The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Democrats Are No Protection from the Right Wing

Sep 12, 2022

The Democratic Party spent money on ads in an attempt to secure the Republican nomination for truly extreme candidates. In the Maryland gubernatorial primary, for example, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) effectively came in on Trump’s side, spending more than a million dollars to promote Dan Cox. Dan Cox is an extreme-right racist, anti-immigrant, misogynist. The Democrats also spent around 30 million dollars to help Darren Bailey get the Republican nomination for governor of Illinois.

The Democrats argue that this was an election strategy to make it easier for Democrats to win against far-right, extreme candidates. So, what are they saying? That Democratic candidates can’t win on their own merits?

By this logic, what is to stop the Democrats from supporting Trump in 2024 because they think it would be easier for Biden to defeat him?

The extreme right poses a serious threat to the working class. They are funded by billionaires to protect the interests of billionaires against the interests of the working class. The working class cannot rely on the Democrats for protection against the extreme right. That would be suicide! The working class can only rely on its own forces for defense against the extreme right.