“Tens of millions of Americans call themselves Democrats or Republicans, but they don’t pay dues to the party, and only a tiny fraction of them participate in the process that chooses local party officials. The vast majority of people are only Democrats or Republicans in the sense that they vote for candidates on those parties’ menus on Election Day, every couple of years. Other than that, they have no connection to the party, and the party has none to them.
And that’s the way the rich people like it. The American two-corporate party electoral system is designed to keep the people as far away from the decision-making process as possible, and to make money the decisive factor. That’s why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can arrogantly dismiss the Green New Deal, even though it’s supported by 9 out of 10 people that call themselves Democrats, nationwide, and by most of her San Francisco constituents. But the rich people don’t like the Green New Deal. And Pelosi works for them.
The U.S. party system is a farce, a trick, a bamboozelment of the masses, who have no more say over Democratic and Republican party affairs than baseball fans have over which players get hired. They are, essentially, spectators at a rich man’s game.”
The Dems and Repubs are Moneypots, Not Real Political Parties
If the Democrats were a real, mass based party, they would never consider Joe Biden as their nominee because he has no support among the people that energize parties: the youth. The Quinnipiac poll s