The Levy versus Northam contest is yet another example of why voters no longer know what or who the party represents. Other than war, pick any issue and you can find a politician with a D behind their name that represents either view and votes that way. The party is now little more than fund raising organization to oppose the Republicans. The only requirement for party backing is the ability to raise money. Talk about a lost soul looking for a grave. Maybe it’s about to find one.
Has anyone ever suggested that if privatizing education is such a good idea and so much better than public education, maybe they don’t need public funds. Since it is so much more efficient, they should be able to stand on their own.
"Democrats, on the other hand, say government works, but only when it’s focused on the interests of We The People, rather than just the wealthy and powerful. Democratic candidates can back that sort of talk up by, among other things, supporting our local public schools."
And in other news, Jeff, it’s going to be a cold day in Hell tomorrow. Democrats don’t care about “Education.” Arne Duncan. What did he do for us? Obama…ditto. Any other hack you care to name. Teachers generally vote Democratic, so there is NO reason to support them and their cause: Education. Once a Democrat is in office, it is a dead issue.
Hell, Ted -fucking- Kennedy was a co-author of No Child Left Behind! Probably the WORST piece of shit education “reform” passed and promoted in my lifetime.
Democrats don’t care about children and schools and neither do the readers and supporters of Common Dreams. Hence the fact that I am the 3rd responder to this article in 7 hours. Wait and watch. There may be 2 or 3 more. It’s a damn dirty shame. No One Cares.
The Democrats had a plethora of legitimate points of attacking Trump but did they take any one of them? Aside from maybe the Muslim Ban and the Trumpcare bill, no. And even those two are fought with soft gloves on. The Democrats are the fake opposition party because they are beholden to corporate interests just as the Republicans are. Sure they might be superficially different but that doesn’t give the positive change that is needed. As long as the Democratic Party is spearheaded by corporate whores nothing will get better.