Democrat in name only

Plan to win! DINOs out/Progressives in

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who killed the demsThe Nation is asking the question many of us are, “What killed the Democratic party?” Under the obtuse and dictatorial party leadership of DINO’s (Democrat in name only), the Democrats have worked ceaselessly and undercover to marginalize and disenfranchise the bedrock of the party, the populist progressives.  Its tactics have resulted in a disaffected, discouraged and disillusioned base and many, many political losses.

Since Obama’s election, the Democrats have lost the house, the senate, over 1,000 state legislative seats and, of course, now the presidency.  The Republican party now claims 34 governors, with 26 states in full Republican control.  The Democrats have control of only six states.   Without major changes, the Democratic party is swiftly heading towards irrelevance.

“Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis” is a must-read analysis of the continuing purge and dissolution of “the party of the people” under the rule of corporate democrats and how we must and can change.

The report states “There’s an undeniable current with Clinton surrogates that their time is better spent attacking Sanders’ supporters rather than trying to welcome them.”  This is sad, but so true.  Many progressives have endured senseless attacks time and time again, even from people in the upper levels of the Dem hierarchy that should be trying to unite the party.  The badgering to just “stop” trying to be heard (because we’re told our inquiries are wedge issues/divisive) and get on board with whatever the top echelon dictates is unproductive nonsense as well as demeaning and disrespectful.  It’s not working, will never work and they should “just stop.”

To win, Democrats need to energize and inspire their legitimate and historical base by welcoming and implementing progressive ideas and plans ASAP.  DINOs have outstayed their welcome and relevance.  They need to go the way of the dinosaur or dodo bird, or at least run as Republicans so we have an honest disclosure of who they’re working for and can vote accordingly.  Without DINO baggage weighing us down, the progressive populist wing of the party can flourish once again, win elections and take back our country (for real now).

DINOs heading for extinction next election?

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DINOWith the on-going carnage being wrought within our democracy by the Trump/Koch cabal, we need intelligent and courageous leadership more than ever.  Sadly, it seems in short supply.  Our Members of Congress (MOC) from Florida are on record (or not) for supporting critical bills that will help get our country back on track.  Prime among them are Universal Healthcare and getting big money out of politics (repealing Citizens’ United).  Also important are bills for 100% renewable energy by 2050 and transparency in Trump’s tax returns.  He’s defiantly refused to release his tax returns and after the unveiling of the tax plan yesterday, it’s more important than ever that we see them.  We must be cognizant of the length and depth of his self-dealing and planned enrichment of himself and his cronies at the expense of the middle class and our democratic institutions.

Here’s a look at what we believe MOCs should be focusing on.  The four important bills before this congress (and what should be major planks in both parties’ platforms) with phone numbers to contact your MOC are listed in the link below.  You may want to thank them for supporting these important bills or ask them why they’re MIA on crucial matters like this.  Even though widely supported by both parties, some of our representatives have been MIA on all these issues.  We hope they’ll see the light and put the needs of the country ahead of any other consideration.

FL MOC important bills – Sheet1

An analysis of the troubles the Democratic party finds itself in is outlined in the report entitled “Autopsy–The Democratic Party in Crisis”.  Perhaps this report has some good ideas that the party should study and implement ASAP, especially after the latest news from Donna Brazile’s book about the secret granting of DNC control to Clinton before the elections.  It’s well past time the party got beyond blaming, name-calling, divisiveness, subterfuge and listening to a small cadre of donors.