You'll Soon Find Out It's True
Progressives have been saying it for thirty years.
We said it to Mondale and establishment Democrats, we said it to Dukakis and establishment Democrats, we said it to Bill Clinton and his triangulating Democrats, we said it in 2000 and 2004, we said it in 2008 and 2012, we've said it in every damn midterm in between, we've said it to Reid and Pelosi, we've said it to the Centrist Democrats and the Third Way Democrats and the Full-of-Shit-Every-Day-of-the Week Democrats, we've been saying it to Wall Street's latest Puppet President for eight years, we've said it over and over again, we've said it to the Great Grand Bargainer and that degenerate party of hippie punching hypocrites he's so proud of, we've said it in every way it's possible to say it . . .
Stop Dragging My Heart Around.
Thirty years of it is thirty years too many.
The Democrats do it every damn election . . .
You come knocking on my front door,
Same old line you used to use before.
The same old line with the same old empty words, the same smoke and the same mirrors, the same two-faced double-talk, the same hype about the scary Republicans, the same calculated posturing, the same craven manipulation, the same condescending crap about the Supreme Court, the same crocodile tears for the victims of corporate greed, the same cynical appeals for the votes of working people you've never given a fuck about and never will.
And as soon as the election is over, we hear the same excuses, we see the same betrayal, the same treachery, the same foreign policy fiascoes, the same free trade charade, the same fearmongering about terrorism, the same shameful disregard for the Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law, the same feckless fiddle playing while global warming burns.
There's people running 'round loose in the world,
Ain't got nothing better to do,
Than make a meal of some bright-eyed kid.
The Democratic Party has been making a meal of bright-eyed kids ever since Vietnam. 50,000 of them never came home again. Bright-eyed kids have been dying all over the world because of Democratic complicity in coups and regime changes and "counterterrorism" and economic exploitation. The Clintons have been making a meal of bright-eyed kids throughout their entire political careers, and soon that evil, scheming Putin will be escalating his evil schemes and Hillary will have no choice but to unleash the Pentagon war machine on the bright-eyed kids of the Middle East and the bright-eyed kids of Russia and the bright-eyed kids of China and the last three bright-eyed kids still alive in Syria.
Every progressive who has a problem with that needs to get a life.
Well, I heard some people talking just the other day . . .
And they said they were gonna put us on a shelf . . .
That's the plan. We'll be put up on their "Democratic Party" shelf like a Triangulation Trophy.
Well, let me tell you we've got some news for you,
And you'll soon find out it's true,
And then you'll have to fight your wars all by yourself.
Don't expect our votes on Election Day, Hillary.
Don't look around for us.
If you would have stumbled out of your DNC limousine the morning after the California Primary, opened your eyes and looked around, you wouldn't have seen any Progressives within a thousand miles of you.
We were already gone . . .