American liberals and progressives now face their biggest challenge in a generation: What do we do with 4 years of a trump presidency, a republican congress, a likely conservative supreme court and most states under complete republican control?
This thread is not meant as a forum for discussing HOW or WHY democrats got destroyed in the 2016 election. It's meant for finding a way forward.
I took Wednesday off both to think and to try and distract myself.
I'm not sure what to do, honestly. I ran around and checked every election headquarters in the area, all closed. Naturally.
What do I do with these feelings of frustration and impotence? This fear that I feel? This worry that I've failed my daughters?
I ended up deciding that I need to volunteer more. I think I'm going to get into politics.
I believe the democrats lost because of a few reasons:
1.) Their bench sucks. Few people at the state and local level. That needs fixed and built back up.
2.) I don't think their messaging was good. I don't think #strongertogether came across like how they wanted it to. I don't think it sounded authentic enough and it sure as hell didn't get people out to vote. Part of that was the candidate but part of it is, I believe an attitude problem with US liberals.
The democratic party has a lot of bugs to work out but I think it's still the best way forward for change. I'll be officially changing my party from I (well, technically R right now but that's a long story) to D soon.
I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY PUN even if this is for more than just liberals.