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What puts me off of the main democratic party is the complicity the Corporate Democrats have in using
federal law to enforce the ability of the multinational drug companies to charge all of us 10x the going global rate for the same medication from the same factories in low wage countries. (Just one of many examples)

It's good that you hold your nose and vote Democratic, because these two upcoming elections are likely to determine whether or not the country entirely caves to fascism. So please, continue to do so -- because you're right, in a practical sense. There are many Democrats who are dedicated capitalists, believing that it's the best economic system for producing adequate goods and services to provide for a massive population. They may not love the fact that it's less efficient in a just distribution of those goods and services, but they fear 1) the possibility that a more socialist approach would lose them their jobs, 2) that even democratic socialism on the scale necessary to implement the progressive dreams wouldn't work and that it may be too risky to try, and 3) they can't get elected by relying solely on contributions from the poor and lower middle class, who have traditionally been their base.

Yeah, there's certainly going to be some self-dealing among Democratic politicians -- they wouldn't be politicians if they had no ambition to make it a career. Many of them are, not incorrectly, of the opinion that if they can't get elected they can't help people at all -- and that taking political risks means giving the fascists a better chance at getting elected. Certainly, for instance, West Virginia isn't going to be electing a progressive Democrat any time soon -- if ever -- but Joe Manchin is, even if only marginally, better than a stone fascist, and without him, McConnell would hold the Senate and there would be NO hope of a firewall against the anti-democracy Republican Party.

Bitching because we can't get what we want when what we're facing is LOSING EVERYTHING is so counter-productive that it makes me want to scream. How about we save America from Fascism first, and THEN go back and try for the improvements in our various systems when we get the numbers to be able to pass the legislation to make it happen. If we fail in the first effort, the latter will be rendered forever impossible -- worse, the cruelties and injustices we see in the current system will look like heaven on earth when the fascists have instituted their rule.

There's a vaccine against the fascist virus: the Democratic Party. That is the only way out of our current ACTUAL DANGER. This is not the time to be prioritizing economic justice over the war for democracy. Without democracy, life as we've known it is over -- and not in a good way.

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