The DNC mafia is about to complete the process of assimilation of the progressives, exactly as predicted
Since already July 2018, we identified an immediate mobilization by the corporate media in the US to force the progressive wing of the Democratic party comply with the DNC neoliberal norm. In the specific example, we analyzed how the corporate pundit forced the new star of the progressive wing, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to literally declare loyalty to the DNC corporate "chief-baroness" Nancy Pelosi.
After that, we saw an unexplained and bizarre contribution of both Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez to the establishment pro-McCain 'litanies'. In this totally unnecessary self-recruitment for the McCain's legacy whitewash operation, Cortez retreated unconditionally and the establishment marked a second victory against her.
As we had mentioned, the corporate media will focus mainly on pushing progressives to be 'swallowed' by the current DNC establishment in order to destroy the political revolution of Bernie Sanders. Yet, it is expected also to continue the McCarthyism 2.0 operation more intensively for the purpose of smearing every progressive who will not align with the 'business as usual' line of the corporate Democrats.
We added that, in the road for the crucial 2020, these operations will become more frequent and more aggressive. However, the strategy of 'compromise with the establishment' is not the right way. Indeed, the progressives will end up doing what the establishment wants and will eventually be 'swallowed' by the corporate Democrats. It seems that the process of 'metamorphosis' of the young Cortez has already started.
Right before the 2020 general election we pointed out that, with a potential Biden victory the corporate Dems will re-establish their position in the party against progressives, as they will be able to play the Trump-scare card for four more years. During that time, they will get all the help they want from the liberal media to bury forever the most popular Socialist policies. Simply by claiming that the Trump nightmare could return in 2024. Therefore, they will demand "unity" from all party members under their own terms, in short, under full restoration of the neoliberal status quo.
Well, it seems that, unfortunately, the scenario has been already verified. As the World Socialist Web Site reported:
On Sunday, as the new 117th Congress assembled in Washington D.C., Nancy Pelosi was reelected speaker of the House. Her narrow margin of victory was supplied by the so-called “progressive” Democrats headed up by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
All four members of the “Squad”—Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, Ilhan Omar of Minneapolis, Ayanna Pressley of Boston—plus newly elected “progressives” Cori Bush of St. Louis and Jamaal Bowman of New York, voted for the leader of the right-wing Democratic Party establishment. Of this group, three—Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Bush—claim membership in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
US Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore remarked after the vote, “No one should be in the least surprised by Ocasio-Cortez voting for Pelosi for speaker. The ‘Squad,’ the DSA are a faction of the Democratic Party. She is, after all, the same person who called [the late US senator and notorious war hawk] John McCain an ‘unparalleled example of human decency and American service.’” [...] neither Ocasio-Cortez nor any of the other so-called “progressives” mounted any challenge to Pelosi or the rest of the leadership of the party in the House and Senate.
Throughout the entirety of the Trump administration, Pelosi and the Democrats have worked hand in glove with the Trump administration to pass record military budgets, going so far as to override his recent veto of the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act.
The so-called progressives rallied behind Pelosi despite the fact that the right-wing policies of the Democratic Party were responsible for major losses for the Democrats in the November 3 election, including the loss of 11 seats in the House and the loss of governorships and state legislatures across the country.
This latest vote demonstrates once again the bankruptcy of all political perspectives based on the claim that the Democratic Party can be pressured from below to serve as an instrument of progressive social change. It also refutes the claims, propagated by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and the DSA, that a Biden administration would provide “space” for social reforms.
Perhaps even more disappointing was the fact that Ocasio-Cortez (and the entire progressive wing), essentially ignored the calls from grassroots progressives who urged them to push Pelosi to bring Medicare for All to the floor of the House for a vote.
From the initiative's website we read:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi is running for her fourth term as Speaker of the House. The election is in the first week of January and this time, because Democrats lost seats in the House and were left with a slim majority, she needs votes from congressional progressives to get re-elected.
Pelosi is refusing to bring Medicare for all to the floor of the House for a vote in the middle of a pandemic that has killed 300,000 Americans.
Voters sent progressives to Congress to fight for Medicare for all and this is their fleeting moment of leverage. Establishment Democrats make demands of Pelosi for their votes and so should progressives. Wall Street makes demands of Pelosi for their support and so should progressives.
Political comedian Jimmy Dore launched the initiative and NFL Chargers running back Justin Jackson kicked off a public discussion with AOC about it on Twitter. Many other movement figures have expressed support for the idea including Aaron Maté, Briahna Joy Gray, Caitlin Johnstone, Dr. Cornel West, Graham Elwood, Katie Halper, Krystal Ball, Kyle Kulinski, Marianne Williamson, Max Blumenthal, Nick Brana, Niko House, Ron Placone, Ryan Knight, Stef Zamorano, and Susan Sarandon.
We put the Squad and House progressives in office to stand up to Nancy Pelosi, establishment Democrats, and the insurance corporations that fund them. This is a rare moment where Pelosi needs something from progressives. It could be years before we have another chance and millions of people do not have that long.
This country needs Medicare for all now. A floor vote is the absolute least we must demand. We want a vote on the last full week of January, after Biden is inaugurated. The progressive movement has shown huge support for this campaign and we want to know: Will you stand up to Democratic Party leadership when we need it the most?
AOC's response to the call is perhaps the best proof that the DNC sinister mechanisms are about to successfully assimilate the progressive wing. Which will mark the definite end of any hopes towards a progressive turn of the entire Democratic party for the benefit of the US working class.
AOC essentially claimed that this would not be the right strategy and the timing to achieve the Medicare for All ultimate goal. This lame excuse is remarkably similar to typical responses by establishment politicians who want to maintain neoliberal order through a Leftist facade.
And this lame excuse came out from an extremely popular politician, authentic member of the working class. A person who was put in power by the working class, exactly because she took a non-compromised position in favor of Medicare for All, long before this terrible pandemic.
So, what would be the right strategy and the timing to push for Medicare for All? What would it take? A nuclear war?
Now you know. It's impossible to transform the DNC beast and bring real changes for the benefit of the US working class through the Democratic party. It will take a grassroots Socialist party, completely detached from the corporate America, or, a Socialist revolution.