The right actions are needed if we as Democrats are to retain the House of Representatives, gain a majority in the Senate and put a Democrat in the White House.
From the excellent book “HowTo Democrat In The Age Of Trump” by Mike Lutz there are many areas that we need to address to make sure we are successful in 2020 and beyond.
Let me take a quick look and make these suggestions I got from his book.
Republicans are always proclaiming to be the party of liberty and freedom.
That’s a lie — but we can address that at a later time.
The Democratic Party should define freedom in more accurate terms.
Some of the stigma that the Rs have so cleverly claimed as theirs starts with a better definition of what freedom means in reality.
Are you really free;
–if you have had no meaningful rise in real wages in the last 10 (or so) years?
–if you’re working three minimum wage jobs to feed your family and provide them with healthcare and a clean, safe place to live?
–if you’re a small farmer and you only have one company that will buy your chickens, beef, or crops and they pay the least they can?
–if you cannot attend a school, theater, or a religious gathering without the fear of some nut with an AK-47 or an AR-15 coming in and shooting anyone and everyone they can?
–if you fear that your family may be ripped apart because of deportation?
–if your water is poisoned and the state is slow to fix it?
Of course not.
FDR said it best when (in the 30s) he said that we all should have these 4 basic freedoms;
Speech, religion (or no religion if you prefer [my input]), freedom from want and freedom from fear.
Democrats need to show working people that we will fight for them against the marauding class of the wealthy and large corporations.
We need to build a buffer zone between the government and corporate power that stops the revolving door between Congress and Wall Street.
The oligarchy has run amok and that is the main message that should be conveyed.
In the 2020 election, we will either make the gains needed or we will have to once again have to use all our energy just maintaining what’s left of our government and democracy.
Vote blue only.
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