"She is the best fundraiser the Democratic Party has ever had!"
A few weeks ago while listening to the radio on my morning commute to work I heard a Democratic pundit react to calls to remove Nancy Pelosi from leadership…
“How could anyone even think of removing her from leadership? She is the best fund-raiser the Democratic Party has ever had!”
The guy may have thought he was making a great case for Pelosi’s leadership, but little did he realize that his words demonstrated exactly why the Democratic Party is so out of touch.
The typical American is not impressed by a politician’s ability to attract wealthy donors, in fact they are usually turned off by it.
The majority of people do not look at the piles of money Pelosi is raking in and view that money as something that benefits them in any way.
The average American is sick of seeing politicians cozy up to the rich while the common citizen remains unheard, the last thing we want to see is for the party’s top fund-raiser to be heading the leadership that is supposed to be working for the American people.
We see big differences between the type of fund raising that Bernie does which involves collecting small donations from thousands of ordinary citizens, and the kind of fund-raising that Nancy Pelosi does which involves the extremely wealthy paying thousands of dollars to have dinner with her and sell their agenda.
Right now the Democratic Leadership is controlled pretty much entirely by leaders like Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Clintons, politicians who inspire little excitement from common citizens, but are very well loved by their millionaire donors.
Until this changes the reality is that the two party system is totally incapable of representing the working class.
We need a People’s Party that is actually led by common citizens and not the fund-raisers. We need leaders who will speak to us even if we can’t afford to attend a $10,000 a plate fundraiser, and neither of the current parties are providing that. Instead we get stuck with two parties that run under strict rules, rules that were created by the people in power to help them maintain their power without being challenged by common citizens.
Some people say we can’t start this People’s Party because doing so would help the Republicans. My response to that is that allowing the current Democratic leadership to remain in power is helping the Republicans. The Democrats have lost more than 1,000 legislative seats in recent years, they have virtually no power in state governments through the majority of the nation, and they somehow managed to lose the Presidential election to the worst candidate in this nation’s history.
Those who are enabling the same Democratic Leadership that has been losing election after election to remain in their leadership positions are helping the Republicans far more than those of us calling for change are.
If the Democrats want us to support their leadership then they need to get new leadership rather than insisting the rest of us vote for people who don’t represent us.
If the Democrats choose to stop representing the millionaires that Pelosi dines with and start representing the working class then there would be no need to have a People’s Party, but until they start representing the working class we are going to stand up to support a party that does represent the working class.WillyT, chknltl, Piperay and 66 othersstrangeviews, mrdmk, ThatGuy888, Colors of the Rainbow, 3FingerBrown, Ohio Barbarian, jeff47, Tuesday, zoolook67, Billsmile, Agony, VagrantPeters, Dragonfli, HawkeyeX, Cleita, Enthusiast, frylock, HeartoftheMidwest, Passionate Progressive, spud demon, Populist Prole, mindwalker, JeffHead, disillusioned73, Jefferson23, closeupready, historylovr, OCMI, ctsnowman, Punxsutawney, Iwalani88, JEB, 99Forever, jwirr, djean111, PennLawyer, beemerphill, jopacaco, Pam, A little weird, joentokyo, daleanime, PADemD, slay, xynthee, mmonk, tk2kewl, Fuddnik, beltanefauve, cui bono, ThouArtThat, nenagh, Flying Squirrel, DesertRat2015, VenusFT, Iwillnevergiveup, Xyzse, Marym625, dreamnightwind, gardengoddess, whispers, nevereVereven, NV Wino, wilsonbooks, Lucas Jackson, Art from Ark like this
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