The DNC continues it’s downward spiral.
The 2018 midterms are in November, only 6 ½ months from now. So what is the DNC up to?
Are they creating a new platform, which has not even existed for many years? No.
Are they trying to convince voters of policies they back or have created which benefit the voters, the economy, increase wages or support diplomacy over warfare? No.
Are they taking steps to separate themselves from corporate donors and corporate welfare? No.
Are they taking steps to open primaries to Independent voters? No.
The most Progressive thing the Democrats are doing at this point is backing a bill by Schumer to remove Cannabis from the list of Class I controlled substances by the federal government. That bill does not make it legal to possess or grow. It does not make it as legal as alcohol. This bill is welcome but comes really late in the game, as 30 states have already legalized it in some form, at least for medical use.
Pay close attention to the steps they will take and are already planning subsequent to this bill. Look at states which have legalized it in some form. It has less benefit to consumers than it does to corporate entities. Giant corporate growers. The form of legalization will place cannabis firmly in the control of more giant corporate growers, processors and big pharma. The biggest benefit will likely be that you do not wind up in federal prison for possession. You can bet that you will still wind up in federal prison for growing your own or selling without a government-mandated license. You can bet that state taxes on cannabis will be as high as it is on tobacco, if not higher.
Sorry for the tangent. Back to the subject.
What are the priorities of the DNC today?
Right now they are focusing on raising more money from their corporate donors. It is well known that they are suffering financially, barely able to pay their bills and are raising only a fraction of the amount the GOP is able to.
Recently they filed to sue Trump, Wikileaks and Russia (Yes, they are suing Russia.). Basically claiming that any information released to the public about the DNC was illegal. Never mind that the allegations against Russia have never been proven. Never mind that the emails released by Wikileaks were accurate. Never mind that they have absolutely no case against Trump for running a campaign.