That being said, if Biden is the nominee and is still on the ballot in November, at the moment my vote will be for Justin Amash.
Let me get this right. You would vote for pro-choice, democratic socialist, medicare for all, green new deal advocating, gun-control advocate Sanders if he were on the ticket. Or you would vote for Cuomo, who is pro-choice, pro green new deal, pro-gun control, pro-obamacare. But if Biden is on the ticket, there is now way you you vote for him, even though he is pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro saving the environment. Instead you would vote for pro-life, anti-environmental legislation, pro-gun, free market healthcare Amash.
That just doesn't make sense to me at all.
I have never said that I would vote for either Sanders or Cuomo either, I have merely suggested that if Biden's allegations pan out, these are alternatives for the Democrats. Further more, I am pro-life on the abortion issue and I will say the abortion issue is the issue that has kept my wife from voting for Democrats in the past 15 years. Gun Control is not an issue that really frames how I vote, but I do know there is a second amendment and much of what the democratic platform is on this issue seems to spit in the face of the second amendment. (I am also critical of the supreme court for continuing to punt on this issue and not address it once and for all)
That all being said, I do support Medicare for all. I also know that M4A will not ever happen with either Biden or Trump in office. I know it wont happen under Amash either. However, since it wont happen under any administration on the ballot, I don't have a choice that will make a difference on this issue. The environment is something that does need to be addressed, and while I believe that Biden will pay lip service to it, he would ultimately do whatever his buddies at Wall Street want him to do. It gives the appearance of doing something, but in reality what it does is make the rich richer and the rest of us worse off.
So ultimately what I want to see in the White House is three fold. A good commander in chief, someone who will appoint good judges to the court, and a strong leader mentally. Biden is not there mentally, and I don't believe the judges he would appoint would merely interpret the law as written. Trump is not a good commander in chief, he is not a strong leader, and he has none of the traits that I think make a good president. Even though I don't agree with Amash on a lot of issues, I think from a leader standpoint, commander in chief standpoint, and judicial standpoint, he is much better than either of the other options. Trump needs to go IMO. But Biden would not be there mentally, and the people that benefit most from his presidency are the Wall Street and corporate elites...which brings me to....
For Democrats, their goal is to take back the WH and Senate, keep the House, for all the money, bribes, power and patronage they have, less about the policies of Trump and Republicans. The decision to keep or ditch Biden will be made to reach that goal.
Yes, Democrats' goal is to take back the Senate, House and White House again. To save America and the Republic for ALL Americans. Not just the corporate elite.
I got news for you Seb. If you believe that the little guy will benefit from a fully Democratic controlled House, Senate and White House and not just the corporate elite, I have a private island in the Caribbean to sell you. We saw it happen in the first two years of Obama. Instead of passing a single payer, they passed the ACA, which had a couple of good things in it, but people still cant afford healthcare, the insurance companies are wealthier, and the people who had coverage before the ACA now have worse coverage. Obama and Pelosi literally allowed insurance companies to write the bill. And they did not address any of the issues with the actual costs of healthcare. In fact, I still have not seen any proposals from the Democrats or Republicans on this issue, as the focus from Progressives is more on M4A which deals with coverage rather than care itself.
Secondly, if the Democrat's get all of Congress and the White House back (Assuming Biden is still the guy, which is likely), you would have congress controlled by Nancy Pelosi (who caters mainly to the elites in Silicon Valley and Hollywood), Chuck Schumer (Who caters mainly to the elites on Wall Street), and MBNA Joe Biden. We are in a national crisis right now, and Congress should be working to address this issue. However Pelosi is not even allowing the House to be in session, nor is she allowing any of her members to raise issues that would help their constituents. Even Mitch McConnell is allowing the Senate to work to address this issue. (Though I don't agree with his solutions either) In fact Steny Hoyer said there is no emergency, so no need for the house to be in session. These people are so out of touch.
That being said, I do agree with you that the positions that the democrats take publicly are better for the little guy than a lot of GOP proposals. However when progressives have tried to call out Democrats for not acting on some of these issues, the Democratic Establishment responds with the middle finger. Go listen to a youtube podcast such as Secular Talk, or the Young Turks. These people are furious at the democratic party right now, and they are no conservatives at all.
And lastly consider other options. For example, Nancy Pelosi's general election challenger is also a Democrat and his name is Shahid Buttar. He was on the rising this morning. He would have my vote if I voted in the 12th district. I can think of no better way if you are a progressive and fed up with the Democratic Establishment to send a message than to vote for Buttar. And because this is the general election, Buttar would actually get elected.