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Well, on Monday, I interviewed Bernie Sanders in front of a live audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

"You can not take this election as anything but a mandate for bold economic changes to rewrite the rules of the economy", Greenberg wrote in an analysis of post-election polling.

"I hope at the very least I can be a voice of reason within the party to bring about change". And it was downhill from there.

'I may very well be done with political giving entirely, ' John Morgan, a top Clinton fundraiser in Florida told The Hill. Trump managed to lose Orange County for the first time since Alf Landon lost it to Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. So, I will not deny that it was a depressing evening. There are people other than Christians in this country, and we vote. It hardly seemed to matter, that Donald Trump's campaign was racially tinged, which promised to lift the subdued voices of the white working class, even at the cost of drowning the voices of minorities in the United States. Sadly, as witnessed on November 8, the candidate best suited to do the job does not necessarily get picked. And what I am going to do is use that position, with your help, with all of your help, to transform the Democratic Party.

But what do I know? Hillary Clinton devolved into finger pointing while being unable to unite the various "minorities" into a strong enough coalition to push her through into the presidency. Our next president must go after the corruption and misconduct of the Obama administration in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past. However, we'll have to see what Trump does following his inauguration on January 20. He also had created a powerful political organization and made peace with the Democratic establishment by ordaining Clinton his successor.

Republicans' version worked because it pulled toward the right and America remains a center-right country. And the Democratic bench is woefully devoid of major rising stars, itself a function of the party's down-ballot struggles over the last eight years.

"You have one magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system and deliver justice", Trump said. Well, the current approach clearly is not succeeding, and we need a new approach. Of course, this thematic call to action was in reference to the idea of building a two thousand mile wall along the Mexico/United States border. That means we start playing ball in states that the Democrats have conceded decades ago. He accused Mexicans of bringing crime, drugs, and rape to an otherwise peaceful law-abiding nation and Muslim immigrants of favouring "horrendous attacks by people believing in jihad, and (who) have no sense of reason or respect for human life". And I accept this responsibility as outreach chair with a lot of trepidation, but also with excitement. "The president is the only elected representative in this country that can claim to represent the whole country". Again, that is a hard position for Democrats who are simultaneously seeking to deal with an internal populist challenge.

In the Senate, they will defend a disproportionate number of seats in 2018 - just as Republicans did this year. Keith is the chair-co-chair, along with Raúl Grijalva, of the House Progressive Caucus, which is, by definition, the most progressive caucus in the U.S. House.

To me, what this election shows is that the Democrats need a significant tone, and possibly attitude, adjustment before the next election. So I'm strongly supporting Keith, and I'll do everything I can to [inaudible]. This revelation came after a story published in the New York Times said foreign leaders were "scrambling to figure out how and when to contact Mr. Trump".

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: Obviously, there is great symbolism in that. But your point can not be denied. Unfortunately, Trump must represent all Americans. And it would be wrong to deny that.

"I think the American people agree with him that burning the flag is wrong", said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was sacked in June.

Two other factors were in play, factors that led to sharp Democratic gains in these same areas in the 1970s. And too often what we look at is identity. So when you get into a race to the bottom, we don't win. It was a moment of pride for many Americans. No question about that. Why is it so polarized and what can we do to bring people together?

Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!

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