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Future or Failure for the Democratic Party

Updated on July 18, 2018
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Grew up on Cape Cod, Mass. Army Vet., Fmr. Director of Energy Conservation programs, RE Agent. Current residence: the Space Coast, FL.

Here she comes again!
Here she comes again!

Will the Dems go back to championing the American Worker?

Or will they continue with their divisive (group people into black, white, latino, male, female, trans, etc.), finger pointing (blaming the other party), selling out to International Corporatism ways?

Make no mistake, Hillary Clinton was an IDEAL representation of what the Democratic Party has stood for, many years running, and certainly now. The only politicians more corrupt, criminal, and conspiratory against American’s best interests than the Rhinos, were the Democrats, practically to a person.

The likes of Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, and all the rest of them have made themselves hundreds of millions of dollars at America’s expense.

When is it that the voters are going to ask the simplest of questions, such as, how people like Pelosi and Waters have become worth tens of millions of dollars or more, on salaries of $150,000 +/-?

Waters has a LA-based mansion worth $4.3 million and other assets estimated to be worth between $2 - 5 million (I imagine that to be a rather conservative estimate). Pelosi is estimated to be worth $100 million.

What do these people have in common with real ‘working class’ Americans?

Before I go further, below is a must watch video to explain what I believe could be the true face and future of the Democrats. This is the type of politician America needs in the future, the old cronies who have been in Congress for 30, 40, 50 years have to be removed, replaced by such voices, without exception:

This is why Trump was needed, without Trump, the old establishment cronies that are only giving the voters lip service, and playing at politics for the purpose of filling their wallets and living their lives of elite status would remain in control.

Trump is the wrecking ball that slammed into the establishment, he is the force for change. Those who supported him weren’t KKK loving racists, they weren’t interested taking away rights…no… they saw that the system was broken, that in the last 25 years of going from fully Democrat controlled to fully Republican controlled government, and back again, nothing changed. Not our foreign policies, not trade agreements, and what did change was for the worse (IE – the ACA).

For the people who are invested into politics and their party so much, they couldn’t see what was needed, they couldn’t see that Bush Jr (part III) or Clinton (part II) was representative of all that was wrong with Washington, they could only hear what their trusted MSM told them, they couldn’t see what voting in a total outsider as President of the United States really meant.

Trump isn’t the ultimate answer, he is only the beginning of the change that is needed, the start of what must come. Politicians like Pelosi and Waters, Hatch and Graham, some of these people have been in there since I’ve been old enough to vote, and I’m half a century old!

Old enough to remember when Kennedy was President and you've been in D.C. almost that long?  … that's just too damned long.
Old enough to remember when Kennedy was President and you've been in D.C. almost that long? … that's just too damned long.

These establishment machines that are supported by million dollar donors that keep the most corrupt and criminal politicians in place must be defeated. Voices from outside of Washington must be inserted into D.C. over, and over again. Outsiders, people who have not made a lifetime of being in politics, people in touch with the community from which they come.

Trump isn’t the problem, he is the beginning of the solution. Its time for Americans (on both sides) who are fed up to vote out (overthrow) the establishment politicians, and maybe those new politicians can find a way of cleaning out the Halls of D.C. and agencies that should be answering to them.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      14 months ago

      Ken

      Scary, and I am hoping that his replacement will not be a democrat. Although Schwarzenegger was as bad as his replacement. He was no Jesse Ventura.

      People across the country should realize that CA is the future for the country is the democrats win in 2020.

      Thanks

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      14 months ago from Florida

      Well Brad,

      Whatever counter I might have made was laid flat when you brought up Jerry Brown, yeah, voting him back into office really puts into question their wisdom in voting for what is in our best interests.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      14 months ago from now on

      The major problem for the democrats is this:

      https://pics.me.me/d-f-ptx-short-sightedness-unabl...

      At least now we have a name for those with the above condition.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      14 months ago

      Ken

      You could be correct. But my point is that it is a major problem to have loyal party voters. We need more than people punching in Row A or Row B when they vote. Both parties are diametrically opposite and loyal party voters make it unnecessary for the parties to compromise.

      The young people that you talk about for the DP are basically socialist driven. The younger people just allow a new group of idealists to vote for something that the older voters realized didn't work.

      A classic example is in CA where the young voters not knowing the past of Governor Jerry Brown before they were born, voted him in once again as governor. Look at the California government and you see the results of young voters repeating the same mistakes while thinking they are in some new movement.

