Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Democratic Party Has Been Pissing Off People for a Long Time

One could argue since 1988 with the establishment of the so-called "centrist" Democratic Leadership Council, which arose as a way for Democrats to sell themselves out to get southern and business support.

It started out sincere enough, I guess, to try and help the Democratic Party be a viable national party with the defeat of the Dukakis/Benson ticket, but of course it was the beginning of the end of the real Democratic Party and culminating in an outright fraud in Barack Obama. The DLC didn't really work with getting more Democrats elected in the South though it help with getting Bill Clinton elected president in 1992; however, business/billionaire/Wall Street interests decided it would be fun indeed to pollute both political parties so that they would control both. The more insane of them embraced Friedmanism or neoliberalism or economic "libertarianism" despite the fact this has never caused anything but human misery everywhere it has been tried. We saw the rise to power of the ethically-challenged Robert Rubin, which he has never fully relinquished. It wasn't just Rubin, though. Hell, Bill Clinton was right out there shilling for ruinous trade agreements, signing welfare "reform" (which nearly made me vote third party in 1996 because I was so disgusted with him on this issue--after all, what would happen to all of these poor people if the economy tanked), and refusing to veto that horrendous Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the consequences of which we are suffering today. Clinton has got a lot to answer for, and he hasn't been made to account for those actions.

But Clinton at least acted like a Democrat on many if not most issues. Nowadays we have absolute fakers like Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Rahm Emanuel, Andrew Cuomo, Paul Vallas, and many, many others who have destroyed the Democratic Party brand and are doing the gangster class's work where the GOP couldn't. We have "Democrats" like Obama touting "public-private partnerships" which translated means pilfering public money for private profit.

I just don't see anybody on the horizon who has the guts to reverse this mess.



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