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The Democratic National Convetion Platform

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    In my opinion the Democratic Party has gone to far to the right during the last generation leaving millions of hard working Americans earning poverty wages because no one was fighting for them in the Democratic Party until Bernie Sanders showed up and created a loyal, large, devoted following which was an amazing feat considering he had no name recognition to start with, he was 73 years old and that Orwellian World of dimbulbs tried very hard to pretend he didn't exist.

    If the Democratic National Convention's corporate delegates and super delegates refuse to incorporate Bernie's reforms and programs in their platform then it will prove that the Democratic Party has become a Corporatist Party who will continue to ignore the needs, desires and wishes of millions of Americans of every political persuasion.

    Do you know why Bernie has refused to go away!? Because his main goal all along was to use all his and his advisors many political talents and skills to reform the Democratic Party so it will begin fighting for the people of America instead of the Robber Barons.

    If the Democratic Party National Convention ignores the demands of Bernie and his followers then they will have no other choice than to establish a new party that will represent the wishes of the American people.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    Connie Wrote: If the Democratic Party National Convention ignores the demands of Bernie and his followers then they will have no other choice than to establish a new party that will represent the wishes of the American people.
    You might want to read up on the Whigs and Know Nothing's before pushing for a new political party. The only thing that happens when a major party breaks up is the party that stayed together winds up controlling all levers of government for a generation or more.

    And the reason for stagnant wages is a hell of a lot more complicated than blaming Democrats for being "far right." Globalization and the technical revolution are two of the main reasons for the predicament many people have found themselves in. It was no fault of their own, but blaming the Democrats for everything doesn't do any good.

    Maybe things would be better if more than 30% of eligible voters actually took the time to vote. Democrats seem to forget that there's a national election every two years. If we only vote every four years then we reap what we sow.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Adding to Jared's post, the Democratic Party, much like the Republican Party, has a large umbrella, and with the diversity of our demographics, it's hard to find a consensus on every issue that satisfies everyone. Furthermore, we have to also recognize that the other party has a different set of demographics with different ideologies and worldviews. So compromise is absolutely necessary to make any progress at all.

    The other party and their die hard Trump supporters are every bit as passionate about their issues as you are Connie about yours. Where we often end up is somewhere in a center, but it's better than being stuck going no where. Like Dr Seuss's north going Zak and south going Zak.

    Politicians and their supporters can learn by reading Dr Seuss poems.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    Schmidt Wrote: Politicians and their supporters can learn by reading Dr Seuss poems.

    "Of course the world didn’t stand still. The world grew.
    In a couple of years, the new highway came through
    And they built it right over those two stubborn Zax
    And left them there, standing un-budged in their tracks."


    This should be required reading for "Bernie or Bust" supporters.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    T.I.N.A.

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    a singular
    choice

    -- Brian Strand

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    my thoughts are - BS hasn't gone away because 18 months ago nobody knew who he was and 10 months from now few will remember his name........ that old guy, yeah, I loved him..... Him staying in is polluting the water. He's the second choice and nothing more. Now he's praying that his name will get mentioned once a week on the news. He's far more negative than positive.

    DWS was a major mistake....... she looked like trailor trash. I'm glad she's not going to continue.