Leonard Pitts recently wrote: “I don’t want to see country heal or come together“.
Nobody knows yet, definitively, what happened on Nov 8. But I’d say that everyone has come away from it with very strong feelings and, in some cases, deep introspection. Here is Leonard Pitts’. And here is mine (so far).
The Democratic Party failed because it has been failing for years, Claiming to support the working class, the poor, the minority, while simultaneously courting and prioritizing the powerful, the wealthy, the privileged.
The Republican Party has been failing for the decades since the departure of its patron saint. 4 years ago the party itself decided it needed to change, to be more inclusive. In 4 years it has not changed a whit. Instead, it has grudgingly let into its ranks the billionaire dregs from the bottom of the moral barrel, and now hypocritically rises up in support of the outsider.
Both parties have been detrimental to the state of the union for a long time, and we see the results now. Political parties were something to be feared, said many of the founders of our nation. If allowed in, they were to be constricted. Today, instead of being designated “special interest groups” subject to regulation like any other special interest group, they are so full of their power that they have forgotten whom they’re supposed to be working for. Both parties should be destroyed, and the people should gather in like-minded groups, such as when the Republican Party was created 162 years ago, and create new parties from scratch. And, please, make more than just two. There are more viewpoints than two on all issues. Conservative/Liberal? Jesus Christ, there’s more than that!
In 2 years we can try to take America back again, from the misogynists, the racists, the xenophobes, the ones who, while protecting their “Second Amendment rights” to the death, are perfectly willing to shred the rest of the Constitution if it does not fulfill their dreams of white nationalism, isolationism, and everyone for themselves.
And to the white working class that feels shut out: You want to feel valued again? Perhaps you should have supported your true champion – Bernie Sanders – and not submitted to the greatest political con in our history.