Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made her first move to pull the Democratic Party completely together by sending Democrats on a common mission against the GOP.
I applaud Sen. Sanders and his millions of supporters for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of our politics and giving. Greater emphasis to closing the gap of inequality, and I know together we will get that done. Because whether you support Sen. Sanders, or you support me, there’s much more that unites us than divides us.
We all agree that wages are too low, and inequality is too high. That Wall Street can never be allowed again to threaten Main Street, and we should expand Social Security, not cut or privatize it. We Democrats agree that college should be affordable to all. Student debt shouldn’t hold anyone back. We Democrats agree that every single agreement should have good and quality affordable healthcare.
We agree that our next president must keep our country safe. Keep our troops out of another ground war in the Middle East. And we Democrats agree that climate change is an urgent threat, and it requires an aggressive response that can make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st Century.
And we Democrats agree on defending all of our rights, civil rights, and voting rights, workers rights, and women’s rights, LGBT rights, and rights for people with disabilities. So in this election, we will have to stand together and work hard to prevail against candidates on other side who threaten all those rights and pit Americans against each other.
Hillary Clinton’s speech sought to unite Democrats against a common Republican enemy. Clinton was correct. All Democrats agree on the basic issues. The choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be an easy one for Democrats.
Donald Trump’s call for Bernie Sanders to run as an Independent telegraphed the Republican belief that they only way that they can win is if Democrats are not united. The thought of a united Democratic Party terrifies Republicans, and Hillary Clinton took her first step towards shifting the party into general election mode.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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