Democrats, abortion, phony politics – LA Progressive
The leaders of the Democratic Party are as little interested in fighting for the right to abortion as they are in taking care of everything their members need and want.
Most of this country’s leftists remain loyal to the Democratic Party despite decades of deception, overt collusion with the interests of the ruling class, and support for US imperialism. Democrats use a variety of means to maintain the support of millions of people who yearn for more than an apology and the constant double handedness that is offered to them.
Designating Republicans as the embodiment of all evil is one of their methods, and no problem fits that strategy better than abortion. Democrats emphasize Republicans’ strict anti-abortion stance to keep their left-wing members in line. Democrats who want progressive initiatives to be implemented still feel connected to their party and convince themselves that they have no choice but to be regularly snooked. This dilemma of accepting betrayal is particularly acute for blacks. Republicans are the proud party of white racism, and few black Democrats are prepared to declare independence from their so-called corrupt leaders.
Enter the state of Texas, which passed draconian law making abortion illegal after six weeks of pregnancy and giving ordinary citizens the right to sue any provider who might violate this law. The Supreme Court chose not to hear the arguments and allowed the law to see the light of day.
Democratic Party propagandists immediately kicked in, predicting the end of the Roe v. Wade of the 1973 Supreme Court, condemning anyone who dared to question Democrats and rekindling their cynical attacks on anyone who did not support Hillary Clinton in 2016 as being at fault. .
Of course, it must always be said that Clinton raised over a billion dollars in her campaign, but failed to get just 78,000 more votes in the swing states that she needed to win. She and her team have relied on everything but an old-fashioned voting effort, and are responsible for the worst political debacle in U.S. history. Neither she nor anyone else at the head of the Democratic Party will ever recognize how much they have let down their people. They haven’t changed since 2016. They still hope to win by doing as little as possible.
Texas law gave rise to twists of hands and senseless deification of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But like Clinton, she was responsible for the composition of the current Supreme Court. In 2013, Barack Obama asked the 80-year-old patient with twice cancer to step down, just in case the Democrats lose control of the Senate the following year. This is precisely what happened, but telling the truth does not suit political image makers.
Worse yet, Democrats are lying about their ability to protect abortion rights. They could pass the Women’s Health Protection Act that would make Roe v. Wade a federal law and would remove all abortion restrictions across the country. They could have done it when Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had democratic control of both houses of Congress and they can still do it now. Democrats have lied about their ability to protect abortion rights for the past 30 years.
Democrats consistently treat their members like suckers. They are raising millions of dollars claiming they will stop the Republican assault on abortions or any other issue that matters to their constituents. Democrats claim it would be too hard to pass because of the filibuster, which they are also doing nothing about. They go around in circles, showing nothing but excuses for their inaction. Meanwhile, their paid corporate media spokespersons are using all the stuff from their worn out playbook to prevent the base from noticing that they’ve been duped again.
The dysfunctional relationship between Democrats and their members is reminiscent of an old adage. “Cheat on me once, shame on you. Cheat on me twice, shame on me.” There is a lot of political shame among Democrats and their hapless members.
There comes a time when the abuser can no longer be blamed. The American political duopoly is like professional wrestlers with fake villains and fake heroes too. At least their fans are in the loop and know full well that they are watching a theatrical performance. Not so members of the Democratic Party. They behave as if the conservative Joe Manchin is the only one who can demand a president. Their progressive idols are afraid or unwilling to face what passes for leadership and the theater reigns supreme.
Of course, acting to protect abortion rights would make Democrats more friends than enemies. They would energize millions of people and would be assured victories in most of the country. But the last thing they want is a bunch of engaged voters. They thrive on cunning and keep a seat at the table of permanent government. They can then make deals with their oligarchic bosses when millions of people believe they are represented. Only the rubes are really fighting for abortion.
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