Class Warfare Blog

February 10, 2017

Democrats Retreat!

The Democrats had their annual (?) retreat recently and the major topic was . . . reframing their message?! WTF? That’s right, reframing, not reforming. Apparently they think all they need is a catchy slogan or two and they are good to go.

They apparently also cannot figure out why they lost to the likes of a Donald Trump. Let me explain. The two candidates running were the only two with any chance of winning. One candidate promised “more of the same.” The other promised to “drain the swamp.” And they are surprised at who won?democrat-donkey-with-head-up-ass

The Democrats need to dump their “corporate wing,” the one sponsored by Goldman-Sachs, and get back to pursuing what ordinary people want. It was the Democrats themselves who, without prompting, dumped organized labor and targeted “professionals” as part of their core constituency. This was apparently done because of arithmetic in that the number of union jobs had shrunk so much over the last 40 years. This may be news to the Dems but the reason the numbers of union jobs has shrunk so much is because of the relentless attack on unions by the plutocrats and conservatives and the total lack of defense put up by Democrats. (It didn’t happen in Canada where the numbers of union jobs has stayed a constant fraction of all jobs.) Is it any wonder that “working people,” including union working people, fled running from the Democrats message of “More of the Same, More of the Same.”

They would have been better off with “Four More Years, Four More years” but still lost.

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4 Comments »

  1. Spot-on Steve. We can’t survive with our whole political system geared towards protecting and benefiting the hyper-wealthy. Astounding that Dems don’t see rising inequality as centerpiece of their banner going forward.

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    Comment by Emma — February 10, 2017 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

    • It is not that the Dems don’t see it … the Dems are the corporate wealthy party and want no part of income equality.

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      Comment by Zachary — February 12, 2017 @ 10:57 am | Reply

      • True, but that means they lose the likes of you and me and become a secondary, afterthought party. Why hire a corporate Democrat when you can get a Republican politician cheaper?

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — February 12, 2017 @ 11:02 am | Reply

  2. Exactly!

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    Comment by Sylvia — February 10, 2017 @ 5:09 pm | Reply


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