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May 14, 2020
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The ‘Team LeBron’ takes a Star Party turned into a tribute to Kobe Bryant

first_imgThe ‘Team LeBron’ shone at the beginning and the endUnder the new format, the first three quarters were “individual” and the LeBron Team began overwhelming with a partial 53-41, in which Leonard showed his best starter inspiration, which allowed the first $ 100,000 donation to be taken.But Team Antetokounmpo reacted in the second and returned the coin with another dominant partial of 51-30, which gave them the donation of $ 100,000. Then came the third period and equality was present with a final score of 41, which resulted in the donation of $ 100,000 left for the team that won the match.Under the new format, and in homage to Bryant, the so-called “Incessor Objective” was established, which would be the sum of 24 points to the best of the three quarters that had one of the two teams, which corresponded to the Giannis Team that finished with 133 points (157), for 124 of Team LeBron, led by Lakers coach Frank Vogel.In this way, the fourth period, which eliminated the 24-second possession clock and there were no commercial cuts, served for the two teams to fight for the victory with the goal of reaching 157 points first.The LeBron Team, with a better startling inspiration to also achieve the many decisive ones, made possible the comeback of the nine points that were down on the scoreboard when they reached the fourth period and took the victory, in addition to $ 400,000 to distribute to the charities and Chicago colleges to which they were going to deliver the money.Doncic, low profileTogether with Leonard, who was the great figure, James and reserve base Chris Paul, of Oklahoma City Thunder, contributed 23 points each, while Davis reached 20 points with nine rebounds.Slovenian baseman Luka Doncic of Dallas Mavericks, in his debut in a All-Star Game, the sixth youngest player in NBA history to start the game, contributed just eight points. As he had anticipated, the former Real Madrid player of 20 years, had a low profile during the 18 minutes he played, in which he scored 3 of 6 field shots, including 2 of 5 triples, captured a rebound, distributed four personnel and recovered a ball.While for Team Giannis, in which the captain was the Greek power forward Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks star ended up as a leader by getting a double-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Two other tall players, the pivots, Cameroonian Joel Embiid, from Phliadelphia 76ers, and Frenchman Rudy Gobert, from Utah Jazz, also achieved double-doubles that did not prevent defeat. Embiid achieved 22 points and 10 rebounds, for 21 goals and 11 balls captured under Gobert’s hoops.Another player of Team Giannis, who overcame the barrier of 20 goals, was the baseman Kemba Walker, of the Boston Celtics, who reached 23, but did not get the decisive in the final stretch of the match. The Lakers star team beats Antetokounmpo’s (157-155) Photo: EFEcenter_img The memory of the legendary Kobe Bryant monopolized the entire 69th edition of the NBA All-Star Party, which featured center star Anthony Davis and forward Kawhi Leonard, two players from the Los Angeles teams – Lakers and Clippers – city in the one that the ‘Black Mamba’ completed all her brilliant professional career of 20 seasons.Therefore, no one better than a Lakers player, Davis, was the one to decide the triumph of Team LeBron (James, captain), his partner with the Angelian club, in which Bryant shone with his own light to get five league titles and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) league award, in addition to 18 All-Star entries.Davis scored the second personnel shot that allowed Team LeBron to reach the “Objective Incessor” of 157 points first and proclaimed champion of the 69th edition of the All-Star Party by beating Team Giannis, who stayed in 155 points.The meeting held at the United Center, the first in Chicago since 1988, had a new format in honor of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others who lost their lives last January 26 in a helicopter crash occurred in the area of ​​Calabasas (California). Team LeBron wore a blue uniform with number two in memory of Gianna, while Team Giannis had the red uniform and all the players wore the shirts with number 24, in memory of Bryant.The forward Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers, who played 20 minutes with Team LeBron was the top scorer of the game by getting 30 points after scoring 11 of 18 field shots, including 8 of 14 triples, also captured seven rebounds, distributed four assists and recovered two balls to become the winner of the MVP, the first with the name of Kobe Bryant. From this All-Star all MVP awards will be permanently named Kobe Bryant.The game, as expected, was going to be full of news and especially references in the permanent tribute to Bryant, starting with the new format that would allow to raise money for charities and scholarships in Chicago schools in his honor and the tribute of the halftime show.last_img read more

