Dude, Where’s My Party?

1 month ago Citizen#7 0

The big 3 of the 24/7 News, Fox, CNN, and MSNBC are missing something. 24/7 we are exposed to the latest Trump drama, conflict, misstep, etc. Pundits and politicians on both sides drone on incessantly in constant political Jiu Jitsu in an attempt to score points for their side. What’s missing is a clear, focused platform of  the Democratic, Progressive, and Independent alternative.

President Kennedy’s recent 100th birthday was celebrated with quotes from speeches he made. Here is a quote that illustrates what the Trump opposition needs:

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

President Kennedy set a bold, challenging goal. It was inspiring to many, and a challenge to be met. The pursuit of the goal gave rise to new discoveries and focus and purpose to government.

It is this type of inspiration and vision that is missing in the 24/7 news, there is NO alternative to Trump  Running against someone, some piece of legislation, or some party I don’t think is enough. We need to offer a vision of the country that main street can rally behind.

Candidates and politicians that can forge a political compromise between the divergent wings of the Democratic party and  carry the moderately progressive platform to main street. These politicians and candidates have to stop being dominated by the Trump agenda, grandiosity, and continuous media coverage.

By allowing the cult of the Trump personality to control what we hear, see, and read about is hard to fight against. Until we can clearly articulate what we are for and stop allowing the 24/7 news narrative to be controlled by Trump the future is very questionable.