Dear Senators Warren and Sanders,
In the future I hope to call you by the titles that you deserve together; Sanders for 8 and Warren for 16. To do this start connecting your message and your wants now. Play a different game than the others. Unite the Executive Branch as being occupied by two equals instead of the president and his patsy.
One of the things that I have observed in the MTV, Google, Facebook era is that we all seem to wear horse blinders and believe that those around us have the same points of view. I certainly believed this in my youth. I know now that not everyone drives air-cooled VW vans, runs ultra marathons, has an obsession with cycling and a pet Jack Russell. My media and advertisements certainly paint a different picture.
I think it is the same in politics. We believe that our voice is being heard because the media presents it as such. It is not true. We should not just see what we want to believe. For instance, I knew in a NY minute that Donald Trump would be president. He was saying all the right things to all the people who have never had a voice. He did not care for a second about the educated or middle class. From the gun he keyed in on the beer drinking, truck driving, church going, gun shooting, meat eating American. It was a perfect campaign.
Your side has expectations of sub groups which does not work. Not all blacks voted for Obama. Not all women voted for Hillary. What you seem to be missing is to beat them at their own game, you need to unify us and neither group is doing that. It’s like you are missing the most important word in the game.
Your job is to do what is in the best interest of the American people. We come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, ages, genders and faiths. So how do you connect to us so that your message resonates as a message for US? Simple, start calling us citizens and you the civic leaders. The social contract dictates this. We do for you and you will do for us. Send the clear message that our income, social security, sales tax and being law abiding citizens is our role and duty. Yours is to protect us from harm, provide us medical care, an age to retire and the means to do so for those who have met their end of the bargain and a fair and liberal education. Stop treating us as all being separate but equal and start viewing us as citizens.
Lastly, stop thinking that you are playing the same game. Donald Trump is Happy Gilmore and right now your party looks like Shooter McGavin. Trump won because he played golf with a hockey stick. I suggest you do the same.
Observationsfromthespectrum.org and Gezi the JRT