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    Default Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    Looks like the Brits have a little more common sense!

    In 2016, the Democratic Party lost the presidency to possibly the least popular candidate in American history. In recent years, Democrats have also lost the Senate and House to right-wing Republicans whose extremist agenda is far removed from where most Americans are politically. Republicans now control almost two-thirds of governorís offices and have gained about 1,000 seats in state legislatures in the past nine years. In 24 states, Democrats have almost no political influence at all.

    If these results are not a clear manifestation of a failed political strategy, I donít know what is. For the sake of our country and the world, the Democratic Party, in a very fundamental way, must change direction. It has got to open its doors wide to working people and young people. It must become less dependent on wealthy contributors, and it must make clear to the working families of this country that, in these difficult times, it is prepared to stand up and fight for their rights. Without hesitation, it must take on the powerful corporate interests that dominate the economic and political life of the country.

    There are lessons to be learned from the recent campaign in Britain. The Conservatives there called the snap election with the full expectation that they would win a landslide. They didnít. Against all predictions they lost 13 seats in Parliament while Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party won 32. There is never one reason elections are won or lost, but there is widespread agreement that momentum shifted to Labour after it released a very progressive manifesto that generated much enthusiasm among young people and workers. One of the most interesting aspects of the election was the soaring turnout among voters 34 or younger.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/o...ions.html?_r=0
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    Default Re: Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Looks like the Brits have a little more common sense!



    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/o...ions.html?_r=0

    In recent years, Democrats have also lost the Senate and House to right-wing Republicans whose extremist agenda is far removed from where most Americans are politically. Republicans now control almost two-thirds of governorís offices and have gained about 1,000 seats in state legislatures in the past nine years. In 24 states, Democrats have almost no political influence at all.

    Think maybe it is the message they send?? Like I have said before the democratic party of today is far left from the democratic party I belonged to for most of my life.. Sad!!
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    Default Re: Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Think maybe it is the message they send?? Like I have said before the democratic party of today is far left from the democratic party I belonged to for most of my life.. Sad!!

    as soon as obama and the dems took power the people have voted against them at every turn
    the agenda is more important than what the people want.

    on a sad note the rep have not done what they were voted in for

    two partys are one
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    Default Re: Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    You think the Democrats are our friends...think again...The Greatest Transfer of Wealth from the Middle Class to the 1% and Wall St HAPPENED under the Obama Administration...Obama signed a ''$65 Million'' Dollar 2 Book Deal...Make another Fortune giving speeches and playing golf with his Puppet Masters...Stamped...right on his forehead...''PAID IN FULL''

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03...ich-democrats/
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    Default Re: Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard View Post
    You think the Democrats are our friends...think again...The Greatest Transfer of Wealth from the Middle Class to the 1% and Wall St HAPPENED under the Obama Administration...Obama signed a ''$65 Million'' Dollar 2 Book Deal...Make another Fortune giving speeches and playing golf with his Puppet Masters...Stamped...right on his forehead...''PAID IN FULL''

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03...ich-democrats/
    Laughing all the way to the bank for the rest of his life...with no card check and no fast plan passed to help the union pensions.
    If card check had passed....Conway and FedEx would probably be Teamsters and have contracts system wide months ago if not years.
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    Default Re: Bernie Sanders: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    Laughing all the way to the bank for the rest of his life...with no card check and no fast plan passed to help the union pensions.
    If card check had passed....Conway and FedEx would probably be Teamsters and have contracts system wide months ago if not years.
    Do you think you'll see card check recognized under the current administration ?

    What do you think are the prospects for organized labor under the current administration ?
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