Democratic nomination candidate Hillary Clinton has changed the course of her strategy against Bernie Sanders. If she was trying to match Sanders’ left-wing politics before and failed to do so, her campaign now is trying to accuse Bernie Sanders of disloyalty to the corrupt Democratic Party.
By criticizing Sanders for “trying to convince the next generation of progressives that the Democratic Party is corrupt”, Hillary is labeling Bernie as a disloyal democratic candidate.
If we take a closer look at the Democratic Party, we can clearly see that the Party has become a corporate-funded, pro-privatization organization that is thoroughly corrupt and reactionary. And to think that Bernie is trying to convince the progressives of this just doesn’t make any sense.
But the thing is, Hillary is not wrong, and it’s for the best. Many of us will agree that Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat, and that’s actually a good thing. What’ Hillary doesn’t seem to understand is that most of the progressive Americans don’t want to do anything with the Democratic Party which is a big advantage for Bernie.
Almost thirty years ago, when the foundation of the Clintonian “New Democrat” was laid, the Party took a very right turn so that today it doesn’t have anything in common with the base it represents.
Even after the financial crises in 2008, the Obama administration didn’t do much to stop Wall Street executives making unreasonable decisions which endanger the people.
If Hillary’s campaign is trying to make Americans oppose Sanders because he’s not a Democrat, that actually goes in favor of Sanders. Is the loyalty to the Democratic Party more important than loyalty to the left-wing ideals that it supposedly espouses?
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