Markos Moulitsas, Founder/Publisher of the world's largest Liberal site, has a message for all Democrats irrespective of whether they were Bernie or Hillary supporters everyone must heed.
Markos Moulitsas appeared on Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies
I invited the DailyKos.com founder/publisher to my show Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies to discuss the site, Democratic politics, and his book. He did not disappoint.
Pacifica Network's KPFT 90.1 FM Houston is in a two-week fund drive. Before answering my first question, Markos was already in we-help-and-promote-Progressive-organizations-doing-good-work mode. He urged the listeners to support the radio station, the only Progressive station in Southeast Texas.
For those who know Markos, it is clear that he would immediately get into praising the work of his millions of DailyKos members that contributed to building the site into what it is today over the last 15 years. He then pointed out that Republicans present a clear and present danger and as such Progressives must work hard to win.
Moulitsas made an important observation. Democrats are enjoying a 20 point poll swing. Electorally if Democrats kept that lead, it would be equivalent to a House blowout of up to 123 more seats. He said we are in the realm of picking up 50 or 60 seats and maybe even the Senate. Moulitsas then went there. If we won the House and Senate, we could impeach both Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and then Nancy Pelosi would be president. I pointed out to Markos that I had postulated that in an earlier blog post.
Here is one interesting thing I just thought about today. If both the president and vice-president are unfit to serve, it goes to the Speaker of the House. Here is a crazy thought. But remember this has been a crazy year. Donald Trump is president.
There may be a reason for the Congress to expedite both the Trump and Pence removal. That would make Paul Ryan president. He would have a few months to push the GOP agenda quickly. Alternatively, if Democrats take the House and Senate by large margins caused by the destruction of the GOP, then Nancy Pelosi could be the president in 2019. Crazy? Yes. Possible? Yes. Plausible? Ahh...
Markos made a plea to all factions of the Democratic Party. He said whether one is from the Bernie Sanders faction or the Hillary Clinton faction, it is important to work for a singular purpose, take over Congress. He said there would be enough time after 2018 to have the vigorous debate necessary to move the Democratic Party to the Left, the place where most Americans are relative to their values.
Markos then discussed his new book titled "The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump" of which he donated several to help with KPFT's fundraiser. He said the books gives the necessary details that help average American citizens participate in fighting Donald Trump's draconian policies.
It was a pleasure having Markos Moulitsas, a firebrand for Progressive Liberal values, speaking to my audience. I am sure he instilled a fighting spirit they won't soon forget. Moreover, having the founder of the DailyKos, a site we frequently promote on Politics Done Right, is sure to expand our DailyKos family.
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