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‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’

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Gertie Keddle

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand

 

In advance of 2020, the left wants to make sure candidates aren’t claiming the progressive label without supporting the cause.

 

By DAVID SIDERS

Politico

12/09/2018 06:51 AM EST

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Progressive Democrats are beginning to confront an unintended consequence of their own success: dilution of the brand.

 

So many Democratic presidential prospects are now claiming the progressive mantle in advance of the 2020 primaries that liberal leaders are trying to institute a measure of ideological quality control, designed to ensure the party ends up with a nominee who meets their exacting standards.

 

Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are discussing policy platforms that could serve as a litmus test for presidential contenders. Progressive donors, meanwhile, are plotting steps — ranging from closer engagement with campaigns to ultimatums tied to fundraising — to ensure that "Medicare for All," debt-free college and a non-militaristic foreign policy, among other causes, remain at the center of the upcoming campaign. In an effort to winnow the burgeoning field, progressive advocacy groups are beginning to poll supporters in the hopes of elevating candidates who gain the imprimatur of the left.

 

“You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told progressive donors at a private conference here last week, a portion of which was opened exclusively to POLITICO.

 

Jayapal, a Washington Democrat, called the 2020 election a chance to “leverage our power.” But she called it critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.”

 

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Noclevermoniker

"It's tattooed on the back of 'is neck..."

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gravelrash
“You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told progressive donors at a private conference here last week, a portion of which was opened exclusively to POLITICO.

 

But you get to say that you're Native American based on "high cheek bones", African-American to collect welfare, "gender-fluid", an attack helicopter, a potato, and whatever asininity that you can push as long as people put up with your specialness.

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First Sarge

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand

 

 

“You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told progressive donors at a private conference here last week, a portion of which was opened exclusively to POLITICO.

 

Jayapal, a Washington Democrat, called the 2020 election a chance to “leverage our power.” But she called it critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.”

 

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You have to write us a large check first...oops "a donation to advance the cause of the working class, that we will spend on the priority's we decide are for the good of the oppressed workers"

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Italian Biker

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’

Actually, yes, I do get to say that I'm progressive whenever, where ever I feel as such. It's call free speech, remember? The 1st amendment, remember? Come and try to stop me.

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

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Ben Cranklin

Someone's even just wanting to label themselves "progressive" usually tells me everything I need to know about them, unless they were doing it as a joke.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

Actually, yes, I do get to say that I'm progressive whenever, where ever I feel as such. It's call free speech, remember? The 1st amendment, remember? Come and try to stop me.

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

I'm progressive

Don't you feel like you need a bath/shower now after saying that? :sick:

 

Someone's even just wanting to label themselves "progressive" usually tells me everything I need to know about them, unless they were doing it as a joke.

It's a nicer sounding name for communist.

 

Because that's exactly what progressives are.

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MontyPython

"It's tattooed on the back of 'is neck..."

 

Gotta love a good Monty Python reference!

 

;)

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Severian

With all apologies to Dean-o. :lol:

 

 

 

I love the Hollywood Knights.

 

 

"It's tattooed on the back of 'is neck..."

Ere, is that rat tart? Disgusting.

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Italian Biker

Don't you feel like you need a bath/shower now after saying that? :sick:

 

No, that won't be sufficient. I'll need decontamination protocol from a nuclear power plant.

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NH Populist

"Jayapal, a Washington Democrat, called the 2020 election a chance to “leverage our power.” But she called it critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.”

 

 

Absolutely!! And be sure to include the part about open borders, Socialism and all the free stuff no-one knows how to pay for...

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MontyPython

Ere, is that rat tart? Disgusting.

 

:2up:

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USNRETWIFE

Maybe they learned from the conservatives, right Flake?

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MontyPython

Don't "get" to say I'm progressive? Quite the contrary, I'm proud & delighted that I don't have to say I'm progressive.

 

*whew*

 

:yes:

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Hieronymous

"Jayapal, a Washington Democrat, called the 2020 election a chance to “leverage our power.” But she called it critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.”

 

 

Absolutely!! And be sure to include the part about open borders, Socialism and all the free stuff no-one knows how to pay for...

Progressives throughout the history of the movement have always stood for cool stuff...prohibition, federal income tax, eugenics, communism...

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E Van der Vliet

If I can say that I am a female when I am actually a male, then I can absolutely say I’m a progressive when I’m a conservative.

 

And that was just icky!

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grimreefer

Someone's even just wanting to label themselves "progressive" usually tells me everything I need to know about them, unless they were doing it as a joke.

Word.

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