Who’s the Progressive Candidate in 2016?

 

First and foremost, my Kudos are extended to DSWright for bringing forth his thread on “Obama Budget Splits Democratic Party” of earlier today.

 

There is much to say from my political platform and in which I am staunch Democrat and I’m a Member-in-Good Standing within our Democratic Coalition.  More so, when I consider the implications for our future, and which means the next presidential cycle and where Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are the presumptive candidates.  However, I am looking for a competent Progressive on our national stage, and for starters, I am looking at Senator Sherrod Brown ofOhio, and who, if willing, would be serious a challenger to both Clinton and Biden.  And understanding thatAmerica’s progressive community is continuing to fight a ‘rear guard” battle to protect and defend the New Deal and the Great Society. Effectively, a battle for the “soul of the Democratic Party, would go a long way in establishing a Competitive Royale between the Biden-Clinton camps with a Progressive Camp or {fill in the blank with the name of your favorite Progressive Candidate}.

 

And with this in mind, I harken back to 2002 when the Bush/Cheney administration started their War of Choice, where white Americans supported this Choice by an affirming ratio of 90%.  In contrast, the rest us, America’s ‘racial and ethnics’ opposed this Choice War by an overwhelming 90% among African Americans; Native Americans at 90%; and Latinos at 73%, and taken together, today’s white Americans, have, for most part, come to agree with us, while costing between $4 to $6 trillion, not counting the lives of both Americans and Middle Easterners.

 

Consequently, I have come to criticize my fellow Democrats, and in particular, the “camouflaged” conservative Democrats, have been and continue to be Clinton, Gore, Obama, Biden and Clinton, and their political retainers, and which reinforces my political meme of the “Old and Tired White Guys.”  Furthermore, today’s continued political conversation is another aspect of the “virulent indifference” espoused by this conversation between and among white people, since “racial and ethnics” don’t have much if any public space in the news industry, both in print and in television.  Thusly, our ‘conversation’ takes place on the Internet.

 

And it’s for this reason that this Firedoglake, and in particular, Wright, deserves both my attention and applause.

 

Jaango