On the path to a new “Democratic Progressive” party…

…just links I find throughout the day, with maybe a prescient quote from that article…http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/13/wake-trump-victory-progressives-urge-democratic-party-overhaul

http://robertreich.org/post/153088763715

Why We Need a New Democratic Party

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/12/where-democrats-go-here by Bernie Sanders

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/14/donna-brazile-needs-leave-dnc-right-now

While the support for Ellison’s candidacy in the Senate’s highest Democratic ranks clearly represents a sea change in at least some of the corridors of power, in itself it does guarantee any meaningful change at the DNC. The group, after all, was the source of the bulk of the super delegates whose early and overwhelming support for the widely unpopular Clinton was a crucial factor making her appear to be the party’s inevitable nominee. An organization with the close corporate ties this group has enjoyed in recent years can hardly be expected to shift toward an explicit identification with the interests and struggles of the nation’s working class without an immense among of external prodding – as well as a fair internal process, something sorely lacking during the recent primary season. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, a Clinton supporter who has previously served in the office has also declared his candidacy as chairman, as has former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, and there may be many others. Allowing Brazile to retain the reins during this process would suggest that the DNC has learned nothing from the election debacle and plans no significant alteration in the way it conducts itself.

http://rootsaction.org/ http://rootsaction.org/about-rootsaction/staff-bios

http://pdamerica.org/ http://pdamerica.org/about-pda/advisory-board-members/

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/13/revenge-forgotten-class by Alec MacGillis covers politics for ProPublica. For more from Alec MacGillis on the roots of the working-class rebellion, read about the Great Republican Crack-Up, the original underclass and the Democrats’ bad election map.

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