Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein are all reaching out to Bernie Sanders supporters, hoping that their support will give them an edge in this election. And as polls for the general matchup get closer, you have to wonder why Hillary Clinton is not trying to secure the progressive vote. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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Polls show that independent voters prefer Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton about 49% to 29%. Hillary Clinton still holds the lead nationally. Some polls do show them tied. I don’t necessarily believe that at all, and Hillary Clinton still holds a lead in all of the swing states, and her lead has gotten so big in states like Texas, and Arizona, and Nevada that she might actually end up flipping those states, but here is the problem, and this is why Donald Trump, in spite of all his horribleness, is actually picking up in the polls. As it turns out, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, and Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, are actually all reaching out to progressive voters, specifically the former supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.
You know who’s not reaching out to those people? Do you know who’s not reaching out to progressives? Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, the person who should be reaching out to these progressive voters is not. Instead, her campaign is focused more on hyping up all of the Republicans who’ve come out in support of her because they don’t like Donald Trump. They’re reaching out to moderate Republicans instead of the progressive Democrats, the people who want the Democratic Party to continue to work for people and not for corporations. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has no time for those people. Instead, they’re off doing fundraisers. Like I said, they’re courting moderate Republicans. They’re hyping up all of the congressional Republicans who support ’em, all the former Republican advisors who support them. They’re not doing anything to unify and build the Democratic Party.
What’s going to happen with all those Republicans who support Hillary Clinton? In 2020, when the Republican Party puts up a fairly decent human being, they are going to leave, and the Democratic Party will have nowhere else to go, because those progressives, they got pissed off and left four years ago. The Democratic Party is not smart enough to see the future. They’re not smart enough to think ahead. They’re actually using corporate mentality to run their party. That’s what’s going to kill them. It’s very, very likely that the Democratic Party is going to win the 2016 election.
It’s very unlikely that the Democratic Party will win the 2020 election because they’re alienating the very people who still believe in what the Democratic Party believed 60 or 70 years ago with FDR, that we’ve got to take care of people, that we’ve got to stop corporate corruption, corporate influence, and corporate interference with the government. They believe that we have to strengthen Social Security, that we’ve got to do something to eliminate this student debt crisis, that every person deserves a job, a chance, an opportunity, a home. The Democratic Party of today, led by Hillary Clinton as the candidate, does not believe in those things anymore, and their refusal to reach out to progressives not only proves that point, but it also shows that they really don’t care about the longevity of the party.