Now that we are witnessing the disaster known as Donald Trump and all his shiny new bottom of the swamp cabinet picks start to take shape. Not too mention the Congress in full control of the GOP, along with 32 state governorships and state legislatures. It is time to get past the asking the Democratic Party and all those who voted for Hillary Clinton if you are all starting to come to terms that while HRC was certainly qualified, she was simply not the right person in 2016 that it is time to get over it and recognize now, before it is too late that what Bernie Sanders brought to the table is the future of this party. That a quarter of Trump’s own support started off as Bernie supporters and only went to Trump because he ran to the left of Hillary on many economic issues, along with how the DNC screwed Bernie and snubbed his base throughout the general. Hell, even David Brock of MediaMatters fame has since come to realize his mistake and openly apologized to Bernie and his base. Although his seems desperate, at least he sees the light?
So please just come to terms and accept that Hillary’s last best hope for the White House was 2008 and that many of you were so caught up in the breaking of the glass ceiling for a woman president that you were unable or unwilling to recognize the writing that was on the wall back in 2008 when an aggressive progressive candidate named Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination. It’s okay. Politics can get heated. So relax, we WILL have a woman president, and certainly we are long overdue. But right now, we have to concentrate on setting our party’s focus in a purely progressive direction. Not the current wishy washy, watered down, pragmatic, baby steps, corporate influenced keep inching to the right “3rd Way” way. This will be hard for those of you old school Democrats to accept, but accept you must. It is understandable your resistance, but despite the angst towards you by some of the younger kids. In the end, we are all on the same team, and the new generation will eventually take full control of the reigns.
It is long past overdue, and hopefully not too late knowing the damage about to befall us in the form of the GOP (a party which is full of elected members everywhere who have made their political careers being anti-government and pro corporate sellouts) being in charge of pretty much everything. Sadly, way too many elected Democrats have been following in this direction and I will no longer stand for it continuing! The Democratic party from the local county party to the DNC can no longer take the big dollar donations. We must turn our backs at the easy fundraising by the millionaire and billionaire class and start doing what we should have never stopped doing. And that is running or hosting –>
One town hall at a time! One rally at a time. One coffee talk at a time. Knocking on doors, talking and actually listening to the people and their particular stories, one on one if need be. And only accepting small dollar donations directly from the very voters themselves currently and eventually make public financing of ALL elections from dog catcher to president the law of the land! This is why, for my county anyways (you should do the same in your county wherever you are in America as well) I am holding the following Facebook EVENT … for those who don’t use Facebook click HERE instead
Because in my mind, a party platform is only as strong as those willing to help write it and enforce it! Politics may be ugly these days, but it doesn’t have to be. No issues can be truly and honestly dealt with until we get secret/dark/dirty money out of the political process. And believe it, a party platform with a full load of precinct committee-persons who help write it and enforce it all across this nation can defeat big money (Kochs, Addleson, Waltons, Soros, etc, etc) because as I said above, a one time face to face interaction with a voter will defeat any number of commercials and shiny political post cards any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.