"If politics is the art of the possible, what do supposedly progressive politicians and political organizations fight for after they decide that jobs, justice and peace are impossible? Do they fight for their positions and prerogatives? For the biggest campaign contributions? It's not hard to tell who is on the side of the people. There are after all, bright lines."
This quote from a piece by Black Agenda Report's Bruce Dixon is meant to sum up the Democratic Party. It especially pertains to the meek and self serving Democrats who win New Mexico's beauty contest elections with the votes of 10 to 15 percent of the voting age population.
It must be emphasized, however, that you can't blame the politicians. We elect them with our votes and non votes. Polls consistently show Americans want universal health care, expanded Medicaid, Medicare, and other social programs that help the less fortunate, want the rich and corporations to be taxed adequately and don't want any of the endless wars the politicians wage. We the people could easily make sure our will is done, or we could sweep those pathetic, frightened, mealy mouthed deadbeats aside and govern ourselves.