As I am watching the horror show known as the Trump Administration, I wonder what can I do, what can we all do, as Democrats to fight back and to make sure that we will never be in this position again. I also shake my head as I listen to people who are still mired in the vitriol from this past election season. I’m not talking about Republicans, either; I’m talking about us, the Democrats and others on the left side of the political spectrum.
Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are pointing fingers at Bernie Sanders and his supporters in the party for her defeat when, in fact, she won the popular vote and most Berniecrats voted for her in the General Election. Berniecrats, conversely, are pointing fingers at the Hillary diehards for not treating Sanders and his followers with respect and thus turning off many young and first-time voters. There are plenty of hurt feelings to go around and much discussion about the multiple reasons for the loss of not only the presidency but of a record number of seats in Congress, state and local governments. The party is at its lowest point since the 1920s. Are we going to just stew in resentment and defeatism?