If you're a Democrat, or an American, you've been royally screwed by the Democratic party. How? They back people they can control instead of allowing the bottom up Democratic process to bring the best to the top. They did it forcing Hillary on us and now, the NY Times starts to recognize the problem too.
An NY Times headline starts to spell it out:Democrats' Weak Bench Undermines Hope of Taking Back Senate
The article says:
"Senate Democrats, aware of the dead weight that Donald J. Trump has placed on their vulnerable Republican colleagues, can taste a reclaimed majority.Later, the article blames the problem on failure of the Democrats to build leadership at the state legislature. There's some truth to that. And the article also points out how Bernie Sanders did so well by running against the establishment, unlike Hillary Clinton, who chose the ever so forgettable, but so very malleable Tim Kaine.
But just as Senate Republicans blew their chances in 2010 and 2012 before finally taking control in 2014, Democrats find themselves hobbled by less-than-stellar candidates in races that could make the difference in winning a majority
But the article leaves out the elephant in the room-- the DNC leadership-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz. If the Democrats fail to win the Senate, blame DWS and the other Democratic leaders-- Obama, Reid, Schumer and Pelosi for the failure. If the Democrats lose the opportunity some say is now possible, to win the House, blame DWS and those leading Democrats who have again and again sabotaged democracy by hand picking candidates who they could control.
In Pennsylvania they invested millions to oppose former congressman, Admiral Joe Sestak, who'd done a fabulous job campaigning on his own, in spite of the sabotage of the DNC and the Democratic leadership. If Pat Toomey gets re-elected, it will be their fault. Worse, the candidate they chose, who's never held elected office, will be easy to control, since they gave her the election.
In fact, the DNC's policy for all Democratic candidates is despicable. They basically require them to accept DNC control of their campaigns. They require huge time commitments to dialing for dollars.
The bottom line is that the DNC and the Democratic party has become a pathologically top down, control freak organization which chooses candidates rather than allowing the grass roots bottom up wisdom select candidates.
Now, clearly that bottom up wisdom is also sabotaged by Citizens United, which has allowed oligarch, corporate and foreign money to pollute our elections. But that is a smaller factor than the policy the Democrats and the DNC have held for decades, selecting controllable weak candidates over stronger, populist, independent candidates of integrity.
When Obama gets TPP passed, that will be a success for DWS and the DNC. When you go to the pharmacy and pay five times what people in Canada pay for medicine, blame Obama and the DNC. They could have introduced legislation that regulated (fair rules) pharmaceutical companies so they were prohibited from predatory pricing like we've seen from Martin Skrelli and, more recently, Mylan Corp's Heather Bresch, who quadrupled the price of epi-pens.
"Hey Joe, whatcha' gonna' do with that blood on your hands?"-- EarlNash (@EarlNash) August 25, 2016
When the first child dies for lack of an Epi-pen? pic.twitter.com/JbXwqrsSpF
I'll finish with a shoutout to Tim Canova, who's running against DWS and Alan Grayson, who is running against DNC pick, former Republican Patrick Murphy, perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the House. The odds are against both of them winning because the DNC has fought so hard to keep them out.
Bottom line, the Democratic party is not Democratic and hasn't been for a long time. Bottom line, DWS is like an onion, with layer after layer of rotten dirt and corruption. So is the DNC. If you are a liberal or progressive, you need to wake up.
It wasn't just the rigged primary that stole the election from Bernie Sanders. The problem lies so deep. The betrayal lies so deep that it's time to face the reality that both main parties, Republicans and Democrats are really the two sides of the corporatocracy coin. They don't deserve your support. I'm not saying to, across the board, vote against them. Pick and choose based on your interests and needs. But when you can vote against the uniparty coroporatocracy. Vote Green, vote Libertarian or Socialist, Workers Party. Perhaps we need to come up with a new concept-- anti-partisanism.