Democrats fail to satisfy their voters, but Republicans do.

Democrats say nice things but almost none of them follow through if elected, so Democrats are not the answer. Republicans are more ignorant and more corrupt, but at least Republicans “deliver” to their “political base.” From that standpoint, Trump has been fantastically effective as a politician. He has vigorously delivered to racists, sexists, oil companies, big business, polluters, and right-wing religious extremists.

For many years in the past several decades Democrats had held the Presidency and both houses of Congress.  Just imagine if Democrats had acted as boldly as the Republicans are doing now.  Just imagine if Democrats had really delivered to the working class, labor unions, environmentalists, peace supporters, etc., etc.  Everybody would have high quality health care.  The stupid, wasteful wars would end.  We would really protect the environment and the climate.  We would really protect the rights of women and minorities.  We would have a truly just criminal justice system.  We would fully fund education and the social safety net.

Voters would have rewarded Democrats with massive majorities, and we’d have a healthy economy and healthy people and a healthy environment resulting in one-party rule by Democrats.  The Republican Party would wither away.

Even now, the Republicans can NOT win by campaigning on the issues.  They win ONLY by exploiting big, secret money in campaigns, and by preventing certain kinds of people from voting, and by gerrymandering districts.

Strong public opinion supports the good things, but even when we have a Democratic President and Democrats running the House and Senate, the Democratic Party fails to deliver.

Democrats actually rebuff the “political base” that they pretend to care about, and they really serve Wall Street and the military-industrial complex.  The public is disgusted and either do not vote or vote for other candidates.  The Democratic Party keeps fretting about low voter turnout.  They have only themselves to blame.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org