commented on Jill Stein Is a Rightwing Tool
Although the statement made by Stein in regards to the senate vote seems wrong, there is some truth to the statement that we are in this current situation because Democrats serve corporate interests.
This goes back to the 1990s, with Clinton triangulating the party to the center by cynically using "welfare reform" to appeal to the Dixiecrats, and jumping on the corporate cash train. This continued during the GW Bush years, voting for the Patriot Act and the Iraq War, while often being fearful to stand up to the Republican bullies. Don't forget, Obama failed to prosecute both Wall Street and Bush Administration War criminals. In the early part of his term, when he had majorities in both the house and senate, he was tepid in his policies. Behind the scenes, he did everything in his power to keep the "public option" out of his healthcare reform. All of these things he let slide, including the sophisticated surveillance state, is now at the disposal of President Trump.
So while it's easy to bash and red bait people like Stein, Democrats are still failing to do any real soul searching about how and why we are in this horrible predicament.
commented on Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Buying Cheaper Drugs from Canada?
It's quite a tapestry of bullshit being weaved around here to justify our money beholden Senators nay votes. My favorite one is questioning the standards of our neighbors to the north. By the way, the Canadians also have a single payer system - Which is of course is not as good as the best health care system in the world. You know, the one we have here. (Except for those 20 or so million unfortunate people who don't have coverage.)
commented on Watch Cory Booker Reprimand Jeff Sessions for Years of Voting Against Marginalized Americans
@9, @10 - Here's the complete list of Democrats who voted against lowering drug prices:
1) Bennet D-CO
2) Booker D-NJ
3) Carper D-DE
4) Cantwell D-WA
5) Casey D-PA
6) Coons D-DE
7) Donnelly D-IN
8) Heinrich D-NM
9) Heitkamp D-ND
10) Menendez D-NJ
11) Murray D-WA
12) Tester D-MT
13) Warner D-VA
In the meantime, let's continue blaming the Green Party, the Russians, and Libertarians for Democratic party election losses.