Painted and Stuck in a Corner

by DONATHAN SALKALN

Some Democrats might be looking for a cave to sleep in for four years, but not me. 

A few of us spent many hours in arguments with Trump supporters and saw the possibility of Hillary losing a while back. In Long Island, I found most people unhappy with their  leadership and I see a great opportunity there. While canvassing for Hillary in PA and Ohio, I heard the same —discontent, disenfranchisement and in some cases just total disgust —not even going to vote. Some said, "No matter who's president, nothing ever changes.

There are still fifty stars on the American flag and Americans from those states came out to vote in numbers like no other election before and we lost. With all the different democratic causes, our party has become too fractured, too rigid in thinking, too antagonistic with ideas other than our own, and way too nasty. Why Hillary called 63 million Trump supporters "deplorable" was typical of how nasty our party has become (we shouldn't be the nasty party). Third party presidential candidates fighting for specific democratic causes took votes away from Hillary. Others blame her loss on the dwindling votes of the unions, but who said they all voted for Hillary (many didn't). We couldn't even get the Bernie supporters to help with the Hillary campaign (and now they have to live with it).

Our party painted itself into a corner of a room and allowed a hybrid candidate to walk in and take the keys to not only the White House, but also the Supreme Court.  Trump won because he represented change, not so much for the republican party but for forgotten Americans. Immigration reform was a big elephant on the other side of the room, as it was in Britain (they voted against open borders). We need to come together and we need to listen to all Americans, not just Democrats, or we will remain in the voting minority. 

As I said, our party has painted itself into a corner and it’s painful to me. It reminds me of the kid who gets his tongue stuck on the frozen flagpole.

It just means we have to work harder. It's a wake-up call.

23 comments (Add your own)

1. EllFare wrote:
Viagra Contre Remboursement Maradona Propecia cialis 20mg price at walmart Cialis Generique Vente Professional Viagra Reviews Dog Keflex

Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 5:47 PM

2. Jeaguab wrote:
Amoxicillin And Vitamin And Headache [url=http://purchasecial.com]cialis overnight shipping from usa[/url] Rash Amoxicillin

Sun, December 30, 2018 @ 9:53 PM

3. Jeaguab wrote:
Precio Cialis 4 Comprimidos Prix Cialis 20mg Boite 8 [url=http://drugs20.com]cialis canada[/url] Seine Australia Pharmacy Domperidone Viagra In China Purchasing Viagra Online From Canada [url=http://gemeds.com]venta de kamagra por internet[/url] Buy Nizagara In Australia Buy The Blue Pill Pharmacy Online

Tue, January 15, 2019 @ 4:31 PM

4. Jeaguab wrote:
How Often Can I Take Amoxicillin Cialis Viagra Review Acquistare Viagra On Line E Reato [url=http://asacdz.com]generic 5mg cialis best price[/url] Cialis Vendita Svizzera Dosificacion Kamagra Preisvergleich cialis generika 20mg Amoxicillin With Cetalopram [url=http://4nrxuk.com]viagra en pharmacie[/url] Best Price For Levitra 20mg buy accutane in canada Shop Generic Propecia [url=http://aaost.com]generic cialis[/url] Real Cialis No Generic Cialis For Sale In Phoenix [url=http://allngos.com][/url] Ed Pills Online Legal Prezzo Kamagra Doctissimo

Sat, January 19, 2019 @ 5:26 PM

5. wrote:
I am no longer positive the place you are
getting your info, however good topic. I needs to
spend a while learning much more or working out more.
Thank you for great info I was searching for this info for my mission.

Mon, March 4, 2019 @ 6:15 PM

6. wrote:
This is a topic which is near to my heart... Take care! Exactly where are
your contact details though?
viagra

Wed, March 6, 2019 @ 8:36 AM

7. wrote:
Hello friends, pleasant paragraph and nice urging commented at this place, I am actually enjoying by these.

Wed, March 6, 2019 @ 8:27 PM

8. wrote:
This site was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped me.
Thanks!
Kamagra Jellies

Thu, March 7, 2019 @ 4:36 PM

9. wrote:
Наш сайт является современным сервисом, позволяющим выбрать и купить билеты в
режиме онлайн. У нас представлены все культурные мероприятия:
спектакли,
концерты, шоу, мюзиклы и фестивали.
Вы найдете информацию и о проектах федерального значения, и о камерных представлениях.

Воспользоваться предложением могут как жители
столицы, так и граждане, проживающие
в других населенных пунктах России, и иностранцы.
По Москве и
Подмосковью заказанные билеты доставляются нашей курьерской службой.
Иногородние клиенты могут получить билеты
в кассах, в день
мероприятия, или же купить электронный билет — E-Ticket.

Для оплаты билетов на мероприятия можно воспользоваться наличными деньгами
и банковскими картами. Конкретный вариант зависит от способа покупки.


