June 22, 2017 Ny Jack Jodell, American Dissident, M.M.P.
There is only one thing that will save our democracy: a MASSIVE defeat and removal from office of the authoritarian, reactionary, so-called “conservative” Republicans who now control our Congress, the presidency, and a large majority of the nation’s governorships and statehouses. Long term, slick campaigns funded by Libertarian billionaires such as the notorious Koch brothers and the equally misguided Mercer family have corrupted our body politic and will eventually cement in a government of, for, and by billionaires rather than “the people” at large, as our Founding Fathers envisioned at the nation’s very start. We CANNOT allow this to happen, and we DO have other alternatives that are far more preferable than the current nightmare scenario these greedy billionaires are attempting to enslave us with!
Regrettably, the only practical alternative at this point is the election of a great many more Democrats. I say “regrettably” because the Democrats have abandoned many core elements of their constituency over the past several decades. I am not advocating the election of a flood of corporate, bought-out, wimpy “blue dog” Democrats – at this stage, what we need is a surge of firebrand, PROGRESSIVE Democrats who will steer the party away from the collusion-oriented Bill Clinton-esque types who favor corporations, elitists, and the wealthier classes back to champion workers, labor union members, the poor, the disenfranchised, minoroties and will woo back many traditional party members of the FDR, JFK, and LBJ mold – those who actually believe that effective government can and MUST play an active role in shaping the nation, as I do! I outlined in my May 11, 2017 post “TIME TO REBOOT (OR REPLACE) THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!” the steps I believe need to be taken before this party can ever hope to reestablish itself as the true majority party. In light of recent defeats by the GOP in special congressional races, I maintain that the time to enact these steps is NOW – IMMEDIATELY! That is the only way possible to throw the reactionary Republicans out of office starting in 2018!
Think of this, fellow, like-minded progressives and apolitical readers: Donald Chump is hugely umpopular with a large majority of voters. Republicans have been charting a pro-wealthy, anti-labor course since the Ronald Reagan days of the 1980s which benefits mainly the rich and powerful at the expense of those beneath them on the income scale, yet they have been winning an astounding and frightful number of elections using nefarious tools like disenfranchisement! Democrats have been following a corporate-friendly policy ever since the mid 1990s, when Bill Clinton was President and was heralding the arrival of his “New” or “Third Wave” Democrats. This perversion of the party has been disastrous: in recent years, the Democratic Party has lost control of 2/3 of the nation’s governorships plus over 1,000 legislative seats, as well as the U.S. Congress and the presidency. Democrats have grown far too fond of “D” words like Disgust, Disappointment, Disparagement, and Dejection, and have become victimized by successful Republican Disenfranchisement efforts. It has caused Democrats to become set up for totally avoidable and thoroughly unnecessary Defeat. THIS, my friends, is a strategy of abject FAILURE which must come to a screeching halt!!!
In the name of saving our democracy, then, beginning in 2018, and continuing onward, isn’t it high time for the once-great, once-powerful Democratic Party to get back on track and start winning elections again? One would certainly think so!
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