Best of the Left Podcast : (2017/02/21) Where the Democrats went wrong and how to bring them back

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Edition #1081

Today we look at the past failings of the Democratic party over the past several decades that brought us to our current point and then look for ways to turn that ship around

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Van Jones Says Clinton Days Are Over, Centrism Has To Stop - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 01-08-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Wake Me Up - Avicil

Ch. 4: Act 2: Is unity overrated? w/ @onesarahjones - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 1-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: My Conversation - The Uniques

Ch. 6: Act 3: Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal and where the Democratic party went wrong - @Jimmy_Dore Show - Air Date 1-20-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Betrayal - Wang Chung

Ch. 8: Act 4: There is no anti-capitalist party in the US - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 2-10-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Out With the Old - Casa Di Mondo

Ch. 10: Act 5: Keith Ellison: 'We've Got To Reset the Future of the Democratic Party' - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 12-30-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Out With the Old - The Sensational Nightingales

Ch. 12: Act 6: Help Elect Keith Ellison as DNC Chair via @DemSpring - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Out With the Old - Korsairs

Ch. 14: Act 7: The Democratic Party Takeover HAS BEGUN - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-24-17


Ch. 15: A movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - Amanda from Asheville, NC

Ch. 16: Losing hope from the wave of very dark rhetoric coming from the right - Amanda from Snohomish, WA

Ch. 17: The American privilege of voting for Clinton - John from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on voting with eyes wide open

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



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Keith Ellison for DNC Video on Approach to Voter Turnout (@EllisonCampaign)

Keith Ellison Is Everything Republicans Thought Obama Was. Maybe He's Just What Democrats Need. (Mother Jones)

Why We Support Keith Ellison for DNC Chair (The Nation)

Keith Ellison: How the Democrats Can Win (The Nation)

The Democratic Party Needs Keith Ellison (The Huffington Post Blog)

College Democrats of America President and Vice-President Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair (Press Release)  

Onetime Rival Endorses Ellison for DNC Chair (Common Dreams)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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