More proof that the leadership of the Democratic Party have not learned their lesson. They have no intention of ridding itself from control by big business. That is why Bernie Sanders, and others, are fools in believing that the progressives can take over the party:
An internal fight is roiling the Democratic National Committee over whether to forgo corporate PAC money and make a big statement against money in politics as the 2020 presidential election starts to shift into high gear.
A small group of committee members thinks the DNC needs to show it’s serious about banning corporate PAC donations, taking the same step as many presidential candidates who have pledged to forgo corporate PAC money. Others in the DNC want every tool possible to defeat President Trump.
The DNC said it would only take money from corporations in line with the organization’s values in 2016. But its Resolutions Committee that met in Washington, DC, this week stopped short of banning for-profit corporate PAC donations altogether. The committee instead chose to study the issue over the next 18 months.
Some complained that amounts to doing nothing.
This is really about politicians kissing the ring of the wealthiest man in America. They want access to that cash. Money is the mother’s milk in politics. And Democrats, like Republicans, need their constant fix of corporate money:
On Tuesday, news officially broke that Amazon would open not one but two new headquarters in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. The New York announcement in particular enraged progressives. The tech leviathan has emerged in recent years as an extremely powerful modern monopoly while jacking up rents, fomenting inequality, destroying smaller businesses, and demanding tax breaks. Yet prominent New York Democrats courted the corporation and promised it massive incentives to come to their city.
This is another case of vote-blue-no-matter-who. McCaskill wants to act like a Republican to save her skin. This Senator has been bad-mouthing progressives for some time. She is another reason why we need a third party:
One week before the midterm elections, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has tried to distance herself from the most liberal elements of her party, including high-profile progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
McCaskill refrained from grouping Sanders or Warren in with the “crazy Democrats” her campaign distanced her from in a radio ad last week. But, in an interview with Fox News on Monday, she invoked their names when asked if any of her colleagues were “crazy Democrats.”
“I would not call my colleagues crazy, but Elizabeth Warren sure went after me when I advocated tooling back some of the regulations for small banks and credit unions,” McCaskill said.
Democrats apparently don’t want to fight the GOP on anything. They are only interested in the next election. No principles, just horse trading:
Last week, Chuck Schumer didn’t listen to Splinter, and agreed on a “deal” to allow the confirmation of 15 federal judges nominated by President Donald Trump in exchange for allowing Senate Democrats fighting for their re-election to go home and campaign, instead of just letting them miss the votes while safe Democrats stayed in Washington. And, what do you know: the Republicans fucked the Democrats—and more importantly, America—yet again.