Government dominated by powerful special interest groups. Government ruled by those who don't think anything's wrong with exporting high-paying jobs to countries that would just as happily use slave labor to get the job done.
And that's not even the tip of the iceberg.
We've got Democrats running for President who can't tell the difference between high-paid energy industry lobbyists and volunteers from the Sierra Club and Greenpeace.
We've got Democratic candidates who don't see anything wrong with "business as usual" in Washington. Candidates who seem to think it's possible to work hand in hand with the very party that's been doing everything in its power to destroy everything Democrats stand for, who believe that "bipartisanship" is still possible after the last fifteen years of venom and vitriol.
We've got Democrats voting to give Bush the power to go after Iran the same way he did Iraq. We've got Democrats who can't see how dangerous ANY Attorney General pick from Bush might be.
We've got Democrats who seem oblivious to the class war that's been fought from the top down since the Reagan era, with them doing their level best to dismantle all the New Deal safety net, who are unwilling or unable to answer back those who would grind us all down to nothing.
We've got Democrats who aren't NEARLY suspicious enough of the RW agenda, who actually rely on Republican rhetoric or framing to make their case in primary debates.
We've got dozens and dozens of DU posters who don't seem to get it either...that it's VITAL that Americans hear and grasp the populist message one candidate in particular is touting. It's been resonating in Iowa--enough so that his poll numbers are coming within striking range of candidates outspending him by staggering amounts.
But it seems entirely too many people are unable to grasp the nature of the battle before us, grasp the depths of deception to which the corporate media will stoop in order to influence those who aren't involved in debates regarding the issues every single day. They ignore Kucinich, and slam Edwards, and too many people here just stand by, or, worse, pile on with their interpretations of the same kind of bullshit.
Hey, man, whatever floats your boat. But when we look back in five or ten years, don't say you weren't warned.
This is a battle for America and the world. And one we're going to lose if we give the corporatists a pass yet again.
I, for one, have no intention of doing that.
Posted in full with author's permission.
Originally posted at democraticunderground.com: http://tinyurl.com/39yqrn