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Time for the Death of The Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party, along with liberal celebrities, media corporations, and polling firms, did it again. They sold us all the "safe" and most "electable" candidate, and they are likely going to lose to Trump again.

A deadly virus has ravaged the United States for the past six or seven months, killing around 235,000 Americans so far. President Donald Trump and Republicans failed and flat-out refused to pass another stimulus deal ahead of the election that could help working Americans suffering during this pandemic. Both Trump and Republicans prioritized installing a right-wing religious ideologue to the Supreme Court, who may further dismantle what we commonly refer to as Obamacare and significantly escalate attacks on abortion rights for women.

Yet, somehow, with record turnout across the country, that candidate, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, and all the Democratic operatives in this country could not engineer a commanding victory over Trump.

This needs to be the death of the Democratic Party. It's such an embarrassment. Millions entrusted them with saving them from great harm that will be done by a second term of the Trump administration. Let something new and more in touch with humanity rise in its place.

I do not have an easy answer to all of this. However, I look at Bolivia, where the Trump administration tried to impose a coup regime led by a right-wing religious fanatic. They mobilized against far greater threats and defeated this regime at the polls. We are going to need this kind of action tied to demands directed at politicians in both parties in order to salvage this country.

Tonight, I am ashamed to be a part of the U.S. media. We all got this so very wrong. Biden was reported to be ahead in polls in the "Blue Wall" (Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania) that were all he needed to end Trump's reign. We were lulled into believing that the Democrats were in a good position to win, even though experiences from the primary yet again indicated the political establishment boosted a terribly flawed candidate.

I realize this is far more complicated than prior elections due to the virus. There are mail-in ballots, absentee ballots, ballots from people who voted in person, etc. It's more up in the air than 2016. Yet, this did not have to be this way, and I have to laugh to keep from crying.

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