Below is my reply to a dear friend's email. Her email was a forwarded political joke which stated that the Dem Party had adopted a new symbol for their organization--- the condom. According to the joke, the condom was adopted because it allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, gives a sense of security while you're being screwed, etc., etc. The original sender of that joke quipped something to the effect of: it couldn't be a more accurate description of the Democrats.
That's good! What's unfortunate is: Repubs (just like Dems) are so propagandized they don't realize that description also applies to their Party & its top Plutocrats. It fits both Parties to a tee. It easily could be argued that it fits the Repubs better than the Dems... much better.
No matter which major Party is in control in DC, our country is run by Plutocrats or their puppets. For the most part, they are all serial liars, elitist violators of the Constitution, con artists, empire builders, violators of International Law, and holier-than-thou warmongers.
Example: both Parties have supported the Saudi Coalition War in Yemen with major U.S. logistical & intelligence aid. Including hospitals, water works, & schools, civilian infrastructure has been bombed, resulting in: the largest cholera epidemic in modern history, millions of people starving, and the death of a large number of children...all because of an Islamic Sunni-Shia conflict, a proxy war between Saudi Arabia & Iran. Our involvement in killing children and starving people is being sold as "fighting terrorism". What a sad, tragic joke. One of the main reasons the Fed Gov't is involved is to fulfill its role as the world's largest Arms Dealer. Trump brags about that label.
Example: While each major Party (at different times) has been in control in DC, laws & policies have been implemented that promote the largest transfer of wealth to the Upper Crust in human history. This has been going on since at least the 1970's. As We the People are thrown a few crumbs now & again, the incomes of the Rich Plutocrats have increased 700%. At the same time, wages/salaries (adjusted for inflation) have remained essentially flat. The Middle Class now comprises less than 50% of the population. All that has happened under both Repub and Dem Administrations. It's painfully obvious that we live in a plutocratic system. All the propaganda to the contrary is nothing but "Reality Show" hype. That's especially true now that we have a President who barely can read a prepared text from a sheet of paper, and who says one thing one day, and the exact opposite the next day. He does it on purpose; he's gaslighting, trying to distract us from the plutocratic agenda... which he fully supports. Instead of reporting in depth on significant issues, the Corporate Media report mainly on Trump's bizarre, buffoon-like behavior.
The Dems should stick with the jackass (male donkey) symbol, and the Repubs should adopt an albino jackass as their symbol.
Not only my opinion. Be Well