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The Establishment's Assault On Progressives Is Far From Abating

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's entrance into the presidential race is not only indicative of the growing fervor to take out Donald Trump next year.

It is indicative of how divided the Democratic party still is, even after it backed centrist Hillary Clinton over progressive Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016, resulting in the embarrassing defeat that catapulted into the White House the most unqualified individual ever to pursue it.

And if it makes the mistake nominating another corporate moderate again this time, we can say hello to whatever horrors are predicted with a second Trump term.

Unfortunately, it appears today as though that may happen.

Earlier this year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) instituted a new policy prohibiting more than 100 political firms from contracting or recommending to House of Representatives candidates consultants, vendors, polling firms, strategists, and operatives seeking to unseat incumbents.

It is no coincidence this came two months after progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley were sworn in on Capitol Hill after last year's "blue wave" that saw scores of progressives win state, local, and federal elections all over the country.

The Democratic establishment wants to make sure "far-left" candidates like them never have another chance to up-end the hegemony.

Rep. Pressley tweeted:

" If the DCCC enacts this policy to blacklist vendors who work with challengers, we risk undermining an entire universe of potential candidates and vendors - especially women and people of color - whose ideas, energy, and innovation need a place in our party."

Barack Obama warned Democrats not to engage in the circular firing squad, yet he privately told advisers in 2016 he would intervene if it appeared as though Bernie Sanders threatened to clinch the nomination away from Hillary Clinton.

Last week, he cautioned Democrats against moving "too far left," stating:

"Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it."

The circular firing squad has begun.

Fortunately, it might be backfiring.

As New York magazine reported:

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The power brokers (aka Deep State) is fighting hard to get back to having a person they can control in the White House. Trump has been a problem for them as they have done everything to corral him and thought they had him after Kissinger visited him on several occasions in 2017 and he assigned Pompeo and Bolton to key positions, a move which put them back on their way to these endless illegal wars. Then, however, just as things were heating up toward illegally invading Iran Trump fired Bolton which was that straw that broke the back of the Deep State plans, hence more drastic measures were needed so the impeachment process began.

Now they are faced with nobody who will willfully carry out their orders who the MSM has been able to get the people behind. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton's prote'ge', was first up and first to show her ineptness, being nothing more than a Hillary Lite. Next up was Elizabeth Warren who came onto the scene disguising herself as a "Progressive" who had shown her deep desire to take orders in order to move her career forward. The Deep State figured they had their person until she proved only to be a charlatan who could not be trusted by the voting public.

Enter Pete Buttigieg who has proven to take orders from those with the dollars so the MSM propagandists are presently attempting to prop him us as "The Savior". The problem is the more the people are learning about him the more it appears he has the qualities that best suit him as a used car salesman. His smooth-talking is reminiscent of the likes of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and we know neither of them moved our nation or its citizens forward.

Meanwhile, there is still Joe Biden who has a long history of mucking things up while being a good order-taker for the corporatists. The problem is Joe just keeps blundering his way through to where his campaign strategy is to get as little exposure to the people as possible, similar to Hillary in 2016 as the more they speak the lower they go down in the polls.

The Deep State has a problem as they continue to demonize the only candidates who would do the most for the citizens and our nation, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Andrew Yang, but who definitely would not take orders and would actually work against the continued deterioration of our nation's image in the World, our infrastructure, and our quality of life for each and every person living in our country.

Meanwhile, don't be surprised as the media propagandists begin giving us double-digit poll numbers for Michael Bloomberg and don't be shocked as they really pull it out of their *$$ with the same figures for Hillary Clinton.

Remember, the media is a bought and paid for part of the Deep State agenda that has been destroying our nation in its spiral toward third-world status.

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They're attacking against Elizabeth Warren, too, not just Bernie Sanders. After the last debate in Atlanta, MSNBC switched to commentary. A grumpy old male commentator was given ample air time to harshly criticized Warren and Sanders, calling on the Democrats to nominate a moderate who would stop offering "free stuff."


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And you're absolutely correct that despite the Dems' many failings, they are far, far better than the Repugs. Those who claim otherwise are either lying trolls or are deluded.

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So many Dems, these days, actually believe that a relative handful of people are not actually entitled to OWN EVERYTHING. I think these Dems are people who are often referred to as socialists. Of course this upper echelon of society looks on these "Socialists" as akin to the Bubonic plague.

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Buttigieg has zero qualifications. He is mayor of South Bend, Indiana home of Notre Dame University. Mayors of small towns with large universities are figure heads. The towns are run by the colleges. Plus Indiana is one of the worst least progressive states in the union. Hence, it spawned Pence a person whose eyes are soulless looking.

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