This election has seen just about everything possible when it comes to political theory and action. We have huge differences within the Democratic Party…..and the GOP has not fared too well either….both parties have deep divides and depending on the outcome of this election could erupt in a political civil war within the parties……
First the GOP….since Trump became the nominee there have been widening chasm in the different factions within the party…….and it looks as if a long predicted interior revolt is simmering……
Whom among us, upon hearing of the grave and perhaps existential threats now facing the Republican Party, is entirely immune to the siren song of schadenfreude? Who from the liberal classes can entirely resist the temptation, when reading about the bitter divisions now rending the GOP, to mutter, “Now that’s a god damn shame,” and then issue forth with a soft and mordant chuckle?
And as Donald Trump spirals down ever further, his descent into humiliation propelled by his own pheromonal and lubricious self-regard, what right-thinking human being can resist whispering a quaint saying of yesteryear? You know the one:
Source: The Republicans’ Civil War – And Everyone Else’s – LA Progressive
But what about the Dems?
The primaries showed the 2 wings within the party and even though Bernie lost and then endorsed Clinton there still a wide divide in the people within the party…..to the point that they also could be looking at an interior struggle…….
As I peruse the receipts of corruption & betrayal otherwise known as the Podesta email leaks, it seems clear as day that there never was & there will never be a place for young people, progressives, socialists, environmentalists or anti-war activists in the democratic party — in fact, it seems the democrats have earned their place beside our wealthy rulers by subverting & incrementalizing[note¹] people’s movements for social, racial, environmental, & economic justice. With every new leak, the evidence of the party’s corruption becomes harder for even their co-conspirators in the corporate media to spin or ignore — but when will their voters abandon them?
Source: The Democrats Must Be Destroyed to Build a Peoples’ Party – The Writing of John Laurits
Personally I think that an internal struggle within the parties could be good for the system…..and since I am still a radical deep down……I like the thought of this possible civil war.
Let me open with……everyone STOP using the term “progressive” when you write or talk about Clinton or Sanders or Murphy or Warren….these people (I use the term loosely) are NOT progressive….they are nothing more than a Democrat with strong opinions (opinions do not equate into action)…..as f*cked up as they are.
I use to think that I could support some of these people like Sanders and Warren…I was mistaken……they are NOTHING more than the same cop out toads that the rest of the Democratic Party are…..
They are just as owned by the AIPAC bunch as the GOP bunch……it is common knowledge that I am not a supporter of Israel and its jack boot group called the IDF……I think that any debt that the US felt they owed the Jews is has been paid in full and now it is time for the country to stand on its own two legs or go down swinging….
The media has done an excellent job making Israel the victim in all the crap going on in the region….they are far from being a victim…..
My latest dislike of these so-called Progressives is a warning that they have issued to Obama……
The news that many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama’s actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old, has been widely reported, but the plain facts need to be stated.
Yesterday the Israel lobby group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flexed its muscle against President Obama and on the side of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by posting a letter signed by 88 senators warning President Obama not to back any international measures that would pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories.
We urge you to… make it clear that you will veto any one sided UNSC [UN Security Council] resolution that may be offered in the coming months.
Source: Progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Markey, Booker, Reed sign AIPAC letter seeking to limit Obama’s actions
These people are bigger cowards than the GOP bunch
FUCK ISRAEL! Time for us to keep our cash to be used where it is needed…..HERE!
If you consider yourself a progressive then may I suggest that you look elsewhere for representation.
I close out my posting day with a good thump on your funny bone…..
After I spent my time watching the Dem convention and found it not as entertaining as I had hoped….I found this vid from some geniuses at Bad Lip Reading……
Please watch and enjoy…..
Now was that not far better than the actual convention?
So much more informative than the actual convention…..Have a great day my friends and I shall return tomorrow in all my splendor…..
GOD this thing is funny!
See you guys tomorrow……..peace…out
This election draws near to a conclusion….and I still post stuff that will hopefully educate the voter…..
To say that I was disappointed in the platform that the Dems settle on would be disingenuous on my part….personally I think that it is platform that would better suit the GOP than good loyal Dems……
Progressives vow to ”take the fight to Philadelphia” and battle for stronger platform at Democratic Party convention.
