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Well, the obvious purely electoral strategy in a two party system to get anything at all out of it is to draw redlines and keep to them. Of course the US left has neither the organization nor the will to organize something like that. And it is a strategy that ultimately assumes some measure of good faith and will to power. Which we really can not. Just as the Sensible Moderates™ on Brexit Island were perfectly happy to burn it all down and salt the remains. So I don't think it can work, but I can't blame anyone for trying.
After all, the likely result of a a Biden administration would look like: Mishandling of the pandemic, austerity and rehabilitation of the GOP brand and a consequent continuation of the far right take over of all state institutions.
by generic on Tue Nov 3rd, 2020 at 10:39:24 AM EST
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Lenin: Blocs With the Cadets

The Mensheviks' main argument is the Black-Hundred danger. The first and fundamental flaw in this argument is that the Black-Hundred danger cannot be combated by Cadet tactics and a Cadet policy. The essence of this policy lies in reconciliation with tsarism, that is, with the Black-Hundred danger. The first Duma sufficiently demonstrated that the Cadets do not combat the Black-Hundred danger, but make incredibly despicable speeches about the innocence and blamelessness of the monarch, the known leader of the Black Hundreds. Therefore, by helping to elect Cadets to the Duma, the Mensheviks are not only failing to combat the Black-Hundred danger, but are hoodwinking the people, are obscuring the real significance of the Black-Hundred danger. Combating the Black-Hundred danger by helping to elect the Cadets to the Duma is like combating pogroms by means of the speech delivered by the lackey Rodichev: "It is presumption to hold the monarch responsible for the pogrom."

Of course if there is a Lenin around he currently spends all his time in flame wars( much as the historical one did).

by generic on Tue Nov 3rd, 2020 at 05:39:44 PM EST
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