      California is the future Utopia of the DP for the Nation.

      Just a thought. In California because they let anyone vote, we don't know who is voting? And as you mentioned, when the staple democrat voter leaves, are the young the only new democrats.

      Thanks

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      14 months ago from Florida

      Brad,

      "who the loyal democrat voters will vote for."

      What I believe is occurring with the Democratic Party, is many of those long term Democrats in their 40s and 50s are moving away from the party, due too what it is 'championing' today.

      Because of this, there is a change in who is supporting the DP (younger people), and that will bring about new faces, and a new platform.

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      Paula 

      15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ken..Well, I appreciate your understanding. I mean, we can only be so horrified, so many times~~so disgusted by a few dozen outrageous incidents, before we begin to believe it all HAS to be a bad dream! Business owners, kicking paying customers from their establishments, lunatic congresswomen screeching & encouraging crowds to cause unrest and publicly insult those on the right...Television show hosts, exploding on air, ordering a distinguished "guest" to "GET THE EFF OUT!!" We have to ask ourselves, "Can this possibly be happening?"

      Yes, of course it gets to the point where we must STOP allowing this total madness to upset us.

      At this point, I can only laugh. The libs are downright off their rockers. They've gone way beyond the deep end.....and by God, they aren't taking me with them!!

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      15 months ago from Florida

      Paula,

      I can relate to your being at the point where you have to laugh things off. It seems everything we could have imagined 20+ years ago as being a sign of insanity or criminality is now mainstreamed into our Politics, as well as the rhetoric espoused by the media, and considered acceptable by them.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      If it were not for Nutty Pelosi, Mad Maxine, Chuck Shoe-shiner & our Indian Princess, Pocahontis, I would have so much less to laugh about. This is the only value they have. And SCHIFF!! Good Grief! Is he a total Looney Tunes or what?? Why the hell does he always look like a deer in headlights?? It is now at the point that I begin to burst into roaring laughter, immediately upon seeing these goofs appear, BEFORE they open their stupid mouths & say a word. It used to be that only happened when I would see Jim Carrey, Don Rickles & Cosmo Kramer!!! Soooo, being a fan of comedy, I for one appreciate those morons!

      Wesman honey, their stance on pot is I'm sure because they know that the American people need something to calm us so we don't jump out from a crowd to pounce on them at any moment.

      I started out 2015, soothing anxiety, being quite apprehensive and concerned about the circus before us....just getting so worked up and angry......now I'm at the other end of this, fluffing off the insanity, laughing a whole lot & not believing my own ears at some of the total C R A P being spewed by the Loons. If I'm not mistaken, this is the course one follows just before they implode. Hey friends, remember me with fondness, will you please? I'm afraid I can't take much more...H-E-L-P!!

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      15 months ago from Florida

      Wesman,

      Thanks for adding your opinion, I too have long felt the criminalization of marijuana has been a bane on our society.

      If someone were to do an honest and fair study on the matter, I bet they would find that the persecution of the selling and use of MaryJane (MJ) has had a lot of negative consequences to our society, from putting non-violent young people in jail, to ruining the lives of good citizens who might have been growing a plant or two for their own use.

      Add to that the types of people who used to self-medicate with MJ for anxiety issues, anger issues, etc. now being reliant on prescription drugs that have other side effects, or using drugs that do even more harm that are illegal.

      The majority of recent mass-shootings that occurred that were not committed by radical terrorists, were men who had known mental and social issues and who had been prescribed anti-depressants and/or similar psychotropic medications.

      Well over a hundred years ago, people knew how to treat these problems with natural growing 'weeds' and 'herbs'.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      15 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I see it as civilization vs degeneracy. There is exactly one left wing issue I can agree with and support these days, and that is the decriminalization of marijuana. I'd like to see that done on the federal level, and Trump has at least been considering it. After that, some criminal justice reform that corresponds should happen.

      There's not a single other thing Democrats talk about which I could ever support. Not these days. Times sure have changed.

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      15 months ago from Florida

      Yves,

      If she is ignorant of 'negotiations and world politics' that is a damning statement on our current society and education system.

      She is a graduate of Boston University and holds degrees in Economics and International Relations. So if she is not good at negotiations, world politics, or economic facts (IE - how unemployment percentages are calculated) what did she learn at BU?