July 24, 2019
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Barack Obama is stuck in the past He represents the old Democratic

first_img 8 Apr 2019 22:48 | Pick Share on Facebook 28 29 89 90 Reply Report 8 Apr 2019 22:26 8 Apr 2019 Share via Email 8 Apr 2019 20:28 Jump to comment Share Jump to comment Share on Twitter Facebook 55 56 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter | Pick Joe Biden Another gun in the circular firing squad. Share Close report comment form Twitter Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Twitter All Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Threads collapsed Reply seosaif Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:37 What centrists don’t seem to understand is that if an issue has widespread support, its a centrist position. Who gives a fuck what Grover norquist says about medicare for all, it has like a 70% approval rating with voters. This is concrete evidence that Obama represents a vision of “democracy” in similar fashion to Woodrow Wilson; in that a monied gentry aught to decide appropriate political action for the massess. People with educations might call that oligarchy. Obama is a dishonest sychophant dying for a spot in Peter Thiels doomsday bunker. We dont have time to consider the feelings of the ruling class. Our species is literally running out of time. 8 Apr 2019 20:22 Or perhaps Barack Obama, who won two elections, recognises what it takes to win? Perhaps he’s worried that by constantly attacking one another for not being ‘pure’ or ‘oppressed’ enough, the Democrats are doing exactly what Trump wants them to. | Pick Report 33 34 Report Guardian Pick Report Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Afraid of Americans Share 8 Apr 2019 20:24 8 Apr 2019 20:35 Share Share on Facebook 23 24 Report 50 Yes, but he said “Yes we can” and people were gullible enough to fall for it. Now they’re gullible enough to believe the “Putin ate my homework” paranoid conspiracy nonsense. Bernie is best by far on domestic policy, and Tulsi is the only sane candidate on foreign policy. Report Report Share on Facebook Report unthreaded Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:36 Sniton | Pick | Pick 13 14 Twitter Facebook The older generation see a couple of years of prosperity and seem unlikely to exchange the presidency for left-wing reform. Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reply 4 5 Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:26 | Pick Report Share on Twitter Europeantoo Reply Share on Facebook Share Reply Share Twitter Reply … and 2016 as well, of course! YorkerBouncer Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:00 The public actually wants those things when asked. It’s only when they’re asked which club they favour that their answers change, as a huge part of the electorate are blindly clubist in their voting. Report Facebook Ben Wood Report By this logic, every four or eight years, somebody is possessed of deep wisdom and insight into the popular psyche. Another possibility is that it is mostly just chance and largely unpredictable, and even if there is wisdom involved, it is not timeless and offers little guidance four years later. | Pick Share Share | Pick Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:28 Reply Facebook ockham2 Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:24 Share 70 71 Share on Twitter 17 18 Share on Twitter JamesMellor Facebook Facebook Barack Obama Report | Pick 8 Apr 2019 23:10 Facebook OhIAmSuchASadGit Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Bhaskar Sunkara 96 97 President Obama is not stuck in the past. He is perhaps saddened and more than a little astonished that most politicians have decided to go bonkers. In any event, we have reached the tipping point in the world where only populists will be elected from now on. We’re screwed and Obama knows it. Share on Twitter The youth are in the echo-chamber where all promises are deliverable through democratic socialism – cart before horse. Spot on Report Who cares if Bernie is a “real Democrat”?Do you only want registered Democrats to vote for the Democratic nominee? Or do you want to broaden the party and win back some of those working class Trump voters? Twitter “The former president says he’s worried about ‘purity’ tests in the Democratic party. What he’s really worried about is his surrogates losing control of the party.” “Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor of Jacobin magazine and a Guardian US columnist. He is the