Sunday, December 25, 2016

Let's Take over the Democratic Party!



David Cobb:

Let's just be honest.
This idea of creating another organization
and taking over the Democratic Party...
Let's just be clear...

Bernie Sanders galvanized a mass movement in this country progressive ideology springing up.

The leadership of the corporate Democratic Party destroyed them, and Bernie Sanders
and others said,

I know what let's do....
let's form an organization called "Our Revolution" and take over the Democratic Party and move it to the left.
Bernie Sanders: Our Revolution

It reminded me of my experience,
as a young anti-apartheid activist,
who then went on to work for Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988.

Because in that election
cycle, here's what we experienced:
A progressive upwelling from within the Democratic Party process,
the corporate leadership crushed us.
Jesse Jackson said,
I know what let's do,
let's form a new organization
and take over the Democratic Party
and move it to the left.
That was called "Rainbow Push".
Jesse Jackson: Rainbow Push

Four years later, Jerry Brown
inspired a progressive movement within,
it was crushed by the corporate leadership
of the Democratic Party.

He said,
I know what let's do:
Let's create another organization,
take over the Democratic Party and take it to the left.
That was called "We the People".
Jerry Brown: We the People


Four years later, Dennis Kucinich came along. inspired a progressive movement within,  it was crushed by the corporate leadership of the Democratic Party.

He said,
I know what let's do: 
 (can you guess?)
Let's form an organization,
take over the Democratic Party and take it to the left.

That was called "Progressive Democrats of America".
Dennis Kucinich: Progressive Democrats for America
Four years later, Howard Dean came along.
Can you tell the story?
Rose up a progressive movement within the Democratic party.
it was crushed by the corporate leadership
He said, 
I know what let's do: 

Let's form an organization,
take over the Democratic Party and take it to the left.

That was called "Democracy for America".
Howard Dean: Democracy for America



THAT SHIT DON'T WORK!!




Commentary by Bill Huston:

The Democratic Party has abandoned the poor and the working class for FORTY FIVE YEARS!
This began in 1971 with the Powell Memo:

 
Ralph Nader explains to Chris Hedges
the history of corruption of the Democratic Party
beginning in 1971 with the Powell Memo.

The last major environmental laws were passed by Richard Nixon.
Since then, the Democrats have pushed upon us
  • Jobs exporting free trade agreements
  • Privatization of everything, from Charter Schools to our National Parks
  • Undeclared Wars
  • Labor abuses, such as Taft-Hartley
  • Bank bailouts 
  • Domestic Spying
  • Deregulation of Industry
  • Evisceration of the EPA 
  • Fracking, Pipelines, and dirty energy policy
  • ..... just like the Republicans!

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over,
yet expecting different results."
-- Albert Einstein:


Friends, Let's BE SMART! !

Please let us ABANDON ALL HOPE in reforming the Democratic Party. 
It is a BROKEN MACHINE and it should be dismantled. 

Please help me build a party where Progressive Principles are Front and Center.

The GREEN PARTY!

 http://www.gp.org/


UPDATE: Now there is are TWO new movements
for Progressives to take over the Democratic Party!
"Justice Democrats"https://justicedemocrats.com/
"Operation Backbone": https://tytnetwork.com/Backbone/

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