It is Not Enough to Oppose Republican Social Policies

wallWall Street Democrats rail against the many ludicrous positions on social issues embraced by Republicans, confident that our senses of justice and fairness will be sufficiently offended that we will ignore all the similarities shared by Republicans and Wall Street Democrats.

Rounding up and deporting immigrants, no rape or incest exceptions for abortion, voter suppression schemes, repealing Obamacare, opposing criminal background checks for gun buyers, etc, are all obvious differences between most Republicans and most Democrats.

Wall Street Democrats control the Democratic Party. From Obama on down, almost the entire Democratic leadership is bought and paid for by corporate interests, as is the Republican leadership. Control of both parties has been brought about by legally bribing candidates and elected officials with campaign donations.

Only the progressive wing of the Democratic Party is fighting against corporate control of the party and the country.

Which is why most campaigns focus upon social issues, where the respective political bases are passionate in their views.

Were economic policy to be discussed, the lock-step agreement of the parties would come into sharp focus.

Both Republicans and Wall Street Democrats are beholden to Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Ag, Big Pharma etc.

Both Republicans and Wall Street Democrats agree on corporate welfare, subsidies to oil and agricultural industries, mining and drilling on public lands, offshore oil exploration, private campaign financing, opposing breaking up banks that are “too big to fail,” etc.

If Democratic candidates for president, Senate, the House, want our votes in November, 2016, they must do much more than merely oppose Republican social policies.

They must also oppose Republican corporate policies.

Holding our noses and voting for a Wall Street Democrat is what they hope we will do.

I won’t do it.

Hillary, are you listening?



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