The corporate media is attempting to make UK’s Labour Party & Jeremy Corbyn’s defeat as the future of the American Progressive movement. Don’t buy it.
I knew it was coming though it came quicker with a larger ferocity than I thought it would. Is UK’s Labour Party fate that of the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party?
Did you hear the corporate media talking about the center moving to the left when Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won in Mexico? Note you do not hear much about him because his policies make most Mexicans outside of DF pretty darn happy.
What is sad is when a Democratic Presidential candidate begins toeing the same line. But it should be no surprise that our perennial neoliberal centrist would chime in.
Former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night told a gathering of rich donors that the Labour Party's crushing defeat in the U.K. general election represents a warning sign that Democrats should not nominate a left-wing candidate in 2020, a narrative progressives immediately condemned as highly misleading and pernicious.
"Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left," Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told donors at a fundraiser in San Francisco Thursday. "It comes up with ideas that are not able to be contained within a rational basis quickly."
"You're also going to see people saying, 'My God, [U.K. Prime Minister] Boris Johnson, who is kind of a physical and emotional clone of the president, is able to win," the former vice president said, according to pool reports.
Biden's remarks mirrored the immediate post-election reaction of centrist pundits on Twitter late Thursday as exit poll results made clear that Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, lost decisively.
The situation is not the same though the corporate mainstream media will attempt to make it so. It is important that Progressive stay the course. Instead of spending any time on the defensive articulate the policies we intend to put into effect and how we intend to do it in a realistic manner.