The more I read about how the Democratic Party is “broken” or out of touch or doomed the more I think that it is the electorate that is broken. All of the points of this platform are laudable and, at least to me, common sense. They are also many of the same points that Democrats have been running on, at least in part.
The problem isn’t the platform or the message or even the delivery, it is that people just don’t care enough about society’s problems if they aren’t directly affected by them.
I have a friend who is Native American that is very vocal about the Keystone Pipeline, the protests, and the treatment of Native Americans in general. It hits home to him for obvious reasons. That same friend is very vocally opposed to Black Lives Matter protests and the Ferguson aftermath. To me that is hypocritical, but to him there is no relation between the issues.
I guess I don’t know where I’m going with this, but I do feel until people actually start giving a shit about other people it doesn’t matter what platform is put forth by whom, we are doomed to make the same political choices.