author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality.” Those two quotes pretty much sum up why the Democrats are going to get their asses handed to them in 2020. Anyone who believes the path to the Democrats beating Trump in 2020 lies to the left is hopelessly out of touch with the voters outside the coasts and campuses. The “solution” isn’t the “progressive” pattern of Sanders and his ilk, nor is it in theowbacks like Biden, but the folks who are driving the Democrats left have worked themselves into a frenzy thinking Ocasio-Cortez’s district is somehow representative of the places they need to win to defeat Trump. In the places the Democrats need votes words like “progressive” aren’t vote winners. Actual substantive progress since WW2 has come through the decried “small steps” rather than some grand radical design. Setting the country up for four more years of Trump will remind people why you can’t let the activists nominate the candidate, those who remember 1972 have seen it before. The Democrats need to pick someone who can beat Trump. End of. If Trump gets another four years, we’re screwed. So picking the candidate who has the best chance to beat him is paramount. If that’s Joe Biden, so be it. And picking candidates because they appear to be the most ‘ progressive ‘ – is a sure way to disaster. 8 Apr 2019 20:27 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter StephenDaedalus 8 Apr 2019 22:23 Facebook YorkerBouncer Reply Share Twitter Facebook JamesMellor Twitter Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:26 Share 22 23 expanded Reply 443 444 Ridiculous click bait rubbish. This almost annoyed me enough to cancel my Guardian membership. If I want anti-Obama diatribes I’ll subscribe to Fox or follow the Chump on Twitter. Cheers for nothing @Guardian | Pick ‘Thanks in no small part to the Bernie Sanders campaign and the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Medicare for All, free public higher education, a $15 minimum wage, and action on climate change have become mainstream positions.’ No they haven’t, you’re confusing the Democratic Party’s policy platform with ‘mainstream’. Just because the party has lurched to the Left, doesn’t mean the country has too. 3 Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp 8 Apr 2019 20:24 “You have to recognize that the way we’ve structured democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you, and that by definition means you’re not going to get 100% of what you want.” Those are wise words from Obama- but sadly, few will heed them. “I want it all and I want it now”- everyone on CiF, forever Facebook Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Reply | Pick This is all remarkably similar to the Labour party in the UK, proclaiming a whole new political future without winning elections. 1 Reply Facebook Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:28 Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter Actual substantive progress since WW2 has come through the decried “small steps” rather than some grand radical design. A competent and experienced ‘old white man’ is preferable to an incompetent and inexperienced person of any gender and/or race. Reply | Pick Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:11 | Pick Report Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick Reply Facebook Simon Matthews popgoesthepop 8 Apr 2019 20:37 Share Reply Reply Show 24 more replies Report Share on Twitter | Pick Ace1989 | Pick Share on Facebook | Pick Reply Twitter 19 20 Share on Facebook 2 Share Share Share on Twitter | Pick Topics Reply Reply Sadly, it is starting to sound like all the mistakes of the Michael Foot fiasco could be repeated in the USA, just when it’s vital that Republicans are defeated in 2020 Ralph Nader is a great man – made irrelevant by the Democrats and Republicans. The US needs to vote in a handful of independents who can have an impact. | Pick 208 209 “they never achieve anything” You mean apart from winning elections? 8 Apr 2019 20:27 Share 8 Apr 2019 21:35 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick 16 17 Share on Facebook Tom1Wright Share on Facebook Reply Share unprinted Twitter Share on Facebook MthewF By this logic, every four or eight years, somebody is possessed of deep wisdom and insight into the popular psyche. Twitter 118 119 Barack Obama is stuck in the past. He represents the old Democratic party Share on Facebook StephenDaedalus João Teixeira 8 Apr 2019 22:20 The former president says he’s worried about ‘purity’ tests in the Democratic party. What he’s really worried about is his surrogates losing control of the party Trump won against a standard-issue Democrat. People wanted a radical alternative and voted for Trump. You can either try the same again, or a more radical alternative. 