Public Comment

What's wrong with the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton?

Glen Kohler
Sunday November 27, 2016 - 08:29:00 PM

in between meeting with people in my neighborhood to commiserate and plan for the policy and economic changes immediately ahead, and waking up in sadness and dread at 3:00 am, I think of how and why the Democratic Party so often fails to serve and support the majority of Americans. This year, as it became obvious that Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, et. al., were determined to marginalize Mr. Sanders in favor of Mrs. Clinton, I felt ever more distance from and distaste for the wealthy power brokers in the Democratic Party.  

Dianne Feinstein—while her husband’s greedy hands groped for our Post Offices—and Michigan ‘Democrat’ Debbie Stabenow, sold us out on behalf of Monsanto Corp., Syngenta, etc. The coupe de grace to our ability to monitor the whereabouts of GMO products was then delivered by Mr. Obama, who signed the reviled DARK act (H.R.1599), despite millions of signatures on petitions and phone calls to the White House asking him to veto this attack on Americans’ right to know what is in food sold in this country. 

Well before the election Mrs. Clinton said of the Monsanto Corp. products ‘ ... people don't understood them.’, implying that the millions of Americans who don’t want to eat food containing GMO’s are merely ignorant; an allegation that somehow makes us unfit to decide what we don’t want to eat.  

Mrs. Clinton also feigned ignorance of the many objectionable provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as if she was not privy to the publically-available information (via whistleblowers) that our national sovreignity is to be set aside for the convenience of overseas capitalists. 

Mrs. Clinton's on-going support of big corporations against the interests of working American citizens is more than a series of peccadillos. It is her modus, her aim, as a full fledged member of the ruling elite. 

This year she placed her personal ambition to become President ahead of the Democratic Party’s strategic ability to win the election. Mr. Sanders was, after all, talking about going after the banks. As President, with the aid of Elizabeth Warren and a hand-picked head of the Justice Dept., Bernie may have represented a threat to the financial status quo that Mrs. Clinton was put forward to counteract.  

Commenting on Bernie’s vow to end ‘too big to fail’ and investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for illegal banking and financial practices, Hillary said, ‘Well, that’s not going to happen.’ This remark struck me as a likely dog-whistle to the bankers and Wall Street that she is their friend. 

As Ms. Graham said, the old rubric ‘she’s better than the Republican candidate’ is no longer believable. Both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump represent that ultra-rich super-minority of citizens who care so little for the other 98% of us that they insist on grabbing any remaining power and money by any means.  

With Sincerely Regret, 

Glen Kohler