Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Kerry's taking a dive

A while back I was telling people this commentary: You see, everyone’s been talking about how the Democratic Party is controlled by corporate interests. What they don’t realize is that while the Democrats are controlled by the corporations, the Republican Party is a multinational corporation. Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and all the others are corporate heads, running the Republican Party and the U.S. Government on behalf of their clients.

Everyone’s complaining that Kerry's not doing a very good job of running his campaign. But the way I see it, Kerry is just taking a dive. His bosses on the other side said “look son, it’s just night your night. You’re takin’ a dive. You go down in the fifth.”

But then it occurred to me, Kerry's job is not to lose the election, he’s trying to completely take down the entire Democratic Party and create massive disillusionment amongst its members. Look at things objectively, you’ve got an incumbent President with one of the lowest approval rating ever, a quagmire of a war that the majority of the citizens are against, over a thousand U.S. troops killed in battle, a stagnant economy, and an exploding national debt and deficit. Anyone, and I mean anyone, could have galvanize the opposition and steal the election (in an honest way this time). This thing should be a slam-dunk. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job of taking the election, which has been handed over on a silver platter, and muddling it up so badly that things are still up for grabs.

Now I’m not saying that a Kerry Presidency would be any different from a Bush Presidency. What’s at stake here is the future of the Democratic Party. This election would have been a golden opportunity to unify the Party, increase its membership, bring the left wing back into the Party, regain the support of the youth, poor, working people, minorities, and others who have abandoned the Party over the years. That’s the one thing the corporations did not what to happen this year, and that is exactly what they got with Kerry.


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