100 mintaka Report | Pick bridlem | Pick 8 Apr 2019 21:04 Report Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Oh for christ sakes you muppets are paving the way for Trump winning re-election, come on the Democrats need a united front not this circus. Obama is a neoliberal just like Hillary. He continued military engagements, had his assassination hit list, loved drone warfare, prosecuted journalists under the Espionage Act, and protected Wall St. from 2008 fallout. Sure, he was liberal on social issues but what he’s pushing back against now is economic liberalism. He is, indeed, a stalwart member of the OLD GUARD. Share on Facebook BigBanana 8 Apr 2019 20:30 Facebook Guardian Pick Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook newest tempestteacup DanInTheDesert mintaka AverageMerc Reply Share Report 25 Share on Facebook | Pick Reply Laurence Bury 5 6 199 200 Simon Matthews Guardian Pick PaulGButler They were about the only 2 stories that weren’t cooked up AFAIK! 🙂 | Pick Twitter Twitter Twitter Share 8 Apr 2019 20:24 | Unpick Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:26 Share on Twitter Reply 59 60 Or perhaps Barack Obama, who won two elections, recognises what it takes to win? | Pick Share Facebook unprinted Share on Twitter Former president Barack Obama during a town hall meeting at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, on 6 April.Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA 17 18 Share MthewF 8 Apr 2019 21:36 8 Apr 2019 20:32 Report The late Ralph Nader summarized it the best in a post-election interview in 2008 when he said, “is Obama going to be an Uncle Sam to the American people or an Uncle Tom to the big corporate interests? Unfortunately, I feel it will be the latter.” Obama and Bill Clinton never disappointed me because I never expected anything better from them. The only people who are disappointed are the ones who thought these people would be bringing any kind of change. There are only subtle differences between the Republicans and Democrats but in the end they are beholden to the almighty special interests. Some of them like the military industrial complex and big financial institutions are the usual suspects. Only a few special interests are different. For example for Republicans it is the Religious Right while for Democrats it is the organized Unions. Even within that some like Police Officers Union and Correctional Officers Union have both in their kitty. Facebook Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Share Twitter Report Twitter Boghaunter Reply expatinscandinavia Of course, Obama retorts, “You have to recognize that the way we’ve structured democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you, and that by definition means you’re not going to get 100% of what you want.” But the real problem the Democrats faced in 2016 wasn’t that they were too strident in putting forward a purist progressive vision. Rather, Clinton ran a campaign mostly about shielding Americans from the nightmare of Trumpism and not presenting dreams for the future. When people say they have been falling behind for the last 30 years and your retort is: “I can fix that, I’m experienced, I’ve been in politics for 30 years,” you might end up losing an election.This primary, Sanders and Warren are actually giving people a positive, comprehensible agenda to vote for, one that can speak to the justified rage of so many who are not willing to settle for a world destroyed by climate change, another year without basic healthcare, or continued precarious employment feel. For Obama, “We have to be careful in balancing big dreams and bold ideas with also recognizing that typically change happens in steps.” But incrementalism during the Obama years was small steps to nowhere, ones that far from cementing a new progressive majority actually helped open the door to the populist right.Obama says that “if you skip too many steps you end up having bad outcomes”, but we’re now seeing what happens when you go into a negotiation – like he did with the health insurance companies – with an already compromised position. Bernie says “Medicare for All” and he means it, but even if you only wanted a public option, wouldn’t that be a better position to start from anyway?Like those who think “Uncle Joe” Biden is our only way to stop Trump, Obama is stuck in the past. The Democratic party has been transformed. Formerly fringe ideas are now winning ones. Obama and the centrist Democrats he backs are something like the old “Rockefeller Republicans” of the 70s and early 80s. They didn’t realize how out of step with the times they were until it was too late.Like Reagan did in 1980, the stage is set for Bernie Sanders to fundamentally realign the Democratic party, wielding together a coalition that can unite working people across the country behind a social democratic agenda for jobs and justice. Barack Obama isn’t afraid of that kind of Democratic party losing to Trump. He’s afraid of it winning.Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor of Jacobin magazine and a Guardian US columnist. He is the author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Share on Twitter Reply Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:27 KedarB Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:29 Facebook Report Show 19 more replies It’s 2019. Both the party (establishments) are to the right-of-center. Literally any step that is not towards the right will be framed in the press & parties as a radical move. Did they win? Twitter 1 Report 8 9 expatinscandinavia Facebook 8 Apr 2019 23:12 Facebook It is remarkable that Medicare for All, free public higher education, a $15 minimum wage, and action on climate change are seen as radically left wing. All are fairly standard in most Western nations and all of these positions will enhance rather than assault the health of a predominantly capitalist economy. A healthier and better educated workforce is more productive, a well paid workforce will both buy a more diverse range of products and inve… memo10 Swan17 The middle generation ponder whether a conservative, former Democrat-voting stratum will embrace a centrist rationality after 2 years of chaos. Facebook next As with Blair in the UK Labour party, winning involves compromises and compromise is a dirty word to many on the hard left. 32 33 Report Share Report Reply Twitter Facebook | Pick Facebook The Truthdig article is very interesting. Like many people I genuinely hoped that things would change under Obama but, like Blair , he was absolutely in thrall to giant corporations and banks and we are all still paying the price for this now. Obama begat Trump and Blair begat Brexit. He’s Jewish. Share on Facebook Bad analysis. No one even if they are not beholden to the mythical abstract special interests can bring major change. And that is a good thing. There is nothing wrong to making just little steps in any direction. After all no one can think of major changes that would actually work. Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook dondi Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook KedarB 32 33 Share Share on Facebook comment 343 344 4 3 Report Twitter Share on Twitter KedarB | Pick MthewF Report Share on Facebook Laurence Bury Report Seems like another conflict between young and older generations. The youth are in the echo-chamber where all promises are deliverable through democratic socialism – cart before horse. The middle generation ponder whether a conservative, former Democrat-voting stratum will embrace a centrist rationality after 2 years of chaos. The older generation see a couple of years of prosperity and seem unlikely to exchange the presidency for left-wing reform.Sanders’ egotism will ruin Warren’s race in any case, unless she can stick him up for VP which seems impossible – she is better placed finding a young running-mate, likely to be female too. All of this seems to be about making progressive inroads into a culture which largely favours an elderly, straight-talkin’ male in the Presidency. Share Twitter 22 23 64 65 | Pick Share on Facebook Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2 Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other teeps2016 Report Good article. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/lets-not-whitewash-or-mythologize-obama/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/24/obama-guantanamo-bay-closure-republicans https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/01/why-obama-has-failed-to-close-guantanamo Report Or perhaps Barack Obama, who won two elections, recognises what it takes to win? Perhaps he’s worried that by constantly attacking one another for not being ‘pure’ or ‘oppressed’ enough, the Democrats are doing exactly what Trump wants them to. 75 76 Share 8 Apr 2019 20:50 Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook “Barack Obama is stuck in the past. He represents the old Democratic party.” This sort of rhetoric sounds all too familiar. Years in opposition wait for those that listen. | Pick Twitter Share The middle generation calls the youth’s demands unrealistic because they aren’t used to change. They have never seen govt actually work to the citizens’ benefit in their lifetimes. They have spent their lives being told by the Dem/GOP/MSM complex that it’s impossible. (It happens in damn near every other civilized country on earth. But America is the greatest country on earth so it cannot work here.) AW1983 Depressing guff. You have one job, people, beat Trump. The way to lose is crud like this. AOC is one voice – refreshing, but too young to even stand. Bernie isn’t even a Democrat and will be pushing 80, when he STARTS. This is pure self-sabotage The youth aren’t asking for everything. They’re asking for anything whatsoever. They are tired of