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Forum Post: 2016 and the need for a political revolution. It is not Just about the presidency!

Posted 7 years ago on Jan. 31, 2016, 6:05 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN
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This Country Is In Distress

Bernie Sanders has a great message for the public on what needs to be done to make this country work for everyone.

Now the needed political revolution needs public support/involvement in the political process.

I have asked Bernie if he would please use his campaign to get people involved.

To direct the public to where they can see proposed legislation on public access government web sites — to educate themselves not only on proposed legislation but also on who authored it and who supports it and who opposes it.

Voting records also show clearly who was in support of good legislation as well as who was in support of bad legislation.

Yes he asks for people to get involved — BUT — I think he could do a better job of it if he directed people to initiatives that are already in process and to contact their current elected officials to get on board in support as well. Also if he directed people to get their current representation to support Bernie’s current campaign agenda “publicly”.

In directing the public to existing initiatives that they can access (get involved with) on-line (as well as in person if the initiative has local base of operation) — Bernie can make an immediate impact on what government is doing and is not doing RIGHT NOW.

Directing Public support to issues and existing initiatives puts pressure on those who are currently in office — especially if the public contacts their current representation to get on board in support or to get out of office.

Part of Bernie’s campaign (in my mind) should be directing the public to question their current representation in government and if that representation is not doing their part in forwarding the peoples issues — then the public should be directed to remove those from office with representation that is on board with Bernie’s campaign agenda supporting The People.



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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

One of Obama’s greatest failures in two campaigns and his 1st term of office and to this point in time in his 2nd and final term in office (imo) — is that he did not direct the people to look at the issues (gov web site links to legislation and voting records) that are important to them and have them look at who supported them and who opposed them.

He did not direct people where to go on-line to contact their representation in government on that representations web sites (gov e-mail) as well as to make public statements onto social media (twitter FB etc) to put pressure on those currently in office to do their jobs and to direct them to get busy or to get out of office — while getting other people on the social media sites interested and then involved as well when they saw the postings.

These failures left him with people (public) who liked his message — but who then did not put others into office with him to support the peoples issues — and we ended up with a do nothing government because of major GOP obstructionism.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 7 years ago

Geoduck is no Raygun, the Great Communicator. As Raygun pointed a laser beam at the target, he followed up with a gunshot in the air by appealing to the relevant constituents of the target. He often went directly on television addressing the American people to get support so Con-gress could make pro-gress instead. He was also rather willing to compromise so things could move forward and get done. That was how his agenda did not become "impotent and obsolete."

I imagine that in this new age of social media, geoduck could easily squirt a blast of sand to scrub the walls of the cesspool. It was not to be because hanging loose and being cool were great for tolerating the cesspool's overflow but useless for leading in a definitive direction. Geoduck's ingesting the effluent of Indonesian military's suppression of East Timor might have been the reason for the character.