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Have you noticed that the Democratic Party has become the Republican Party? The Republican Party has become the Fascist Party? And the rest of us, the majority, who want to raise the minimum wage, a peace economy instead of a war economy, free public colleges, universal healthcare, real equality of race, gender, justice and an end to our endless drive for empire…we the real majority are the ones with no place to go?! The ones that still call themselves Republicans have contempt for us. The establishment Democrats suck us in to swell their ranks, then, when they’ve had their way with us, they throw us out like old whores and slam the door in our faces. “We’ll take it from here” they say. And they do, as we saw with Bernie Sanders.

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Reader Feedback: Where Do We Go from Here?—Sharon Alexander

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.

They take it from there, all right, and when we have swelled their ranks and we have no place else to go they dump our agenda and challenge us to leave. Some of us do leave and vote for Jill Stein even though we know she has no chance. Most of us stay, cringe and pull the lever for the establishment candidate. In this case, Hillary Clinton. But we’ve done it before with Hubert Humphrey in 1968. With Dukakis in in 1988. The irony is, every time we have compromised, we have lost. 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.

Do we develop a viable third party.

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We know its been tried before and we thank to parties that have tried it….Peace and Freedom. the Greens, Labor Party the Progressive Party. They have all paved the way for this moment, but they are hot button names which scare people away. Time to throw it in the teeth of the establishment. How’s The NEW Democratic Party. Or The REAL Democratic Party. As brash as that. Do we take the same old path, or do we start a Real/New Democratic party and slam the door in the sell-out tired old Democratic Party’s face for a change.

And let’s not invite Debby Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed, or Chuck Schumer to our party or we’re right back where we started.

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Okay. I feel better. But for those not quite ready for that, let’s start with the question, where do we go from here? Anybody???

Lila Garrett
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