Saturday, October 22, 2016

Robert Parry — Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly


Good analysis. What I would question though is his assessment of Tulsi Gabbard.
One potential leader of a peace movement would be Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a 35-year-old military veteran who is one of the few members of Congress to offer an insightful and courageous critique of the dangers from an interventionist foreign policy. But Gabbard would be putting her promising political career at risk if she challenged a sitting Democratic president, especially early in Clinton’s White House term.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
Yet, without a modern-day Eugene McCarthy (the anti-Vietnam War Democrat who took on President Lyndon Johnson in 1968) to rally an anti-war movement from inside the Democratic Party, it is hard to imagine how significant political pressure could be put on a President Hillary Clinton. Virtually the entire mainstream U.S. media (and much of the progressive media) are onboard for a U.S. “regime change” operation in Syria and for getting tough with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
I expect Gabbard to oppose liberal interventionism very strongly. She has already burnt her bridges to the Democratic establishment, and her political future lies with the future rather than the past. 

The Democratic establishment is on the way out since it runs counter to the geographic dynamics. 

If Clinton wins, she will be the last of the New Democrats. and her administration will crater the Democratic establishment. 

Who do the Democrats think the rising generations prefer, Tulsi Gabbard or Madeliene Albright and Samantha Power?

Consortium News
Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly
Robert Parry

1 comment:

Bob said...

For now, she could join the Green Party.