USA: Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new patrimonial oligarchy

Published on People’s World, by John Bachtell, Jan 8, 2016.

The hateful and reactionary ideas spewing from the mouths of the Republican Party candidates confront us with the clear and present danger we would face next November were any one of them to be elected president … //

… These forces captured the Republican Party and engineered the nomination of Ronald Reagan.

The battle against the ultra right led by a growing broad multi-class alliance which includes the labor movement and other democratic forces has been fought out in election cycles, the legislative battlefield and in the arena of public opinion since then.

While income inequality has emerged as a major issue and important shifts against the ultra right have taken place on key issues the electorate is still deeply divided, with a substantial section, misled, disillusioned and disengaged.

The extreme wealth concentration is reverberating in the Democratic Party as well, with efforts by the conservative New Democrats to undercut a shift to the left. The 3rd Way is supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, banking and insurance corporations.

Extreme wealth concentration is and will continue to deepen class divisions and tensions within the multi-class coalition that works in and with the Democratic Party.

Right wing domination of significant levers of government in tandem with accelerating wealth concentration pose increased danger to democratic institutions at every level. And yet the mere concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few oligarchs, or .1 percent, creates the possibilities for the broadest kinds of coalitions and movements, unlike anything we have ever seen.

The challenge before labor, communities of color, women, youth and other democratic forces is to continue to build the biggest, broadest, most diverse and tactically mature movement possible to win in 2016 and set the stage for bigger victories ahead.

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