by William Skink
Yesterday Tom Perez beat Keith Ellison to lead the DNC further into irrelevancy. For the youngsters still prone to feeling the bern, the message should be loud and clear: fuck off.
To anyone that considers themselves part of the resistance, something else should be clear: you aren’t just fighting Trump. You are also fighting the iron-clad grip of deep pocket control over the Democratic Party. If yesterday’s vote doesn’t make that clear, I don’t know what will.
If you don’t see the fight ahead as a fight that includes the Democratic establishment, you are part of the problem. If the Democratic party is allowed to continue business as usual, opposition will be hopelessly absorbed into the corrupt political apparatus of Democrat controlled opposition.
For those that want to ignore recent history, this is where movements go to die. See the anti-war movement.
The Democratic establishment doesn’t think it has anything to change because its apparatchiks refuse to accept any responsibility for the electoral loss to Trump. This is the direct result of explanatory narratives blaming Putin, the FBI and anything/anyone else they can blame for their abysmal failure.
Jon Tester is one of those Democrats and Mt Cowgirl is a part of the establishment messaging infrastructure that should be dismissed as irrelevant to a viable opposition taking on the true scope of the problem with American politics. To emphasis this point, I offer exhibit A: Senator Tester vs. Ivan Drago:
Time and time again Senator Tester has stood for Montana in the halls of power and called for transparency, for decency, honesty, and fairness in our government.
Montana Senator Jon Tester has called on Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to launch a full investigation into the Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
In a letter to Chairman Johnson, Tester outlined the need for an investigation into Russian President Vladimir Putin, and laid out evidence of the Russian government’s actions to interfere with the election.
“It has been firmly established that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government unleashed a pervasive influence campaign in the United States designed to sway our recent election.” Tester wrote. “Only a thorough, transparent investigation will allow the American people to learn exactly what transpired during the 2016 presidential campaign and what changes, if any, are necessary to safeguard our nation’s critical infrastructure from further hacking.”
This is where the corrupt Democratic establishment wants you to look, at Russia, not at the substance of the email disclosures which exposed pay-to-play corruption and media collusion by the Clinton machine, which is the real reason Hillary Clinton lost.
Jon Tester is part of the problem, but will the resistance see Tester as part of the problem, or will they continue to marginalize anyone that diverges from the maniacal focus on stopping Trump by any means necessary?
Democrats have chosen to continue business as usual. The resistance doesn’t have to make the same choice.