I seriously doubt if the Democrats in Congress or in state legislatures, for the most part, will ever speak up— let alone support— the kind of large-scale initiatives where the government becomes the employer of first choice putting people to work at jobs intended to solve the problems of people and society because they are simply far too beholden to Wall Street interests. I don’t see any people of the caliber of Frances Perkins, Harry Hopkins, Henry Wallace, Vito Marcantonio, John Bernard, Floyd Olson, Claude Pepper, Phil Hart, Gaylord Nelson; or, the last dean of real progressives in the Democratic Party, George McGovern— there are no progressives being recruited by Obama or any other Democrats who view their role as being the voice of the people experiencing the problems with the creative ability to come up with specific solutions to these problems.

 

Just this past week I spoke in person with Congressman Raul Gravaja and Senator Ben Cardin which was a real let-down because if solutions are to be forthcoming from any politicians when it comes to solving the problems being experienced by working people one would expect some leadership from them yet they are pretty much clueless as to coming up with anything other than meaningless political rhetoric aimed at salvaging Obama’s worthless political butt.

 

Alan Maki

Alan Maki

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