That the Democratic Party has been practicing favoritism in races, just like its counterpart, is nothing new. Its penchant for this behavior is so embedded that the DNC chose to lose the presidency in 2016 rather than change its ways. After the Sanders phenomenon, if losing the presidency didn’t wake them up, nothing will–accumulating political power is the sole purpose of a political party. It gives new meaning to the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
Both parties are very badly broken. The Democrats could actually pull a rabbit out of their hat before the midterms, if they would just pull their heads out of their asses, and listen to their base (they won’t). The GOP, the party responsible for Trump, has completely untied itself from conservative moorings, and only responds to its Tea Party base on social issues and its billionaire base on economic issues, leaving the vast majority of us in the dust.
Both parties are void of principles and values–all of it is for sale to the highest bidder. Political parties have basically become tools of the capitalist state; they are multi-billion industries, churning out legislation (bought and paid for by their big corporatist donors), and all the accoutrements of a campaign from signs and tchotchkes, advertising and travel to hiring employees, furnishing offices, and spending money to win a seat from which they can derive personal wealth. Public service my ass.