being told it’s an unrealistic demand by older people who were never paid as little as they have always been paid. Share on Twitter Twitter Report 166 167 | Pick | Pick No they didn’t. Did they win in 2010? No. 20 21 What have the older generation brought us? Mainly neoliberalism-heavy thanks to Reagan and neoliberalism-light thanks to Clinton. The younger generation brought Obama and were disappointed. Now they want the old Democrat party as it existed before Clinton. Much in the same way as the religious right in the South transformed the Republican party. Only because the bulk of that 80% (your figure) are too lazy to step up to opportunity.It’s easy to let someone else to do your thinking, especially in a crowd. So the Democracts are making all the mistakes Labour made in the UK from 2015? Excellent, that’s worked out really well so far… Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:31 89 90 21 22 Share Share on Facebook Bernie Sanders? Please, no more old white men. 8 Apr 2019 20:31 Cousin_Jack 8 Apr 2019 20:20 8 Apr 2019 21:00 MthewF Show 3 more replies Twitter Report Share on Twitter oldest kentspur Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Reply Reply Report Guardian Pick Share on Twitter Reply Replycenter_img Share on Twitter Facebook Reply | Pick stfcbob Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Twitter 11 12 Reply | Pick Facebook Show 4 more replies Oegstgeest1 8 Apr 2019 20:43 Report Twitter Facebook Share Share | Pick Share Facebook Report unprinted 44 45 Opinion VoiceOreason Share on Twitter Facebook | Pick Report memo10 8 Apr 2019 20:24 Do you want to win or not? If not, keep up the good work! Share on Twitter Share Check your facts, buddy. The public is farther to the left on many major issues than both of these parties. 8 Apr 2019 20:19 recommendations Report Share on Twitter Even at their most “popular”, “populists” rarely get more than 30% of the vote. 8 Apr 2019 21:07 Share Facebook 240 241 Tom1Wright Share on Facebook Since you’re here… we have reached the tipping point in the world where only populists will be elected from now on. Share on Facebook Share Share on Facebook Ben Wood Reply Share on Twitter unprinted 8 Apr 2019 22:56 Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:26 82 83 next Report Reply Share on Facebook if you don’t agree with me you’re either a nazi/liberal snowflake. (delete where applicable) Share on Messenger Twitter Boghaunter Report Show 10 more replies Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter MelindaPrice YorkerBouncer I realld did think that after the election of trump, people on the left (i consider that to be roughly my side) would take stock of the situation and start to think more tactically. More fool me!! 8 Apr 2019 20:26 Share on Facebook VoiceOreason Share I think what the Dems are planning is for Trump to beat Trump. The real trick is to avoid handing any advantage to Mike Pence. Report Wow, you actually enjoy living in your bubble. Boghaunter | Pick PeppermintSeal João Teixeira Mir3000 Report Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick | Pick 443 444 26 27 Share Reply Share on Twitter VoiceOreason CheererUpper Report Reply Twitter | Pick | Pick Share on Twitter VoiceOreason Reply Report | Pick Show 4 more replies Facebook 94 95 Report 5 6 Facebook Reply | Pick expatinscandinavia Simon Matthews Ricardo111 Facebook Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:28 Facebook Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Report Share Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick Report Report Share on Twitter Twitter Reply Share Jump to comment | Pick Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick 8 Apr 2019 22:03 Report Twitter Share 2 3 collapsed Facebook Laurence Bury AngeloDiRagusa Report Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick Report 59 60 Facebook Share on Twitter 49 50 Reply Report The old one? You mean the one that won in 2008 and 2012? 29 30 Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:52 Tom1Wright | Pick Share Facebook This seems like an alarmingly naive piece. | Pick 20 21 Reuse this content,View all comments > Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Order by oldest 159 160 Report 67 68 memo10 Oliver Daniels 9 10 PeppermintSeal Email (optional) Report Share Share Facebook Do you not see the anti-democratic character of that argument? Do you not see that clarifying a party’s views through robust discussion and democratic processes does strengthens, not weakens, its position when they finally decide on a national figure for a general election? Do you not see that the only beneficiaries of the watered down and self-censored process Obama is advocating for – along with everyone else from his political ideology – are those already holding power and validated by the economic, social and cultural gatekeepers of capitalist