When contentious Democratic Party platform negotiations finally came to a close late on Saturday, progressives again left disappointed.
At the committee’s final meeting in Orlando, Florida, supporters of Hillary Clinton successfully voted down amendments supporting a single payer healthcare system, a nationwide ban on fracking, as well as an amendment objecting to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and characterizing the settlements as illegal.
The losses stung progressives already dismayed by the committee’s refusal to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the platform earlier that day, among other defeats.
Source: Pro-Fracking, Pro-Colonialism, Anti-Single Payer: Democratic Party Platform Disappoints – Linkis.com
The Dems platform sucks the worse in history…..any true progressive, not those cowards in the Clinton camp, should look elsewhere for a candidate that best represents their issues……the Dems will NOT be that party!
I am enjoying the fact that after 20 years to bashing by the GOP Clinton is gaining support from the neocons……kinda reminds me of the days when Dems flocked to the side of Reagan in the 80’s.
Some people are surprised at the support that she is getting from the war hawks….different parties and all that……well I wish I could say I was surprised but unfortunate I am not…..it makes perfect sense….after all she and her hubby Bubba have been hawks from day one in the White house.
But there are still some that are surprised……
Democrats have become the party of bare-knuckled, full-throated American Exceptionalism. That transformation was announced with a vein-popping zeal by retired general and wannabe motivation screamer John Allen at the Democratic convention in the City of Brotherly Love.
Bill Kristol is downright despondent after his failed search for an alternative to Donald Trump. Max Boot is indignant about his “stupid” party’s willingness to ride a bragging bull into a delicate China policy shop. And the leading light of the first family of military interventionism — Robert Kagan — is actually lining up Neoconservatives behind the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
Source: Surprised That Neocons Support Hillary? – LA Progressive
I found another article this time in The American Thinker, not a site I regular read, along these lines only with a bit of a slant to it……
Donald Trump has had an uphill battle since the day, over a year ago, when he announced his candidacy for the Republican Party presidential nomination. Against long odds and endless naysayers in the media and in his own party, he secured the party nomination for president and in the process received more primary votes than any other previous Republican candidate. Ever. Sharing votes with 16 other primary candidates.
Source: Articles: GOP Goes Full Democrat
What you, my readers, make of this situation?
We have yet another deluge of email talk…..this time it cam in just before the Dem Convention began…..now with all the talk about these things I started wondering if Trump’s reply to the upcoming scandal was some sort of trap he was setting for the Dems…..
Apparently I am not the only one that saw this as a ploy by Mr. Trump to try and steal some thunder from the convention….and guess what the Dems took the bait!
If you wondered how Trump would steal the headlines back from Hillary Clinton this week, now you know: Russian hackers and Hillary’s email. And the Dems fell for it, says Jake Novak.
Source: The Democrats just fell for Trump’s Russian email-hack bait—commentary
I knew that most of the politicos were not the brightest bulb in the group….but these guys proved me right……the Dems took the bait and now they are spending valuable air time explaining their position…..
God I love this stuff…the games politicians play……very amusing.
Part of the deal in the long time between the end of the election cycle and Bernie’s endorsement has been told that he wanted his people on the platform committee….this would insure that the progressive ideas that he championed would be made part of the election rhetoric.
The problem is the DNC platform is a traditional cop-out of the Democrats and shows NO progress whatsoever…..
Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the platform debates ignored the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and instead included a call to audit the Pentagon rather than cut the military budget
The two-day meeting at the Democratic National Platform Committee in Orlando ended this weekend. In article for the Nation titled What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War, Phyllis Bennis writes, the 35-page draft reminds us of two crucial realities, the limits of party politics while corporate and military interests dominate both parties and crucially the necessity of social movements to challenge those limits and sometimes to win.
Source: DNC Platform Retains Traditional Militarism, Shows Weakness of Anti-War Movement
I think Bernie failed in his attempt to make the platform more progressive……it smacks of neoliberalism.
But how will this play with those voters that supported his candidacy? Could his loss be a blessing in disguise? Something needs to be done to revive the anti-war movement….could this be that moment?