DC Passes National Popular Vote Law. Pass it, state by state!
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second policy goal would be to push any
Here is a third harder,
longer-term goal. Republicans explicitly promise a balanced budget [amendment.] This is based on "National Debt Terrorism," their claim that endless running of deficits will eventually dry up capital for private investment and bankrupt the U.S. It's a bald-faced Big Lie! Even Trump admitted, in a May CNN interview, that "you [the government] prints the money." Democrats must adopt creation of greenbacks as a goal and get their allies in all educational venues, liberal TV pundits and newscasters, radio, magazines, newspaper columnists, letter writers, economic educators in schools, to educate the public on the historical facts and arguments that are persuasive on this subject! If a balanced budget was ever enacted and enforced, it would cause a disastrous collapse of our
economy, especially for
Government - created money was essential to arm the Revolution, and the Union Army. Farmers and laborers wanted them after the Crash of 1873. FDR avoided them in the prolonged Great Depression.
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There must be a return, by elected Democrats, to Profiles in Courage, to some Statesmanship, some risk of losing even top offices by being primaried and voted out. But it is necessary that there be an organized drive of educated citizens behind them!