Together we can. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta
… who negotiated what I call a coalition result, and said “Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton presidency – and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen.”
I liked Bernie Sanders coalition building and stated coalition goals as demonstrated and show cased in his convention speech last night, 7/25/16.
If I use some of my still limited physical energy on politics it will be in trying to ensure the keeping of promises as to that coalition and those goals. This is what I call “coalition building, this is a quote from Senator Bernie Sander’s speech 7/25/16 at the Democratic National Convention:
“”It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues. That’s what this campaign has been about. That’s what democracy is about.
But I am happy to tell you that at the Democratic Platform Committee there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party. Among many other strong provisions, the Democratic Party now calls for breaking up the major financial institutions on Wall Street and the passage of a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act. It also calls for strong opposition to job-killing free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” I agree with these negotiated, coalition goals. [Emphasis added]
I also agree with what Bernie Sanders said, next:
“Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton presidency – and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen.”
President’s cannot make this kind or level of change, alone. It does take allies, coalitions, and dare I say it, good manners from all involved, which means Democrats, all of them, treating one another with respect. Respect builds alliances and keeps allies; juvenile antics [which it seems were going on in several, if not all, quarters] are just not effective. So enough with booing, calling fellow change agent progressives [whether "Democrats" or allied independents] ridiculous. Consider this a call for maturity, manners, and the kind of behavior that makes a coalition effective.
I expect it will take every ounce of Sen. Sander’s tenacity, courage, leadership skills and energy to “…see that platform implemented,..” and that is a push I can add my energies, such as they are, towards bringing about. You can read the full remarks here.