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This is what we should be considering, our own failures to win elections. We are losing locally, at the state level, and at the national level.

 

Why are we only winning by 3 million votes, is what we need to be asking. How did we let Americans down?

 

Was it our policy's?

 

Was it the inability of the DNC to organize from the grass roots level on up?

 

And even though Tramp can't deliver, what was he offering that the people wanted, that we are not giving already?

 

I have a laundry list of complaints.

 

We should have brought the troops home on day one.

The stimulus should have went to the people.

Bush Inc. should have been impeached and tried for war crimes.

ACA should have been 100% health care.

 

Gowdy should have been impeached for altering evidence to hurt a US citizen.

Chaffetz should have been impeached for releasing classified information.

Bush Inc. should have been investigated for email gate.

 

Our elected are complacent as most of the voters are. We are own worst enemy. If we were doing what we should be doing we would win elections and drive cons into hiding.

 

 

 

 

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Many Democratic lawmakers in Washington have given up supporting the economic interests of ordinary people in favor of getting rich themselves. It has become common knowledge.

 

The sad fact is that the Republican practice of taking legalized bribes from corporations and the ultra rich in return for favorable legislation has become common practice among many Democratic lawmakers also. And that has left the Nation with no clear choice .... So they took a chance with a hail Mary pass this time. There's too much money in politics, on both sides of the aisle. We need to get money out of politics, first on the Democratic side and then clean up all of government. Without that, greed will continue to reign supreme and the fortunes of the population will continue to deteriorate. Other countries have cleaned up government, and we can too.

 

The House of Representatives is Republican dominated because of gerrymandering in the states. Democrats have neglected municipal and state government so much that a majority of city and state governments are almost totally red, enabling gerrymandering on a scale never seen before. Not that Democrats don't do it too, when they can. The corrupt practice of gerrymandering must be stopped, on both sides.

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Many Democratic lawmakers in Washington have given up supporting the economic interests of ordinary people in favor of getting rich themselves. It has become common knowledge.

 

The sad fact is that the Republican practice of taking legalized bribes from corporations and the ultra rich in return for favorable legislation has become common practice among many Democratic lawmakers also. And that has left the Nation with no clear choice .... So they took a chance with a hail Mary pass this time. There's too much money in politics, on both sides of the aisle. We need to get money out of politics, first on the Democratic side and then clean up all of government. Without that, greed will continue to reign supreme and the fortunes of the population will continue to deteriorate. Other countries have cleaned up government, and we can too.

 

The House of Representatives is Republican dominated because of gerrymandering in the states. Democrats have neglected municipal and state government so much that a majority of city and state governments are almost totally red, enabling gerrymandering on a scale never seen before. Not that Democrats don't do it too, when they can. The corrupt practice of gerrymandering must be stopped, on both sides.

We are waiting patiently for our elected officials to do just that

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I ain't buying into it. The system that left us virtually impotent isn't gonna save my ass

 

That's nihilism. The denial of any possibility of a solution. In fact, there's always a solution.

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I think we're losing because we need to move closer to Bernie's message; a populist tone. Instead; we chose an "establishment" candidate. Socialism is where it's at. Europe has embraced it and is doing well. We should take their lead.

 

Exactly. Namely Democratic Socialism, which is what Bernie advocates.

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I personally think we lost the election because people are sick of the lying and bullshit that goes on in Washington. Honestly, if Hilary ran as a GOP candidate and Trump ran as a Dem with the same message of drain the swamp, he still would have won just on that message alone. I think that people want a clean start. BOTH sides of the aisle are corrupt. They both vote to give themselves pay raises, they both fill bills with pork to benefit their constituents and what for? So when the next election comes around they can point and say "See... look what I did for you." It's all about getting reelected and keeping the power.

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Many Democratic lawmakers in Washington have given up supporting the economic interests of ordinary people in favor of getting rich themselves. It has become common knowledge.

 

The sad fact is that the Republican practice of taking legalized bribes from corporations and the ultra rich in return for favorable legislation has become common practice among many Democratic lawmakers also. And that has left the Nation with no clear choice .... So they took a chance with a hail Mary pass this time. There's too much money in politics, on both sides of the aisle. We need to get money out of politics, first on the Democratic side and then clean up all of government. Without that, greed will continue to reign supreme and the fortunes of the population will continue to deteriorate. Other countries have cleaned up government, and we can too.

 

The House of Representatives is Republican dominated because of gerrymandering in the states. Democrats have neglected municipal and state government so much that a majority of city and state governments are almost totally red, enabling gerrymandering on a scale never seen before. Not that Democrats don't do it too, when they can. The corrupt practice of gerrymandering must be stopped, on both sides.

I thought a good idea to re-redistricting would be to checker board America, call the squares blue/red, and then every presidential election, change the squares to opposite colors, switching party's.

 

I also favor the popular election instead of delegates. The delegate system is corrupt, and it prevents citizens votes from being counted for the candidates.

 

Getting lobbyist out of congress, breaking that corporate tie, might solve money in political elections. PAC money for instance shouldn't be allowed. Cons want corporations to be a person, let the corporation be limited to donating for one person.

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Dems are losing because they have become Republican Lites, Me too, Gimme da money first politicians.

 

The only Dem worth anything was Bernie, an he wasn't/isn't a Dem.

 

The outlook is Bleak, miserable, horrid for the D's.

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Dems lost the election because they did not pay attention to the wants and desires of the middle class. The middle class is the forgotten element along with a lack of concentrating on winning at the state levels.

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The two party system is a joke IMO. And quite frankly, Libertarians arn't quite up to snuff either. I hope (wish) that we can break free and create a variety of party affiliations (that are fully represented on the ballot and debates) that more closely draw people into their actual beliefs. Let the rich elites flock to their Republican and Democrat affiliations that are so far off the base of the average person living in America. WE are LIBERAL, so lets have our own party offshoot, either a Liberal party, or a Socialist party or both. Let the cons have their Conservative party, the Anarchists have their Anarchist party. I for one would think if we had a national Socialist party, we could draw greater support and avoid further defeat from the masses who are so deluded in their beliefs that they do not know what would be best for the country.

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