Apparently, it is necessary to identify and define corporate Democrats. The first step is to recognize that there is objectively a split in the ruling class. The Republican party represents the most reactionary, racist. male supremacist section of the ruling weighted heavily weighted with inherited wealth. Trump did not come out of nowhere. The Republican party has used "wedge" issues for over 60 years particularly when
Goldwater carved out the South as
the base of the Republican Party. They attacked Democrats as soft on
crime and established the war on drugs which was a smoke screen to
attack the anti-war movement and the militant Black power movement.
They attack busing, affirmative action, feminism, governmental
regulation, unions, and on and on all identified as The Democratic
There is as section of the ruling class that controls the
Democratic party that is in favor of busing but not strongly, that is
opposed to mass incarceration but not with conviction, that allows
diversity but not integration, that above all requires the protection of
capitalism. They are in favor of unions as long as they are weak and
That leaves the working class with one of 2 choices: the
reactionary Republican party or the corporate based Democratic Party.
Because the choice is so troublesome, I say we have been fighting a rear
guard action until Bernie broke through the control and energized the
progressive base of the party, uniting all who have been left out.
corporate Democrat accepts the history of choosing the lesser of 2
evils and bowing to the demands of big money donors. That includes all
candidates except Bernie. The first requirement is to announce that they
are capitalists to insure their loyalty. And they are losers: Clinton
lost 7 senators, 45 representatives and 11 governors; Obama lost 9
senators, 63 representatives 13 governors. And they lost 1000s of down
ballots. In addition, they have caused millions of people to give up on
voting. Hope is the only revolutionary mechanism and 2018 provided that.
Even then corporate Democrats cling to their losing strategy. Bernie is
the one person who can implement change and defeat Trump/Republicans.
Yours in Struggle Ron