The REAL reason the Dems/progressives lost this election
Really. It dawned on me tonight why REAL reason the Dems/Progessives lost his election. And it can be summed up with this simple failure, they could not answer the question. When you look at the entire campaign, they failed to answer that simple question - What have you done for me lately?
You can say we fought against this, or we prevented that, but in the end, What have you done for me lately?
And, this will be the question going forward, not what can you do for me, but What have you done for me lately?
What the hell have you done for me? Have you given me a job? Have you provided me health care? Have you made sure my grandmother does not die in the streets? It's not enough to say you fought against policies that endanger me or my family; it's not enough to say you opposed the war; it's not enough to say you fought against 'x' legislation; it's not enough to tell what you are going to do; if you were impotent on every issue I care about, why would I trust you in the future?
What, you're planning on wearing a cockring next time? Who gives' a crap! What have you done...
That is the failure of the dems/progressives - not that they are the one and the same, in fact, I hope that the progressives don't identify with the dems; a party that is kissing cousins with the repubs. But, why should I vote for a progressive with no history of success?
So, there that said, what are the progressives going to accomplish? Because without any record of accomplishment, you are like a fresh college graduate, all grandiose intents, no history of success. Why would I hire you?
No, if the progressives are going to be a force, they must pick one issue
, one that resonates with the populace/voters and win it
. It might not be enough, but you have to have something on your resume, and that's what the dems lacked - they had a resume without any recent accomplishments. They just observed...They just attended conferences...They just yelled alot...But, they had nothing on their resume.
So, what issue can progressives win? It matters what it is, but the most important factor is they win. It will not sell to the American voter if it winds up being just a good idea; it must be successful; it must be a win.
I don't have a clue as to what issue they should champion, but regardless of what it is, they must win...They must be able to answer the question:
What have you done for me lately?