Of Democratic Invertebrates and Republican Carnivorous Dicks.

Bill Mahar is spot on. Democrats, in my opinion, certainly have their problems (spinelessness possibly the most significant). But listen to Bill’s commentary on the current crop of Republicans. It goes to the heart of one of the greatest threats to the working class we’ve ever faced since the Hoover Administration. In fact, it harkens back not only to the runup to the Great Recession of 2007-2009, but to the Age of the Robber Barons Great leading up to the Great Depression that began in 1929.

While Trump continues to distract the media and the public by a flood of baseless attacks on our nation’s security departments, the Republican Congress has been deregulating the already super profitable Wall Street Banks, air quality standards, and consumer financial protections.

The sweetness of those few extra dollars per week for America’s workers will soon fade into bitterness when (not if) the next Republican Great Recession arrives.

Here is a list of Democrats and how much money they’ve received from Wall Street financial institutions and then voted with Republicans to deregulate Wall Street banks. I will be voting against Mark Warner and Tim Kaine if and when he is primaried.


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  1. BroadBlogs
    Jul 11, 2018 @ 16:29:50

    We have to get rid of the root problem: money in politics.

    If one side unilaterally disarms the other side wins because so many people get their political information from advertising.

    If we vote out people on the left for doing what people on the right do, we will just end up with people on a far-right government.

    Like Bill Maher I vote Democratic because for the most part their contributors are more benign: teachers unions, nursing unions, unions generally, people in the arts like David Geffen.

    I meet with members of Congress on poverty issues. The Democrats always vote with us. But trying to get Republicans to do anything to help alleviate poverty or the help the middle class is almost impossible.

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    • Max T. Furr
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 19:01:15

      Of course you are correct, but where there is a progressive in a primary against an establishment neoliberal, we must vote for the progressive. I think you would agree with that.

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  2. BroadBlogs
    Aug 09, 2018 @ 14:36:56

    Yes. So long as a more progressive candidate can still win in that district. Luckily, economically Americans are much more liberal these days on both left and right, hence the appeal of Sanders — and Trump’s rhetoric at least.

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    • Max T. Furr
      Aug 09, 2018 @ 15:36:19

      Yes. Two things that make me think progressives are very electible. 1. The crowds and votes Sanders got even after the media was virtually ignoring him, the DNC was suppressing his campaign both by ignoring him and scheduling too few debates at times when they knew fewer voters would be listening, and 2. most voters have some level of understanding that money in politics is a bad thing and the progressives will try to end it (I’m not holding my breath on that).

      I’ve not said much about congressional insider trading. I may post soon on that subject. It is depressing to say the very least.

      I think that if more Democrats were to push the progressive message loudly and often, it would be a huge win.

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