AOC and Fellow Progressives: It's Time to Ditch the DNC
The American two-party set-up is the fossil-fuel industry of political systems – archaic and toxic to the vast majority of Americans. That’s why the Democrats and true American Progressives now need to part company.
The best interests of the American people are not represented by an oscillating two-party set-up, both of which rely on big corporate dollars and lobbyists on steroids.
Every day, further evidence comes to light to show us just how out of touch the DNC / Democrats are with the real needs and wishes of the American people. When E. Jean Carroll came forward to allege that she too had been a historic victim of serious sexual assault at the hands of Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi’s reply was tepid to say the least:
“I don’t know the people you are referencing, I don’t know the person making the accusation. I haven’t paid that much attention to it…I don’t know what Congress’ role would be in any of this…”
Here’s the difference. The American people most certainly are paying attention to the fact that yet another woman has come forward to allege the sitting President of sexual assault. If Pelosi is trying to champion the rights of women with the newly elected Democrat House, she needs to start doing a much better job of doing so.
But it’s not just that – far from it. While the Democrats are good at making superficial noises about the horrifying Trump camps for immigrants on the southern border for example, the follow-up action is anemic.
While Pelosi has been vocal about this of late, it beggars belief that she and the majority of House Democrats then recently voted in favor of Mitch McConnell’s $4.6 billion bill for funding immigration authorities, but, and tellingly, without any humanitarian provision within it. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, genuine Democrat Progressives, denounced the absence of such provision and voted against, but the DNC apparatus ensured that the bill passed regardless.
Showing her true colors, Pelosi subsequently took a swipe at the four dissenting Representatives, stating: “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world…but they didn’t have any following.
They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.” On how many levels of wrongness can Speaker Pelosi simultaneously be? The majority of the American people want more of the like of Ocasio-Cortez and less of the establishment-backed, Vichy-style strategy of Pelosi and the DNC / Democratic Party.
Understandably, Ocasio-Cortez swung back at Pelosi to put her firmly on her place, tweeting:
“That public. whatever it is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
And the sorry state of the DNC / Democratic Party doesn’t just stop there. Take climate change for example. While the rest of the world and the overwhelming majority of Americans can see exactly what is coming and are looking to do something about this, the DNC are in the midst of much hand-wringing as to whether the subject should be up for debate. Rather like having a discussion as to whether or not to hit the brakes as the car speeds toward the edge of a very tall cliff, action is needed and needed now.
The fact the DNC are dragging their feet about something as important as this simply underlines that they remain firmly in the hypnotic gaze of the