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I Pledge Full Support To The Next DNC Chair

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 02/21/17 17:23

by Dave Mindeman

Ladies and gentleman...I do not care who comes out of the meeting this weekend as DNC chair. Doesn't matter. Just want somebody coming out of there, fired up and ready to go.

I don't want to hear about factions or divisions or purity or even principle. I want somebody that will work hard for the entire party and focus on the other party and not have to deal with internal strife.

Democrats got cheated in the last election. And for some of it, we only have ourselves to blame. The consequences have been severe, but maybe the lesson learned here is that, yes, we are the majority party, but we have let the Republicans manipulate the vote, manipulate the mechanics, and then manipulate us away from what is important.

NO MORE OF THAT.

Whoever emerges from the DNC meeting as the Party Chair has my 100% full support. They don't have to ask for it. They have it. We have to make the next two years our hardest effort...ever. I don't want to hear about an enthusiasm gap anymore. I don't want to hear about our candidates not being good enough. I don't want to hear about this issue being more important than that issue.

It is about taking back the reigns of power. Getting Republicans out of the driver's seat and back to what they are good at...whining in the minority.

Pledge to yourself, that you will fight for candidates and beliefs but when the final election showdown comes, that you will support Democrats, and only Democrats. That is the only way we can take back our government. It is the only way we can have meaningful debates about our own differences.

This next election is a fight like no other. It is now not only about our Party, it is about saving our country from one party, one person rule.

Pledge to be ready. Pledge to get on board. And good luck to the next DNC Chairperson - we are with you.
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Where Were You?

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 02/21/17 12:46

by Dave Mindeman

As Trump's new immigration policies sweep the nation, I can appreciate the anger and distress that has shown itself in demonstrations and public meetings.

But my question is this....Where were you?

This sense of urgency was not found prior to November 8th. This anger at Trump's ideas didn't seem to be manifesting itself. Where were you?

Was it a sense of complacency? Was it ideological purity? Was it just plain laziness? I don't know. During the last days of the campaign, my worry level kept increasing.

It is not like he didn't tell us what he was going to do. It's not like he hid any of it. We saw the bigotry and racism. We knew it was there. Yet, somehow, the sense of urgency never came.

Granted...I and a lot of others still never believed that he could actually be President. I'm still convinced that he didn't think so himself. But a person that said the things he did and the extreme ideas he espoused should have made us angry enough to at least vote...at least vote to defeat him directly.

But that did not happen.

I am encouraged by the flurry of activity that has happened since. Maybe it took something like this to awaken the collective progressive mind. But we are playing from a defensive position...and a weak one at that.

Heading toward 2018, we need to pocket our differences on the left. We need to stop thinking in terms of dominant "wings" of the Democratic Party.

This is an all hands on deck moment.

We let this happen and we sure as hell better get together to fix it.
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Trump Products - Mostly Manufactured Elsewhere

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 02/21/17 02:25

by Dave Mindeman

Trump is assuring all of those supporters out there that he is going to bring back their jobs. He, alone, can keep those manufacturing jobs in America.

Well, I know one way he can keep some of them. He can make his own stuff in America.

Checking on the origin of Trump products, I managed to find 4 items that are made here:

His brand of cologne
His Spring water
His MAGA hats
Bedding comforters

But look anywhere else and you get this:

Trump Home brand crystal and china - Slovenia
Trump Hotel pens - China and Taiwan
Hotel room toiletries and goods - All made in China
Trump picture frames - India
Trump Kitchen and Lighting items - India
Trump Vodka - The Netherlands
Trump Bobbleheads - China
Trump shirts - China; Bangladesh; Honduras; Vietnam
Trump suits - (some in USA) most in Indonesia
Trump Eyeglasses - China
Trump Furniture - Germany

It is amazing the number of products that Trump has stamped with his brand. But it is also amazing how many countries are involved in their manufacture.

He has the gall to stand on that podium and preach America First; and American jobs stay here.

Baloney.

He is a blowhard liar...who only thinks of his own profit.
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