The problem is that the Democratic Party apparatus has been too elitist and dismissive of the most important political problem: the increasingly common severe miserable poverty of so many Americans. The Dems and Repubs are too similar in that way. We need to refocus to emphasize not the old neoliberalism but a new emphasis on addressing financial and social inequality in all its manifestations. I do not see the Democratic establishment doing that. If people are wounded by this note and claim that this is unthinking backlash by a Sanders supporter, it bodes ill for our country.