Dick and Sharon: In the final part of the survey, we want to know what you and your family would react should Donald Trump become our 45th president.
Dick Price and Sharon Kyle: The biggest majority of you—68% of those who took the survey—foresee increasing racial tensions breaking out into violence against people of color and immigrants.
Gene Rothman: For those who support the progressive wing of the Democratic party or see it as the most realistically viable means of changing America, the vision of electing people to Congress and, perhaps even more, building a strong foundation at the local level holds strong appeal.
Now, in the survey’s second part, let’s look at the effect a Donald J. Trump presidency would have on America, its people, and our standing in the world.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: a deeply bitter taste lingers among Bernie Sanders’ many supporters from the way party insiders, the corporate media who act more like press agency flacks, and the plutocrats who gave Hillary $180 million in August cooked the books in the primary.
ver the next three days, we’ll ask the obvious questions: What happens to America if Donald J. Trump is its 45th president? How will the Democratic Party respond? And what will you do?
Dick Price: But they’re not the ones who are going to decide this election. No, that will be people in the middle, independents, disaffected voters who don’t follow the issues closely, who grab their impressions from little snippets on the tube.
Gene Rothman: This report examines critical responses from the survey done by the L.A. Progressive on the “Our Revolution” launch by Bernie Sanders on August 24th.
Dick Price: Rather than building upon existing organizations, Our Revolution launched itself as a brand new organization, just as others are launching Brand New Congress, Brand New City, and Bernie Delegate Network—and no doubt others in the hatchling stage.
Dick & Sharon: we’d like to know what you think of “Our Revolution’s” launch and its prospects to change the political landscape.
Dick Price: If Trump does implode and she wins by a large margin, Hillary will owe the progressive community nothing, so we’ll get the occasional kind word but precious little action on progressive social change.
Dick & Sharon: For all the foolish things that come out of Trump’s mouth, if you can still watch mainstream media, you’ll see it’s a wall-to-wall Trump extravaganza, giving him untold millions in free advertising.
Dick Price: What the flap around Donald Trump’s third wife’s entry into the country does expose is the biased nature of America’s immigration policies and the racist underbelly of the political discussions that surround it.