#DemExit or #DemEnter?


When Hillary cheated her way to the Democratic nomination last year, progressives were presented with four unacceptable choices. They could support Hillary, they could support Trump, they could support Jill Stein, or they could stay home.

Most supported Hillary, although a substantial number supported Trump. In fact, those whom supported Trump put Trump into the White House.

Trump’s margin of victory was Blue Collar Democrats in the Rust Belt. Democrats who supported Obama in 2008 and 2012. And who supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries.

They responded to Trump’s opposition to NAFTA, to the TPP, to Normalized Trade Relations with China. They were all too familiar with the fact that 60,000 US factories have been shuttered since 2000, that millions of well paying jobs were outsourced by US corporations. That American companies were forcing American workers to compete for wages against workers in China, Mexico, and Vietnam.

If Trump can hold those Rust Belt Democrats, he will be re-elected in 2020.

To do so, Trump will have to deliver on jobs.

Trump has proposed massive improvements in infrastructure and rebuilding the inner cities. He has promised to rebuild roads, bridges, rail, airports, inner city schools.

If he does so, he could create millions of jobs,

Indeed, he could be the most significant president since FDR.

While progressives would applaud such a program, Trump’s success would mean progressives would have little influence in the Democratic party.

The effect of Trump enacting major jobs programs would be that the working poor and middle class workers would support Trump’s populist Republicans.

Establishment Republicans would be forced to the Democrats. The infusion of conservatives, Republican donors, and big business interests would marginalize progressives in the Democratic party. Progressives would have no practical place to land.

Jill Stein’s pathetic performance in 2016 demonstrates the absurdity of a third party option

When Hillary and her DNC cohorts captured the Democratic nomination, many progressives embraced the #DemExit move to leave the Democratic party. The abysmal performance of Jill Stein’s Greens is testament to how poor a strategy #DemExit was.

It is time for progressives to rejoin the Democrats. #DemEnter!

We need to takeover the Democratic party. We need to primary every Democratic hack who backed Hillary over Bernie.

We must begin working NOW on the 2018 midterms and lay the groundwork for a Sanders run in 2020. And it MUST be Sanders! We have many excellent potential progressive candidates (like Tulsi Gabbard and Nina Turner), but Sanders has the name ID, the ground game, the donors, and the popularity to win the nomination. And if he wins the nomination he wins the presidency!

But we need every progressive to be there for Bernie. And we need you NOW!





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7 thoughts on “#DemExit or #DemEnter?

  1. For one thing, edit the word “whom” as a subject to read “who,” as in “those who supported,” and only use “whom” as an object. Then wind back your assertion regarding who put Herr in the WH to include who drove the DemExiters like myself and some reputed 14 million others away from the BlueWhos. Those are the people on whose shoulders the blame belongs.

    Second, Stein performed quite well considering the DNC paid off MSM to give her zero coverage, and then refused to have her in the debate.

    For another thing, you are obviously not a progressive but a liberal attempting to suck us true progressives back into the party we left without changing the reasons we left it, and still droning the same tired song that didn’t work last year and won’t work now: “But Trump” So what if he wins 2020 by creating jobs rebuilding infrastructure? That would be great, and certainly superior to having the corrupt DNC continue its conniving abuse of the people to feed the power. A progressive would care about the result for the average person; a liberal cares about which party claims credit, as that party’s elite is who ultimately benefits.

    As to the establishment Rebubs being forced to the D-Party, that already happened and that woman (hrc) is the result, the quintessential Goldwater-Girl-Cum-Big-Business-Interest-Party-Elite who did EXACTLY marginalize the party’s progressives personified in Sanders. Refer back at this point to the reason we DemExited, and why Herr won, and why we assert that your party has learned nothing and is wishing in vain for us true progressives EVER to return.

    As far as I’m concerned, that Party can burn to the ground. I have my Bernie 2020 sticker on the car, would love Nina even more, adore Tulsi too, but I can vote for them and any for any other progressive I choose without rejoining the party that turned its back on everyone in this entire country.

    #DEMEXIT was not so much us leaving the party as it was recognizing that the party had left us, and I know I speak for milionsvwhen i say it is permanent. Face it, the party only wants our support to in turn support its donors instead of us.

    If Bernie were to finally roust the elephant in the room and get it out, it would go a long way to winning back some of the trust that was crushed by it last year: election rigging, fraud, and voter suppression. It would be a start. We don’t trust them anymore and won’t join back in their stupid reindeer games.

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  2. You write ‘Jill Stein’s pathetic performance in 2016 …..’
    Sure. She got no publicity. She wasn’t in the debates (which means failure,) and those leaning toward her were so scared of Trump they voted for Clinton.
    it wasn’t her performance- it was the filtering-out of her and her ideas by the media, and “the system.”

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    • You are, of course, correct. But those impediments will continue. There is no way that the Greens can successfully prosecute a national campaign. Progressives need to return to the Democratic party and engage our enemies.


      • The Dems are too corrupt. There is no one on the horizon worth supporting.
        Sure, Greens don’t have a chance because corruption won’t let them compete. But also, and mostly, the electorate is pretty dumb.

        It is the USA, don’t forget, where we support wars, private education, paid health care, oil and coal, and the like.

        Trump is the forerunner of the accelerated decline of this “exceptional” country.


    • you left out the voting machines that can flip the votes easily to whoever they are programmed to flip them too. no doubt many other ways to rig the election are involved too.


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