I hope folks that are tossed out in the streets see the wisdom of the GOP Senate that putting an ultra-conservative on the Supreme Court was more important than all those lives destroyed by the c-virus pandemic. As winter sets in times will be desperate. But we do have a new woman on the highest bench all the homeless, starving women with starving children can aspire to. And not to be outdone the Democrats seem just as unlikely to budge on their demands for a bill that actually helps struggling Americans. I only see very dark times ahead regardless of who wins next Tuesday. Meanwhile Congress is on a much needed vacation after all the energy expended on the ‘show trial’, monkey hearings getting Amy Cohen Barrett on the bench, whew!
Not just “Senate Republicans” but every Republican since the Watergate era ended. When Saint Ron ascended the throne failing the 99% became the GOP brand.
Not just every Republican since Watergate but almost every Democrat. Common Dreams has transformed itself into a Democratic Party support group. WHY does CD insist on cluttering this site with all sorts of shallow postings from foundation functionaries??
This is the typical corporate swill pouring from the DNC and their journalistic lackeys. Both Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats have failed the working class and particularly workers of color. Failed them, through years of destruction of health care infrastructure. Cuomo eliminated 20,000 hospitals since he became Governor of NY. and closed many hospitals and laid off thousands upon thousands of nurses, doctors, technical staff, and housekeeping staff. Those closings and cuts left NY unprepared to deal with the pandemic and contributed to many thousands of unnecessary deaths. They failed Black communities with predatory racist policing to intimidate fightback for equality in education, equality in wages and jobs, They failed us by suppressing the workers in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia with their wars for hegemony of oil that have killed millions in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan for Exxon-Mobil and BP bottom line. Constant CIA interference around the world in military coups. Constant warrantless surveillance of US workers, The only solution is egalitarian communist revolution NOT reform or worthless elections. The only time conditions have improved for workers in this country was in the era of disruptive sit-down strikes in industry and massive rebellions in Harlem, Newark, L.A, and Detroit. Join the international Progressive Labor Party a check out the PLP web site at plp dot org
sigh------what is the benefit of being a US citizen-----hmmmm, oh we pay more taxes than the richest citizens, and we learn how to tighten our belts, so that people like Jeff Bezos and others can make so much money—and yet pay no taxes.
I wonder when we will devolve into small separate states like ancient Athens…
In ancient Athens, the rich were expected to build and bring art and beauty to the city. It was an honor to do that too. Of course they had men like Solon who knew that the same gaggle of humans should not rule forever -----as that breeds despots . Hmmm, well here we are in 21st century Athens -America—and no one here has yet listened to Solon either. : (
See video Olbermann vs. Trump #16: Trump Is Sundowning
Both parties have by stabbing the country in the back to steal our futures, all of us. And its our falt for falling for it and them.
It is THEIR FAULT. For chosing to do the shit they do. For warping the dystem likecgreedy pigs thry are. and for not givingca damn or doing their friggin’ jobs that they spend millions campaigning to keep NOT doing!.
And SOBs in both Parties on yet ANOTHER LITTLE VACAY!?!!
NO JOBS & NO FOOD, NO HOMES & NO HOPE? 10’S OF MILLIONS OF US WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO drag them out into streets for oroper flogging! LOL
They will outsource poor people’s care to countries like Nauru that will specialize in it.
Also many will be duly convicted of crimes and become enslaved. Working for $1/ day.
That is probably their real healthcare plan.
See, the two parties are working together to keep themselves and their cronies in the game.
The Trumps and the Clintons are old friends.
Bill Clinton signed us into the WTO, which is the means by which the entire world (and democracy) is being stolen. Trump is merely doing their bidding. They have a deal.
Or an “arrangement” as the French put it. To fuck an entire country.
He gets to keep all the money he can steal by spending huge amounts of the taxpayers money at his own properties. Slick, huh?
They look at their incomes and if they don’t make a certain amount of money then they basically see them as a liability, not an asset.
Some of them have failed so transparently, that they should have their passports reviewed.
Right, but do we have a choice?
Let’s Be Very Clear: Senate Republicans Have Failed Every Struggling American Family
Let’s be very clear: Senate Republicans have succeeded in enriching their masters, themselves and their cronies. They’ve never given a flying f*ck about struggling familes, so it’s kind of disingenuous to suggest they’ve “failed.” It’s only failure if they were ever trying to help, but they weren’t and they aren’t and they never will. What the author calls “failure” is, to them, a well-executed plan; indeed, a success.
Rethugs have always played the long game very well. They have been trying to dismantle this (poor example of) democracy for 75 years and they are almost there. Get trump re-elected and game over. The Dems have been enablers in this process and we (the citizens) have played our part. Didn’t Lincoln say something about being “the authors of our own destruction”?
I do not understand why the GOPpies get a single vote after this /these cruel acts
I totally agree. The many Dems who have enabled the Republicans over the years are joined in the no-holds-barred, everyone-for-themselves, fake-free-market ethos of neoliberal capitalism (and the fascism so long lurking in the shadows, now become overt). It’s been a forty years since Reagan re-enlivened the class war in favor of the wealthy, and thirty years since the Democrats caved to it under the Clintons, and it’s all but done: the courts, the police on the street, the national security apparatus, the gig economy, mass incarceration, doubling down on the hydrocarbon economy, dismantling once-capable scientific agencies… It goes on and on, as you know. Personally, I think Chris Hedges is right: it will take revolution, not reform of existing institutions, to win clear of fascism.
Sure, between Republican or Democratic.
But that’s only because they both have been stripped of the policy space to do much of anything.
If that is the case, what has done the stripping?