When Congress Is Under The Belief That This Is Somehow A Quasi-Democratic Feudal System
The dismissiveness from the Democratic party is disconcerting as the republicans take delight in excoriating and haranguing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for doing her job as an elected official — serving the constituency in their best interests. Whenever the republicans pounce on her the democrats for the most part just take it on the chin. They never seem to defend Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, nor do they find umbrage with the polemics served up by their alleged political counterparts.
The old donkey guards are used to making deals with the devil and so the more progressive, justice-minded element of the party being callously and erroneously called the far left-wing is seen as naive or amateurish — unschooled and unversed in the ways of the politics we are used to seeing. The same politics that has brought us to this preposterous spectacle in governance.
This is unacceptable and yet the only criticism of Senator Mike Lee’s (R-Utah)idiotic arguments come in the form of late night television parodies and jokes confirming the incompetence that enables the republican party. Furthermore it is absurdly clear that they are made to get away with it in comparison to the sharp rebuke and political slights heaped onto Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez. It is indeed a very lopsided political perspective — in all its faulty framing and false narratives.
A new insurgence of conscientious justice-minded progressives within the democratic party who implore equality in every policy they introduce is riling up some feathers in the party, much to the dismay of the more traditional party liners.
Justice Democrats, by contrast, while obviously critical of the existing party establishment is — by definition — an organization that is committed to the Democratic Party and working with and through it as a vehicle for change. — Vox
The Democrats’ counterintuitive and counterproductive politics
Instead of finding ways to appreciate, accept, and incorporate these new ideas and approaches to counter the tea party persuasions of the republicans, they observingly distance themselves from the congresswoman or seem to pile on more invectives.
“I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “We just don’t need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.” — Politico
Even when your own people are not acting in the best interests of their constituents, instead they are compromising on the proposals they were elected to legislate and enact.
Even some progressives who admire AOC, as she’s nicknamed, told POLITICO that they worry she’s not using her notoriety effectively.
“She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?” said one House Democrat who’s in lockstep with Ocasio Cortez’s ideology. “There’s a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress.” — Politico
Indeed there is.
But we have long called for and wanted for the corruption to stop and yet the response to those calls has come to define political system as we know it. What this exemplifies is a toxic organizational culture within our political institutions. It is so pervasive and pernicious that any resistance or deviation away from it can either act as a pull to ensnare you or repel you into isolation. You know what I am talking about if you work a 9to5.
The toxicity in organizational or governmental culture is fodder for authoritarianism which plays well into Trumpian/republican strategy. This is why in my opinion the democrats and republicans seem to feed into or feed off of each other in a dysfunctional manner.
It is the essence of how any feudal system works with glimpses of democracy serving only as a mirage.