The scandal ridden establishment democrats have met their sad failure. After an election that was plagued with drama from both sides, drama, untrustworthiness, and the ultimate huge loss of the presidency and congress, it’s time to get it together. Democrats need to stop pretending to be champions for the working class and other marginalized groups. The jig is up.
As Viet Thanh Nguyen writes for the New York Times, all policies have been aimed at imperialism abroad, and not enough work done to keep all groups of people happy domestically.
“That sickness is imperialism. America is an imperial country, and its decay might now be showing. The power that has brought so much benefit to the country — for white people — is now faltering in its ability to provide those benefits to all white people. The empire’s best hope is to be more inclusive, demographically and economically, but that runs counter to the imperial impulse to hoard power and profit.”
Now not every democrat is a bad egg (and there sure are way more on the other side of the aisle) In fact, they are all good people but some of them just have bad habits. One of the biggest blemishes of the 2016 bid for the presidency was the chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Her establishment politics pushed Bernie Sanders out of any chance of winning in the primaries, favoring Hillary in any and all cases. Not only were here emails revealed to prove her dislike of Sanders, but her bid for Hillary lost the dems this election.
We will never know if Bernie Sanders would have won if it were him instead of Hillary. But there is overwhelming evidence pointing to his win if that were to have been the case. Maybe an unfortunate truth is that Americans aren’t ready for female leadership. But more specifically, Hillary’s leadership. She has been tagged by conservative slandering for twenty years, her time in senate and as Secretary of State was rocky to say the least, and I think our eyes may all get stuck rolled back into our heads if we hear the word “emails” one more time. But aside from that, she really is a war hawk and she would continue to perpetuate policy that bolstered our imperialist tendencies.
“If Hillary Clinton had won, she would have run again in 2020, which could have meant four more years of Wall Street liberalism and fire-and-forget perpetual warfare, conducted by drones and Special Operations over the horizon.”
She is untrustworthy, let’s admit it. Even if you can sit down with her over coffee and see that she is a good person...as a politician she is a bit shady. Bernie Sanders has had decades of a clean track record. But more importantly, his message was powerful, while Hillary’s was dull. Sanders played to a similar if not the same populist movement as Trump did. He was looking to reexamine and possibly dismantle the status quo for the good of the people. While Hillary was gradually changing to more progressive (with nudges from Sanders and Warren), it was disingenuous and many people saw right through her.
There are many flaws in the Democratic party, namely their candidate Hillary. Yes, she is a dedicated public servant who has been defamed by the nasty right for decades. But she is also deeply, deeply establishment and so is her entourage. This nation, and this generation wants a change and wants something that stands up to the status quo. And unfortunately, we got the worst case scenario of that.