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Krystal Ball Hammers Republicans And Corporate Dems

Should Dems pay attention to Republicans' civil war, or look inward and deal with their own shortcomings?

Americans might really not like Republicans, but Democrats aren't giving them anything to cheer about either. Take heed, Dems, because Krystal Ball nailed it. (I'm looking at you, Alex Sink...)

Nope. Republicans and their deck-chair shifting civil war don't matter. If you are interested in where the country goes from here the action is all on the Democratic side, and while our own internal divide is less noisy than the Republican one it is just as real and waaaay more important.

This divide, the one that counts, is between the pro-corporate democrats and the pro-worker democrats. It's pretty easy to tell which are which. In their best incarnation the pro-corporate dems do Wall Street and corporate America's bidding while doing the best they can to shore up the safety net so that when working folks are inevitably abused by big banks and big business at least there is something of a net to catch them.

Pro-worker dems want to stop the abuse in the first place and keep and expand the safety net just in case those protections fail.

When pro-corporate dems get their way, as they have in democratic politics for, oh, the past twenty-two years, inequality rises. And when inequality rises the power of the plutocracy rises. And when plutocrats call the shots like they do now the safety net gets it.

[h/t Jesse LaGreca at Daily Kos -- Click for full transcript]

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