So tonight we find out whether the Democratic Party embraces Populism…….or death.
For eight years We The People were under assault. Tax cuts for the rich made the poor suffer. Rampant deregulated greed on WallSt and in Corporate boardrooms made the middle class suffer. lack of health care made everyone suffer. Two wars, on run with criminal negligence and the other just a complete fuck up on every conceivable level made the world, our troops and our budget suffer. Fascist fearmongering made our Constitutional Rights suffer. And of course……torture. Which makes every feeling person suffer the degradation of regressing to our animal nature.
After eight years of The People suffering, and one year of pretending we weren’t and that Republicans were something other than the downright evil bastards that they have proved themselves to undeniably be….
We find out which side the Dems and Obama are on.
They either need to use this occasion to pick up the populist banner and dedicate themselves to helping The People, or to try to take some middle road, try to…..split the difference.
Split the difference with downright evil.
They can either try half assed measures to ameliorate and mitigate the suffering of The People, which won’t work as the past year has taught us, or they can in effect declare war on the forces that are causing The People to suffer.
One leads to victory in 2010 and a step closer to something resembling an age of political Enlightenment, a rejection of what amounts to an insanity of repetition of failed policies and attitudes.
The other, a de facto embrace of all that is wrong with our government by trying to steer a safe middle path between downright evil and the real needs of The People.
The result of that will just be more of the same obviously corrupt, bankrupt and ineffective “reform” that is being touted as the solution…..and they cannot even do that.
They cannot even pass “reform,” because they continue to try to play on the Republican playing field. A playing field that is built on the premises and framing of the folks that brought us eight years of downright evil.
Only to be replaced by an administration that is trying to ignore that fact…That is trying to split the difference between doing what is right and surrendering to the desires of the very entities and forces that caused the problems that are causing the suffering.
You cannot split the difference with evil and sonmehow come up with good.
The evil, the suffering, the ‘reality’ of the Republicans must be rejected, and the greatest Good for the Greatest Number must be embraced.
Or the Democrats are dead in 2010.
Rejected by The People who have NO choice but to reject those who will not serve them. Under our broken political system, which is a cause and reflection of our broken economic system, broken health care system, broken military and foreign policy system….and broken system of what is now an ex democracy.
Fix it or go home, Democrats. That is the message. And you just are NOT going to fix it by splitting the difference with the Republicans and their Corporate masters….without REAL and ‘radical’ change.
Fix it or go home.