Resistance Isn’t Enough: Democrats must offer a vision of a better future

That isn’t happening. Dems, like GOP, are not about solving problems. They are about serving their corporate masters:

Trump’s failings serve as springboard — but only that. It ill serves Democrats to run on outrage alone, or to imply that his voters were fools. Nor should the party treat the core concerns of blue-collar whites as separate from those of young people, minorities, and women.

Democrats must say that a country achieves greatness by engaging the potential of all for the common good. This means better schools, affordable college, student debt relief, and retraining for those displaced by automation and globalization. It means rebuilding our infrastructure and providing universal health care that prevents medical neglect and curbs the ravages of catastrophic illness.

It means combating inequality through fair taxation, reasonable regulation, and reforming a campaign finance system little better than legalized bribery. And it means arguing that only by broadening economic opportunity can we confront our common challenges in such areas as climate change.

Corruption Scandals Are Piling Up for Democrats

Is it any wonder that the Trump and the GOP control the government? Maybe Americans should start thinking about abandoning the Democratic Party and creating one that represents them:

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was pulled into yet another scandal when on July 25 former IT aide Imran Awan was detained while attempting to flee the country and charged with bank fraud for wiring nearly $300,000 to Pakistan ahead of his planned escape. Imran Awan, who was employed by Wasserman Schultz until his arrest, is under criminal investigation for “wide-range equipment and data theft.” He reportedly tried to destroy hard drives confiscated by the FBI. Though the investigation began in February, Wasserman Schultz only recently granted U.S. Capitol Police access to a laptop Awan hid in a crevice of a congressional office building. The case is one of many scandals that have engulfed the Democratic Party.

The Democrats’ New Agenda Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Party

The Democratic Party will never change. It will always be the tool of the 1 percent for the 1 percent:

But rather than embrace the new direction presented by Ellison’s bid, party insiders conspired to instead elect Tom Perez, a candidate with much stronger connections to the party’s establishment wing. The result came as a dispiriting blow to many in the party’s base who hoped for a clear break in Democratic leadership.

Bitter Clinton Supporters Try to Unseat Bernie Sanders in Senate Race

The Democratic establishment feels Sanders is a threat so they want to destroy him:

Though Sanders enjoys overwhelming support in his home state, his political opponents around the country have isolated and built up naysayers to diminish his popularity. In June 2016, NBC host Joy Reid did a profile in the Daily Beast on Al Giordano, an anti-Sanders troll who gained a sizable following of Clinton supporters on Twitter during the primaries. Giordano claimed he would run against Sanders in 2018 but has yet to file and currently resides in Mexico City. In February 2016, the Daily Beast ran a hit piece meant to perpetuate the whitewashing of Sanders’ presidential campaign. It featured an interview with a black Vermont resident who claimed Sanders ignored the black community in the state. In October 2016, Politico ran an article featuring quotes from several Vermont Democrats complaining that Sanders wasn’t helping Democrats in Vermont, despite the fact that Sanders made several appearances around the country to campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Now Svitavsky, a Democrat from Bridport, Vermont, is trying to make another case against Sanders.

DNC Labor Lawsuit: How Can Democrats #Fightfor15 When They Pay Less than $10?

The DNC fraud lawsuit isn’t the only class action filed against the party. On November 9, 2016, DNC campaign groundgame worker Bethany Katz filed suit in Federal District Court in Philadelphia alleging that the DNC had failed to pay overtime to her and other non-exempt employees.

Labor law attorneys Justin Swidler and Richard Swartz filed the suit on behalf of Katz and 6 other plaintiffs from states ranging from Arizona to Missouri. The DNC and each state party organization is named in the suit which is filed under provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938.

Source: DNC Labor Lawsuit: How Can Democrats #Fightfor15 When They Pay Less than $10?

Ex-DNC chair to Warren and Sanders: Mind Your Own Business

Establishment Democrats know they have little to worry about from the progressives in the party. They report to Wall St. not the people. And they are the ones funding the Dems:

The former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee came out swinging Tuesday night in defense of former President Barack Obama’s plan to accept $400,000 for a speech to Wall Street in September, urging critics such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to mind their own business.

Sanders Reopens Democratic Primary Wounds

If and when Keith Ellison is not chosen to be the new DNC head, it will prove once and for all that Bernie Sanders has no influence in the Party and that Democrats will never change. Let’s not waste our time on then:

Bernie Sanders is opening old wounds.

Sanders’s recent swipe against former Vice President Joe Biden has angered Democratic party officials, who are accusing the onetime Democratic presidential candidate of refighting a bitter primary season that ripped the party in two.

