Hillary is a Chamaleon

Chamaleons change their skin color to blend with the surface they stand on. They can go from green to brown (or viceversa) in seconds.

Hillary Clinton supported TPP and TTIP (The Asia and Europe Free Trade Agreements, respectively, that Obama has been pushing through,with their contents kept secret from the public) as Secretary of State and after. Then, under attack from Bernie, she switched to a NO position about two months ago. But have no doubt she will reverse to YES if nominated, when it becomes convenient. I am certain she will claim to have “reconsidered”.

TPP and TTIP will further decimate American manufacturing, deplete good paying jobs, and thin labot unions. They will increase the GDP with the money going to the multinational corporations and the 1%.

We all know HRC is the favorite puppet of Wall Street. As Bernie Sanders put it, “She talks to Wall Street in the morning and to labor unions in the afternoon.” She is an uprincipled opportunist.

Speaking of labor unions, their myopia is enough to make one weep; most of them have shunned the only candidate (Bernie) who would stand for them. Endorsing somebody who already won is a worthless proposition. Endorsements that count and are never forgotten are those that happen during the contest, when there is risk in them.

If Clinton becomes the nominee, the unions will sheepishly line up to endorse her, she will accept the endosements with her plastic smile, and go on to thrown them under the bus at the first moment it is expedient.

Elizabeth Warren has missed a historic opportunity – so far – to participate in this battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Well, too bad for her because sitting by the sidelines is the direct path toward irrelevancy and oblivion. Ideologically she seems akin to Bernie but has decided not to help him while it can have an impact.

I hope Bernie does well today. His campaign is a historic opportunity that won’t repeat itself. He is an extraordinary man, above all for his decency and integrity. I am proud of supporting him.

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Super Tuesday and Beyond

South Carolina was a debacle but it was expected. I am hopeful that Bernie will do well on March 1 and if so I believe we should fight on, all the way to the Democratic convention.

But in the event the outcome on March 1 does not support a realistic prolongation of the campaign, I very strongly believe that Bernie and the grassroots organization his campaign has built should move on to achieve permanency, to create a new political party; a Liberal Party of the United States.

Funds remainign with the Bernie 2016 campaign should be put toward this goal, if election contribution law allows it.

I believe this party should establish a very clearly defined ideological platform in order to prevent the highjacking of the party by pseudo Liberals. The new Liberal Party should also concentrate on forming a legion of cadres, running for public office at local levels, building up a solid foundation aiming at the future. This is a Marathon; not the 100 meter sprint. This is the great challenge for the younger generations: Takaing back our country and reclaiming their future.

The votes so far have showed that the baby boomers have for the most part stuck with Hillary. That is in my opinion very selfish; the last display of selfishness of the generation that brought us Reagan and all the misery that followed. The votes have also showed the racial split; Blacks are predominantly supporting the candidates of their race or those supported by Obama, regardless of the merits of the positions they (the candidates) adopt. I call that visual alignment (versus intellectual alignment that most voters follow).

Millenials: it is time to move on and reach for your future

The strict ideological platform is a must in light of what has happened to the Democratic Party. The DM has been hollowed by the pseudo Democrats; hollowed of ideas and raison d’etre (other that keeping the Republicans out of office). More and more states and local governments have fallen under Republican control because the Democratic Party has lost its identity. Both Clinton and Obama did incalculable harm to the Democratic cause.