Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chose to continue the failed Clinton strategy of prioritizing wealthy donors over the activist base. In Atlanta, Democrats chose Tom Perez, the former Obama labor secretary to lead the party, sparking criticism from progressive organizations who say picking the former labor secretary over the other front-runner, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), was a missed opportunity for the party.
Perez’s win was secured in a second round of voting by the DNC gathered in Atlanta, getting 235 votes to Ellison’s 200, or whatever the Russian hackers chose it to be.
It marks the end of a race many observers saw as a choice between the establishment and the progressive wing of the party. Ellison had the backing of lawmakers like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and groups including National Nurses United and the Communications Workers of America; Perez was backed by “many from former President Obama’s political orbit,” as ABC Newswrites, and “is viewed—with good reason—as a reliable functionary and trustworthy loyalist by those who have controlled the party and run it into the ground,” journalist Glenn Greenwaldwrote this week.
The Democrats have learned nothing. The Democrats are mere timid schoolboys unable to annihilate a bully, the reality-TV personality, Trump, whose modus operandi MO is to shock, and to entertain.
Paraphrasing Holman Jenkins’s reading in The Wall Street, Trump “is inventing almost daily a new episode of the Trump-US-president reality show to keep his audience from drifting off.”
With one caveat. Trump’s daily episodes are a dangerous slip into civil war. The Democrats are refusing to take care of the poor and downtrodden, who still believe Trump will deliver. When awoken, because the military state Trump is building cannot create other jobs but jail guards, the American masses will have no leader but themselves to rely on. They might revolt, if not famished. Then, the Democrats will have to accept their treacherous ways and watch their own demise and that of the American dream.
It’s time to come up with a plan to circumvent the military industrial complex. Anybody up for the task, Democrats?
By DANA NEACSU: Who’s Trumping Democracy? The Weakling Democrats