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You know what Republicans who don't like Trump can do?

Work day and night to get rid of the electoral college by campaigning for the popular vote interstate compact that neuters the electoral college.

http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

Remember FDR?

His name is hardly ever mentioned by party leaders anymore.



As I tell my college students, they could have run his corpse in '48 and he still would have won.

If they dug him up and ran him today, he would probably STILL win, just not by as much (the media largely being silent about him apart from his role in World War II).

Concern of Progressive Purge as Bernie Wing 'Left in the Cold' at DNC

Source: Common Dreams

Sparking concerns that party leadership is making the same mistakes that have rendered them increasingly powerless and without an inspiring vision, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reportedly carrying out a massive staff shake-up in which veteran progressives are being purged and "left out in the cold."

"This doesn't bring the party together, it deepens the divide at a time we need all hands on deck," James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders supporter who was ousted from the DNC Executive Committee, wrote on Twitter Thursday.

According to Alex Seitz-Wald of NBC News, Zogby is hardly alone.

"[S]everal key longtime officials have lost their posts" since the staff changes began," Seitz-Wald writes, a fact that many have interpreted as "retaliation for their opposition to DNC Chairman Tom Perez."

Read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/19/concern-progressive-purge-bernie-wing-left-cold-dnc



Do Democrats think they can win by further turning their back on progressives and double down on corporate compliance?

Hillary DID win the popular vote, but did party leaders notice their crushing losses in the House, Senate, and state houses?

If party leaders continue with this behavior, they may find they're escorting their own base out the door and into a third party along with progressive politicians who put their constituents who voted for them ahead of Wall St's demands for bailouts, trade, deals, no prosecutions, wars for them, and austerity for the rest of us.
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