I Cannot Believe that I am Citing a Wall Street Journal Editorial Page

But given that it’s clearly a part of an effort by their editorial page to foment conflict within the Democratic Party, it’s not a surprise.

That being said, progressive icon Cenk Uygur take on the Democratic party, that the current Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) is incompetent and useless, is (IMNSHO) completely correct.

Schumer, Pelosi, and the rest of them are about as useful as tits on a bull:

Will there ever be accountability for Democrats? The establishment wing of the party blew one election to Donald Trump and came to the precipice of blowing another. Were there any lessons learned from 2016? Nope. Same guys, same mistakes. The band marches on.

Start with Chuck Schumer in the Senate. With more coronavirus cases and deaths than anywhere else in the world and a buffoonish Republican president, he couldn’t find a way to pick up three seats. That means Republicans can block any progressive legislation. Will Mr. Schumer face accountability? Of course not.

Nancy Pelosi lost seats in the House when every Democrat in the country thinks we have the worst president in history. There’s got to be some accountability for that, right? Nope. Not a chance. There is no more revered person in Washington than Mrs. Pelosi. The rest of the country sees her as a feckless elitist, but Washington sees her as a master legislator. She’s passed one major piece of legislation in her career: a health-care law whose central provision was conceived by the Heritage Foundation.

This is the same Democratic leadership that lost almost 1,000 state legislative seats nationwide to Republicans during the Obama era. That’s a large village in Kazakhstan. Was there any accountability after those failures? Nope. Still the same folks in charge.


The national media has seen all of this unfold but rarely commented on it. There was no reckoning after Hillary Clinton’s historic loss. It was blamed on James Comey, the Russians, the Bernie Bros., the weather, the dog that ate our votes. A question for the Democrats: Did you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, it was actually you? But the media didn’t ask. They’re all in the same establishment together. Criticizing the corporate wing of the Democratic Party would feel like criticizing themselves.


Will it happen now? Very unlikely. The members of this establishment all know and like each other. Most important, they have the same interest in protecting the status quo, which has empowered and enriched them. That’s why they’ll continue to pretend there is no problem and that the Democratic Party was always supposed to serve corporate donors and lose easy elections.

My name is Matthew Saroff, and I endorse this message.

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