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In the end, Bernie Sanders was right, and what the Democrats need to learn from his campaign.

Big unabashed, progressive, policy proposals are what the people want to hear. The era of the DLC, 3rd way, going for the moderate voter is dead and over.

Unambiguous big policy proposals on health care, education, taxes, financial reform, social justice, criminal reform, etc. That's what will resonate with the people.

More importantly, this platform solves the whole "reach out to the White working class" issue. If you clearly state that we will enact policies that will directly improve your life on earth and you still vote against them, then you are an unrepentant bigot and we will move on without you.

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I supported Hillary throughout the primary and the general, and I thought that she ran a good campaign. However, the people want big ideas and proposals. What are you for? Not just the other candidate is a nightmare. Offering big ideas is the key to getting people excited about your campaign.

The Republicans are now fully responsible for the economic plight of the Rust Belt and White working

class Americans. Dem governors, state legislatures, senators, etc. have all been replaced by Republicans. No more blaming Democrats for their economic anxiety. No more blaming coastal elites when their jobs go overseas or are lost to automation. No more blaming Dems when their Social Security and Medicare are privatized, and fall short of offering benefits. No more crying when they lose their health insurance or their education system fails to prepare them for global competition.

We need to hold the Republicans fully accountable for their economic plight. If they still support Republicans even though they're still losing economically, then those groups are truly lost.

So, can every company expect government "incentives" whenever they want to re-locate overseas?

If so, then we've just set a very bad precedent.

When you "privatize" something, doesn't that mean that you have to show a profit?

How can you show a profit from Medicare? There's no real profit in health insurance for older people who are far more likely to use it.

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve needs to raise interest rates soon and often

Higher borrowing costs are the only checks on Trump and the congress from exploding the national debt to pay for tax cuts for the rich and wars abroad.

My biggest worry about Trump's corruption and conflicts of interests

What happens if someone or some entity or even some government that's expecting a big payment or pay off or favor does not get it. The envelope is light. What happens then?

Screwing over contractors, NJ government officials, and banks is one thing. Screwing over foreign interests as president is something else entirely.

Did Republicans reach out to Working Class People of Color after they lost in 2008 and 2012?

Tell me, how did they campaign in the off years of 2010 and 2014? How did they campaign in 2016? How did that work out for them?

Abraham Lincoln to Mike Pence...

"Really? Really, dude?"

Let's just face the truth: A significant number of Americans (at least 40%) are plain shitty people

And they have enough political power to control entire states and elect people to Congress who can at least thwart progress on the economy, social issues, the environment, immigration, etc. There's a reason why Trump is president, and that the Republicans control the entire federal government and most state legislatures. Shitty people vote for shitty people like themselves.

President Obama's two elections (yes, he was elected twice, but each time with a narrow majority) gave us this false sense of who we are as a people. His character, grace, intelligence, and handling of the job is not representative of most of the people in this nation. He's the ideal, and we, as a people, are no where near him. Too many of us are anti-intellectual, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and just plain ignorant.

And save the, "Democrats don't reach out to the White working class" , bullshit meme. African Americans and Latinos are more working class than White people are, and they reliably vote for Democrats. Also, save the, "Bernie would have won" meme as well. Shitty people are not going to vote for a Socialist. If they would, we would have more Bernie Sanders on multiple state and local levels not just Vermont, BTW a state that just elected a shitty Republican governor, Phil Scott, who said: "Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state."

Who we elected, on all state and federal levels, reflect who we are as a people on a collective level. Shitty.


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