Is a People’s Party on the Horizon?
The American two-party political system is on the verge of upheaval. While extensive effort has been exerted to pull the Democrat Party to the left, it heartily resists. The Democrat Party likes a cozy relationship with big corporations and billionaires, whether or not that wins elections. Never-the-less, Bernie Sander’s 2016 presidential campaign clearly demonstrated that grassroots support can free candidates from the stranglehold that Big Money has on our politics.
Nick Brana, former political outreach coordinator of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, says the time is ripe to launch a third political party in the United States. In fact, he wants to draft Bernie Sanders for a brand new People’s Party.
While the Democrat Party is designed to prevent a progressive takeover, Brana maintains that it is losing members and cannot combat an existing base of millions of Progressives. Brana supports his theory with history. Back in the mid-1800’s, anti-slavery and free-soil factions broke from the Whigs and Democrats in order to form the new Republican Party, which gave us President Abraham Lincoln. Brana thinks we have similar political circumstances today, and that we have the right populous leader in Bernie Sanders.
Watch Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight interview Nick Brana about his vision of the People’s Party, in the video below.
“In this latest Redacted Tonight VIP, Lee Camp talks with Nick Brana, the former national political outreach coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2016. Lee learns why Brana resigned from progressive political action group Our Revolution[*] and his current effort to draft Sanders to lead a new political party, the People’s Party. Lee also asks Brana why Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton instead of joining the Green Party ticket, as well as the rampant election fraud and voter suppression that has resulted in the administration we have today.” ~ Redacted Tonight
* Readers may be interested to understand why some Progressives do not actively support the Our Revolution (OR) organization. For instance, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats were both formed as alternatives to OR. According to Brana, OR drifted from the principle of purely people-funded campaigns, as it is willing to accept large donations that are Board-approved. (A slippery slope!)