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Democratic Base to Party Leaders: Take That You Smug Bastards!


By dlindorff - Posted on 03 November 2010

By Dave Lindorff

The Democrats were blown out of the water on Nov. 2.

But it’s not because of the Tea Party, or because of a resurgent Republican majority.

The Democrats deserved to lose because they have long since abandoned whatever principles they had, and more important, they’ve pissed on their most important supporters--the left, real liberals, African Americans, women, unionized workers, and workers in general. So I say hooray, all those groups have struck back!

Barack Obama set this disaster for the party and his presidency in motion before he was even sworn in as president, by choosing Wall Street hacks as his economic advisers in the midst of the worst economic crisis in 75 years, and by choosing as his key political adviser Rahm Emanuel, who famously called progressive critics “fucking retarded,” and who, when warned that the GM bailout plan would hurt the United Autoworkers members who worked there, also famously said “Fuck the UAW!”

Emanuel never, at least in public, ever said “Screw the Schwarzes!,” but he and Obama might as well have, for all the help they’ve offered to a population that is suffering with twice the unemployment rate of whites, and that is being imprisoned at a rate that is virtually re-enslaving the nation’s young male African-American population.

Well, those progressives and liberals and minorities and workers that Emanuel and Obama, and most of the Democrats in Congress have dissed and pissed on have now returned the favor...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent online alternative newspaper, please go to: ThisCantBeHappening!

Barack Obama was installed via a rigged primary by oligarchs. His purposes are to destroy the Democrat party, allow for the re-branding of the neocons as kinder gentler populists, and to subsume under the header of "left" any policy for which the neocons do not care. He has succeeded swimmingly.
So I say hooray, all those groups have struck back!
Did any of those groups put forward, let alone back financially, or succeed in electing any socialist, green, or other party candidates in any way independent from the 2 legacy parties that equally show those groups such disregard?
No.
Is there any reason to believe that in the next 2 years those groups will organize sufficiently to do so, or vote for what meager offerings of independent candidates appear in sufficient number to even gain matching funds for 2016?
No.
All of these supposed losers will walk away with fat lobbyist jobs, work in think tanks; lecture circuits in universities only their class can afford to attend. Democrats are not crying over their losses. They bellied up to the trough and took while the taking was good at a rate of which even Republicans must step back in awe.
The losses will be blamed on Democrats being too left wing; and since half the people in this country have no idea what left or right even are, but merely root for a party as they would a sporting team, the charge will stick. Any day now and one will hear how much we all support the wars and the privatization of Social Security.
When somebody sticks a knife in one's back, one doesn't strike back by hitting oneself in the head with a hammer.
There's nothing to celebrate.

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