Noted Sanders critic and long game playing progressive politician Barney Frank has wise words about where the Democrats need to go. The historic party of bread and butter economics should embrace its roots as a populist party and fight class warfare with relish. It should also nation build here at home. Interesting words to ponder this holiday. We can discuss after break.
‘Two major rules of American politics disappeared this year,’ he said. ‘The first was that you had to argue that America has to be strong and assertive worldwide. Trump won while rejecting that view. And the second change was that you should only talk about growth for everyone and avoid talk of class warfare. The fundamental reason that Trump won is the anger in America and other developed countries at the unfairness of the distribution of wealth. It’s been building and building, and all of a sudden it broke through.’”