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Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:18 PM

OMalley: Im Going to Use My Voice to Bring Forward New Leaders.

'A few days before 2016 ended, a year that seemed to be one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable years of my existence, I had the chance to catch-up with my former boss, Martin O’Malley.

Our conversation proved to be a special moment where I had the opportunity to ask the former Governor of Maryland and recent Democratic Party Presidential Candidate numerous questions about the future of the Democratic Party, where he hopes (as do I) we go as a country, and what he plans to do next under what seems to be an uphill political battle in and outside of the Capital Beltway.

In reference to how Trump may have won the presidential election, Governor O’Malley stated:

“When you feel like your country no longer works for you and your family, when you feel that the economic opportunities game has been rigged or set against your own family’s ability to get ahead, and when you feel that same game has been set by your own national politicians, then voting becomes solely an act of protest.”

As the conversation continued, I was eager to learn how he would, perhaps, stay active in advocating for the many issues he passionately supported during this recent presidential election cycle, such as immigration, climate change, and gun control.

Without hesitation, he confidently asserted that he would continue to stay involved in community advocacy and use the power of his voice and his pen to bring forward new leadership.

“These new potential leaders,” he stated, “will ensure that we have lasting American values that maintain us as the land of the free and home of the brave – values in which we collectively share the respect, dignity, understanding, and common good as a people of the greatest country on earth.”

On how we should all deal with an upcoming Trump Administration, Governor O’Malley didn’t hesitate to share his thoughts.

“I am not one of those who think that this needs to be an era of reconciliation here with the candidate that has been elected. You know Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not reconcile with the Nazis, Archbishop Romero did not reconcile with the oligarchs of El Salvador, and Martin Luther King did not reconcile with the KKK.

“There are some things where reconciliation with the mindset, the views, and the policy position that Donald Trump staked out in the campaign, is not a moral option for any American. So we need to come together and form an effective resistance against the things that would shred the constitution and against the things that would harm families, break up families, and relegate large groups of Americans to an underclass status.”'>>>

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/587002f7e4b0a5e600a78a9c?timestamp=1483747257759

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:19 PM

1. Thank you Martin!

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:22 PM

2. I like him!

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:31 PM

3. Inspiring words. Especially:

“I am not one of those who think that this needs to be an era of reconciliation here with the candidate that has been elected. You know Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not reconcile with the Nazis, Archbishop Romero did not reconcile with the oligarchs of El Salvador, and Martin Luther King did not reconcile with the KKK.


Some might say this is a bit hyperbolic, but Trumpism is fascism. There can be no accommodation with fascism.

Recommended. Between O'Malley, and Warren, and Sanders, and the new head of the DNC, we should have a multitude of strong Democratic/progressive voices. Let us hope that these voices can be heard and covered by a media that, so far, is obsessed with retweeting Trump's foolish words.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:43 PM

4. O'Malley, and Warren, and Sanders, and the new head of the DNC,

YES!

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