Marcy Winograd: Trump’s “Argument for a New America” shares with Hitler’s “Triumph of the Will” a documentary style, nationalistic message, working class jargon, godly or mythological symbolism, and strategic camera angles that elevate the savior.
Richard Greeman: Students and demonstrators continue to chant “Not Our President,” but the elites are busy normalizing the abnormal, legitimizing the illegitimate, and banalizing evil.
Lance Simmens: Oh you silly child, I ran on a serious platform, drain the swamp, clean house, run the government like a business, scare the shit out of our enemies, say outrageous things to show that we are not pussies.
Skip Rizzo: Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington, and thus far, with the exception of the alt-right, white nationalist (euphemism for Racist/Nazi), Steve Bannon, Trump is populating his cabinet with a buncha olde, failed, musty-assed, mainstream rethuglican relics still reeking from the stench of the bygone Bush era and beyond.
John Peeler: Democrats, particularly in this election, became exclusively identified with blacks and other minorities, not to mention culturally subversive groups like feminists, abortion-rights activists, LGTBQ activists—the list goes on.
Larry Wines: Looking back to that November 22nd of 53 years ago, there is cause to find hope, and even more, a teachable moment, as we consider the terrible consequences of allowing bold dreams to die.
Richard Greeman: Is it really such a mystery why down-scale voters, deeply discontented with the Establishment and deprived of the option of a Leftist “political revolution” chose the option of a political revolution of the Right?
RJ Eskow: Too often the Democratic Party has been constrained by the equivocation of its leaders, and by an intellectual class reluctant to embrace new ideas.
Sydney Kamlager: Start suing, hold the line, find the holes, and then fill them with progressive electeds from the pipeline. It’s “No” until you have enough votes and law to “Yes.” Lives depend on it.
Arica Coleman: Many who claim to hate him, can’t stop watching, tweeting, and posting about him—still; that they find the 1000th malfeasance more shocking than the first is both laughable and pathetic.
Lila Garrett: So, do we finally get it? Time for us to decide: do we keep knocking on the door of the Democratic Party and going through the same old drill, or do we finally create a place to go.
Linda Milazzo: Bernie Sanders has proven to be a valiant Senator, a relentless supporter of democratic principles and a leader for all Americans.
Ed Rampell: Why anybody who considers him/herself to be progressive would want to be a part of and to “work within” such an entity is totally beyond my ability to comprehend.