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    Default Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

    Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump

    What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure.

    At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the major media, centered in New York and Washington DC; the country’s biggest corporations, their top executives, and Washington lobbyists and trade associations; the biggest Wall Street banks, their top officers, traders, hedge-fund and private-equity managers, and their lackeys in Washington; and the wealthy individuals who invest directly in politics.

    At the start of the 2016 election cycle, this power structure proclaimed Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush shoo-ins for the nominations of the Democratic and Republican parties. After all, both of these individuals had deep bases of funders, well-established networks of political insiders, experienced political advisers and all the political name recognition any candidate could possibly want.

    But a funny thing happened on the way to the White House. The presidency was won by Donald Trump, who made his fortune marketing office towers and casinos, and, more recently, starring in a popular reality-television program, and who has never held elective office or had anything to do with the Republican party. Hillary Clinton narrowly won the popular vote, but not enough of the states and their electors secure a victory. Read more....

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ns-us-election
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    Sounds like both parties follow the Green, but in reality they shouldn’t, they uphold to be public servants to All in General, not just to the Dirty Filthy 1% Rich !
    And 1% that owns the Corporations, has close down our manufacturing business in America, how ungracious do they think that our society is going to buy their products when America is being unemployed in our country?
    All I know is all the corporations are going to have overfilled Warehouses throughout the world because no one gonna be able to purchase!
    They rather have everything rot to Hell than to keep America moving!
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    Default Re: Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

    Great article...Trump ran against the status quo,against a candidate who epitomized the status quo...Working class Americans wanted change so badly that they were willing to jump out of the frying pan into the fire...And I see nothing to suggest they want to jump back into the frying pan...If the Democratic Party doesn't run a true Progressive candidate who is seen as an ADVOCATE for change,then Trump will win another term...

    If the U.S. becomes a total Oligarchy for the 1%...how much longer can it last?...The rich KNOW the inevitable collapse is coming,which is why they're buying Estates and building Bunkers and Gated Communities in New Zealand and throughout Scandinavia...''Protected Enclaves''...as it were...We shall see!!!!
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