society? Trump ran against 15-plus Republicans. He beat them. And then he beat Hillary Clinton – who ran against, basically, just Bernie Sanders in a primary process that was manipulated to make it as processional as possible. America is sinking into a mire of corruption, political paralysis, brutality and blight. It will not be altered by yet more cynically triangulated centrism. The reason? There is no such thing as moderate neoliberal capitalism – it is, at this stage of the game, inherently brutal, inherently cruel, inherently auto-destructive of environment, workers, social cohesion, and ultimately the very democratic or political institutions on whose domination it relies for legitimacy. The changes that could avert disaster or improve in a material sense the lives of the majority of Americans will not come about by compromising with either Republicans or those Democrats who have chosen to ally themselves with rapacious forces of 21st century capital. They will have to be fought for, just as every change that benefits the masses has had to be fought for. This is not easy work but when the scale of suffering – and the scale of potential social or environmental catastrophes in the near future (not to mention bloodletting in endless foreign wars over dwindling resources) – is so vast I’m not sure how any but those openly uncaring for that suffering from their own positions of relative privilege could yearn for yet more inertia. Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Reply Share Show 25 expatinscandinavia Enjoy your bubble. Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Report Reply Facebook | Pick ockham2 8 Apr 2019 21:20 Share on Facebook | Pick 14 15 42 43 Share on Facebook BigBanana Loading comments… Trouble loading? 60 61 Europeantoo Reply Reply Share on Twitter Twitter Oliver Daniels ksjayhawk33 Twitter Democrats 46 47 25 26 PeppermintSeal Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook 138 139 Report | Pick Share 1 2 The photo: Clint Eastwood behind the podium? Bernie Sanders? Please, no more old white men. And besides, if you think the way Trump attacked Clinton was bad, just wait until he can focus on Sanders. And Sanders doesn’t have even half the patience that Clinton showed with all these cooked-up Benghazi and email investigations and the continuous chants of “Lock her up”. 8 Apr 2019 Share Facebook Share Twitter Reply Share on Facebook BigBanana Report Facebook Share on Twitter Share Share | Pick Twitter Share on Twitter Socialist18 Share on Twitter Show 4 more replies 8 Apr 2019 20:33 Report Obama isn’t a progressive. He’s just another centrist. This is how they always talk and why they never achieve anything. 8 Apr 2019 21:14 Share Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook comments (698)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. ‘Thanks in no small part to the Bernie Sanders campaign and the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Medicare for All, free public higher education, a $15 minimum wage, and action on climate change have become mainstream positions.’ No they haven’t, you’re confusing the Democratic Party’s policy platform with ‘mainstream’. Just because the party has lurched to the Left, doesn’t mean the country has too. Share 8 Apr 2019 Twitter 139 140 Europeantoo Share Share Shame that the compromises always seem to go in favour of one side. It’s almost as if the word “compromise” is just used to excuse breaking promises. Reply Ralph Nader is very much alive! 34 35 Share Barack Obama is worried about the Democratic party. This weekend, he told a crowd at an Obama Foundation event in Berlin that the party is becoming a “circular firing squad” targeting those “straying from purity” on certain issues.Leading figures around the party have indeed moved to the left since he left office two years ago. Thanks in no small part to the Bernie Sanders campaign and the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Medicare for All, free public higher education, a $15 minimum wage, and action on climate change have become mainstream positions.The self-described “political mainstream” hasn’t caught up to this new reality, however. Obama’s former vice-president, Joe Biden, hasn’t announced his presidential candidacy yet, and is getting attacked not just for his behavior toward women but for a decades-long record that includes support for military interventions, mass incarceration, immigrant deportations, and more. The subtext of Obama’s remarks is this undermining of Biden.Are things getting meaner? Maybe, the internet is a pretty terrible place. But few campaign seasons were more vitriolic than the 2008 Democratic primaries. Hillary Clinton called Obama “elitist and out of touch”, who couldn’t reach “hard-working Americans, white Americans”. For his part, Obama campaign’s negative ads about Clinton were recirculated by Trump in 2016.By comparison, Bernie played softball in 2016. But he certainly gave voice to grassroots anger. People are fed up with the status quo, and they’re starting to demand more of their politicians. Incumbents used to moving to an imaginary center are running up against the fact that their “center” is an illusion. When most Americans support Medicare for All and a jobs guarantee, when they want an end to overseas wars, welcome unions, and even are starting to get comfortable with the idea of socialism, is it really “centrist” to stubbornly oppose all these things? 