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You know what they say: "Two wrongs don't make a right."
First of all, the debacle was not about the left but about our institutions. The EC is inherently undemocratic and favors small numbers of voters in key states. The rest of us, left or right, do not matter one bit. Millions voted for Hillary yet they were the wrong millions according to our archaic system. What you are really asking is how does the left get apathetic voters to vote for them. People who do not vote and seem to live in a daze. That is the key. What will motivate those tens of millions to vote? Well I think Trump and this Congress is about to motivate them better than any Democratic Platform ever could. I expect a much higher degree of turnout as long as Trump is in power. The left still needs to rethink some of their messaging. It needs to be driven by economic progress and equality. That will drive the minority voters to the polls without alienating the white rural voter. Second, we need to keep driving the concept of freedom, fairness, justice and equality before the law and before the nation. Third, stay strong on entitlements and progressive taxation. Fourth, demand environmental protection but move it towards creating opportunities for jobs, enjoyment of our natural resources and the future. Ignore the hot button issues of coal and fossil fuels, stress alternative energy and energy efficiency. Lastly, we are part of the world and should lead it morally. We once did, we need to regain that status again. But even if we do nothing, Trump will drive people to the left because he will scare the shit out of everyone before this is over.
Last edited by WisconsinCheeseNip; 3rd March 2017 at 05:46 PM.