I first became aware of “politics” when I was ten years old, watching the Vietnam war, and the protests of the Vietnam war on my teevee.
In the 41 years since then I have watched the Democratic party fold, cave, capitulate, chicken out, take dives, sell out, panic, flee, and openly kiss the ass of the Republican party and its Criminals like Reagan and War Criminals like Bush.
They have sold out not just “the base” but every goddam American so many goddam times it is impossible to keep count, let alone remember every incident. All for no good reason.
Unless of course you call Corporate patronage and special interest bribe money good reasons.
And now, unsurprisingly, they are doing it again, this time in new and creative ways. Who could have anticipated that they would come up with a plan to regulate the bankers who have destroyed the economy for working and middle class Americans by making those bankers stronger? By making them even bigger, when the problem was supposedly that they were too big?
Who could have anticipated that they would come up with a plan to “reform” the Health Care system that has also wrecked the economy AND is causing deaths for profit….by passing a law that says every American has to pay some sort of homage to those very same, unregulated and and Anti-trust protected Insurance companies who again….are the very folks who created the problem.
It simply boggles the mind.
Let alone their continuing to follow the Old Democratic Maxim: The best way to achieve peace is to escalate a war.
Maybe, just maybe, the best way to achieve peace is to STOP GOING TO WAR???
Just a thought.
Every time, EVERY TIME the Dems have lost the WH or a majority in Congress it has been because they have made promises to HELP The People….and then turned around and screwed The People.
They promise the world…or Hope, or Change…or whatever they think will “sell” this electoral season.
Then they turn around and screw us.
Then The People finally get disgusted and vote them out of office.
And then the Mainstream Dems point to The Left and say….YOU are destroying the Party by criticizing us. You are a Circular Firing Squad and YOU destroy the Party.
Every time they commit suicide, they say that. Every time they fuck things up by trying to accommodate the Right Wing while screwing the base they say that. Every time they screw the American People, and they screw the American People EVERY time, who do they blame? Themselves? For doing the same goddam thing over and over again with exactly the same results?
They blame the people that tell them over and over and over and over, for at LEAST my 40 years of watching politics…that if you keep screwing The People in favor of Corporate Interests they will vote you out.
And then they screw the people again.
And then they get voted out.
And then they blame the Left.
And then The Republicans screw up even worse and SINCE THEY HAVE NO CHOICE the People put the Dems in power again.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Is it obvious enough yet that the problem is not a Firing Squad from the Left of the Dem Party, but the Suicide Squad at the Center of the Dem party?
I guess we will find out in November.
There is only one hope to stop this madness, Pressure From The Left.
And when the newly minted centrist Democratic voters and the Obama “supporters” finally realize that, finally realize that unless We The People MAKE them stop committing suicide, and unite with us grizzled vets of the political wars to apply UNITED pressure from the Left….
Pressure designed NOT to destroy, but to IMPROVE the party and to prevent it from committing suicide AGAIN….
….well we MIGHT actually get somewhere.
We have the tools, we have the smarts, we have the strategy.
All we need is the WILL to put aside the petty personality stuff and ignore the relatively minor DISTRACTIONS of arguments over methods and tone and credentials and keep our eyes on the prize….working together for change.
Because it turns out that the REAL firing squad comes from The Centrists….the Centrists picking apart and attacking the activists over details so inconsequential as to be laughable in the Big Picture.
Oh and we need one more thing. We need the centrists to realize that we don’t need them.
We will keep doing what we have been doing all along, no matter what, no matter how much the Dems blow it or how big of a war criminal the Repubs put in….after the Dems blow it and after the Centrists Dems excuse that War Criminal, or that Illegal Arms provider. Or that Repub that got us into yet another war that they have no idea how to win.
We will keep being RIGHT.
And we will keep fighting for what is RIGHT.
No matter what.
While they keep committing electoral suicide again and again.
MAYBE, someday, they will get tired of it. MAYBE, someday, they will realize it is not The Left that is the Problem With Democrats, that is in fact The Center…the gooey, caving, capitulating, cravenly and cowardly CENTER that keeps committing suicide by screwing the American People…as they are doing again right at this very moment, the is the REAL Problem With The Democrats.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”