Yay, I Guess?

1 comment November 8th, 2012at 08:03am Posted by Eli

So yeah, the Democrats had a pretty good election on Tuesday: Electoral vote landslide for Obama, wins for progressives like Liz Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Alan Grayson, and losses for misogynistic Tea Party buffoons like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Allen West and Joe Walsh.  Better yet, as the minority and youth votes grow, it looks like these kinds of results could be the new normal.

But.

Isolated pockets of progressivism notwithstanding, today’s Democrats as a whole are still just as corporate-owned as the Republicans, they’re just subtle enough to frame their sellouts as “pragmatism” and “compromise”.  Worse yet, it looks like Obama and the Democrats are poised to Grandly Bargain away Social Security and Medicare, the crown jewels of the liberals and progressives who just swept them back into office.  So you’ll forgive me if I’m less than excited about Democrats retaining control of the White House and Senate when they’re committed to delivering Republican policy outcomes.

Demographics make the GOP irrelevant, Democrats make it unnecessary.

Cross-posted at FDL.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Elections,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Sexism,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Mary McCurnin  |  November 8th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    The dems seduced the electorate. The repubs denied and marginalized the electorate. Both have the same goal of massively screwing all of us. A lot of people feel relieved that the dems won. I figure it just gives us a resting period of a day or so.


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