Truth ? time
It’s becoming more and more apparent that the mainstream Democrats have learned nothing by their resounding loss in the 2016 elections.
The GOP controls the Federal Government at every level. They control the vast majority of State Legislatures and Governorships. Besides ballot access nation wide, the Democratic Party is currently a regional party.
Despite losing over 1,000 seats nationwide since 2008, the Democrats have learned nothing. They continue to cater to the wealthy, while pushing ‘progressive’ identity politics to give the sheen of liberalism to their outright lousy policies. Decades of bowing to courage power has decimated our middle class and the prospects of future generations.
Just like Hillary’s absolute failure of a campaign, the Democrats are counting on Trump and the GOP to be so bad that the American people have nowhere to turn but the Democrats. Instead of offering solutions to the problems we face, they hold the GOP up like a fun house mirror to make themselves look more attractive. Instead of embracing their New Deal roots, they continue to dismantle it in exchange for donations.
In typical neoliberal fashion, the party bosses and media elite promise us “if only more women get into office” or “if young people of color to run” everything will be great! Now we have no problem with either of the groups running for office, however, I don’t care if you’re a gay Chinese trans woman with disabilities – if you don’t understand finance capitalism and how to curb it, you have no need to run for office.
Identity and gender politics have gotten us nowhere except working longer hours, for lower pay, and less benefits. Unless you understand why our lifestyles and prospects have declined so drastically, and more importantly how to reverse this trend, please just step aside and support someone who does.