It’s a very popular myth, that the Democrats are bullied by Bush. I suppose that’s more comforting than the understanding that they do what they do because they feed from the same corporate trough.
The Democratic presidential candidates raised more money from corporate America than did the Republicans. Most corporations contribute heavily to both parties.
Yet there’s this yearning, this longing, for the Democrats as the “opposition party”. And sure, they are an opposition party – just like the Republicans they oppose the American people.
The few decent Democrats out there are like a teaser, holding together what is otherwise a monolithic oppressive political consensus in Washington.
Third parties are the only hope for electoral politics, at least in the short term.