As a follow-up to June’s Political Wine, here is the distributed handout by our facilitator by Kenneth KINLOCK.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders . . . said a key reason why 63 percent of voters did not go to the polls in the last election and nearly 80 percent of young and low-income people stayed home is that "the Democratic Party, up until now, has not been clear on which side they are on on the major issues facing this country."
Outsiders and mavericks are often attractive to an American electorate chronically suspicious of political insiders, but the anti-establishment sentiments unleashed this election year of a different magnitude. The Trump and Sanders candidacies are both dramatic repudiations of politics as usual.
So while it would be unwise to hold your breath waiting for President Hillary Clinton to act progressively, you could probably feel a bit safer doing so yourself than you would be with a Generalissimo Trump at the helm.
I’m looking forward to backing Sanders in Philadelphia and beyond. But I’ll vote for the Democrat either way.