Eric Zuesse tells us what is wrong with today's Democratic Party:
I write this as a Democrat who rejects the Party as it has become - controlled by and representing the Party’s billionaire donors, against the American public.
That Party - the Clintonite Democratic Party, which deregulated Wall Street and allowed no regulation at all of financial derivatives, and ended FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act, and invaded Serbia, and increased the size of NATO (which should have ended when the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact military alliance did, in 1991) - served superbly well the interests of America’s billionaires, but not of the American people, whose wages flatlined as Wall Street’s bonuses soared, and as that Democratic-Republican orgy of deregulation paved the way for the reckless lending that produced the 2008 crash, from which we’re still recovering. (America’s billionaires, however, did just fine from it all - and is that any wonder?)
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I think the lesson here is not just that the party has been corrupted, but that MONEY (BIG MONEY) has completely taken over the US political process. The rich call the shots, and the public be damned.
And realistically the rich have all the tools they need to protect their power and privilege from any challenge We The People may attempt. The pending downfall of Trump is but one example of what they can and will do.