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New Voice for our party

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I think Joe Kennedy is a person who should become more of the "New and revitalized" Democratic party. While we can go on for days about the excellent work and valuable contributions of our "old guard".... They are not a dynamic element to take us forward. Mr. Kennedy is young but positioned to be vital for our party. I am not suggesting he should run for president in '20 but perhaps not long after.

    A sincere and appreciative thank you should be given to the previous standard speakers on topics but Mr. Perez should take marketing 101 and say we're not selling enough. Thank you _______., your opinion is important but, to make improvement you must make changes. Our message should be changed. No "more of the same" approach when you're a minority in Washington in every single category.

    First steps would be to make public statements about the negatives of the Trade fiasco, immigration, lack of attention to healthcare, the ecological mess, and other problems. We need to give people a reason to care and a chance to believe that they can make a difference (by voting).

    Messaging is vital. We can and must do so much more. Hopefully Mr. Kennedy and another dozen younger vital minds can help us develop a path forward.

    Here's an example of what myself and potentially many more voters would find to be a refreshing alternative.

    youtu.be/-CULskWXKKs

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Joe Kennedy is great. So are dozens of other prominent Democrats at the local, state, and Federal level.

    The problem isn't our messaging. Three million more people chose the Democratic message in 2016, but Hillary still "lost" because we have a batshit crazy electoral system that allows a handful of angry white people to overrule the will of the majority.

    The problem is, as Schmidt has persistently pointed out, the tribal culture of our politics. That, and the fact that we have a system that allows a handful of angry white people to overrule the will of the majority. We also have a system that allows two people who hail from a state that has a population of less than 600,000 to overrule two people who live in a state that has nearly 40 million people. That, in a nutshell, is the United States Senate.

    There's no such thing as an independent anymore. There's left leaning people and right leaning people and whoever shows up to vote in the handful of states that actually decides the Presidency gets to pick our leader. Sorry California, Texas, New York, and Illinois. No one cares what you think. We only care what a handful of angry white people in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania think.

    Democrats have the right message. People just aren't listening because they are beholden to their tribe and our system of governance makes it easier for the minority to overrule the will of the majority.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    TJ Wrote:

    I think Joe Kennedy is a person who should become more of the "New and revitalized" Democratic party. While we can go on for days about the excellent work and valuable contributions of our "old guard".... They are not a dynamic element to take us forward. Mr. Kennedy is young but positioned to be vital for our party. I am not suggesting he should run for president in '20 but perhaps not long after.

    A sincere and appreciative thank you should be given to the previous standard speakers on topics but Mr. Perez should take marketing 101 and say we're not selling enough. Thank you _______., your opinion is important but, to make improvement you must make changes. Our message should be changed. No "more of the same" approach when you're a minority in Washington in every single category.

    First steps would be to make public statements about the negatives of the Trade fiasco, immigration, lack of attention to healthcare, the ecological mess, and other problems. We need to give people a reason to care and a chance to believe that they can make a difference (by voting).

    Messaging is vital. We can and must do so much more. Hopefully Mr. Kennedy and another dozen younger vital minds can help us develop a path forward.

    Here's an example of what myself and potentially many more voters would find to be a refreshing alternative.

    youtu.be/-CULskWXKKs

    "We need to give people a reason to care and a chance to believe that they can make a difference (by voting)."
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Joe Kennedy is great. So are dozens of other prominent Democrats at the local, state, and Federal level.

    The problem isn't our messaging. Three million more people chose the Democratic message in 2016, but Hillary still "lost" because we have a batshit crazy electoral system that allows a handful of angry white people to overrule the will of the majority.

    The problem is, as Schmidt has persistently pointed out, the tribal culture of our politics. That, and the fact that we have a system that allows a handful of angry white people to overrule the will of the majority. We also have a system that allows two people who hail from a state that has a population of less than 600,000 to overrule two people who live in a state that has nearly 40 million people. That, in a nutshell, is the United States Senate.

    There's no such thing as an independent anymore. There's left leaning people and right leaning people and whoever shows up to vote in the handful of states that actually decides the Presidency gets to pick our leader. Sorry California, Texas, New York, and Illinois. No one cares what you think. We only care what a handful of angry white people in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania think.

    Democrats have the right message. People just aren't listening because they are beholden to their tribe and our system of governance makes it easier for the minority to overrule the will of the majority.

    Yes Jared absolutely correct; and don't forget the FOX News indoctrination and the lack of education in this country.
  • Independent
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    Here's and "old" voice which should be heard:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheGuardiansOfDemocracy/videos/472307943183329/

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Dutch Wrote:

    Here's and "old" voice which should be heard:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheGuardiansOfDemocracy/videos/472307943183329/

    That was a perfect way for me to start my day. Wow. Somewhere in this country is a new version of that proud dignity. I hope it is found and used because we need someone to lead us forward. Yes, that old voice can do so much. I hope it happens. I would (if possible) elect him again and again to show compassion, intellect, and leadership.

    I believe we can and will fix this current mess. Hopefully it will happen in 2020 which is coincidentally a term for very good vision. Hoping many enjoy this poignant message. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    TJ Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:

    Here's and "old" voice which should be heard:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheGuardiansOfDemocracy/videos/472307943183329/

    That was a perfect way for me to start my day. Wow. Somewhere in this country is a new version of that proud dignity. I hope it is found and used because we need someone to lead us forward. Yes, that old voice can do so much. I hope it happens. I would (if possible) elect him again and again to show compassion, intellect, and leadership.

    I believe we can and will fix this current mess. Hopefully it will happen in 2020 which is coincidentally a term for very good vision. Hoping many enjoy this poignant message. Thanks for sharing it.

    TJ,:"Wage stagnation is a problem for broad swathes of the U.S. population, not just those workers without a post-secondary education. The EPI found that in 2013, young college graduates’ real hourly wages were lower than they were in the 1990’s. For comparison, the average real hourly wage of a young college graduate (regardless of gender) was $18.00 in 1998, while in 2013 it was $16.99."

    globalriskinsights.com/2018/01/us-econo...

    This is not one of many things . It is the most important issue. And it is far worse than can be imagined considering student loan debt. The right wing blames it on the individual for not doing better. If was bad enough before but Phil Gramm administered the coupe de gras to the lower working class. He removed opportunity and hope from the working class when he paved the way for money out of creating jobs into mountains of stagnated cash. He legalized and expanded gambling in stock trading . Money that was available for jobs investing Tsunamied into derivative gambling . Destroying hope and opportunity on its way to futures gambling . There lies the problem and the challenge . Whoever it is that can popularize a message it better be about good paying standard of living raising jobs.