The word makes me think of those people during World War 2 that worked with the Nazis against the interests of their countrymen……I know there are other definitions but that is the one that I will stick with for this post.
For this post it is those Dems that are in the pocket of corporate dollars…..it is more important to win re-election than to work for the betterment of the nation.
As the 2020 election comes into focus there are a couple of collaborators withing the Dems ranks….some are candidates and others are leader in Congress…..
First there is the candidate, Joe Biden……
It’s really quite simple: the rogue oligarchs and corporations who now run this country constitute the enemy. Since becoming a Senator in 1973, your favorite Irish uncle, Joe Biden, has actively collaborated in the extreme capitalism, racism, nationalism, and police state-ism that enable the oligarchs’ agenda; and while most ably empowered by their instrument, the Republican Party, between times, it is more than adequately carried out by the Democrats. What we see now, with a mostly pliant Trump, with a conservative majority Supreme Court, and with a divided Congress where stasis rules, is the Oligarchy’s ideal. But as the political calendar moves on – a proven collaborator must be installed, over the next twelve months, as the Democratic nominee in the 2020 tryst with their current champion – just in case.
Next we go to the House and the Dem leader Schiff…..he likes to label himself a progressive and there is nothing more false than that…….
Neoliberal, fake progressive Rep. Adam Schiff (D-C) showed his true colors yet again last week. He said in responseto President Donald Trump’s saber-rattling and threats to attack Iran that,
“Iran is a thoroughly malign actor, a cause of deep instability in the region, a profound contributor to the violence and misery in Yemen, and one of the most dangerous regimes in the world. Through the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) and its proxies, it is also a state sponsor of terror. The threat it poses is real.”
That certainly wasn’t the position of the Obama Administration. Schiff instead has decided to jump into the Trump foreign policy with both feet. He’s made similar threatening statements about Venezuela and China, too.
Schiff is also in the pocket of the corporations…..his policies are to help them not to move this country forward.
Can we count on Dem Senator Coons to vote for a progressive agenda? My thought is NO!
A trade group representing chemical companies will spend more than $150,000 on advertising during July in support of four Republican senators and one Democrat, all of whom face reelection in 2020. The American Chemistry Council, which represents nearly 200 companies including DuPont, Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil, is running TV and radio ads in Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota between July 8 and 21, according to Federal Communications Commission records accessed via OpenSecrets’ political ad database. Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) all face reelection next year.
I say keep an eye on the collaborators…….then ask who do they truly represent….my guess is the cash and not the people.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”
****More on this situation in today’s Closing Thought****