Uncommon Sense

August 5, 2018

Politics is Never Having to Say “I’m Sorry”

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 9:50 am
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A commentary at The Guardian blared “Democrats can be ‘party of white and black working class’, says Elizabeth Warren”

A good place to start is to explain why it is that the Democratic Party used to be that party but is no longer.

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  1. This would require self awareness in the DNC that I do not believe exists, along with a fundamental change of values and priorities. The party of FDR and company was hijacked in the 1980’s by Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, and Bill Clinton (Democratic Leadership Council) … selling out to Wall Street and the military/intelligence power brokers … while espousing liberal social/cultural issues. The DNC leadership remains deeply rooted in this philosophical and strategic agenda. In other words, ‘they’ feel they owe no explanations or apologies. Not only does the DNC not get it, they no longer believe in the historic values of the Democratic Party.

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    Comment by Zachary — August 5, 2018 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

    • They actually recorded, in a memo, the point at which they decided to embrace professionals and not target the poor, minorities, and unions. Where else did they have to go? Without unions to inform them, working class people went “away from the status quo,” which wasn’t serving them, which means Trump. You’s have thunk they would have learned the lesson but apparently doubling down over and over until they are out of chips is their strategy.

      On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 5:35 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 5, 2018 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

      • Corrupt Idiots … bad combination.

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        Comment by Zachary — August 5, 2018 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

        • So how come they all get rich?

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — August 5, 2018 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

          • I do not equate getting rich with intelligence.

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            Comment by Zachary — August 5, 2018 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

          • The gap between rich and poor increased more under Bill Clinton than any previous American President … a trend that has continued under every subsequent president, irrespective of party. Obama prosecuted none of the assholes that caused the 08 crash, and put a bunch of them in charge of the economic recovery team in his administration. Hillary was courting Howard Schultz for her Labor Secretary. And now Trump. But it’s the same people running the same shell game that fuck everyone but the 1%. The question is … how long do we Americans buy into the illusion of choice presented by our one party, two headed system?

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            Comment by Zachary — August 5, 2018 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

            • You know I agree. The corporate Democrats need to go and the whatever the GOP has morphed into has to go too. They are incapable of transforming themselves into servants of the people. They were capable of transforming themselves into servants of money, however.

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — August 6, 2018 @ 9:05 am | Reply

              • Agreed. Both parties serve the interests of money, and the military/intelligence guardians of global inequality. But I remain hopeful that the pruning force of chaos will, however slowly, ignite and fuel the deeper human drives of cooperation and generosity…ugly as it is in the meantime. Do any potential presidential candidates inspire you?

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                Comment by Zachary — August 6, 2018 @ 9:18 am | Reply

                • Not at this point. The problem isn’t really the presidency. Do you honest believe that any of the proposals put out by Trump originated with Trump? Maybe one of two, but the insidious packing of the federal courts is a longterm GOP effort and Trump has nothing to do with it. Hios SCOTUS nominee was put forward by the exiting justice (Kennedy) and the Koch Brothers. The really scary thing is the GOP has just a handful of states more to get to call a constitutional convention. (They have already published their “Freedom Amendments” and are ready to go. The rest of us sit around sucking our thumbs. (Their “Freedom Amendments” mean slavery for the 99%.)

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                  Comment by Steve Ruis — August 6, 2018 @ 10:21 am | Reply

                  • Totally agree … every President is, ultimately, a stooge servant of those who hold real power. The illusion of choice is only to keep the masses, us, compliant and subdued. Order, baby. Order. No one excites me for the presidency.

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                    Comment by Zachary — August 6, 2018 @ 10:27 am | Reply


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