Saying that politicians should reflect the ideas of grassroots organizers instead of handing down ideas does not mean at all that I don’t think people vote. Though having a choice between only two parties both of whom cater more to their donors than they do their base, is hardly a democracy. I’m saying people are more likely to vote for politicians who reflect their values not hand down values in a monarchical way. And that we should celebrate politicians who are more concerned with what people want rather than donors. And of course Republicans count as people, but Republican politicians are the ones who are courting their votes, Hillary and Bernie were courting the votes of Democrats and progressives and it’s the appeal of both of them to that base that I was unpacking.