“This is not about Left or Right; this is about objective truth.”
“That’s pretty left-wing, I would say.”
The Right is not for the People but rather for the wealthy. So, they need to lie to get enough representation and win elections in a democracy.
Left-wing and right-wing are not two equal flavors the electorate can choose from. Rather, the Right needs to fool enough of the middle-class and working-class into thinking that they will take care of them. Not.
If you’d listen to the clip at the top here, you will hear Bernie talk about ideals for the People and how to get there, and Lindsey just pretending to be more for the average American, sidestepping any concrete action. This, combined with lying about what Joe Biden has done for the country. He’s done almost nothing, not having enough votes in the Senate and Congress.
And still, I blame Bernie for the ‘debate’ being a farce, because he agreed to debate this known chronic liar. And, I disagree with the commentator. Lindsey is not brainwashed, corrupted, oblivious, a weirdo, a mess, or unserious. He lies. That’s what Right-wingers must do to win elections.
Presently, the USA is expecting the 2022 mid-term elections to turn out a landslide Republican victory. That triumph will be based only on lies upon lies. That doesn’t mean that all Republican voters are liars. Most of them are the ones fooled. And, not because they’re deplorables or stupid, but because they are too kind-hearted and good-natured to believe that these right-wingers are flat-out lying to their faces. But, they are. Yes, They Can.
This is what the Left must do to stem the tide:
Kick out all their arrogant politicians. Most Americans can’t stand them.
Tell Joe all he must do is effectuate the changes most Americans want. (It doesn’t help to be principled and idealistic if that makes you lose.)
Don’t shy away from being seen as radical; the People can smell when you did it for them. So,
Stack the Supreme Court with countless new judges.
Propose legislation to guarantee A Woman’s Right to Choose, the Equality Act, Buy Back Guns. Take the right-wing talking point and turn it around. “You say this is radical? Surely this is radical. The USA is the most radical political system on earth, with safety and equality for all since Americans care.” Tell the electorate: If you want this, vote for us who’d support it.
Threaten the pharmaceutical, weapon, car, oil & gas industries with nationalization if they won’t reduce their prices directly and drastically.
Stop saying that the wealthy are too rich. Talk about their depressions and empty lives and hearts. And how much better they sleep when they return the too much they got to the People. Not to get their votes. The workers are overhearing this and they might vote for people who talk like that.
Admit that America is a cruel place to live. Safety only for the wealthy. Social security’s a farce. Healthcare is only for the lucky. Explain that those are echoes of the slave society the US was. It is in the interest of everyone to end the slave/owner mentality still dominating US work relationships.
Don’t go hostile on Trump. ‘Admit’ he did/does a great job for the rich.
Stop talking from anger; replace it with hope, Bernie. And stop throwing numbers around and answer questions with a straightforward yes or no.
In traffic, it’s immaterial if you’re right. You need to stay out of accidents. In politics, it doesn’t matter if you’re right. You need to stay in power.