Yves here. Tom Neuburger describes some of the far too many examples of Democrats and Republicans professing to care about public welfare, then teaming up to advance the interests of elites at the expense of everyone else. And when that happens, it is nauseatingly called bipartisanship.
Neuburger highlights examples of when the more feral elements in both parties have teamed up to defeat measures that hurt ordinary citizens, such as cutting Social Security. Needless to say, the mainstream media seldom acknowledges the otherwise odd fellows collaborations that make these victories possible. Instead, it calls the perps “populists” as if that were bad.
Neuburger reminds his readers of a current threat, the RESTRICT Act, which would greatly increase Internet censorship, as we’ve warned long-form.
By Thomas Neuburger. Originally published at God’s Spies
“This is good headaches.”
Most people’s idea of bipartisanship in Washington is Democrats and Republicans coming together to name a Post Office (though that course is not always smooth), beef up our beefy wars, or reauthorize our endless tax cuts for the rich. There’s also negative bipartisanship, when both parties reject something most people want, like Medicare For All.
This is the kind of bipartisanship we see when those who rule, the donors who finance both parties, garner both parties’ support for what they want.