I’m a registered democrat and have voted D in all but 2 (state) elections. I’m not going to get into the debate of past presidencies, all of them had good calls and bad ones, however. I agree with you that we should respect our differences and work together towards that common goal. I agree with you that violence, hate and fear is not the right answer; that blaming immigrants for our economic problems will never bring those jobs back — they are gone. Instead, we should focus on generating better/high paying jobs and re-educating and retraining our workforce. We are a nation of immigrants (myself included) and denying that is the same as denying the foundation that this country was built on.
So here is the million dollar question: How can we show our fellow citizens that are in this hate/denial phase a way back to your party, the version that you described?