Thursday, December 29, 2016
Hyde Trump and the Return of the Bernie Revolution
In my last post I wondered whether Donald Trump was mentally fit to be president, and how long we had to live before one of his tweets started World War III ?
So Trump's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde act yesterday was definitely NOT reassuring.
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition into the White House is going “very, very smoothly,” he said Wednesday afternoon, hours after complaining on Twitter that President Barack Obama’s “roadblocks” had made for a rough changeover of power.
For surely a man prone to such wild mood swings should not be allowed anywhere near the nuclear button.
But despite that ominous outlook, there is some good news.
Bernie is back.
And so is the Bernie Revolution.
“Right now we are fighting for the chair of the DNC and it is truly emblematic of the division within the Democrats,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the National Nurses United, which endorsed Sanders during the primary. “If the Democratic party rejects the Sanders base, it will be at their extreme peril.”
They're fighting the Democratic establishment for control of the party, and working to empower young Americans.
“We need younger voters to get engaged and to lead, and not just in political office. We need young shop stewards and young activists, too,” said Larry Cohen, the former president of the Communications Workers of America and the head of Our Revolution. “We older people need to move over and encourage these young people to rise up. That’s where the energy is. That’s where our future is.”
And they will soon be joined by many disenchanted Trump supporters, after they finally realize he's sold them out to his billionaire friends...
Finally realize that if you're a poor Trumpling, as opposed to a rich one, life in Trumpville will be a nightmare.
And join Our Revolution.
So although the times have never looked gloomier.
And Hyde Trump never more monstrous, or crazier...
Out of the darkness of Trumpland will come a blinding light.
And a movement that will destroy him...
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Honestly Simon, do you really believe that trump supporters are going to switch to Bernie and the Democrats? If you look at the whole of American history, you can convince the poor and ignorant white to slit his own throat so long as he is told that he is better than the black man (or Muslim and Latino these days). No, the Democrats are going to have to slog it out, resist, obstruct, and get their people registered to vote and hope their is still a semblance of a Republic standing by 2018 and 2020.
It will be up to those who are disappointed with the election results to get their act together to work towards a strong and vibrant Democratic Party. If the Dems continue as they have been, they are also doomed. It may come to pass, should the Dems not revitalize there will be a third party and it could win an election.
The dems need to shed their nice guy image. Too bad Harry Reid is going, he knew how to fight dirty
hi anon...I agree with you the main duty of all decent Americans is to resist, obstruct, build a mighty movement, renew the Democratic party and prepare for the next election. And I also agree with you that many Trump supporters are too deplorable to even think of converting. But there are many among them who once voted for Obama, and I believe can be persuaded to return to the Democrats,if the party can reach out to them and convince them they've been conned. So one shouldn't write them off...
hi e.a.f...all you say is true, but I'd be very surprised if the shock of Trump doesn't unite progressives like they have never been before. I thought it would do that in the last election, but I'm absolutely sure they won't make the same mistake again...
hi anon...I agree with you completely, the Democrats need to stop taking a knife or a feather duster to a gunfight. But I'm confident that's they and other progressives will have learned their lesson, and will show Trump and his gang no mercy. And although Harry Reid is gone, there are others like Elizabeth Warren who know how to drive Trump crazy...
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