The Democrats: An American Duopoly Party

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The Democrats: An American Duopoly Party

'There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party...and it has two right wings."  - Gore Vidal

"It's all about the Benjamins". Ilhan Omar, Democrat


Democrats Draft Anti-Semitism Resolution After Omar Storm

"After Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was accused of anti-Semitism over her tweets criticizing the Israel lobby, House Democrats are drafting a resolution against anti-Semitism."


"If the ongoing political attack on Ilhan Omar proves one thing, it's that Islamophobia is alive and well in the United States - and at the highest levels of power.

If it proves two things it's that the Democratic Party is absolutely incapable of acting as a competent opposition party.

And if it proves three things, it's that Democratic concerns over the influence of foreign governments are an absolute farce."


Corporate and 'Progressive' Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself

"The Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the November 2018 elections by making health care one of its top 'messages'. Yet events from Bernie Sanders' bill of 2017 to legislation that 'progressive' Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced on February 27, 2019 show that the Party is on its way to destroy Medicare..."


Republicans and Democrats Say Their Criticism of Ilhan Omar Is About Anti-Semitism. They’re Gaslighting You.

March 5 2019, 8:55 a.m.


 TRNN: Ilhan Omar Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism - Phyllis Bennis (and vid)

"Democrats' resolution denouncing anti-semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-semitic. Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner."


"Gillebrand declares that discussion of the Israeli lobby's 'money or influence' is an 'anti-Semitic trope."


Does this Quote from Pelosi Sound Like A Declaration of 'Allegiance' to You?

"Pelosi was shamelessly pandering before the Israeli-American Council, a group formed under the watch of Trump sugardaddy Sheldon Adelson to push AIPAC from the Likudnik right."


'We thank you for your continued support for Israel and your consistent opposition to antisemitism in all forms ' - CIJA


Democrats Push Through Resolution Branding Rep Omar's Criticism of Israel as 'Anti-Semitism'

"With this vote, the Democratic Party has capitulated to and joined with the Republicans and right-wing forces internationally in prosecuting a witch hunt against a fabricated growth of 'left-wing anti-Semitism'. Media commentators prosecuting the attack on Omar specifically and repeatedly associated her supposed anti-Semitism with the influx of younger Democrats running as 'progressives' into the Democratic House caucus and the supposed anti-Semitism of the British Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn..."

'She Is A Rare Voice and Deserves Our Defense'

"This is so important. Ilhan Omar is a powerful moral voice at a time when very few (even progressive) Democrats speak clearly and knowledgeably on foreign policy. She deserves unreserved support."


Ilhan Omar on Barack Obama. Wow

"As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the 'hope and change' offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the 'caging of kids' at the US-Mexico border and the 'droning of countries around the world' on Obama's watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.

'We can't only be upset with Trump...His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,' Omar says. 'And that's not what we should be looking for anymore. We don't want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognise the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile."


Goldman Sachs Blankfein on Ilhan Omar

"The long-time CEO of Goldman Sachs has announced that he is displeased that the House did not denounce Congresswoman Omar harshly enough. He spent a lot of money to buy Democratic politicians and he expected more from his purchase."


Gideon Levy: Keep It Up, Ilhan Omar

"Neither Hamas nor a black day, but a glimmer of hope on Capitol Hill. Maybe Mogadishu will turn out to be the source of hope. This war-torn city was the birthplace of the most promising US congresswoman today. 

Maybe for the first time in history, someone will dare tell the truth to the [North] American people, absorbing scathing accusations of anti-Semitism without bowing her head. The chances of this happening aren't great. The savage engine of the Jewish lobby and of Israel's 'friends' is already doing everything it can to trample her.

There is anti-Semitism one must fight and there is criticism of Israel and the Jewish establishment it is imperative to support. Manipulations exercised by the Israeli propaganda machine and the Jewish establishment have managed to make the two issues identical.

Why is describing reality considered anti-Semitic?

Maybe it's important that she knows there are people in Israel crossing fingers for her?"


