Democrats Will Be A Major Disappointment

A new year so why not start it off with a bang?

In just a very few hours the new Congress will be sworn in today and the work will begin.

It is no secret that I have been a critic of the Dems since Bubba Clinton was president…..and then his wife with her fake progressive stands……Clinton and the Clintonites have always been good at covering their “conservatism” by generating faux progressive policies…..and letting big business take over the party.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/27/how-clintonites-are-manufacturing-faux-progressive-congressional-campaigns/

Clintonites like MacCaskill, Webb, Kaine, etc…..they spout progressive but are no more progressive than Lindsey Graham….

2019 and one thing is for sure….The one thing a Dem can do is f*ck up a wet dream.

Dems already thumping their chest for 2020.

Like the hunt for the Dem to break out for 2020……who cares!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/28/who-cares-which-democrat-comes-out-on-top/

Dems claim to be “progressives” and I just do not see it….they talk a mean game but when it comes down to the nut cutting they limp away in search of their spines.

They thump their chest about health care….they thump their chest about minimum wage……they thump their chest over race issues….they thump and they thump….it has been so for 30 years and yet these toads cannot get a thing done without checking in with their donors, their masters.

Then there are those so-called “liberal” groups…the ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, etc etc etc…….they are media whores…they choose the topics that will get them the most air time on the MSM propaganda machine……these people were approached to endorse the bill…none would sign on…..

Let’s take Yemen…….a couple of “progressives” floated a bill that would take the US out of that fray….this is a good thing only the floated legislation is about as useful as a flaccid wanker.

But read more about these “progressive” tools……

The Senate vote this month to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen marked a historic break from a bipartisan embrace of a pro-war foreign policy, yet it was accomplished without strong backing from Washington’s liberal foreign policy infrastructure.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., invokes the rights laid out in the War Powers Act of 1973 that assert Congress’s authority over war, and it was the result of many months of work by a coalition of progressive activists and anti-war lawmakers. The war is Saudi-led, but the U.S. has provided critical support, and an end to that support effectively means an end to the war.

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/23/yemen-war-resolution-vote-senate/

There was a time when I considered voting Democrat….and then Hillary ran and that fanciful idea was cleansed from my mind…..

The Dems have a majority but they have had it before and f*cked up a wet dream….what about this time……will they, the Dems, truly be a party of the people or will they return to the neoliberal bullsh*t they have embraced with the Clintons?

Unfortunately, Pelosi, Schumer and Hoyer are doing everything in their power to keep the progressive insurgency in check, and keep their neoliberal/corporate money machine in power.  Beyond the many moral and ethical problems with this, it’s just plain stupid politics.  About the only way Democrats could lose their 2018 momentum in 2020 is to return to the same old neoliberal, corporate-friendly policies that lost them the election in 2016.

They’re being supported by most of the mainstream media, many of the pundits who’ve been the architects of the Democratic Party’s precipitous decline over the last few decades, and a robust and well-funded neoliberal infrastructure composed of not-for-profits, many unions, foundations, and public interest groups, who’ve gone into overdrive on their anti-Bernie campaign. It was this neoliberal mafia that helped deliver the nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016, which in turn depressed turnout to the point that Trump was able to win the election with just over 26 percent of eligible voters.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/01/01/war-democratic-party-continues

Warren will run for president…..oh goody!  She is NO progressive….her rhetoric is good but actions say something different.  Not a good choice.

11 thoughts on “Democrats Will Be A Major Disappointment

  1. I can’t even picture any of the Democrats you mention, chuq. They rarely get featured over here, and nobody shines out as a real ‘contender’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Small steps, maybe. It’s been my focus that the overall goal is to get rid of Trump.. earlier than 2020 if possible, but certainly not letting him go beyond 2020. Who to replace him with? For me it almost doesn’t matter as long as his replacement fits the more traditional requirements of elements we want to see represented in a president… and this person doesn’t have a Trumpian “schmuck-factor” going on. Someone with competence and experience in what the job requires. So.. I am not overly picky on who should replace him… from either party.
    Keep in mind that unless a President comes with a majority of Congress in the same party for at least the first two years of the term, then not much will likely get done anyway.

  3. I meant to include in my remark… my whole point is that we need someone with some level of political experience to “right the ship” and get things back on course.. and from there we can return to what ideology we want to see represented in the office.

  4. Trump has changed course to get us out of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, confront China and do something about the trade deficit, get Europe to start paying for their own defense and stop illegal immigration.

    I think our present course on those issues is better than the prior course.

    What is that right course we should get back to?

    1. I agree with him on getting out of wars….I do not agree with China thing and immigration is not that big of a problem…made to sound worse than it is….chuq

      1. I see the trade deficit and our national debt as tied together. I see economic problems in the future. I am aware that a lot of people do not see that as a problem.

      2. It is a problem….deficit spending which the GOP is masters of is the leading cause of the national debt…..and now that the Dems are in control the deficit will once again be the problem that the GOP needs to feed their base….chuq

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