Is the Democratic Party a vehicle for radical change?

Los Angeles, CA – By this fall, the two major political parties in the United States will have spent around $10bn this election cycle to persuade an increasingly sceptical US public that there is more than just a stylistic difference between a Republican and a Democrat. Naturally, this campaign will focus primarily on the superficial (is Mitt Romney too weird to be president? Is Barack Obama too cool? And who loves America/Israel more?), as maintaining the facade of electoral choice requires obscuring the broad areas of bipartisan agreement: bailouts for the rich, prisons for the poor, and drone strikes for the poor and foreign.

Read the rest at Al Jazeera.

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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1 Response to Is the Democratic Party a vehicle for radical change?

  1. Brian M says:

    Wow, Charles. The ad spam is pretty amazing. We are invited to "Stop Iran" and sign a petition…in exchange for a US-Israel flag pin!

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