…knocks it out of the ballpark, really:
Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.
To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him. (link)
First paragraph reclaims the progressive critique of the establishment. Second paragraph sets forth, broadly, how progressives should act going forward.
Let us not forget that Trump’s victory rests upon the failure of establishment policies.
As for the spasm of anti-Trump protests: okay, but let’s not waste too much time shaking our fists in his face. Consider the sources of his power, and of ours. (And about that flag-burning thing: Might want to re-think that.)
Bernie shows us that it is never to early, or too hard, to make a clear positive statement.