The current DNC policies would have been a slow screwing of the middle class but at least with some lube.
Trump is gonna just fuck us all hard, no consent, no lube.
LW and those who agree, go read Cornell West. Start here:
Bernie wasn't just white elite's fav. Of course, Cornell West supported Hilary after the nomination (as did I), but if you are still thinking a Hilary-like set of policies is the future of the DNC, we are in for decades of Trumpism, Trump voters stupidly think he'll protect them but they smartly know the DNC neoliberalism isn't working.
It doesn't have to be Bernie's way but we need a coherent, massively progressive agenda from the DNC.
For those who like free trade, fine, but you'd have to couple it with a heavy wealth tax (not just progressive income tax) on the billionaire class who benefit and use it to provide a substantial basic income, and a low-cost non-profit safety net of housing, education and universal health care. That ain't happening, Americans don't like "redistribution."
Without it, free trade just screws the 99%. Hence, Bernie's path of somewhat protectionist policies, free college, and single payer healthcare might at least preserve some future the working and middle class. Unfortunately, I'm only hearing this from Cornell West, Bernie, "outsider" left wing voices.
DNC leaders like Chuck Schumer are basically more of the same DNC that just got defeated where it counts, in the vast rural middle of America that controls the Senate, House, most of the state governments, and due to Electoral College, the presidency.