Democrats must of­fer vot­ers an al­ter­na­tive

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - VOICES & OPINION - Re­becca Walzak, Deer­field Beach

I read with in­ter­est the oped by Clive Crook in the Aug. 30 pa­per. I found his ar­gu­ments re­gard­ing the lump­ing of all Trump sup­ports into one group of racist, self-cen­tered, id­iots dis­turb­ing, and I es­pe­cially agree with the idea that there is a large group of Amer­i­cans who are dis­en­fran­chised with to­day’s Amer­ica.

Crook is right on tar­get when he states that the re­sponse from the Demo­cratic party has been piti­ful. They have yet to de­velop any plan, pro­gram or process to ad­dress the griev­ances of these dis­en­fran­chised vot­ers. There has been no at­tempt to ad­dress their con­cerns while har­mo­niz­ing them with the 60 per­cent of Amer­i­can vot­ers who are in op­po­si­tion to the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion’s po­si­tions.

The Democrats owe it to those who dis­agree with cur­rent poli­cies and prac­tices to of­fer an al­ter­na­tive that in­cor­po­rates the views of all Amer­i­cans, and pro­vides the nec­es­sary lead­er­ship the coun­try needs. If they are un­able to, or can­not find it within their party lead­er­ship to lead such an ap­proach, we can only hope that new ra­tio­nal lead­er­ship will emerge.

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