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The GOP has taken democracy for granted. They've messed with people's heads. They assumed democracy

would work for their interests. They made people stupid to reach this goal. Now look at them. Trump, who wants to stop trade and crash the economy by deporting 11 million people, is leading by a greater degree every time a new poll comes out. Democracy should be cherished. It is hard work and should work for all, not be a ticket to easy street for the rich. They've used it. And they are destroying it.

Tonight Trump said he'd take down the barriers between states for health care

insurance. Then he said he'd be great for women's health organizations. He's smashing through the wedge issue structure the GOP build over 'the base'. This is great news. He's a populist and is deconstructing the GOP platform in parts. He may inadvertenly let them out of their cages. Run free gop base.....run free.

Another reason why Trump is so popular with the people:

They have not been allowed to connect with Obama in any way. They are starved for leadership. They've done their own dam selves in on the right. If they were allowed to follow Obama's successes, when they were America's successes, they would not be so needy and stuck on the first 'big man' who came along.

Black Lives Matter is a new movement based on longstanding grievances. For sure, in this social

networking age, so much about how and when and why people gather has changed. Things are much more fluid. So events are much more fluid. I'm sure organizational structure will develop. But for now we need to urge BLM on. As their friends. Because African Americans have not had the luxury of negotiating with government and/or the powers that be for long. And in a authentically fair way...maybe never. White people have been negotiation with government and/or the powers that be for 500 years in one way or another. We should understand the GOP has been baiting Black Lives Matter with the words "All Lives Matter" to take the wind out of their sails. So we should not use those words. We should understand that a good, clear, new relationship between African Americans and the multicultural police is the last thing the GOP want. Then they will not be able to use fear of the wild inner cities to scare their base. So we should not fall for this manufactured outrage between Bernie fans and BLM people tonight on the DU. Bernie went to an event. Things happened. His security whisked him away. That happens. Especially when some new movement is born. This is an old story of almost any social movement. And since when have Bernie supporters been against social movements?
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