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Chuck Schummer calls it right.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Chuck Schummer calls the falsehood. He says Trump is using populist words to push a right wing agenda.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I'm not too impressed by the Dem's party; where is Pelosi? where is Warren? where is Bernie? As Michael Moore says the Dem's need an drastic overhaul with young dynamic persons. Of course Schumer tries but it is still way to much the old way and not forceful as it should be. I saw at the demonstrations with many more voices which were much more forceful and dynamic than any of the "old inbred sleepy heads Dem's" in Congress who should represent the "voices" of the demonstrators all the way but likely go on being way too mellow..
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The DNC is in denial.
  • Center Left
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    Ask 70% of Dems and they think a 2nd place Finish is good enough. Not me. If they can't wake up and shake up the base.... I will find an alternative party. I will give a 2 week period to mourn the dismissal results of early November but after that it was time to seriously reevaluate. If you take a bad old suit to be dry cleaned.... you merely have a cleaner old bad suit.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "young dynamic persons"

    Young is not needed to win. 70 year old proved that. What is needed is somebody dynamic with charisma that understands the importance of people over profit. A profit motivation gets things moving but it is event based and makes no consideration for a continuing scenario. Fix the lower class problem progressively and the whole situation will benefit. The problem is most people think the lower classes get what they deserve for their aptitudes and skills. Human rights is the answer. I don't see any improvement in the future. You would think good ideas would come from a forum like this but the consensus here appears to think the economy is fine. The economy that Trump described as failing working people got him elected. Punishing the deplorables is taking precedence over realising there is a problem and fixing it. I criticize an economy and system that let's the elderly fend for themselves and it gets strawmanned into an attack on the elderly. No there is no hope in the young. Bernie is worth a thousand independent thinkers. Moore's young reference is an insult to Bernie.

  • Center Left
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    Bernie, Pelosi, and Warren is more of what failed miserably 2.5 months ago. I like Sanders and Warren but Pelosi is dead except there's still a pulse. Think about how we did not get the presidency or a Senate majority. Thus we are all but invisible for a long time. When you lose you must figure out why and make appropriate changes. Millennials are the segment that out number baby boomers so you had better A. Appeal to them and B. Convince them how crucial it is for them (and all of their friends and associates) to vote in the primary and in the November election. More of what was done the last 10 years is a solid recipe for failure ! That's the reason for the stench emanating from the Democratic party. Learn and improve or keep your expectations very low.

    Yes, I agree the platform, messages and ideas need serious help as well.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    After WWII there was a peace bonus. Conservative right wingers used the peace bonus to glorify selfishness and demonized anybody that worked for a living. They made god's out of people that finessed and finagled a living. The Democrats spent the peace bonus like drunken sailors with unlimited funds. Democratic Party became patrons for anything that could justify wine and cheese. The Democratic Party should have focused on human rights and working people. Focusing on human rights would have made the world better for everybody. I wonder who thinks Trump is still better than Bernie?

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    When I just became an member on this site, there were at least 20 or more regular writers; look at it now may be 3 0r 4 regulars. The same applies to the Democratic party. They either wake up right now or this country will end up like Russia with just one party, as well one "dictator" . That is the goal of the fanatic far right. Wake up America; Democratic idea's are out of the door. Trump wants to reduce "regulations" by 75%; Thus industries can spew all their "dirt" and pollute all they like and forget safety for their workers and treat them as dirt. Sure that will make the owners rich; the environment to hell and the workers sick without health insurance. Let's go back to the 1800's.

    The last time the GOP came with the same things we immediately got into an crisis for instance the "housing bubble" as well the crash of 2008. Obama managed to get things back on the rails; unemployment from 12% to 4.6 % for instance.

    The problem Trump does not understand is that plenty of people here don't have the real education to fill industrial jobs. Also don't forget that there are an awful lot of people who don't want to work at all, because of their lifestyle or addictions.

    Thus 4% is about as low as you can get in such an spread out large country. But yeah Trump calls this an great disaster.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Chuck is one of the brightest minds the DNC has, we need more like he thinks.