The Democratic Party is broken and the only fix so far is “Blame Trump”!
Trump use to be a democrat, he was a Clinton democrat (Bill, not Hillary). But like a lot of people, the party left him behind and he looked elsewhere and he wound up showing that the populist claim of the left was just smoke and mirrors. Obama put people out of work – intentionally – and those people took their vengeance.
Who really put Trump in office? It was Democratic Party members fed up with the gloating, overbearing party leaders who kept saying “we know what is best for you” and the people being preached to did what all are entitled to, they voted. They voted for Trump
Now the Democratic Party is looking for way to get those people, and their loyalty – back and all they can come up with is “Russia did it”. The Dem Party has to stick with that because otherwise it could get embarrassing that either a Sanders supporter in the Hillary campaign leaked the emails or that the Intel community made up the whole thing to protect their jobs
But enough of the past, where is the future?
As an example of what is being done is reminiscent of the Occupy Movement. Everyone wanted to pursue their agenda and be in charge and it became “all chiefs and no indians” and the only thing that lives on is the name and the idea.
I had no problem with the basic idea, but to be arbitrarily included in the “99%” without being asked or my input included completely turned me off and I rejected the movement in whole, as “we know what is best for you”. They got what they deserved – ignominy.
As opposed to that, there IS the Tea Party Movement. They managed to become organized and become a power. They had their attempts at taking over, such as Michelle Bachmann, trying to assert leadership in Congress in order to gain power. But the body of the Tea Party overcame that.
The Dem Party has their own Michelle Bachmann, who SUCCEEDED. Her name is Nancy Pelosi. Her idea of defeating Trump? Money and make it a referendum about Trump. It is the Dem version of the Tea Party without understanding what the Tea Party is about, and never can. It’s about independence which the Dem Party is inherent organized against.
So what can be done to fix the Dem Party?
Honesty: Obama made a lot of wonderful promises that if he had followed through on would’ve made him a great president. He lied although he kept his healthcare promise, which has hurt more people then it helped, and divided the country. Got to be careful about the promises made and think them through.
Responsibility: Make a promise, keep it. But not all promises can be kept; so own up when you have to
Realistic: Quit making promises, in the first place, that can’t be kept. And the promises you do make, they need to be rooted in reality.
Ask: Don’t just assume because it’s inconvenient or you’re lazy (like Hillary)
Don’t preach: people on the left and right hate that the most. Don’t try to run their lives. You can’t run your own and you’re trying to run theirs?
Moderation: Extremism begets extremism. If Obama hadn’t been elected, Trump wouldn’t have been elected. People are tired, the majority, the REAL majority, is tired of all the BS (including Bernie Sanders) and just want peace, prosperity and security to live their lives without a bunch of self-serving politicians intruding. Have doubts about that? Just look at the recent French presidential election where BOTH right and left were REJECTED.
Camelot: get over it, it never happened. JFK was a womanizing bigot who sent American troops to Vietnam in the first place. Why do you think he would’ve withdrawn them?
Reality: All the current leaders are OBSOLETE. It is now the millennials who will lead. But they need to realize they are the MINORITY. They need leaders who exert common sense and courtesy. Not the “be polite to your elders” paradigm, but to ALL people regardless of any dividing factor – gender, race, preference – it has to be about PEOPLE inclusive
In conclusion, the Dem Party can either change or die. And right now they are dying and the only recourse is what happened in 1854 – create a new political party that reflects not only the majority will of America, but of the spirit of America, which is independence and rejection of the heavy-handed, invasive and overbearing party that Dems have come to be.
Yesterday’s Nixonites, today’s Obamaites