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.
Sharon Kyle: So today, it is particularly ironic that several reports are surfacing questioning whether Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, might have a spotty immigration history herself.
Dick Price: Feelings among Bernie’s supporters are certainly raw coming out of a convention that was so thoroughly orchestrated to marginalize Sanders and his supporters in the coronation of a candidate who party insiders and many media mavens had long ago selected.
Sharon Kyle: But now that it’s all said and done and the two major parties have had their conventions and selected their nominees—what’s next in this, the most unusual presidential campaign in recent history.
Sharon Kyle: With such a large contingent of Bernie voters still up for grabs, it’s puzzling that Hillary’s VP pick wouldn’t be one that appealed more to the progressive vote that could put her back in the White House.
Sharon Kyle: The townhall was part of a series of events the President has participated in this week in the wake of the Dallas rampage that left five police officers dead and eleven others wounded, following the two police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week.
Dick Price: Yes, we need better police officer training—the outrages this week, like other prominent ones in the past, displayed deplorable police tactics for dealing with the public.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Tell us what you think America can do about the all too frequent police murders of black and brown men, about America’s rampant gun violence, about the maddening times we live in.