- Jan 3, 2016
Bernie is spot on in his assessment of the continuing demise of the Democratic party. Their message, what there is of it, must radically change if they ever want to become relevant again and actually win elections. Many of their core issues are going to have to be abandoned and they're going to have to grab issues from their opponents and make them their own. Gun control will have to be abandoned, it has proven to be a loser for every candidate who has embraced it. Bigger/Nanny-ish government will have to be set aside, the American people have said, time and again that they don't want an overbearing state monster. Sadly, I do not think that the Democrats will embrace Bernie's suggestions. They have been stuck on stupid for quite a while and their leadership has continually doubled down on the worst of their issues. Until they can purge the Pelosi's and Schumer's out of the party they will continue to lose and we will continue to be saddled with the TEAvangelicals and the loony Right.
“Clearly the Democratic Party has got to change. And in my view, what it has got to become is a grassroots party, a party which makes decisions from the bottom on up, a party which is more dependent on small donations than large donations,” Sanders said.
Sanders, who ran for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, also emphasized the need for Democrats to connect to working-class and middle-class voters.