The independent senator from Vermont has also infuriated supporters of Tom Perez, a top contender for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, after an unprovoked attack against the former Labor secretary.

Sanders, who backs Perez rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for DNC chairman, has shaken up a race that has until now featured few fireworks.

The DNC campaign changed this week after Biden endorsed Perez for chairman. Sanders let loose, saying that it’s time to move beyond the “failed status-quo approach” of Biden and Perez.

Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us

That’s because Hillary lost. But if she had won dirty trickster Brock would be in high demand:

As David Brock attempts to position himself as a leader in rebuilding a demoralized Democratic Party in the age of Trump, many leading Democratic organizers and operatives are wishing the man would simply disappear.

Many in the party—Clinton loyalists, Obama veterans, and Bernie supporters alike—talk about the man not as a sought-after ally in the fight against Trumpism, but as a nuisance and a hanger-on, overseeing a colossal waste of cash. And former employees say that he has hurt the cause.

In the weeks since Donald Trump pulled off a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, party stalwarts have scrambled to identify key figures for a robust revitalization in a post-Obama era.

Ralph Nader Slams Keith Ellison For ‘Toning Down’ His Stance on Israel

This is why Democrat Party can’t be changed. Their politicians always end up selling-out:

Former Green Party presidential contender Ralph Nader accused Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison yesterday of changing his stance on Israel to appease political elites as part of his bid to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee—and that he can’t tell if the “real Keith Ellison” or a “transformed, conditioned Keith Ellison” would take over the party if he triumphs in next months internal election.

Ellison, an African-American and the first Muslim ever elected to the House, has faced some resistance from more conservative factions in party because of his since-repudiated past association with the Nation of Islam and his occasional criticism of Israel. Earlier this month, he voted against a Republican-supported measure attacking a United Nations’ resolution that censured the Jewish State for its settlement activity in the West Bank. Ellison asserted that he has always supported a two-state solution and that the GOP proposal “makes that goal less achievable.”

The Democratic Party’s Death Is Imminent

The Dems will try to fool you into thinking that they are remaking themselves. They also want to divert your attention from their failure by blaming everything and everyone under the sun but themselves. Don’t let them con you any longer:

The Democratic Party’s death is imminent at this point. Rather than react to the fact that Hillary Clinton and the neoliberal agenda she embodies were an utter failure this election and the quest to win the moderate voter is in vain, the Democratic Party instead is just as determined as ever to keep the course and ensure the party will fade into the annals of history. Over recent decades, the philosophy of the party has shifted from the Keynesian economics of the New Deal, which saved capitalism from revolution by either socialists or fascists, and adopted the philosophy of neoliberalism.

Jacobin covered the rise of the neoliberals back in April 2016, a group of liberals intent to distance themselves from the New Deal and instead started touting austerity, siding unabashedly with the side of capital, and tearing down regulations that kept Americans safe. Electorally for the Democratic Party, this meant creating the myth of the moderate, swing voter who stood between the two major parties and would simply vote for whichever party ran less extremely from that arbitrary center. Rather than the party that sought to soften the hard edges of capitalism’s worst excesses, protecting the working class, crafting a social safety net that ensured those screwed by the system were not buried by it, and seeking to alleviate at least the worst injustices, the Democratic Party became the party of pragmatism.

This pragmatism had no particular vision, however, beyond getting elected. The purpose of politics is to bring forth a vision of how society should work, a blueprint, and to attempt to bring that vision into reality and build society in its image. There was no image for Democrats as time went on as a vision was not pragmatic; people can disagree with a vision. Rather than fulfill a political goal, the Democratic Party would be there to fulfill career goals. They would not be there to protect any particular base, but rather they would be there to protect themselves.

Cory Booker Fills Clinton’s Neo-Liberal Shoes

This is another reason why the Democratic Party is the enemy of the 99 Percent:

One of Hillary Clinton’s many flaws as a presidential candidate was her lack of charisma and inability to woo the press. “Just chilling in Cedar Rapids,” Clinton awkwardly said in a Vine while campaigning in Iowa during the Democratic primaries. More awkward moments came when Clinton tried the “nae nae” and the “dab” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She was, of course, far more adept at courting wealthy donors and establishment figures at lavish galas. But where Clinton shies away from the press, Sen. Cory Booker, who has been touted by Clinton supporters as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, combines a desperate affection for the spotlight with Clinton’s ability to court wealthy donors and the corporate establishment.

During her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton collected and crowed over dozens of endorsements from establishment Republicans and billionaire donors. However, this strategy backfired, and cozying up to the establishment and wealthy donors from both political parties is a symptom of neo-liberalism that Booker has also embraced throughout his career.