8 Apr 2019 22:46 | Pick Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2019 21:21 … Reply Report 8 Apr 2019 20:28 Share on Twitter | Pick Comments 698 Share on Facebook You’d better not watch Obama’s Fox interview where he himself said his worst mistake was failing to plan for the day after his ‘intervention’ in Libya. Amid the ruins of the country’s infrastructure. Which he’d been bombing relentlessly for seven months. Bad_Opinion_Haver 8 Apr 2019 20:29 Share on Twitter Mir3000 Share on Facebook Report Reply Facebook I think he has a point in that whoever wins the democratic nomination must be supported by all those on the left even if they view them as a lesser of two evils in regards to Trump. However, it’s pretty telling that he’s saying all this now that Joe Biden is being accused of inappropriate behaviour. There are definitely some double standards in the centre ground. Twitter | Pick Rónán Whelan KedarB 8 Apr 2019 20:29 Barack Obama Agree….perhaps Obama and his other country leader buddies can publicly realise that they are all too blame for the rise in dangerous populism by doing nothing for the 80% not blessed with the opportunities of a global economy and lifestyle. | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook DavidTheDude 8 Apr 2019 23:06 jkovac Share on Twitter Reply View more comments Oliver Daniels Facebook Facebook Share Facebook 17 18 João Teixeira 16 17 Share Share on Twitter 220 221 Oliver Daniels Share Report Report 5 6 8 Apr 2019 20:31 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick Reply Share on Twitter Twitter 126 127 Twitter US politics Share 8 Apr 2019 21:35 Reply Report Reply Share Facebook Lol. And now they’re going after Obama. He was dead on correct when he mentioned Progressives seem to be lining up in a circular firing squad. Share on Twitter Oegstgeest1 11 12 tempestteacup Report Opinion Share DanInTheDesert 10 11 Reply Report Reply Seconding Mr. Sunkara’s comments. He says it better than I could. 3 4 8 Apr 2019 21:17 Twitter | Pick cooked-up Benghazi and email investigations 8 Apr 2019 20:29 Report Share on Facebook Share | Pick Facebook Horseshit. All you’ve done is twist what the OP was saying. There may not have been any wisdom in Trump, but he certainly judged the popular psyche correctly. Twitter Share on Twitter You could literally go back four years and find people saying exactly the same things about Clinton: “She’s the best chance to beat trump,” “We shouldn’t pick a progressive candidate,” ad nauseum… | Pick Share Is that the one that lost to the worst opponent in history? That one. Facebook Bingo.Been re-reading Nixonland and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail recently and the paralells are, once again, uncanny (maybe Trump will self-immolate like Nixon. He seems retardent though. Yes, I said retardent). The Dems appear to have learned nothing from 2016. Just like Labour over here at the moment. Clueless. Also, let’s not forget that it was the Obama team who first utilised the Surveillance Capitalists on the campaign trail. They knew how to win. Hilary’s lot were hopeless. If you wanna make a difference, you gotta get elected first. Share on Twitter Shares1,4921492 Facebook The Democratic party has been transformed. Formerly fringe ideas are now winning ones Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter DavidB2 Show 17 more replies 8 Apr 2019 22:35 Share 4 … Facebook Reply JamesMellor 8 Apr 2019 22:04 99 100 | Pick I’d rather he be stuck in the past than live the nightmare of actually being taken back there under Trump. pikaia Share on Twitter Share on Facebook CynicalScar96 Mixmastergibb Mon 8 Apr 2019 06.00 EDT Reply Twitter Twitter Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment That’s because in the 2010 GE, Labour got its arse handed to it by the electorate, losing 1m votes from 2005 and 4m votes from heady days of 1997. 2010 was actually the low point, which was Blairism. 2015 Labour got another 1m votes back, 2017 they got a further 3m votes on top. Blairism has been rejected, soundly. | Pick Report kentspur 8 Apr 2019 20:32 8 Apr 2019 20:34 That’s because some people are still calling it “prosperity” when the 0.01% continues to scoop wealth away from the bottom 95%. 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