The Bernie Sanders soldiers better start doing the groundwork necessary for the revolution
The enthusiasm for those that support Bernie Sanders is real. His message is real. Unfortunately the necessary revolution has yet to start. It has not yet started because every middle-class American who believe in the message, feels they are unable to make a difference and/or has not yet felt the urgency to engage. After-all, the thousands that parade on TV are already doing the job. Right?
It is time to get real. Donald Trump is winning because he is expanding the GOP base. It is true it is a hateful expansion, but he has hit a core. As noted in the clip in this post, Democratic turnout is down substantially. Rachel Maddow has been pointing this out for some time. She went as far as revealing an inconvenient truth to many Bernie Sanders supporters. She said -- and I paraphrase here -- Bernie Sanders states that the reason for his candidacy is to expand the base and bring in millions of Americans who have come to the realization that the entire system is rigged, to take the country back. In other words, bring back policies that support middle-class values and successes.
The rhetoric is wonderful. Effecting that reality is necessary. So far it has been failing. Everything that is wrong with America that Bernie Sanders talks about is true. All his prescriptive solutions are on point. They are not radical. They are what we need. They have been practiced in countries throughout the world where the middle-class is much more happy and much more upwardly mobile. Michael Moore's new movie 'Where to Invade' makes this so clear.
If this revolution is to start, every current Bernie Sanders' soldier need to engage and replicate themselves and teach others how to replicate themselves. One cannot wait for the other person. They must be that person.
The reality is that there is not much time. His message in some form or the other is being co-opted by current primary race leaders in both parties.
Bernie Sanders may be the symbol of the revolution. However, the middle-class must be the growing embodiment of the revolution lest it die before it even got started.
Transcript of the clip
Roland Martin: What Democrats need to be extremely worried. They're down 22 percent in terms of turnout compared to 2008 and, I grant, you have more candidates -- 2008. So what they should be focused on right now is, yes, you have -- first of all, stop complaining about Senator Bernie Sanders being in the race. You need him in the race because you need media attention; you need a lot of folks paying attention. But they should be driving hard to registration, registration, registration. I don't understand why they're not spending a massive amount of money in Texas to register those 2.1 million eligible unregistered Hispanics. We have nearly 1 million folks in Georgia alone who are unregistered African American and Latino. That's where they should be because it's going to be a turnout game for them in Ohio -- Florida.
Mathew Dowd: I think that one of the things we learned yesterday or a couple things we learned yesterday is, one, that the establishment force on the Democratic Party is stronger than the establishment force in the Republican Party because they were the establishment force was able to stop Bernie Sanders yesterday. Hillary Clinton had a big win. The other thing I think we're seeing is the two dominant players that emerged yesterday. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are incredibly flawed candidates. Both of them had a lot of problems going into a general election. Hillary Clinton is not doing well with younger voters, is distrusted by the majority of the country, is disliked by the majority of the country. Donald Trump, distrusted by a majority of the country, disliked by a majority of the country and unliked.