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Democrats are so desperate for votes that finally admit openly that they are corrupted!


The Deputy Chair of Civic Engagement of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Frank Spencer, made some stunning admissions during his recent speech at Politicon.

Concerning of what the American people really want, it was like he was discovering a new habitable planet:

We found that a solid majority of Americans wanted universal government-sponsored healthcare, and even almost half of all Republicans did.

A majority wanted stronger unions, again across the political spectrum, especially workers, but everyone.

Two-thirds of Americans wanted tuition free college.

Non-interventionism was very popular. As we know, a number of Trump voters voted that way because of his promises to keep us out of conflicts.

Almost everyone in our survey and in the polls thinks that Wall Street has way too much influence, and many people would said they would get rid of corporate lobbying altogether.

And here comes the better part:

Once we had understood these concerns, that we had failed to address, we began to look at how we could do so in the future. And that's when we realized we couldn't. Our hands were tied, in large part because of our donors (!).

Medicare for all, would be a disaster for the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies who are very important donors to our party. They loved Obamacare, which, however, did not lower costs. And medicare for all, which would, these companies did not like quite as much.

Strong unions would be horrible for many of our friends in the management community.

The schools that almost all of us hail from, might not take so well to the idea of tuition free colleges, which would bite into some of their profits.

It would be pretty hard for military contractors to give up the four hundred billion dollars that flows their way, in part stimulated by foreign interventions.

And as for preventing corporations from lobbying in government, or providing public financing of the elections, it's hard to imagine that any of our donors who would like that very much.


These are really stunning admissions on behalf of the DNC. Never before the Dems have gone that far to admit, essentially, that they are corrupted! As you will see in the video, Jimmy Dore and the others in The Young Turks didn't buy it. It appears that they support that actually Spencer was not speaking on behalf of DNC and DNC will eventually be forced to deny what Spencer said.

Well, as much as surprising it may sound, maybe not!

Simply because the Democrats understand that they are about to be vanished from the US political map in case that Bernie Sanders form his own political party towards real Socialism. This is probably a desperate last effort to keep their electoral base and attract more voters, especially from the American youth, in order to stay alive and win the 2020 election.

Besides, everyone knows that the Democrats are corrupted and in bed with the bankers and the lobbyists for years, just like the Republicans. So, what more could possibly lose? This could be their last card to play, declaring that they are regretted for their stance in order to persuade voters that they are really willing to bring a radical change in the Democratic party that will make the difference for the first time after decades.

So, at this point, Jimmy Dore is probably right in a sense that this is just another trick of the DNC to regain the lost electoral power. This is probably the ultimate effort to prevent Bernie Sanders from forming a political movement that will become a real threat for the establishment. Once they will get the votes they want, crushing Bernie, they will practically maintain their 'business as usual' functioning. That is whatever their neoliberal donors want: more for-profit wars, even less welfare state, further deregulation in finance and labor sector, more privatizations, etc. In other words, continuation of the same policies towards Feudalism 2.0, as scheduled.

After all, remember what Donald Trump was saying before the elections and what he did right after he got elected. It seems that, indeed, the only salvation for the US right now is the formation of a political movement that will really serve the American people, away from the bipartisan fraud.

In any case, this is a significant turning point for the Democrats, thanks to Bernie Sandrers, but mostly, thanks to the American youth that overwhelmingly supported him. Because it forces Democrats for the first time after decades to declare clearly that they are willing to move further to the Left, abandon big money, serve the majority of the American people, even if they are doing it as a political maneuver to save themselves from extinction.

P.S.: Consider this article also as a prank, but wait until announcements by the Dems ...

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  2. Socialism in America. Because the lesson of Venezuela is not close enough to home.

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