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Even if the primary is "done", the revolution is just beginning

Let's remember that. We're not in this to get this or that result out of 2016.

No matter who emerges in November as the president-elect, our work will not be done. It will be nice if it's Bernie; that will make our task easier in the short run. If not, we'll just have to work longer and harder in the short run.

The goals is to end neoliberalism, the false socioeconomic philosophy that the economic engine works best when government pampers the rich with tax cuts and deregulation because the are "job creators" and the masses are forced to live with austerity in bad times. Americans voted for that thirty-six years ago and it didn't work. Every president since then has made policy with the same neoliberal set of assumptions, and it still doesn't work. Neoliberalism has widened the income gap, shipped jobs overseas and given rise to what would called corporate crime except that the mad rush to deregulate everything virtually repealed laws against fraud.

Worse, neoliberalism posits a culture of corruption among the elites of business and government that make it very hard to purge. Few politicians aren't on the take and almost all corporate executives see that bribes paid out to politicians in the form of perfectly legal campaign contributions is just a cost of doing business. The shysters on the US Supreme Court say that there is no evidence that bribes paid out to politicians by corporate executives in the form of perfectly legal campaign contribution establishes a quid pro quo. Any honest and reasonable person would call that a crock of steer manure and simply assume that any politician receiving large amounts of money from corporate executives and board members in the form of perfectly legal campaign contributions -- or a perfectly legal large contribution to a family run charity foundation or perfectly legal exorbitant speaking fees -- is bought.

Some things were not changed by yesterday's election results. Neoliberalism is still an unsustainable socioeconomic model and Bernie Sanders is still the only presidential candidate seriously addressing what must be done about it. Senator Sanders has made it a theme of his campaign that a political revolution is what is needed to fix what is wrong with the current state of affairs. That what he says is still the truth didn't change yesterday, either.

We are still the man on the white horse we have been waiting for. Nobody else is. Those are not windmills before us, but monsters that must be subdued. Have courage. Ride forth boldly.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz must go immediately if not sooner

In her position as chair of the DNC, she represents not only the political establishment, but the corporate establishment that has corrupted the political establishment. She is in her position for one and only one reason: to protect the establishment from a spreading insurgency that that may swallow Debbie Wasserman Schultz as early as tomorrow. Many of Democrats, who as democrats are tired of the DLC/Third Way sellout to big banks and the fundamental tenets of Reaganomics that decree that the profits of a multinational corporation are more important than the welfare of an American worker. We reject this proposition. We have always rejected this proposition. We can no longer pretend to tolerate that proposition.

The leadership of Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been a disaster for the Democratic Party. The loss os the United States Senate rests at her feet. She selected candidates fir the fidelity to the failed economic model pushed by presidents of both parties starting with Ronald Reagan and wondered why disaffected Democrats stayed home in droves. Under her leadership, the party ran candidates against vulnerable senate Republicans and lost every race.

In recent weeks, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has betrayed the heritage of Franklin Roosevelt by siding with payday lenders, who are nothing but loan sharks acting with the blessings of laws passed by a corrupt Congress, She is protecting a predatory industry that should not be permitted in a civilized society, and she does this for an industry that supports her financially.

This week, she has denied access to the DNC's VAN database to the primary opponents of incumbent Democrats in order to save her own hide from a primary opponent. In a year of insurgency, what gives Debbie Wasserman Schultz the right to lock in established incumbents like the? These establishment politicians, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz herself, often take money from industries who interests run counter to the health and welfare of the American people. Many of these establishment politicians are as corrupt as any Republican and richly deserve to be defeated.

If you live in the 23rd congressional district of Florida, currently represented by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, please vote tomorrow for Tim Canova and rid our party of this incompetent, corrupt and harmful leader.

This is our party, not Al From's, not Jon Cowan's and not Debbie Wasserman Schultz'. Let's take it back from the corrpupt corporate and political establishment.
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