How The Clintons Killed the Soul of the Democratic Party

15 Apr

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In this April 6, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans trust Democratic presidential front-runner Clinton more than Republican leader Donald Trump to handle a wide range of issues, from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In this April 6, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(Credit: AP)

The Democrats have no soul: The Clintons, neoliberalism, and how the “people’s party” lost its way

Republicans never had one. That makes Democrats’ betrayals, deceit and crisis of legitimacy that much more serious

Anis Shivani

Salon.com

Looking beyond the daily tussle between Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party, or Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party, let’s consider the larger historical picture to see what the current election campaign tells us about the state of the two major political parties and their future.

Over the last forty years both major political parties have been in a state of terminal decline for a number of reasons, primarily the ideological contradictions each has developed quite in sync with the other, driven by the same economic trends. Both are in a…

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