An enormous BRAVO to Mr Harrington!
His essay and the truths it espouses, should be required reading for all, especially any, especially Dems not in thrall to the Clinton/Obama DLC wing of R'Con lite, corporate/banker/big-money/war-machine servitude!
Those not committed to (essentially) one-party, 1% rule in these United States, political quislings, craven bootlickers, and party hack sell-outs will not see the truths herein or care, but all people of good conscience who thirst for truth, an end to the reign of big-money corrupted politics, wholesale corporate dominance, foreign (Israeli) subversion of our sovereignty, MICC and security-state existential threats, and hoped for -worked-for real change "we can believe-in", only to be repeatedly sold-out, will read this as a person lost in a desert of lies and deceit sees an oasis of truth!
After years of ignored defeats in mid-term & Presidential elections, and self-serving "leadership, the Dems will "finally take a good, long look in the mirror. Right?
"In fact, not only have they not done so, but they have doubled down on their tactic of genuflecting before the powerful on one hand, and creating self-serving narratives to cover their perfidy on the other. Mere days after their stunning defeat at the polls, they named the well-known Wall Street shakedown artist and self-proclaimed “Guardian of Israel”, Chuck Schumer as their new leader in the Senate" and a sell-out party hack Minority Leader in Nancy Pelosi!
The ugly truth is the Dem Party must immediately and utterly change from countless recent betrayals of the Common Good & legacy! The Sanders Wing showed the way forward; actually representing and fighting for working & middle classes, Dem legacy of progressive issues & values, protecting the average guy,gal & family, protecting our natural world's priceless clean air, water, other species critical to our own survival, and a sustainable future, or become totally irrelevant and no "opposition" party at all!
The Dem establishment has indeed sold-out our "country’s most essential democratic institutions—a free press and the promise of cleanly-run elections" to the power of vast wealth in few hands!