To all the Blue Dog Dems that resent Bernie because he’s “not a real Democrat” — it’s time to embrace your old nemesis Reality and face some uncomfortable facts. Your ultimate goal is to process that without this INDEPENDENT Man of the People the is the only reason anyone gives two craps about you the Democratic Party.
OK, so Bernie’s not a real Democrat, yet your Big Biz whore/DNC chair Tom Perez BEGGED to come along on Bernie’s post-election engagements, hoping some of that Sanders magic would rub off. Bernie, of course, graciously agreed. No, it was not the other way around. Bernie is very good at drawing his own crowds even with a liability like Perez trying to ride his coattails.
It’s also true that Perez got roundly booed for being a corrupt, corporate shill. It would appear this defines what a real Democrat is because that’s what most of them are — self-serving, hypocritical, and on the take.
Senator Sanders doesn’t need the Democrats, except of course to pass bills in Congress, but they’re useless in that capacity as well. Democrats court corporate donors just as predictably and enthusiastically as the GOP. Ask Big Pharma’s bitch Corey Booker, and many other supposedly progressive Dems. Also see: Single Payer Healthcare and Ponies.
Even with all that the Democrats would stand to gain personally and politically, the centrist dopes continue to denigrate Bernie, the most popular politician in the country, further alienating his followers who comprise their most likely pool of new Party members.
Of course, an upswing in party enrollment would be the trend if the DNC wasn’t so jaw-droppingly stupid. Apparently it’s preferable to lose to the GOP and subject us all to Trump’s Day-Glo orange ass for another four years than support Democratic Socialism.
And let’s address this whole “Bernie Isn’t a Democrat” defense used for crapping all over him and his supporters. Who, by the way, would have won the election for you if hadn’t succumbed to corruption.
Everyone is well aware that Bernie’s not a Democrat. It’s a big part of why he’s so popular. That’s a bitter pill for the Blue Wave Crowd to swallow.
The Democratic Party lost its soul decades ago. They sold out and became GOP Lite by kissing corporate ass instead of championing the American people.
Bernie embodies Old School, New Deal, REAL Democratic principles like social justice and service to others.
This does not include fundraisers charging donors 250,000 a plate so they can get close enough to smell the bullshit off a candidate’s breath. It does entail going out among your constituents to hear their concerns and then carrying out the People’s will out as you were elected, meaning hired, to do.
Democratic Socialism, the sort that brought the American people a minimum wage and Social Security, does not embody elitism, corporatism, or arrogance. It certainly doesn’t include primary rigging.
And yes, we know how the Democratic Party works. All about how as a private organization they can nominate whoever they like but take people’s money under the premise of a fair contest.
So yeah, that’s primary rigging, and shady as hell. Own that shit.
But you won’t. So the Democratic Party will continue to lose elections because you somewhat insanely expect the country to fall in line with the hysteria of your goofy “We’re Not Trump!” campaign, even though you offer the average voter absolutely nothing aside from thinly-veiled contempt. It’s palpable. You guys really gotta work on that.
The collective resolve to not be vote-shamed by corporate stooges hiding behind identity politics has never been stronger. We simply are not buying the Neo-Lib crap you are peddling.
So it’s time to get it through your thick, pink pussy-hat-wearing heads. The country isn’t going to change for you and nor should it.
Political parties exist to serve the people, not the other way around. If the Democrats really want unity and not just acquiescence, they will have to acknowledge this and change the game plan.
Change. It’s a beautiful and necessary thing.
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