In “Centrist Dems Are Wrong About November’s Losses” (Dec 21, 2020), Steve Phillips presents evidence that high Republican turnout is what caused multiple Democratic House members to lose their seats. He claims, without evidence, that the slogans “defund the police” and “socialism” aren’t what caused the high GOP turnout. But the sad thing is that “reform the police” would have been a perfectly acceptable slogan. Moreover, Bernie Sanders is not even a socialist, according to analyses by Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Paul Krugman and other scholars. He’s a social democrat (a New Deal liberal). Why are Dems and progressives so bad at messaging?
Bernie Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist. So does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating incumbent Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley in a major upset victory. The odd thing is: are they really democratic socialists? Do they even know what democratic socialism is? There is evidence […]
I testified today in support of Bob Hasegawa‘s S.B. 5955 which would establish a State Bank to create a financing infrastructure for the cannabis industry. My testimony begins at time mark 29:15 in the linked video. The audience enjoyed my characterization of Wall Street banksters as the real criminals that we should be worried about. […]