We saw, last night, a complete collusion of the Democratic leadership with bankers and the forces working to totally erode the protections in place protecting elections.
President Obama showed us how he will operate once the Republicans control both houses of congress-- he will use his power and his staff to sell Republican destruction of the laws that protect the middle class and regulate the excesses and abuses of corporations and the one percent, just as he did yesterday.
Harry Reid revealed how he will operate-- enabling the worst abuses of the Republicans. We can expect that the filibuster, which Mitch McConnell used so effectively, will not be used very often. Matter of fact, don't be surprised if McConnell opens the next session of congress getting rid of it-- something that progressive senate democrats tried to get Reid to do.
Nancy Pelosi started out backing Obama-- the welfare for hedge funds and the tenfold increase in the amount wealthy individuals can contribute to campaigns. Then Elizabeth Warren stood up and called out the betrayal of the middle class and Pelosi went into neutral, basically standing by, doing nothing.
Stenny Hoyer has always been a right wing, corporatist Democrat. Who knows how many undecided Democrats he persuaded to cross the line and sell out their constituents.
This is all happening with a Democrat in the White House and Democrats controlling the senate.
And I didn't even talk about Wall Street darling Chuck Schumer, who has been attacking Obamacare lately.
What to do?
-Never think that these kinds of collaborations between Democratic and Republican corporatists are anything less than intentional. Stop making excuses.
-Primary every member of the house who voted for the bill. Let those who opposed the bill know that it is time to replace Reid and Pelosi.
- Thank the Democrats and Republicans who opposed the bill.