I think we need something more substantive than just "Democrats need to get out and vote for the Democratic candidate". That goes without saying, though given the number of eligible voters who stayed home on election day, it apparently still needs to be said.
It's a major problem though, with mid-term elections. The Republicans seem to have an advantage in that regard, so I listed it first.
We need to register non-voters and persuade political moderates badly. We need to remind the public that the Dems are with them on much of the issues. "A darkening cloud has settled over the country, creeping into many nooks and crannies; however, according to Michael Moore in his latest dialogue, the majority of Americans wanted Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump. The only reason he is president-elect is because of an arcane, insane, 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Unless we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want.
We live in a country where a majority believe in climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don’t want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage, and they want a single-payer health care system. None of this has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the “liberal” position.
This is the time that the Bernie Sanders’ delightful “Our Revolution” has been picked up by many young as well as older people throughout the country.
Let’s take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They, the Democratic Party, have failed us miserably."
W. R. COLE, ARROYO GRANDE
Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article115327813.html#storylink=cpy
I'm not sure I follow this guy's reasoning, in concluding that the Democratic Party has failed us. His first paragraph concedes, that our failure was the fault of the electoral college system(by an unprecedented 2.9 million votes), not anything the Democrats did wrong. Unless his contention is that Hillary should have won by a landslide, against such a candidate as Trump. But the propaganda machine on the right is much more willing to sink to the, lowest levels of slandering and giving outright false information. Plus they had the help of the Russians.
But that being said, I agree with you wholeheartedly, that what the Democrats need most is to wake-up the masses, to the fact, that they agree with us on most of the issues. That is
, while they still do agree with us. The propagation of "alternative facts" entices more Americans, to the Dark Side, every day.
And we also need to ensure that the politicians do not waiver in their support of these policies when they get into office.
"Support the policies," yes
. The "Do not waiver" part is what I have trouble with. That sounds like what the Republicans have been doing, that blocked most every progressive action lately, including denying Obama the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice for over a year. The inflexibility of both sides is what is causing a lot of this hostility in the country.
We also need to cast the shadow of Daddy Trump over each and every Republican running for office. Their loyalties to the orange disaster and the ruinous policies they have in common should be in the forefront of everyone's minds on election day.
This is a good idea, as long as you don't take it too far and make false connections, just to smear your opponent. Good integrity is still important. It's just harder to win that way. (Donald Trump, is the master of taking the "quick and easy path" of fear and hate, in his lust for power. Just like any well trained Lord-of-the-Sith.)