Monday, April 13, 2015

Yeah, Hillary's running. And she'll probably win. That's not nearly enough, people

So, I see everyone is delirious over Hillary Clinton's announcement yesterday that she is running for president.  Meh.  I will vote for her if she is the nominee for the reason Jonathan Chait at NEW YORK Magazine noted yesterday:
The argument for Clinton in 2016 is that she is the candidate of the only major American political party not run by lunatics. 

However, we have to understand that NOTHING is really going to change in this country until we regain control of A) The US Senate, B) The US House, and most importantly of all, C) STATE LEGISLATURES.  We have to rebuild from the ground up, and that is difficult in the aftermath of the CITIZENS UNITED ruling by the Supreme Court.  Most legislatures are like Tennessee's wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Koch Brothers and the misnamed Americans For Prosperity, which is like being called Chickens for Colonel Sanders.

 The President can do many things, but Kings they are not.  We need DEMOCRATS at every level of the legislative process, and that begins here.  We need help at the local level (the SCDP link is here) and at the state level (Here is the TNDP link) in order to get this state back in the correct direction.  UPDATE: Thanks to DWSC President Virgie Banks for providing the link to their Website at the top of the blogroll!

We need to be able to elect Democrats in rural areas that reflect our values and not those of the .001%.  Be excited for Hillary all you want (or not, in the primary stage) but keep your eyes on the prize:

Until we regain control of the legislative process, it will be difficult to do ANYTHING to stop this horrific turn to the ultra-right.

And that starts NOW.