We need to take our party back. There are more of us than there are of them. We are underestimating ourselves every day.
The Democratic Party is the party of the people. These neocons don’t own it – we do.
When Bernie says, “When millions of people stand together”, or “Don’t let Trump and his friends divide us up, let’s stand together…” – I believe that means that we should be united in our effort as liberals and progressives to take over the Democratic Party again.
That’s what Our Revolution is about – getting people to run for office all over the country, getting new blood back into the party, putting the neocons out of a job.
Having been a Democrat through 12 presidential elections, I hate what is happening to my party; but rather than turn and run, I want to fight to get it back.
Citizens United is largely at fault. We CAN do something about it, but only if we stand together. Splintering has gotten us nowhere. It got us Trump. The Democratic Party can be reclaimed and rebuilt IF all liberals and progressives unite. Otherwise, the effort is futile and will never move forward.
Most of the current neocons in the party right now are either directly or indirectly part of the neocon clan and they are both intimidated by them, but enamored by them at the same time. The superdelegates who were on board with Clinton probably had a secret (or not-so-secret) hope that they would get a job with Hillary once she was elected. Shame on all of them!
“The only viable path for the left is a takeover of the Democratic party.”
A Third Party is Not Going to Replace the Democrats—The Left Needs to Fight From Within
Work in progress – let me know your thoughts.