Especially political cowards….and that is what we have now in DC…..a pack of spineless, whimpering cowards that will allow violations of the Constitution just to appease their donors, their controllers, their puppet masters.
Sorry but that is NOT who I want to run my government.
Of course I am talking about the GOP and Repubs/conservs……the elected reps and the supporting public are silent as the President violates the Constitution almost daily……all because the agenda is far more important that the nation and its people to the GOP.
That’s the rub, though. Most of the chickenbutt Senate Republicans looking to be re-elected in 2020 from safe red states aren’t sweating a potential Democratic challenger. What keeps them up late at night with Pepto in hand is the threat of a primary challenge from the right. All of them live in terror that some fire-breathing MAGA hat with an AR-15 strapped to his back will come along howling “Trump uber alles!” and strip their party’s base support down to the bone.
The GOP is not alone in the crowded cowards field…..the DNC/Dems/liberals are just as guilty as the GOP……they talk and talk and yet let it go on as it is….
…..modern U.S. politics can be summed up in seven words: Republicans are liars and Democrats are cowards. Today I propose the 2018 Corollary: Republicans are liars and cowards; Democrats are cowards and stupid.
It takes quite a bit to outdo the Democrats in cowardice, since Bill Clinton renamed it “triangulation,” but the Republican Congress and revolving-door Trump Cabinet members have done it: They have redefined cowardice.
The word not so long ago was regarded as a shameful trait for any human being: either simple fear, or failure to stand up for one’s rights and beliefs.
Then there are the evangelicals. By far the largest conservative collection of voters and by far the most cowardly of them all……morality means nothing as long as the racist BS is pursued….that makes them the biggest cowards.
But the DNC comes in a close 3rd…….
The latest shakeup over a lack of diversity in senior leadership at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows that House Democrats’ campaign arm remains out of touch with the values of its grassroots Democratic voters.
This first became evident in March when DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos announced a “blacklist” policy, which sought to stifle the people-powered democratic process by requiring political consultants to sign a loyalty pledge to incumbent Democrats. Recent comments from black and Latino lawmakers about a lack of diversity in senior leadership, as well as complaints about a tone-deaf approach to issues relating to race, show that the DCCC continues to refuse to evolve and change. Instead, there seems to be an implicit policy of silencing new voices and sidelining historically marginalized communities in order to protect the power of the status quo.
Beating Trump is the most important thing in 2020…if so then why is Schumer doing all he can to keep Progressives off the ballot?
Months after the DCCC formally announced it would blacklist consultants who work with primary challengers against incumbent Democrats, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee—controlled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—is reportedly taking the policy of its House counterpart “one step further” by undermining progressive candidates attempting to flip Republican-held seats.
The Intercept reported Thursday that Andrew Romanoff, a Medicare for All and Green New Deal supporter running for Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) seat, has had “multiple consultants” turn down offers to work on his campaign due to “pressure from the DSCC.”
All the keep “corporatist” elected people in place….change will not come….so stop hoping.
In closing one thought……We need a political system that works for the people, not the deep-pocketed special interests.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”
“Et Certa Apud Verbis”