The Democratic Party in a nutshell
The times they are a changin!
“Carter, an IT specialist and veteran, defeated incumbent Republican delegate and House Majority Whip Jackson Miller by around 10 percentage points, in an election many thought was an easy race for the GOP candidate.”
Lee Carter, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, had been written off by establishment Democrats, but just beat a top-ranking Virginia Republican.
A Democratic socialist just unseated the House GOP Majority Whip by a huge margin for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Congrats to…
The media establishment that propped up Hillary’s unpopular campaign is in full damage control now trying to downplay the rigging of the Democratic Primary. Don’t be fooled by them
“One could reasonably infer that the tacit agreement between the signatories was that the state parties and the Hillary Clinton Campaign would act in unity and mutual support. And that the Super Delegates of these various partner states would either pledge loyalty to Clinton, or, at the least, not endorse Senator Sanders. Not only did Hillary’s multi-millionaire and billionaire supporters get to bypass individual campaign donation limits to state parties by using several state parties apparatus, but the Clinton campaign got the added bonus of buying that state’s Super Delegates with the promise of contributions to that Democratic organization’s re-election fund.”
Collusion between the Clinton Campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer. Montana was one of those states. It sold itself for $64,100. The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sande…
“Obama, for example, gratuitously appointed General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to the White House Jobs Council—an odd choice, given that Immelt’s company was a notorious pioneer in offshoring American jobs to foreign nations. Immelt subsequently admitted that he was motivated by GE’s bottom line: American wages were too high, he explained, so he intended to lower them. He succeeded.”
A new report offers a bracing autopsy of the 2016 election—and lays out a plan for revitalization.
Danish “Right Winger” = left of the Democratic Party
A fellow from a regressive-minded think tank concedes the many benefits of a nation that provides universal access to pre-school, healthcare, and college.
The real problem with the Democratic Party – its run by Republicans
From the most basic level (the Democratic Town Committee) all the way to the top (the DNC), the party has been hijacked by the right. People in leadership positions at all levels advocate the same failed policy and push the same bogus talking points as the right wingers – they are one in the same.
The slow lurch to the right began in the 70’s. After the civil rights movement and subsequent civil rights act, the Democratic Party lost their historic support base, the South. No longer able to rely on the South for a guaranteed congressional majority, they resorted to corporate cash. This was the beginning of the end.
Soon the Democrats went full corporate with the inception of the Democratic Leadership Council. The New Democrats were born and began espousing the “Third Way” philosophy of liberal policy towards social issues and conservative stances for economics. The act of “triangulation” was perfected by Bill Clinton, who was able to wreak more damage on the regulatory structure and social safety net than any Republican could ever get away with, under the guise of a social liberal. Obama continued with the neoliberal policies that have all but destroyed the middle class of this county while increasing income inequality, environmental degradation, and winner take all capitalism.
Today we have a generation of “leaders” in the Democratic Party who have been thoroughly indoctrinated with the Third Way kool aid. They push identity politics at all costs and prevent any talk of government action to influence the highly monopolized and exploitive “markets”. Gone are the days of FDR’s progressivism or the Democratic party’s populist roots. Today’s Democrat is to the right of Eisenhower, but since they support marriage equality they are self proclaimed super liberals. These people don’t know what a liberal democrat is.
A conservative economist in Denmark is to the left of the Democratic Party in America. Think about that