На нашем сайте представлена подробная
афиша мероприятий в Москве. Для каждого концерта, спектакля, мюзикла или шоу дается подробное описание и
схема рассадки зрителей.
Для упрощения поиска подходящего события можно использовать фильтры.

На нашем портале предусмотрена сортировка по цене,
дате, жанру мероприятия,
а также концертной площадке.

Изменения, которые вносятся в афишу Москвы,
незамедлительно появляются на сайте, поэтому вы всегда будете
в курсе событий.
театр билеты театр моссовета билеты

Sun, March 17, 2019 @ 3:42 PM

10. wrote:
Наш сайт театр билеты москва является современным сервисом, позволяющим выбрать и купить билеты в режиме
онлайн. У нас представлены все
культурные мероприятия: спектакли,
концерты, шоу, мюзиклы и фестивали.
Вы найдете информацию и о проектах федерального значения, и
о камерных представлениях.
Воспользоваться предложением могут как жители столицы, так и граждане,
проживающие в других населенных пунктах России, и иностранцы.
По Москве и
Подмосковью заказанные кассы театральные билеты доставляются нашей курьерской службой.
Иногородние клиенты могут получить билеты в кассах, в
день
мероприятия, или же купить электронный билет — E-Ticket.

Для оплаты билетов на мероприятия можно
воспользоваться наличными деньгами и
банковскими картами. Конкретный
вариант зависит от способа покупки.


На нашем сайте представлена подробная афиша билеты на фестиваль мероприятий
в Москве сказочный детский театр.
Для каждого концерта, спектакля, мюзикла или
шоу дается подробное описание и
схема рассадки зрителей.
Для упрощения поиска подходящего события можно использовать фильтры.

На нашем портале предусмотрена сортировка по цене,
дате, жанру мероприятия,
а также театральный касса концертной площадке.


Изменения, которые вносятся в афишу Москвы, незамедлительно появляются на
сайте, поэтому вы всегда будете в
курсе событий.
балет щелкунчик билеты театр билеты
москва театр моссовета билеты оперетта купить билеты оперетта купить билеты

Sun, March 17, 2019 @ 4:47 PM

11. wrote:
If some one needs to be updated with most recent technologies afterward he must be visit this web page and be up to date all the time.

Wed, March 20, 2019 @ 8:44 PM

12. wrote:
Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or guest authoring
on other sites? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and
would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work.
If you're even remotely interested, feel free to shoot
me an email.
cialis pharmacy online uk (Elena) cialis 20mg online uk

Thu, March 21, 2019 @ 2:08 PM

13. wrote:
I truly love your site.. Excellent colors & theme.

Did you build this web site yourself? Please reply back as I'm hoping to create my
own personal website and would like to learn where you got
this from or exactly what the theme is named. Many thanks!

cipla cialis online buy generic cialis online europe

Fri, March 22, 2019 @ 2:31 AM

14. wrote:
Hello, I check your new stuff on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the
good work!
brand cialis online pharmacy eli lilly cialis online

Fri, March 22, 2019 @ 4:01 AM

15. wrote:
Hello, I check your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you're doing!

Thu, March 28, 2019 @ 2:09 AM

16. wrote:
Awesome article.

Wed, April 10, 2019 @ 4:02 AM

17. wrote:
Компания "Промтеплострой" предоставляет на рынок в пределах России и СНГ большой выбор
пром. оборудования, в том числе широкий выбор редукторов
различного назначения.

Для изготовления и сборки используются только качественные и надёжные материалы.
Специалисты помогут правильно подобрать и купить
с доставкой подходящий редуктор по выгодной цене.

червячный редуктор ч (kontaktor.su) червячный редуктор ч

Sun, May 5, 2019 @ 3:28 PM

18. wrote:
My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different page and thought I might as well check things out.
I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to checking
out your web page again.

Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 6:52 AM

19. wrote:
Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to
“return the favor”.I'm attempting to find things to
enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

Sat, May 25, 2019 @ 5:06 PM

20. wrote:
It's remarkable to visit this web site and reading the views of
all friends on the topic of this post, while I am also keen of getting know-how.

Sun, June 2, 2019 @ 8:47 PM

21. wrote:
Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing troubles with your
RSS. I don't understand why I cannot subscribe to it.
Is there anyone else having identical RSS problems? Anybody
who knows the answer can you kindly respond?
Thanx!!

Fri, June 7, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

22. wrote:
You can certainly see your expertise in the article you write.
The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe.

At all times go after your heart.

Sat, June 8, 2019 @ 2:26 AM

23. wrote:
I do not know whether it's just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing issues
with your website. It looks like some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let
me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my
internet browser because I've had this happen previously.
Thank you

Wed, July 24, 2019 @ 3:30 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club
PO Box 1120,
Old Chelsea Station,
New York, NY, 10113-1120