The following excerpt is from a post on Shakesville, an excellent and informative blog by Melissa McEwan. She tells it like it is with style and grace, but without pulling any punches.
What makes this article so important is that she turns on its head the stupid notion widely believed by so many that there is really no difference between the Republicans and Democrats. "They both do that same things" is the mantra we often hear in an attempt to draw attention away from the horrible monster that has become the Republican Party. The two parties are NOT the same and they do NOT do the same things.
Ask what the Republican Party has done for the good of the country over the past 80 years and you will usually get a blank stare or some nonsense about "lowering taxes." Ask what the Democratic Party has done for the country over that same period of time and you would need a book to write it all down, beginning with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare for the poor as opposed to subsidies for the rich, legislation guaranteeing the right to vote, demolishing programs and laws discriminating against minority groups, national health care, etc.
This is not to say that the Democratic Party is "pure as the driven snow" but it sure as hell beats that beast that would shred our Constitution into bits of useless drivel and destroy what's left of our democratic way of life - the GOP!
And that's what Ms. McEwan is talking about!
"Business as Usual"
Over the weekend, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The usual suspects are bitterly complaining about his victory, saying that he represents "business as usual" in the Democratic Party. ...
... Let's take a look back at the 2016 campaign for a moment.
The Democratic primary saw a woman and a Jewish man take turns making history by being the first woman or Jewish person to win primaries/caucuses.
The party eventually nominated the first female major party candidate in history. She then ran on the most progressive platform the Democrats have ever put forward. ...
[Please read the entire article here.]