The Democratic Party is on the Rocks, or, “Shut the F*ck Up”
The national media won’t cover this story, nobody in Washington D.C. is talking about it — but here is the lede — The Democratic Party is on the Rocks.
Secret internal polling done by Party leaders, show huge numbers of normally reliable Democratic voters, very offended by the Party’s actions ever since the election. Even push polling did not turn the number into anything other than an unmitigated disaster.
Federal agents armed with difficult questions are closing in on key Democratic Party operatives. These Party people know where every skeleton is buried and some of them will talk. Rigging elections, and using the machinery of government to help do so – is a serious crime, the type of crime the Democratic Party became too comfortable with, maybe to the point of carelessness and arrogance.
Immunity agreements carefully placed by Hillary and her lawyer team — are collapsing. Pelosi is shaken. She’s a tough woman with years of battle behind her but even she sees little hope in all this. When Pelosi and Schumer push others to attack harder, the numbers go down. When they say nothing for a day, some part of the scandal — they created – climbs right back into the news cycle.
The idea of cooperating with Trump never occurred to them, even for a second. If they do cooperate, it’s an admission they failed, in their eyes, and they would rather America burn to the ground than admit that.
Read this piece from the Observer, you can almost feel sorry for the Democrats, caught here yelling “Shut the Fuck Up” at their own constituents, at one of their own rallies — a fact that did not make the mainstream news, because, well, to borrow a phrase, it’s Fake news.
From The Observer — The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.
During the first day of the convention, California Democratic Party chair John Burton yelled at protesting nurses to “shut the f*ck up and go outside.” Burton condescendingly told the protesters, “There’s [sic] some people who have been fighting for that issue before you guys were born.”
The California Democratic establishment, like the national party leadership, has favored corporate and wealthy donors, undermining pushes for a single payer healthcare system that would provide Americans with healthcare—not just health insurance. Eric Bauman, the California Democratic Party vice chair and candidate to succeed Burton as the Party’s chair, received $12,500 a month from the pharmaceutical industry to fight proposition 61, which would “cap the price that any state agency or care program could spend on prescription drugs at what the federal Department of Veterans Affairs pays.” Bauman received these payments while earning a six-figure salary as an adviser to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Proposition 61 failed to pass in November 2016 after the pharmaceutical industry spent millions of dollars opposing it.
During a rally at the state capitol, National Nurses United Director RoseAnn Demoro told supporters not to wait for establishment Democrats to take the lead on healthcare and making medicare for all a reality. “They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them.”
DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke at the California Democratic Party Convention, offering the same meaningless rhetoric and platitudes that have incited boos, protests, and criticisms of his ability to lead. “We make sure that healthcare is a right for everyone,” Perez claimed. “And not a privilege for a few.”
Despite his claim, Perez and the Democratic Party leadership refuse to support Medicare for All, insisting Obamacare just needs a few improvements. Obamacare does not ensure healthcare as a right, but rather serves to maximize benefits to the pharmaceutical and health industries. Perez claims the Democratic Party supports providing healthcare to all Americans, but is unwilling to support the policies that will actually do so. After pandering to protesters on the issue and jokingly comparing their presence to infighting at Thanksgiving dinner—a stark change from his constant affirmations that the party is united—Perez reverted to the Democratic go-to in lieu of championing stances on actual issues.
“We have a president …. I don’t know who it is, Putin, or Trump,” Perez said to an uninspired crowd. “They’re in a bromance. This is really weird.” On May 20, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who also doesn’t support single payer healthcare, focused her speech at the California Democratic Party Convention on Russia as well.
In contrast, at a rally for Bernie Sanders supporters at the State Convention hosted by the National Nurses United on May 19, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner explained the need for the Democratic Party to address the issues impacting working, middle class, and low income Americans. “We need to deal with income inequality, racial justice, but Dems only want to talk about Russia!” she said. “We need a party that stands up for people & doesn’t fake it. In the words of Janet Jackson ‘What have you done for me lately?’”