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Time to Buy Out the DNC

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Money talks. It's time for the people who helped Bernie Sanders raise over $200 million to do a hostile takeover of the DNC and the Democratic party. Here's how I envision it.

The DNC is a disaster. It is in the red, and fund raising the last two months have been hitting lows not seen in ten or twenty years. It is clearly an indication that the leadership of the DNC and the Democratic party are worse than worthless. The leaders, like the balance in the coffers, are a net negative. While 2018 could be a fabulous year for the Democrats, given the historic pattern that the opposing party gains over 30 seats if the president has less than a 40% approval rating, it appears that the Democrats will again prove their mastery at losing in the face of certain victory.

Start something like a kickstarter project, maybe with Actblue. Set it up so people give their credit card and commit to making a donation if and when the DNC kicks out ALL the establishment Dems and replaces them with OurRevolution picks, with Nina Turner in charge and Keith Ellison working with her. Set up the "kickstarter" so that it is only released when the criteria specified by progressive attorneys are met, including total elimination of superdelegates.

This will not be a walk in the park. The Republicans have a $100 million war-chest. The Dems are in debt a few million. This effort, so be sellable probably means that at least $25 million be raised. It's doable. If OurRevolution, Justice-Democrats, Moveon.org, Progressive Democrats of America and DFA get involved it could be possible to inspire a million people to get involved.

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These are desperate times. There are too many establishment Democrats who would rather keep their berth on the Titanic than to embrace the issues, stands, values and platforms that progressives care about and are willing to get behind. Bernie would say, at every stump speech, that changes happens from the bottom up. This is a bottom up idea that could make a big difference.

Of course, some people, perhaps many who don't think the DNC is worth salvaging. If the project raises tens of millions and the DNC chooses to continue sinking on the Titanic. that money would go a long way in starting a third party effort, including attracting Bernie to make the jump. Just imagine the math. DNC minus $2.9. Progressive revolution, $29 million. Which should the most popular politician in America choose?

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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