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Sanders: “More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution” - Leaning Left, Politics
Written by JoAnn Chateau

Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic Primary. Hillary Clinton lost the General Election. The Republicans will be in command of all three branches of government. Late Show host Stephen Colbert asks Bernie Sanders if he regrets the title of his new book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Bernie replies, “More than ever, it’s Our Revolution.

Bernie Sanders has a strategy for pushing the Progressive movement forward. Let’s get on the stick!

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Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

“In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.” ~ Amazon

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • My pessimism might be overstated, and it surely can be criticized; however, I think the political war in America is over for all practical purposes. Here are my reasons:

    1) Conservative Republicans will now control the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court, both houses of Congress, a large majority of governorships and state legislatures.
    2) They’ve already gerrymandered congressional districts in their favor, and this electoral advantage will likely expand after the 2020 census with Republicans controlling so much political power.
    3) Voter turnout continues to decline disproportionately impacting the Democratic Party as Millennials and progressives increasingly are giving up on the political system.
    4) The Democratic Party establishment refuses to accept blame for alienating working class people because doing so would conflict with their commitment to corporate interests.
    5) The center-left coalition is fracturing due to the disasters of the 2016, 2014, and 2010 elections.
    6) Recent demographic studies point to a reversal of political fortunes which had projected rising support for Democrats among the growing Hispanic population. Instead, left-leaning voters are concentrating in smaller urban areas leaving vast political regions of the country dominated by conservatives.
    7) As climate change worsens, and the resulting geopolitical friction intensifies, the political climate will become more favorable to right-wing nationalism as exemplified by Trump.

    • Our Revolution had more down-ballot wins than losses despite the Trump wave and we’re about to takeover the Democratic Party but putting the first Congressman to support Sanders — Keith Ellison — in charge of it. People, especially young folks, will come out to vote if you give them something and someone worth voting for. Keep putting washed up 90s re-treads on the ticket like Hillary Clinton (or Howard ‘Scream’ Dean) and we’re going to just keep getting trumped.

      Sanders on the ticket in 2020 will probably allow us to flip the Senate and maybe the House which will help with the 2020 gerrymandering.

    • Robert, thanks for the list. That’s exactly what we’re up against. It should not stop us from fighting the good fight, however. Because of climate change, time is running out and we might not win the cause — but we might.

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