Well someone is trying to do something
I missed this until it came up on my Facebook feed:
I like the idea -- it is, after all, a promise of realignment -- but there shouldn't be just one convergence. How about lots of convergences? They sent Bernie an invitation. What if he says he's busy on those days? Hold another one. If Bernie refuses, hold the next one in Vermont.
Will Sanders shift course in September and unite the Progressive supermajority?
If no, then what then? Remember, Bernie was threatened, or so said Julian Assange.
Sure, as Sanders urges, the Democratic Party in many states is like a fabulous empty old house built with what once were the best materials, an endless maze of rooms. Sanders and others argue, “Why not repair it?” Technically that could work, and Sanders clearly sees how. A big chunk of Progressives are trying to clean it up, but are met by belligerence if not fraud at every turn.
The argument about fraud is very important to the cause and should be repeated at every opportunity. Bernie's strategy so far is to wait until the fraud at the top stops. Yeah, that's how we deal with hardened criminals these days; wait until they stop committing crimes. Oh, and be vewwy vewwy quiet, in case they feel like committing crimes or something on any particular day. (Yeah, more Elmer Fudd politics. We need to get beyond it.) Scrolling down:
To kickstart a new Progressive party, the trick basically is to link all the active groups —- Progressives are an intense bunch — whether Sierra, La Raza, Physicians for Universal Healthcare, Greens or Black Lives Matter. That’s happening. We are 66% of the US voters, two-thirds, a clear supermajority that is growing as younger voters reach eighteen. We could sweep every federal, state and local election if we organized as a coalition party.
To get these "active groups" on board, they will have to deal with the phenomenon of the Veal Pen as described by Jane Hamsher. A lot of "active groups" are dependent upon foundation money. The Democrats' obvious first response to the creation of a new progressive party will be to try to get the foundations to yank their money from organizations that endorse it in any way.
So, yeah, http://convergence2017.org . Pass it on. Can they get any good rock bands to play for the assembled multitudes?