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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:20 AM

Sen. Sanders: I know you mean well, but I don't WANT those people in our party [View all]

Trump supporters support Trump, not because they are concerned about economic inequality but because he speaks to their bigotry and desire to CONTINUE disparities in this country. They recognize that the system isn't fair but believe that they are always supposed to do better than minorities and the fact that they aren't is royally pissing them off.

The only way to attract them to the Democratic Party is to convince them - either expressly or tacitly - that their concerns will be addressed. And the only way to address their concerns is to diminish the minorities they so despise. As one of those minorities, I do not wish to be pitted against those people in my own party. I don't want them anywhere near me. And as a committed, long-time Democrat, I have earned the right to not be forced to compete with people who want nothing to do with me, who see me and people who look like me as the reason that America is "no longer great," and who believe that the way to "Make America Great Again" is for me to be silenced, marginalized and disenfranchised.

So, Sen. Sanders, I respect the hell out of you. But please don't try to bring those people into our party. They don't deserve to be here and they will only besmirch it and everything we believe in.

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