There are some who push this account at the expense of all the other 100 reasons an election turns out one way rather than another.
And I continue to hear over and over the absolutely toxic viewpoint that Sanders is not a Democrat.
Everybody knows Sanders is not a Democrat. The issue is do you want Sanders voters in the Democratic Party?
On one hand Sanders voters are told they failed to vote for Democrats. On the other hand they are told they are not in fact Democrats? Which is it?
I voted for Sanders and sent him $100. My mom in Ohio voted for Sanders as well.
After Clinton was nominated, I consistently made phone calls for the Harris County Democratic Party ticket for the November 2016 ballot , I volunteered roughly 50 hours for a Democratic Houston School Board candidate who won by 37 votes, I paid $120 to become a sustaining member of the Harris County Democratic Party & I've regularly participated in a weekly Thursday phone bank at Harris County Democratic HQ to help defeat very bad Congressman John Culberson.
Beyond that, I've taken part in numerous events led by grass roots groups where there in fact should often have been a presence by local elected Democrats. ( Is there any Houston City Council Democrat you look to for leadership and real energy in building the Democratic Party and fighting for progressive causes?)
I've also attended a monthly meeeting of the Houston Democratic Socialists of America.
They had 85 folks at the most recent monthly meeeting and had a concrete and pragmatic plan for steps forward. I will continue to attend the Socialist meetings.
Does this mean my efforts are not wanted by Democrats?
I've got a lot of feelings about the 2016 Democratic primary campaign. I keep these feelings to myself. It is done. We have to move ahead.
People are looking for a way forward in whatever way works for themselves.
If you hold people to a rigid standard of that there is only one way to be a Democrat, you will end up very much weakening and further splitting the Democratic Party.
Please follow me on Instagram. My user name is Neil_Aquino. Please read all of NeilAquino.com. If you've seen a guy walking around Houston with a sign, that possibly was me. Here is my Zazzle store where I sell items that have slogans on them from my signs and some other phrases as well.