Goodbye 2016

And what a miserable year it was.  As we look forward to 2017, there’s a roadmap to follow to organize and inform and work hard for change.

The dark days of 2005 show Democrats can come back.  It’s a simple choice: wallow in self-pity or aggressively move forward in a more unified fashion.  Uniting to oppose President Trump, his administration and a Republican Congress should be easy.  But it can’t be done until Democrats heal divisions within the Party nationally and locally.

The brutal primary campaign severely damaged and ended long time friendships for many. It’s time to remind Democrats that what unites us is far greater than what divides us.  In many ways, the tenure of Henry Vandermeir mirrored that of President Obama; Henry was successful in spite of significant obstacles and obstruction from members of our own party.

The next chair of the DPOC has a daunting task of herding cats, raising money, and leading.  Whoever is elected chair in 2017 deserves the support and the respect of OC Democrats on the Central Committee.  It’s time to remember we’re on the same team and its Republicans we need to oppose and voters hearts and minds is the game to win.

Thank you readers for turning to TheLiberalOC since 2006.  Choose to make 2017 a Happy New Year.

  5 comments for “Goodbye 2016

  1. Hector Gonzales Ramirez
    December 30, 2016 at 10:52 am

    “… wallow in self-pity or aggressively move forward…”
    Oh please, Dan, your simplistic either-or narrative is so typical of you alt-leftists. Why didn’t you mention the alternatives so many of your hateful friends are pursuing, viz. rioting, throwing temper tantrums, sending letters by the hundreds of thousands, to members of the Electoral College, asking them to shred the Constitution; burning American flags and holding up signs that read “RAPE IVANKA.” How about lecturing to impressionable kids in school that Trump is a “terrorist.” I mean, you alt-leftists carry your “civility” and “compassion” to new depths of depravity.

  2. jose s.
    December 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    sure cheminowski next time organize and inform people to back a real progressive instead of a disgusting liar and wall street whore like Clinton. I mean what kind of total loser loses to Donald trump? oh that’s right, Hillary. I blame the dnc for what happened and sheep like you didn’t help any either. hopefully next time around you idiots will be able to distinguish a great candidate from a terribly flawed and hated bag of fecal matter that everybody wants to flush. but I know you wont im sure if she runs again in 4 years you’ll all be there like sheep supporting another losing cause.

    • December 31, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Your lack of knowledge about Hillary’s progressive resume is appalling

  3. Hector Gonzales Ramirez
    January 1, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Dan, Hillary’s “progressive resume” is what appalled voters, prompting tens of millions to turn away from her. “Progressives” embrace socialism, as Hillary does in spades. “Progressives” are pathological liars and hypocrites, as Hillary is. “Progressives” relentlessly wage race warfare and divisiveness, as Hillary and Obama and you do. You don’t get it because you can never admit that you were wrong. Your hubris and arrogance blind you to everything.

    • January 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Is your home protected by police and fire? Do you drive on public streets? Kids go to public school? Enjoy clean air and water? Ever call 911? Do you like mail delivered to your home? Welcome to socialism comrade. Progressives are pathological liars? No that would be the president elect. Wage race warfare? I believe there were lots of confederate flags at Trump rallies. Hubris and arrogance? I’ll take it over stupidity and hypocrisy Hector

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