We need alternate political parties here in the United States. The working class and the poor are ignored and demonized by both major political parties. Yes, there was a time when things were different but pretending nothing changed won’t help the situation. Both major parties are corporate-owned.
It’s difficult to remember a time before it became a hopeless cause. Let’s take a brief look at November 15th of 2016, when the British news outlet the Guardian of all papers acknowledged how the Democrats of 2016 had more in common with Republican pigs like the Bush Family and the Cheneys than they did with former Democrat presidents like Franklin Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy.
Back in that November the Guardian (link below) observed “The Democratic party once represented the working class. But over the last three decades the party has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused instead on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives and getting votes from upper middle-class households in “swing” suburbs.”
Continuing that theme, I myself was unfortunately conned by Bernie Sanders’ way of still pretending he cared about the working class back then. Since November of 2016 we learned that not only was Bernie a whore, but he was a CHEAP whore, bought and paid-for fairly easily.
Back then nobody knew what a sellout he would be, so he was taken seriously when he said ““I think there needs to be a profound change in the way the Democratic Party does business. It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.” (Links HERE and HERE)
Bernie soon fell in line despite the way the Democrats’ rigged Primary Election process robbed Sanders of the nomination in 2016 in order to instead go with career criminal Hillary “Bugsy” Clinton. But in late 2016 Sanders was pointing out the reasons why Hillary had lost the election.
Bernie personally explained to Charlie Rose, a talking head on the Democrat news outlet NPR that Donald Trump won because the corporate media and the political establishment don’t understand “there are tens of millions of people who are not racists, who are not sexists, they’re hurting.”
And even more from November 2016’s Bernie Sanders – “Sanders added “(Y)ou can’t just spend your entire life raising money from the wealthy people. What Trump was doing, to his credit, he was going out holding rallies. He was going all over this country. He was going in rural areas, where candidates previously did not go. In many ways, I did that myself.”
It’s almost impossible to remember now, but back then the political party apparatus of the Democrats, including their media outlets, were constructively focusing on how the party had lost the working class and the poor and what a horrific candidate Hillary Clinton was.
MSNBC’s Democrat-supporting Mika Brzezinski of all people joined the (then) growing chorus openly discussing how “Hillary’s thuggish campaign staff would – in Mika’s words – “bully” anyone trying to point out Hillary “No Billionaire Left Behind” Clinton’s countless weaknesses. “I experienced it myself” she testified.
Mika bravely risked further harassment by stating that Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump would have been a much better fight. In light of the severe public humiliation Hillary experienced at Trump’s hands last week Mika certainly has a point.”
Unfortunately, the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democrats was about to set the party on the road to its current fanaticism and detachment from reality with Hillary’s manufactured “Russian Collusion” nonsense regarding President Trump and Russia. The party’s media outlets followed along, letting their Trump Derangement Syndrome cause them to spend years on shrill, propagandistic idiocy, acting like every week of Trump’s presidency was apocalyptic. (Link for all this HERE)
And believe it or not, in my look at “Winners and Losers of 2016” back then, I had listed BOTH Donald Trump AND Joe Biden as winners – in Trump’s case for breaking the glass ceiling by being America’s first de facto Third Party President and in Biden’s case because, like Bernie Sanders in late 2016, Biden was trying to get the Democrats to face reality about why Trump defeated Hillary.
He had discussed the party’s abandonment and hostility toward the working class and the poor, prompting me to write “Vice President Biden went from being America’s Crazy Uncle who should never be trusted with the car keys to being one of the few compassionate voices from the Democrats … Biden stood out for his insight into the ugly changes in the Democrats’ party. If Biden sticks to this theme about the Democrats’ driving away the working class and the poor, 2020’s election might be a win-win if both he and Trump support America’s suffering classes.” (Link HERE)
As we all know, by 2020 Crooked Joe happily turned against the working class and the poor, parroting the new Democrat Party contempt toward them.
Let’s also recall a November 2016 item by Democrat Jim Webb, another rational voice trying to tell the Democrats to course-correct – “I would like to salute Donald Trump for his tenacity and for the uniqueness of his campaign,” Webb said at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., adding that he hopes the election result will “provide us an opportunity to reject a new form of elitism that has pervaded our societal mechanisms.”
“ … there is an interlocking elite that has melded business, media and politics in a way we could never before imagine. And many of these people also hold a false belief that they understand a society with which they have very little contact. And nothing has so clearly shown how wrong they are than the recent election of Donald Trump.”
Webb called Trump an outsider who spoke truth to “hard-working people out in flyover land” who have been abandoned by both parties. But he focused much of his critique on the Democrats, whom he said have drifted from their historical position as the “party of Franklin Roosevelt.” Link HERE
Yes, Webb nailed it! But as we all saw, rather than face up to the truth about how out of touch and even hostile their political party had become toward the working class and the poor, the Democrats doubled down on being pompous snobs, cowardly hypocrites and hilariously pretentious fools.
Their slobbering, unhinged hatred of Donald Trump didn’t help them, either.