It is funny to watch many foolish Americans swoon over the party of the people. The high ideal group at the DNC have sold themselves as the party for the little man. They have pitched this idea that they want to help the working class and the poor.
They have done well to promote this vision of poor candidates running to protect the poor against the evil of the rich white oppressor. All the while, they were and are run by the rich white elite.
The Guardian reports
The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, but if your purpose is to understand the clique of people who dominate Washington today, the emails that really matter are the ones being slowly released by WikiLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scandal in a year running over with scandals, but in truth their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.
The class to which I refer is not rising in angry protest; they are by and large pretty satisfied, pretty contented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Virginia to see what the members of this class looks like or how they live; on the contrary, they are the ones for whom such stories are written. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-over TV mountebank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they happen to be excellent.
In this article, we are encouraged to see that it is the wealthy that are pulling the string in the Democratic party just as much as it is in the Republican.
This points out to us the fact of what we have all failed to recognize. There is no way for the common man or woman to enter politics. The buy-in is way too high. Politics, as it has always has been, is a game of the rich.
And they have played it well.