It’s Time to TAKE BACK the Party of the People!

I’ve about had it with emails titled “STATUS: Not Active” — asking for contributions to the Democratic Party, or the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or some other Party fund dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton President, and maintaining incumbents in office. And I’ve definitely fed up with those calling for all of us to “support the party.” At the same time, I’m dismayed by Bernie supports saying “Bernie or Bust.”

It seems to me that We the People have allowed the “Party of the People” to become an elite in-group, doing the bidding of moneyed interests, wrapped in a brand that’s marketed like a consumer product.

And it seems to be lost on the Party establishment that people are jumping ship. The majority of voters are now independents. Campaign donors are bypassing Party channels — to contribute directly to candidates, or to contribute to Progressive umbrella organizations such as MoveOn and Democracy for America. And many of those contributions are going to candidates who challenge incumbents, and to candidates running in districts and states that the Party has given up on.

So who, what, and where is the “Party of the People?” It’s becoming pretty clear to this observer that the true Political Revolution is to take back the Democratic Party. In today’s climate, #politicalrevolution = #occupydemocrats.


Originally published at politicalrevolution.net.

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