We can’t have Democracy with two Republican parties
Dear Editor, The electoral (not popular) victory of the most deplorable presidential candidate in memory is a middle finger raised against minorities, women, the poor, immigrants, environmentalists, intellectuals, and all the voiceless critters who will fall victim to pollution and climate chaos.
The disenfranchised middle Americans who voted for him will soon learn there is no such thing as a “populist” billionaire.
If there is a silver lining to this nightmare, it’s that the corruption in the Democratic establishment was exposed for all to see.
We were supposed to believe that a wildly popular candidate who drew huge crowds and won primaries in many of the swing states that The Entitled One lost, somehow lost in his native Brooklyn and in California. When the rigging of the primaries was exposed, the perpetrators were rewarded, and those who exposed the corruption (Russian hackers?) blamed. A compliant media buried Bernie, and trumpeted Trump and Hillary, either perfectly fine with Wall Street, which is currently booming.
Bernie appealed to the better angels of many of the same folks who were Trumped. A poll by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., himself a victim of Democratic primary shenanigans, two days before the election showed that Bernie would have defeated Trump, 56-44, and swept both houses of Congress with him.
The Democrats need to either clean house thoroughly or be replaced by a truly progressive party like the Greens. Emails and Benghazi were largely right-wing nonsense, but the millions of dollars for speeches to Wall Street and big banks, promoting fracking, bogus trade deals that nobody really believed she disavowed, and war mongering will no longer cut it for a party purporting to champion the working class.
We cannot have two Republican parties and pretend to be a democracy. Edmund Haffmans Accord