Can we even refer to them as “establishment” Democrats when they barely exist here, on the ground?


I’ll just leave this here. Has the chairman resigned yet?

The anti-Trump resistance will fail if we don’t ditch establishment Democrats, by Bhaskar Sunkara (The Guardian)

We can’t succeed if we are tied to generations of unpopular Democratic party leaders

… Now a whole generation of Sanders Democrats are engaged in a process that at its best creatively produces divisions and polarizations within the party that complements the organizing that is going on outside of it.

The broad sketches of an alternative-left politics in the Trump era are emerging. Socialists and others are doing their part building social movements organized around real, uncompromising demands for things such as free public higher education and a dignified healthcare system to expand the base for progressive politics, while using local elections (both within Democratic primaries and as independents) to spread their message far and wide.

But though he’s seemingly in disarray now, we must be wary of the ways in which Trump’s support can easily be bolstered … Trump is bad and needs to resisted, we all know that. But the Sanders left and its allies are the only force in the US that have the ideas that can win an immediate majority in this country: a class-based movement for jobs and justice. That vision must triumph over not just Trump, but the Democratic leadership.