      For better or worse, this truly is the best and brightest I have seen stepping up for the Democratic Party, she is its future.

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      15 months ago from Florida

      Mr. Happy,

      Thank you for commenting, I agree that the majority of people (or in this case a nation) only begins to react to a problem when its almost too late. The inability to be pro-active, combined with our ability to ignore obvious truths because it causes difficulty to deal with them is a major problem for our species.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      15 months ago

      Ken

      The answer to your question about the democrats depends mostly on who the loyal democrat voters will vote for. Pelosi, Waters, Schumer and the other lifers in CA and NY keep getting reelected by loyal party voters term after term. It is apparent that either they resonate with the goals of the loyal party voter, or the loyal party voter is just loyal and votes the democrat ticket.

      Without the loyal party voter becoming disloyal to their party, these politicians will die in office.

      As for Cortez, that has to be resonating with people so young that they confuse socialism with democracy. It started with Bernie Sanders, and now it is spreading like a retweet. When I grew up in Manhattan and Long Island I didn't realize that the people were gullible, but I guess it was because I grew up there and didn't see it.

      I keep hearing every election we have to do this or that for our children, but what was the result. Cortez. Apparently, what we haven't done for our children is made them astute and independent voters. We have generations of Vote Row A or Vote Row B. A baby chimp could do that kind of voting?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      15 months ago from now on

      Mr Happy points out who the lunatics are and then says:

      So, it takes a lunatic in the White House to get Americans to pay attention and want to take back controll of their gov't which has been highjacked by corporations and crooked politicians?

      Wrong, the lunatic isn’t Trump. As you aptly pointed out it’s the left wingers and it is they and their lunacy that has given us a Trump in the whitehouse, and control of the house and the senate and majorities in state governorships, state legislatures and even local governments nationwide - the people have already taken back the government, now it is up to them to keep it and the Democrats are in the process of guaranteeing they do by flouting their lunacy daily.

    • savvydating profile image

      Yves 

      15 months ago

      I don't see Cortez cleaning up anything. While sincere in her beliefs, she is a socialist. She knows nothing about negotiations or world politics. When asked about world politics, she admitted to being ignorant. Trump, on the other hand, has had success nationally and internationally for decades. He uses his skills to benefit all Americans. "Free everything" in the style of Bernie Sanders, would bankrupt this country so fast, it would make our heads spin. So while Cortez is a fresh face, she's the wrong person for any job, besides college professor---so long as she doesn't teach history.

      As for Maxine Waters, the Clinton's, and the Bush family, I agree with you wholeheartedly.

    • Mr. Happy profile image

      Mr. Happy 

      15 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      "The likes of Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, and all the rest of them" - These are what I call career politicians. They make their way into politics, end-up taking bribes and giving favors, creating a vicious circle of give me money and I will do You favors. This way, the interests of the masses are overlooked and personal pockets keep fattening up. This happens with Democrats and Republicans. That is why it is so important to take money out of politics and end the electoral college nonsense.

      "When is it that the voters are going to ask the simplest of questions, such as, how people like Pelosi and Waters have become worth tens of millions of dollars or more, on salaries of $150,000 +/-?" - Another amazing point! So, I'm Romanian, born and raised. I was there when the Revolution in 1989 took place. Since then, some politicians have become multi-millionaires. Due to the levels of corruption reaching unimagined levels Romania created an anti-corruption ministry. They have been going after politicians in exactly the manner You wrote about: if your sallary is only this much, how do You have multi-millions sitting in the bank, multiple cars, cottages that are worth millions in their own, etc. This types of investigations are needed.

      "What do these people have in common with real ‘working class’ Americans?" - Nada.

      "This is why Trump was needed, without Trump, the old establishment cronies that are only giving the voters lip service, and playing at politics for the purpose of filling their wallets and living their lives of elite status would remain in control." - This is what I do not get about humans: why do humans only act decisevely when their well-being is at a serious threat? In my own country, we were literaly hungry and freezing in our own homes in the winters coming up to 1989. So, that winter people went-out on the streets risking their lives, with many, many dying in that revolution. Yet, things were bad for forty-five years. We put-up with that oppresion and tyranny 45 years!!

      So, it takes a lunatic in the White House to get Americans to pay attention and want to take back controll of their gov't which has been highjacked by corporations and crooked politicians?

      Anyway, just my opinions here. Thanks for your piece of writing. I wish You guys all the best - good luck for what is to come!

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