Matt Taibbi: In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, or Less?

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Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi

In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, Or Less?

The collapse of the GOP gives the Democrats an opportunity to abandon “lesser evilism” — but they probably won’t

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The Democrats could take this godsend of a Trump situation and use it as an opportunity to finally have a healthy primary season debate about what they want to stand for in the future. But nah to that. They’ll probably just hoover donor cash and use press surrogates to bash progressives the way they always have. Trump or no Trump, if politicians don’t have to work for your vote, they won’t.

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ROBERT STEELE: Matt Taibbi, our genius observer speaking truth to power. My rave review (in my six star top ten percent across 2000+ non-fiction reviews) of Griftopia includes this quote from page 32:

QUOTE (32): What has taken place over the last generation is a highly complicated merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government. Far from taking care of the rest of us, the financial leaders of America and their political servants have seemingly reached the cynical conclusion that our society is not work saving and have taken on a new mission that involved not creating wealth for us all, but simply absconding with whatever wealth remains in our hollowed out economy. They don’t feed us, we feed them.

The OTHER book I recommend to the readers of Rolling Stone is Theresa Amato (former aid to Ralph Nader), GRAND ILLUSION: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny. It was that book that gave me the courage to ignore all my whiney progressive friends that want to avoid calling a cesspool what it is — a cesspool, and start using the term.

Matt has it right: the Democratic Party and all its trappings, including the so-called progressive press, are morally and intellectually corrupt to the bone. They are incapable — at least for now — of realizing what Therea, Tom Steyer, myself, and others have realized in the past decade: I do not care what your issue is, from climate change to gay rights to the trivial legalization of marijuana to the more substantive need to cut all of the industrial complexes by two thirds or more, YOU WILL NOT GET AN HONEST HEARING IN A TWO PARTY TYRANNY.

An Electoral Reform Summit in September, and a nation-wide demand across No Party Preference (NPP), Independents and the six accredited small parties (I had to run for President in 2012 to learn we have EIGHT accredited parties, six of which are completely blocked from ballot access), for an Electoral Reform Act of 2015 to be passed by 4 November 2015, is within our power. It has eight points, just look up Open Power Electoral Reform and you will get right to it.

I have spent a couple of years trying to get Rolling Stone, Slate, AltNet, TruthOut, and others to focus on this, always being ignored to the point I have wondered if they are all funded by CIA and like Alex Jones and other hystericals, allowed to cover everything EXCEPT the ONE thing that could restore public power. This is a non-violent revolution waiting for the public to wake up and realize it has the power to change everything for the better overnight….and I cannot get anyone in the progressive press to notice.

See Also:

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Open Power Electoral Reform Home Page