Neo-liberals

Neo-liberalism is the political philosophy of the ruling establishment around the world. Our book, Bernie or Bust: Pioneers of Electoral Revolt, offers a critical analysis of neo-liberalism in the United States. Neo-liberalism, we note on pp. 204-205, “has permeated and transformed international institutions, non-governmental organizations and even to the roots of society and everyday culture.” Too many Americans have no idea about the philosophy which is why we encourage progressives to obtain and #ShareThisBook with other citizens. It includes exercises to evaluate candidates using characteristics of both fascism and neo-liberalism, and it was written as a comprehensive, how-to guide for peaceful revolution in a 2-party system. A more academic understanding of neo-liberalism is titled “How Neoliberalism Reinvented Democracy” and is presented as an interview.

In  “Top Five Things That Simply Aren’t Going To Fly Anymore So Just Stop It,” author Kathy Padden replies to number 4) “If Bernie doesn’t get the Democratic nomination, I’ll vote for whoever does, because TRUMP!” with “If you’ll vote for a neo-liberal corporatist because you’re afraid of the Awful Orange Anus, do NOT call yourself a Progressive.” Neo-liberal imperialism is the disease; Trump is a symptom. He was, in the 2016 election, the only realistic option to reckless warmonger and neo-liberal Hillary Clinton. Only progressives, not conservatives, not libertarians and clearly not the neo-liberal “centrists” themselves, offer a cure to this particularly predatory stage of capitalism.

This web page is an attempt to list the neo-liberal, corporate-friendly candidates for President in 2020 and to expose their records. Candidates lie, so pay mind what they have done, not what they say as a candidate.

Former Vice-President Joe Biden:

  1. The Case Against Joe Biden,” Walker Bragman, Paste Magazine, January 10, 2018
  2.  Biden’s donors, Open Secrets
  3. Joe Biden, the Hawk, Branko Marcetic, Jacobin, August 2, 2018
  4. Joe Biden, Neoliberal,” BRANKO MARCETIC, Jacobin, August 7, 2018
  5. Joe Biden: ‘Paul Ryan Was Correct’ When He Tried to Cut Social Security and Medicare,” Tom Cahill, Grit Post, January 2, 2019
  6. Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad: He’s Worse Than You Thought,” Norman Soloman, Reader Supported News, March 11, 2019
  7. Millennials Are the Most Indebted Generation. They Can Thank Joe Biden,” Mark Provost, Truthout, March 21, 2019
  8. Another Giant Self-Own for Joe Biden, Paul Blest, Splinter, March 28, 2019
  9. An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden,” Lucy Flores, The Cut, March 30, 2019
  10. When Joe Biden Voted to Let States Overturn Roe v. Wade,” Lisa Lerer, New York Times, March 31, 2019
  11. Joe Biden Is a Link to the Past—and Not In a Good Way,” Paul Waldman, Common Dreams, April 1, 2019
  12. Connecticut woman says then-Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a Greenwich fundraiser in 2009,” NEIL VIGDOR, Hartford Courant, APR 01, 2019
  13. Joe Biden Isn’t the Answer,” Rebecca Traister, The Cut, April 1, 2019
  14. Biden Might Be Humphrey,” PAUL HEIDEMAN, Jacobin, April 2, 2019
  15. Joe Biden Is Not Helping,” Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone, April 10, 2019
  16. Joe Biden Unmasked,” Tangerine Bolen, Truthdig, April 16, 2019

Former Representative Beto O’Rouke:

  1. # 1 recipient of Oil and Gas donations in the House, Open Secrets
  2. Beto O’Rourke frequently voted for Republican legislation, analysis reveals,” David Sirota, The Guardian, Dec. 20, 2018
  3. Beto O’Rourke Should Not Run for President,” BRANKO MARCETIC, Jacobin, Dec. 3, 2018
  4. Beto, we hardly knew ye: O’Rourke’s political record might not be what progressives expect,” Norman Soloman, Salon, Dec. 19, 2018
  5. Who Is Beto O’Rourke?” by Renato Flores, Left Voice, Nov. 12, 2018
  6. Beto O’Rourke’s voting record is more conservative than the average Democrat’s,” Matthew Yglesias, Vox, Dec. 21, 2018
  7. Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President,” Norman Soloman, Reader Supported News, March 21, 2019
  8. Beto O’Rourke in 2012 said the US had an ‘extravagant government’ that needed ‘significant’ spending cuts,” Andrew Kaczynski and Paul LeBlanc, CNN, March 19, 2019
  9. Beto O’Rourke, the (center) right choice in 2020?” Derek Royden, Nation of Change,
  10. Swamp Watch from The Next Revolution:

Senator Cory Booker:

  1. CORY BOOKER JOINS SENATE REPUBLICANS TO KILL MEASURE TO IMPORT CHEAPER MEDICINE FROM CANADA,” Zaid Jilani and David Dayen, The Intercept, January 12, 2017
  2.  Booker’s donors, Open Secrets
  3. Surrogate for Obama Denounces Anti-Romney Ad,

Senator Kamela Harris:

  1. Is Kamala Harris the Centrist We Need?” Nick Pemberton, CounterPunch, March 21, 2019
  2.  Harris’ donors, Open Secrets
  3. The Human Costs Of Kamala Harris’ War On Truancy,” Molly Redden, HuffPost, March 27, 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillinbrand:

  1. Gillinbrand’s donors, Open Secrets

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

  1. Show Us the Money,” Meagan Day, Jacobin, April, 4, 2019
  2. Pete Buttigieg Governed South Bend Like a Republican,” Benjamin Studebaker, April 5, 2019
  3. Let a Studebaker Tell You What’s Wrong With the Mayor of South Bend, Benjamin Studebaker, April 5, 2019
  4. ALL ABOUT PETE: Only accept politicians who have proved they actually care about people other than themselves,”
  5. After City Incentives, South Bend Real Estate Executives Donate to Mayor Pete’s Presidential Campaign,”
  6. Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg enlists Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fundraisers to build his 2020 campaign war chest,” Brian Schwartz, CNBC, April 17, 2019
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