Democrats must offer voters an alternative
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.