Watched Bernie's Town Hall on CNN last night and was very disappointed. I felt he missed a golden opportunity, really the same one he missed during the campaign.

He was repeatedly asked questions beginning with "What are you [or the Dems] going to do to stop....."

His answers NEVER mentioned the fact that the Dems are in the minority and can DO very little to stop the Rep juggernaut.

His answers NEVER exhorted people to get busy and elect a Dem majority in 2018.

In my view this is the ONLY conversation anyone should be having right now. Of them all, Bernie is the one actor with the audience and credibility to forward that conversation.

All the whining about what a bad person Trump is, how awesome Obama is, how we need to impeach Trump (leaving what, the alt-right ideologue Pence in the White House???), blah, blah, blah is not only wasting and energy, it is distracting, leaving people with a sense that they are in action, but actually producing nothing.

With any luck only one new Supreme Court justice will be approved in those two years. If the Dems have a majority in either house after 2018 they can stop the juggernaut, but until then they can only fight a holding action.

The voters need to focus primarily on how to elect a Dem majority in 2018 and spokespeople like Bernie MUST take the lead. Everything else is just hot air.

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Dianereynolds 10 weeks 4 days ago
#1

I suspect you and I are total opposite sides of the political spectrum but I completely agree with your statements. All the crying and excuses have run their course. Every time I hear Thom rant on Reagan I laugh out loud. Quit living in the past, whining how elections are not fair, and get out in the field and convince enough people to believe in your plan.

Sound good? Guess what? I predict all you will hear from the leftie/socialist bobble heads will be eight years of Trump bashing. All falling on deaf years and if anything only making him stronger. Stupid vacillating on the Bernie/Hillary candidacy got Trump elected, in 2024 don't make that same mistake again.

Good luck. At least one of you here has a logical plan.

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It is now after noon and listening to the start of Press, Miller, and Hartmann, all three led with the proven phony Buzz Feed Russian hooker story in one version or another.

I suspect you now have a preview of what the talking heads will be feeding you 24/7 over the next eight years.

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Roland de Brabant 10 weeks 4 days ago
#2

Who cares about the Dems anymore? They are just effete Neo-Libs whining because their Empress designate will not be coronated. Of course, they have no one but themselves to blame; Bernie would have won a huge landslide. What we need now is a true Progressive Socialist party that will not allow PantSuitonFire, Devious Debbie or Donna Brazile to join.

Roland

Legend 10 weeks 4 days ago
#3

What the Democrats, women and middle class got is a good lesson. Be lethargic and you will lose 50 years. Expect Billionaires to change what made them Billionaires and you will lose 50 years. It will take a long time to dig yourselves out of this hole.

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Kilosqrd 10 weeks 3 days ago
#4

What I hear is abject fear and panic on the left. Fear and panic that Trump will succeed in turning around our feeble economy. Fear that Trump will bring jobs home. In other words, the left fears Trump will succeed where Obama failed miserably.

K2

Legend 10 weeks 3 days ago
#5

Yeah, just like the last Republican administration. I am scared to death of its "success".

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Kilosqrd 10 weeks 3 days ago
#6

I will remind you that the last Republican administration is NOT the current Republican administration.

Legend 10 weeks 2 days ago
#7

You are right. Bush/Cheney looked good compared to this administration. At least at the start.

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