I got a shout out on the Thom Hartmann Program on Free Speech TV yesterday for my latest Daily Kos Front Page article. It is always an honor when the number one Progressive show in the country acknowledges your work.
Thom Hartmann evaluation
I recently wrote the article "Democrats must nominate a populist if they are to win the White House and Congress" for the Daily Kos, the largest Progressive website/news site in the country. Many centrists Democrats took exception to it. It turns out that Thom Hartmann, host of the Thom Hartmann Program, the most listened to Progressive program agrees. Ironically, so do the polls.
Hartmann quote the following passage.
Something happened in the 2018 election that is likely to be more profound in 2020. And the polls will likely not catch it. Conventional wisdom would lead many to believe that since most of the newly elected Democrats were more centrists than the party's center of gravity, it would be best served from the middle. It is more likely that the increased progressive vote provided the winning margin in these elections. This reality was apparent in Texas Congressional District 7 where the DCCC interjected themselves in our local election with a right-wing style attack on Laura Moser who ultimately lost to Lizzie Pannill Fletcher. All the progressive groups coalesced around Fletcher, block walking, knocking on doors, and phone banking because they kept their eyes on the ball.
When American pollsters give Americans choices of policies, they reveal themselves as progressives. So why is it that their votes show centrism? The answer is obvious. The powers-that-be hoodwink them into believing the things they want most are unattainable. Worse, their leaders tell them that their wants would cost jobs or hurt the economy. In other words, fear is responsible for most Americans sticking to the mythical center.
Thom Hartmann quoted one of my Daily KOS articles a few years back as well. "Politicians who lie and knowingly effect laws that kill should be prosecuted" is the name of that piece.
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