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Analyst: Democrats rule by fear; Republicans by extremes

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US Republican member of Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) former President Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts. (Photos by Getty Images, EPA, Bloomberg)

An American political analyst and activist says the trend of both US parties has been to play to moderate voters in the Democratic Party and the extremes with the Republicans.

In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, said, “More and more Americans are seeing the two major parties as ineffective, not responsive to everyday needs, and extreme.”

“Primary elections only bring out the fringes of the parties and in many cases, like in Pennsylvania, more than half the electorate as independents have no say in who will represent the two corporate parties. Greens, Socialists, Libertarians have virtually no role to play in who is going to represent them in either the State House or the Congress,” he stated.  

“For the Democrat establishment, it is completely oblivious to basic needs. Health care for all is supported by a majority but they won’t touch it. Neither will the alleged progressives, known as the Squad. Millions of Americans are swarming in student debt which only compounds their indebtedness, not diminishes it. No Democratic Party platform calls for its forgiveness as it does for corporations and banks. And on war and peace, it gins up warmongering through its parasitic relationship with the media. Overall, the Democratic Party feeds on fear to win elections, never tries to earn the votes,” he said.

“For the Republicans, the social issues is what carries them through Election Day. Abortion and women’s health rights is supported by a majority, including Republicans, but to be in the good graces of the Party absolute bans are the rule, even in cases of rape and incest. We see in Pennsylvania how a key figure in the January 6 Insurrection won the primary for the governor. Although he scares the mainstream Republican Party establishment, he could control who wins his state in 2024 by picking his own Secretary of State and all who control election outcomes,” he noted.

“It was a mixed bag for this primary season and for Trump’s influence, but there are more primary elections to go. However, the trend of both parties has been to play to moderate voters in the Democratic Party and the extremes with the Republicans. With Biden being as milquetoast as he has been, the prospect of anything but extreme is a likely outcome,” the analyst concluded.

More than two-thirds of Americans in a new poll say the economy is “bad,” as inflation has hit a four-decade high in the United States.

The CBS/YouGov survey, conducted May 18-20, shows 69 percent of Americans refer to the economy as “bad,” up from about 46 percent in the spring.

Fifty-one percent of people in the new poll agree with the label of “weak” for the Democratic Party, while 49 percent describe Democrats as “extreme.”

Only 30 percent of Americans said that Democrats are “in touch” and “effective.”

Some 54 percent of Americans called Republicans “extreme,” according to the poll, while half of all Americans said the Republican Party is “hateful.”

About 46 percent of Americans agree with the wording “strong” for the Republican Party. About 41 percent said they were “weak,” and 37 percent said they were “caring.”

Democrats in the US are staring at a doom and gloom situation ahead of midterm elections as President Joe Biden continues to lose his support base.


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