It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Democratic party, as it is currently constituted, is not interested in representing working class and poor people. It’s also becoming clearer and clearer that people are sick of their shit.
It’s a dilemma. Something’s got to give and they – with lots of money and a lifetime habit of power, which is more addictive than cocaine – do not intend for it to be them.
A few days back, on the badly misnamed ‘unity tour’ someone asked Tom Perez if he was on board with Bernie Sanders medicare for all plan. He waffled on for about 5 minutes, about how Democrats believed in health care and wanted the best plan and blah blah blah, but that was clearly the wrong answer. The correct answer (if they were interested in unity, or if they were interested in helping working class and poor people, would have been yes.
Dianne Fienstein came out today and said she’s not in favor of medicare for all, either. So, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the reason the U.S. does not yet have universal health care (remember back when we called it socialized medicine?) is not just that Republicans are against it. A lot of Democrats are, too.
So, we are at loggerheads. It is a dilemma. The Hillary people want the Bernie people out of the party, and the feeling is mutual. Do we Demexit and hope we can build a viable third party, or do we Dementer, to try and change the party from within?
If I lived in the U.S., I’d be changing my registration every week or so, just to fuck with ’em.
On a different topic: People call me a conspiracy theorist, but there is something odd as hell about New York and San Francisco both having power outages at the SAME TIME. I’m not blaming Deep State, or the Russians, or the Rothschilds, or the Illuminati, or the CIA, or the power companies (probably on the short list, though), or the FBI, or Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump. I’m just saying it’s weird and there’s no natural explanation for it, what with the two cities being very far apart, and there being large numbers of electronic grids in between them which were functioning normally at the time. Which leaves two possible explanations: a real stretcher of a coincidence, or human intervention. My money (figure of speech) is on human intervention.