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Your Opinion: Dems: Step up your game

Your Opinion: Dems: Step up your game

October 12th, 2017 by Harry Trickey, Jefferson City in Opinion

Dear Editor:

To the many democratic candidates who constantly badger me for donations: When you actually get someone running the DNC that defies the status quo I will think about giving you some of my money. I cannot really afford to part with much and want my six pence to count.

For just once Democratsstand for something and actually do something instead of courting Wall Street and standing in line for the next $600,000 speaking opportunity! Go down fighting for what President Roosevelt gifted us: the poor and the hourly wage worker. You can't win a fight if you don't throw any punches. You can start out by firing Tom Perez. We need a spiritual leader. Not just a fund raiser.

Ironically the most effective Democrat on the stump is the oldest. Sen. Sanders (who could be president) can excite people by talking passionately about economic justice and opportunity for urban and rural citizens alike. He funded his campaign with money raised from individuals. The Koch brothers and their ilk can wallow in their pig sty all they want.