Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Democratic Agenda


The Democratic Party lacks a cohesive message encompassing a strategic vision that captures the many disparate interests of its constituency,

This was clear in the scattershot platform put forward by Hillary Clinton in her Presidential campaign. Rather than having a driving focus, it consisted of a laundry list of issues with no apparent central theme.

Despite the current chaos surrounding the Presidency of Donald Trump, the core Republican agenda, while slowed, remains in force. It’s key, two-pronged objective is the neutering of the Affordable Care Act and so-called “tax reform”. Both are little more than a furthering of the same goal they have pursued for over thirty-five years, the enhancement and entrenchment of the interests of the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the vast majority of citizens.

In order to oppose this trend Democrats must forcefully assert that the fundamental role of government pertains to the distribution of wealth.