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Promise in the Problem: A Message from Nina Turner

Promise in the Problem: A Message from Nina Turner

We are living in a new era in the United States. We are now in the land of President Donald Trump. The Democrats successfully quelled the populist left by pushing out Senator Bernie Sanders. In many ways, the final nail in the 2016 Democratic coffin was shutting out former State Senator Nina Turner. Sen Turner was the spark plug of the Bernie Sanders campaign. She, along with Dr. Cornel West, was the key to activating Black Progressives and the vast majority of non-Black Progressives and independents. But, the Democratic power elite knew that they would have to really deliver on the Progressive agenda in order to keep the principled Senator Turner on board. She is the Progressive Whisperer. Because the Dems were more loyal to the donor class than they were to the people, the only course of action was to marginalize Nina. That is exactly what they did.

What the Future SHOULD Hold

Now, as the smoke clears from the wreckage of Hillary 2016, one of the few people left standing is former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner and her motivational prophetic fire. She is a natural. Many of us are looking to her for leadership and to start the healing process. This is what she told me:

“There is promise in the problem. For folks who believe that the result of this election is problematic (insert the problem). The promise is in our collective willingness to fight for/create the coalitions necessary to build the America we want. We have choices. Complain and do nothing, or complain and do something. One way or another, we must act.” – Sen. Nina Turner

This is the kind of clarion call that the Left needs. America was begging for a Political Revolution and now they have one. Because the Dems muted the left-leaning, Bernie Sanders Political Revolution in a time of populist unrest, we got President Donald Trump. Trumpism is the embodiment of a right-wing revolution.

To put it simply, people were looking for answers to their concerns. The Dems offered answers in the form of the Democratic Party platform. The problem is that no one believed that the Clintons had any interest in following through. We will never know. But, I am sure they were right.

Now we must move forward. The very first thing we need to do is to create language, the message we need to take our movement forward. That message must be Simple, Direct and Correct. Let’s talk!

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Written by Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Veteran, Social Justice Warrior. City by birth, Country by default.

Michael Graham is a Senior Writer for Progressive Army.

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Vincent Venditti
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Making Nina the chair of the DNC might be enough to bring me back to the party. Otherwise she’ll have my independent vote when ever I can vote for her.

Jean Hartley Sidden
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Any way to watch it without having to download/install mynewswire?

Eunice Rollins Sample
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Could the Democratic party had won if people just accepted the brutal fact that there were only TWO candidates remaining: Hillary or Don? Nina and several black women commented on TV that they would NEVER, EVER vote for Hillary. This is the same as voting for Donald. My thoughts were, if you supported Obama and he supports Hillary, then why can’t you do the same just this once? There is no other Democratic candidate!!! I yelled at the TV,” Think! Think! Think about what you have just said. If we do not vote for Hillary, Donald will win and this… Read more »
Michael J Wade
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I find myself looking at Nina, as I looked at Elizabeth Warren in the early part of the 2016 campaign, when Warren could have thrown her hat in. (She would be president, today.) Fear seems to grip too many liberals, and progressives today. Why? Elizabeth Warren was afraid to run for president. Was she afraid of the Clinton machine? She made every speech, every innuendo that she was the woman for the job. Bernie Sanders was afraid to take Jill Stein’s offer. Was he afraid to turn his back on the DNC, a party we later found out colluded to… Read more »
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Donie B Hill Williams
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Nena Turner is a sick Black woman, with nothing to do but frame blame.

George N. Bertaina
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Sounds like someone has envy issues…

Jay Wohlrab
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Really? And what are YOUR credentials?

Ramon Charves
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and what exactly are YOU doing? WTF are you? The forgotten Supreme?

George Warr
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Nah…. you’re sick. And that’s the damn problem with the majority of the black vote. We could’ve had a real progressive but people like you couldn’t and wouldn’t come out of the fog of the Democrats. Now go to your church and sing about it. Stupid.

Marie Thomas
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First of all the name is Nina. If you don’t have anything positive to say about this highly intelligent courageous Black woman, who I suspect has accomplished far more than yourself then please be quiet. Why tear another down?

Patti Serafine
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Jay Wohlrab Sanity.

Catherine Madry
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You are so full of shit!! You and the rest of the Bernie clones. Who do you think voted Independent? CLONES YOU CREATED! You are Trump! Any one who did not vote for Hillary voted for TRUMP! So, STFU!

Katy Pinky
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Oh, come now! Look at the numbers. Even if ALL 3rd party votes went to Clinton, the outcome would most certainly be the same. This is America, and people can vote their conscience – that does not make them CLONES that’s the FREEDOM that defines democracy. For the record, I am NOT a Trump supporter. The truth is, the Dems picked the wrong candidate because the people who voted for Trump (as well as 3rd party voters) wanted CHANGE, not the same old Washington status quo. We are to blame for this loss.

Terry Hutchinson
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Clearly, a vote for Clinton in the primary was a vote for Trump. stfu

Catherine Madry
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Katy Pinky, I wasn’t talking to you . . . you sound more like a Trump Voter than the person I was speaking to . . . you don’t have to explain anything to me. I made my point. Who do you think you are? Where do you think I'[ve been for the last 70 years?? Same old, my azz, I have really seen some changes . . . and now we will be dragged back to the 60’s when I was a teenager . . . all because of this shit you are talking about. YEAH, THE SUGAR IS… Read more »
Patti Serafine
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I didn’t “not vote for Hillary”…I fully voted for Trump…because of people like you who consider “STFU” to be viable communication.

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