Democratic Leaders Step Up Witchhunt Against Congresswoman Omar on Phony Anti-Semitism Charges

"The Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives plans to push through a resolution implicitly branding Rep Ilhan Omar as an anti-Semite and linking her to historic crimes.  Omar is being attacked, in part, for pointing to the very real influence including financial of the Israel lobby on Congress and the US political system as a whole..."

It is long overdue similar critical attention was paid to the reactionary and pro-Israel dung-heap that is the Canadian political class.. 


Since Omar voted for the resolution, I guess she voted to condemn herself. Or maybe the wsws is misinformed.


Damn trots. I actually prefer the piece by Gideon Levy @ 10. But given you're a devotee of the NYT & WaPo take on things not surprised you didn't like it. Have they connected her to Putin yet?


"Ilhan Omar is a veritable truth machine in a House of Representatives that is jam-packed with pathological liars."


'America Needs To Wake Up to Ilhan Omar!' (and vid)


"Confirmed: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will speak at AIPAC2019'

"This corporate Dem monster continues to prove Ilhan Omar's point."


Is Ilhan Omar Wrong...About Anything?

"It has been clear for some time that Ilhan Omar owes no one any apologies for her remarks on AIPAC and those who two its line; quite to the contrary, apologies are owed her. Developments over the past several weeks underscore how important it is to drive that point home..."


The Jimmy Dore Show

Democrats new rule threatens progressives with financial ruin.


How the Democratic Party Strangled Black Politics

"Today's Black Caucus sleeps, eats and votes with the enemy..."


Keiser Report: Promising Nothing To Fundamentally Change

"In this episode of the Summer Solutions 2019, Max and Stacy discuss the fact that the elite of the 'opposition' party in America are offering up a platform promising that 'nothing fundamentally will change'. They look at the significance of Biden kissing the ring of Robert Rubin, who presided over the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the introduction of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which together are the most responsible for allowing for the wholesale looting of the American population by Wall Street."

@ 13:15 is examined the role of Lawrence Summers. Summers is referred to by Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland as her 'guru'. See 'Liberals Heart Larry Summers, G&M (2015).

"Will the Liberals live to rue their love-in with Larry Summers? The former US treasury secretary (under Bill Clinton) and top White House economic adviser (under Barack Obama) has become the go-to guru as Justin Trudeau's Liberals look to craft a crackerjack election platform..."


Five Myths of American Exceptionalism Killing the Left Part 1

"Adherence to American exceptionalism kills the left and then takes it to the Democratic Party-run graveyard for burial. 'Without an alternative to the Democratic Party, the left was unable to muster any challenge to the political crisis engendered by the two-party duopoly. The danger then is not just Trump but rather the entire political establishment which enabled his rise..."


Reposted from 'All Hail the Peacemakers':

"Khanna, Gabbard & Pressley Voted FOR an ANTI-BDS Resolution"


The Jimmy Dore Show

"Obama shames voters for criticizing politicians."


It's the DNC, Stupid: Democratic Party, Not Russia, Has Delegitimised the Democratic Process

"With the US presidential cycle gearing up, Elizabeth Vos takes stock of lessons from 2016. 'Establishment Democrats and those who amplify them continue to project blame for the public's doubt in the US election process onto outside influence despite the clear history of the party's subversion of election integrity..."


Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme

"Eight people, including major Hillary Clinton donors and a witness in the Mueller investigation, have been charged in a massive campaign-finance scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. The individuals conspired to 'make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions' valued around $3.5 million in the 2016 election campaign and beyond according to the announcement..."


WATCH: 'According to Nancy'

"According to [multi-millionaire] Nancy "We're Capitalist and That's Just The Way It Is' Pelosi, selling lies to justify and illegal war of aggression isn't an impeachable offense but Trump's calls to Ukraine are. Says everything about how little neoliberal Dems care about war."

So this is the 'lesser evil.' What a grotesquerie the American duopoly is.