OK folks, I'm still trying to process this. The Koch Bros. find Hillary Clinton to be preferable to any of the Republican candidates, yet there are still totally dysfunctional morons out there who are preaching that "if you don't vote Democrat, you'll get a Republican in the White House." Think about the tortured logic those people had to use to come to such a brilliant conclusion. They had to use a great deal of rationalization to protect themselves from life's realities.
Their reasoning or lack thereof, is analogous to a person who loves a particular brand of cereal. The flavor of it is superb and is set off by wonderful freeze-dried fruit that enhances it and is the signature taste of the eating experience. The cereal's brand name paints an accurate picture of the delight that awaits the happy consumer and all is well. Suddenly, the manufacturer decides that fruit is too expensive and in a cost cutting measure, replaces it with freeze-dried excrement which it calls dingleberries.” The hapless person looks at the box and wonders why the fruit he or she loves so much was replaced by something called dingleberries? The soon to be victim is reassured by the familiar brand name on the package and takes it home along with the other groceries. He or she gets it home, pours it into a bowl, adds milk, notices a strong odor, now realizes what dingleberries are and swears never to buy it again.
The moral of this story is that a political party that is devoid of its original ideals becomes a brand name that at best, stands for nothing, but at worst stands for nothing but evil. If the Democratic Party nominates a standard bearer like Hillary Clinton who apparently has the Koch Bros. Seal of approval, it has replaced its wonderful freeze dried fruit, people like FDR and LBJ and yes, the possibility of electing Bernie Sanders, with dingleberries. Believe me, if it happens, I won't be sampling that odor!
A couple of hours ago, MSNBC had a person on the street interview segment where some human interest story reporter asked a group of hipster type Brooklynites who were waiting to get brunch who they were voting for? ALL of them said Hillary Clinton. Then he asked each of them what they think of the Democratic Party's Super Delegate system? NONE of them had even the slightest idea about what a Super Delegate was!!! What I derive from that little TV vignette is:
If you saw the segment, draw your own conclusion!
I'm noticing a perverse form of stereotyping and anti-semitism that was probably engendered by the Hillary Clinton camp. Basically, I keep hearing a snide inference oozing out of the various slime pits that comprise the mainstream media that either Bernie Sanders isn't Jewish enough or is ashamed of his Jewishness. The Jewish faith, like any other faith consists of a full spectrum of observance ranging from Orthodox to non-practicing secular people who are Jewish in heritage. To try to slur Bernie by inferring that he is a self-hating Jew is hitting an all time low that puts the accuser in the same league as the propaganda ministry of Hitler's Germany.
Let me know what you think!
As the most solemn Christian Holy Day passed and we approach Easter, I can't help but see a modern day biblical story of betrayal play out. As Democrats, we have always expected our party to stand for a set of values that protect the interests of ordinary folks. It's been the party of the little guy and gal and was made so by the strong actions of moral giants like FDR, JFK and LBJ. Those political icons helped hammer out legislation like Social Security, Medicare, civil rights laws and labor laws that protect workers' rights. They are things that now form the fabric of everyday life. The values that helped those giants of the Democratic Party forge that legislation out of blocks of moral steel were held sacrosanct until Ronald Reagan occupied the White House.
When Bill Clinton was elected, the needle of the Democratic Party's moral compass started spinning wildly in the direction of corporate money! Clinton's answer to Reagan Republicans was to “triangulate” (his word) Democratic ideology, compromising so much of what we hold near and dear. Clintonistas always like to boast that Bill Clinton left the White House with a budget surplus, but at what cost? His administration helped to pass and sign enough deregulatory pro-corporate legislation to make a Republican blush! The damage that his legislation caused was like a toxic time capsule that is hurting us today!
Barack Obama has continued the Clinton legacy of corporatism by appointing Wall Streeters and industry insider CEO's to his cabinet and key regulatory positions. One of the troubling aspects of his administration is that no matter how altruistic they look, there is always something in his legislative initiatives that benefits corporations. Passing and signing The Affordable Care Act, instead of a medicare for all national health plan, is a prime example of that. I like to call it life support for insurance corps and big pharma. Can you say trickle down? Another example is his support of “free” trade agreements. Can you say NAFTA II? He even gave FDR a little zinger when he tried to institute stealth cuts to Social Security by championing the chained CPI method of calculating the cost of living. How Republican of him!!
In keeping with the selling out of Democratic ideals, certain leaders of the Democratic party have been trying to pre-ordain Hillary Clinton as their Presidential nominee. As such they have in subtle and not so subtle ways thrown the kitchen sink at the Bernie Sanders campaign, probably because he is a corporatist's worst nightmare. If Hillary does become their nominee, it will be an empty victory because either thinking Democrats will become independents in droves or a new third party will emerge that truly represents the ideals of FDR Democrats.
What it boils down to is that the Democratic Party can only continue to collect its thirty pieces of corporate silver at the expense of its soul which happens to be its identity as the party of the little guy and gal! Party leaders have to take a lesson from this quote from scripture; For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Matthew 16:26
The "difficulties" that occurred in so many closed primary states look more like out and out fraud than mere happenstance! When a "problem" like no or changed voter registration party affiliation repeats itself in so many seemingly unrelated places, you have to look for a commonality. When law enforcement agencies try to crack a case, the first question that they usually ask is who benefits from this situation? At this point, we have to ask ourselves who benefits when Democratic voter turnout is reduced? Since these are not general elections and past history showed that Bernie Sanders always benefited from large voter turnouts, I believe that the answer could only be Hillary Clinton!
I ask you to weigh the facts and draw your own conclusions.
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