In my Open Letter, I declared my disgust for the Democratic Party. Namely, I denounced them for not upholding their progressive values. The last few days have reinforced this opinion. For one thing, Bernie Sanders – who had spent most of the campaign season running against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment – state that he would consider voting for her. Shortly after this, the Democratic Platform Committee drafted the presidential platform that struck down measures that denounced, among other things, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fracking, a $15 minimum wage, and single payer healthcare. These issues have been championed by Bernie Sanders and his supporters, and these rejections have earned the ire of Sanders himself.
These events have caused me to reaffirm my decision NOT to vote for the Democratic Party this November. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of the “have-nots”: the poor, people of color, the disabled, etc. It is one of the parties of big business. What further disgusts me is how the Democratic Party’s voter base will still vote for it in November simply because it is not the Republican Party. This needs to end.
To working class Democrats of America, it’s time to really think about your voting decisions in November. Are you seriously voting for Hillary Clinton?
God Bless America,
The Centrist Voice