Class Warfare Blog

May 8, 2016

Why Both the GOP and Dem Establishments Do Not Want Bernie to be President

The whole purpose of the major political parties now is wrapped up in a quest for power. The power is not wanted because they have ends in mind, they just want power. That power for the last 40 years has been primarily to execute the will of the “masters of mankind” as Adam Smith put it.

Since the plutocrats and corporations have pushed the cost of elections so high, enormous amounts of money are needed to run a successful campaign for political office. So the plutocrats get to control who runs by providing funding them … or not. Then once someone is elected, they are beholden for millions upon millions of dollars to those donors, another form of control. Then there is the promise of donations for the re-election campaign…. I think you get the idea.

But Bernie Sanders is not playing their game. Bernie has not taken their money and, because of that, he is not controlled by them, so he is a threat. It would not be a disaster for them were he to be elected President but it would slow the implementation of the plutocrat’s plans. Blocking anything Bernie wanted to do as President would be relatively inexpensive, but it would mean a delay that would not further the plutocrats plans. So, it is more expeditious to not have Bernie win and a few million here and a few million there and a bit of pundit hand wring, a whisper of this and that Senator Sander’s campaign is close to being marginalized.

Did you not find it interesting that the Democratic National Committee had already geared up to make Hillary Clinton its nominee before they knew who was running, before they knew who the rank and file Democrats preferred? It is simply that Hillary Clinton had already been vetted and paid for and would make a good candidate for the 0.1% who would be paying for her to run. It wasn’t necessary that she win, of course, because to make sure all of the 0.1%’s ducks were in a row, as the saying goes, both candidates of the major parties were supposed to be bought and paid for. Why take the chance of having someone you do not want having even a chance of winning.

It is Mr. Trump, a trump card in the political deck, who is upsetting the “normal process.” They fear that, like Franklin Roosevelt, Mr. Trump may also be a “traitor to his class.”



  1. It’s an interesting cycle.


    Comment by john zande — May 8, 2016 @ 9:12 am | Reply

    • The first in 40+ years that there has been some push back against the plutocrats.

      On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 9:12 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 8, 2016 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  2. Well, the Republicans don’t want any Democrat to be president, so that part is easy.


    Comment by List of X — May 8, 2016 @ 9:36 am | Reply

    • But if the GOP had a say in who should be the Dem candidate, they would say Hillary (because she is flawed, etc.). The real reasons, of course, have nothing to do with that. It is Trump voters who might cross over to vote for Bernie in the remaining Dem primaries, not mainstream GOP voters.

      On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 8, 2016 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  3. All the more reason to vote for Bernie! (Even if it’s only a symbolic/protest vote at this point.)


    Comment by Nan — May 8, 2016 @ 11:18 am | Reply

    • I did and hope to continue to do so. I will not vote for any of the status quo, plutocrat funded candidates.

      On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 8, 2016 @ 11:50 am | Reply

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