While I regard the neo-cons running the US Republican Party as a disaster for America and the real conservative movement (check out this horrifying graph of Republican spending on Kiwi Blog), that doesn’t make me a fan of the Democrats.
Like Labour in NZ, the Dems are dominated by Marxist influenced special interest groups. The Dems “Progressive Caucus” serves as almost a wing of the Communist Party USA, while the Black and Latino caucuses are heavily oriented towards socialism, Castro, Chavez and third world radicalism.
If the Dems win heavily in the upcoming mid term elections (as I suspect they will), the US government will tilt heavily to the left.
That is why the Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Socialist Party, organised labour etc are targetting marginal seats to ensure a republican defeat.
The CPUSA’s latest edition Political Affairs predicts what will happen if their efforts are successful.
With a Democratic majority, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would become the first woman speaker of the House. Harry Reid would be Senate leader. In the first week they pledge to raise the minimum wage, make prescription drugs affordable, cut interest rates for student loans in half and repeal billions of dollars in tax cuts to the rich and oil-energy corporations. While limited, the group of reforms signal a qualitative change from the current reactionary policies.
With a Democratic majority, 11 of the 20 House committees would be chaired by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus or Congressional Black Caucus. In addition, 45 of 92 House subcommittee chairs would be members of the Progressive, Black, Hispanic or Asian Pacific Caucus. In the event that corporate interests move to block such a powerful leadership from taking the reins, the labor and people’s movements have to be on the ready to insure that the seniority of progressive members of Congress is honored
Damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If I was an American I’d be voting Libertarian.