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.
When it comes down to it, most police officers will side with the Nazis and other white supremacists as many are one in the same.
Conrad Lariviere applauded the fatal crash in a Facebook post.
“Erik Prince, founder of the private mercenary firm Blackwater, is urging the White House to consider a plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan, install a colonial viceroy to run the country and deploy an iPhone app for soldiers to request airstrikes from a private air force. “What he’s talking about is corporations using their own judgment in who to kill from the air,” says journalist Allan Nairn.”
The White House is considering an unprecedented plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan at the urging of Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercenary firm Blackwater. Prince told USA Today the plan would include sending 5,500 private mercenaries to Afghanistan to advise the Afghan army…
I’d love to see a populist Democrat win a senate seat in Texas. Not sure if Beto O’Rourke is legit, but this would demolish the GOP and Democrat myth that southern states are conservative. Populism has always been big in the south.
Ted Cruz was just out-raised by his Democratic opponent. How that changes the game.
The latest manifestation of the Trump Administration’s extreme and open corruption came to light last week when the jack-booted, goose-stepping, fascist white supremacist Steve Bannon was given dispensation to run the right-wing propaganda site Breitbart while on the government payroll. In essence,…
“As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains are being powered by renewable energy, namely from wind power”
Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018. However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year.
“The district is a swing seat comprising Des Moines, its suburbs and south-western Iowa. Obama won the district twice before Donald Trump edged out Hillary Clinton in 2016. D’Alessandro will seek to challenge Republican David Young in 2018.”
Pete D’Alessandro, who helped guide Vermont senator to virtual tie in Iowa caucuses, will seek swing seat in third district in big test of progressive grassroots