“We're not like a Marxist party in 1910,” said Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) of the Democrat Party during a Sunday-aired interview with NBC’s Meet The Press:
In America, we're not ideological. We're not like a Marxist party in 1910. We are big tent by the very definition. We're not ideological in the European sense of what political parties used to be.
Watch Brown's comments below.
NBC’s Chuck Todd introduced Brown as a “pragmatist” who is “sometimes … a fiscal conservative”:
One Democrat has managed to bridge those divides over more than four decades. It's Governor Jerry Brown who has reinvented himself as a populist and a pragmatist. The California liberal who sometimes is a fiscal conservative.
Brown blamed “the Koch brothers and other Republican activists” for Democrat losses at the gubernatorial level, echoing a demonization campaign against the ostensibly libertarian billionaire political activists pushed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and others.
“[The political pendulum] is definitely already swinging back toward a non-Republican kind of future,” declared Brown.
Post-secondary education in America used to be "essentially free," claimed Brown.
Todd hyped internal conflicts within the Democrat Party, alleging that there are meaningful political differences between “Bernie-crats” and “Clinton-ites," decribing the former as "liberals" and the latter as "moderates":
Democrats] are buoyed by anger and activism with liberals fighting moderates and Bernie-crats fighting Clinton-ites and the cultural left fighting the economic left.
Todd did not challenge any of Brown's assertions. He did not inquire about the Democrats' adoption of neo-Marxist politicking and generalized hostility toward individual freedom and decentralization of power.
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