Ep133: Insider Trade Offs and the Democracy Agenda

I talk election results related to socialist progress so as predicted I get mad and exasperated. I share some of my feelings for Dem-enter by discussing A Dem-Soc who holds Obama’s old IL Seat; DSA election results, and the Fix in Buffalo where history was ‘not made’. In the 2nd Half I cover the deep dive into the reforms that are actually needed to make elections a viable Tactic for the independent Left.

Music Used: Viscous Cycle, by AiKai

Sources

Dem-Soc Gains insider status at behest of End Bail Coalition
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/08/meet-the-democratic-socialist-holding-barack-obamas-old-state-senate-seat
Coverage of national DSA endorsee wins.
https://jacobinmag.com/2021/11/november-2021-elections-socialist-progressives-wins
Class Based Duopoly beats the Dem-soc in Buffalo NY
https://moguldom.com/380258/what-happened-in-the-buffalo-mayors-race-how-socialist-india-walton-was-stopped-by-democratic-party-establishment-and-republicans/
Unread: Dems create new PAC to defeat Dem-Socs next year, paint them as radicals
https://jacobinmag.com/2021/10/jeffries-team-blue-pac-progressives-establishment-democrats-primaries
Unread: Progressives Surprised by level of corruption. Need more fellows elected.
https://nypost.com/2021/07/21/socialists-gunning-to-double-their-democrat-ranks-in-albany/?utm_source=facebook_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site+buttons&utm_campaign=site+buttons
Outline of a Radical Democracy Agenda beyond Dem Election reform
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/02/voting-rights-should-include-the-right-to-vote-for-who-you-want/

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