Is anyone else concerned/depressed by the plethora of posts with "Trump" in the subject?
At some point we need to re-direct our energies from venting to getting our country back on the right path. I'm watching for ways to follow Obama's lead. The crux of it is "We have a better argument."
Do you think his appeal would resonate with Sanders supporters?
From latest/last press conference.
Does this excerpt from the press conference appeal to Sanders supporters?
What I've said is that I can maybe give some counsel advice to the Democratic Party. And I think the -- the -- the thing we have to spend the most time on -- because it's the thing we have most control over -- is, how do we make sure that we're showing up in places where I think Democratic policies are needed, where they are helping, where they are making a difference, but where people feel as if they're not being heard?
And where Democrats are characterized as coastal, liberal, latte- sipping, you know, politically correct, out-of-touch folks, we have to be in those communities. And I've seen that, when we are in those communities, it makes a difference. That's how I became president. I became a U.S. Senator not just because I had a strong base in Chicago, but because I was driving downstate Illinois and going to fish fries and sitting in V.F.W. Halls and talking to farmers.
And I didn't win every one of their votes, but they got a sense of what I was talking about, what I cared about, that I was for working people, that I was for the middle class, that the reason I was interested in strengthening unions and raising the minimum wage and rebuilding our infrastructure and making sure that parents had decent childcare and family leave, was because my own family's history wasn't that different from theirs even if I looked a little bit different. Same thing in Iowa.
And so the question is, how do we rebuild that party as a whole, so that there's not a county in any state -- I don't care how red -- where we don't have a presence and we're not making the argument, because I think we have a better argument. But that requires a lot of work. You know, it's been something that I've been able to do successfully in my own campaigns
I'm not sure removing his name means anything in the bigger picture.
We are a small corner here.
... so moving forward outweighs mere venting.
I'm too old and don't believe armed resurrection works. I think it just makes things worse.
The best thing to do is to try to limit damage that you see around you. That and take part in local efforts.
Posting here helps some cope. It's part of the grieving process. Don't deny them.
We are going to be dealing with that person for some time to come, and so I expect to see his name frequently in post titles.