Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More on Walter Benn-Michael's Favorite Movement



Richard said...

The shocking thing here is how little the Democrats have done to fight this since losing Florida in the 2000 election. I started getting really cynical about electoral politics in the US, even more so than usual, when I read a number of Greg Palast articles about the subject of disenfranchisement of the electorate around 2004, and realized that the Democratic Party could care less, or, even worse, liked it, because the disenfranchised voters were also a threat to moderate and conservative Democratic candidates. Nothing has changed.

t said...

I agree with you. But the more I think about it- the less I think we should be surprised about the political trajectory of the Democrats. They have literally never been a progressive party of change of their own accord- they've only been part of progressive changes when there were extra-electoral movements on the ground. No sit-down strikes in 1934 no social security.