Bernie Sanders

Throw this Hillary supporter into the “Basket of Deplorables”

Dear Hillary, the DNC, all of the surrogates and the rest of vaunted machine, this is why Bernie Sanders was a serious candidate, even though you did everything you could to discredit him. You’re out of touch. You’re possibly about to blow an election to someone who no one would have considered a serious contender Read More

I’m David Esrati, and I don’t approve this message

It’s happened a lot recently. Randomly, I’ve connected with someone who said “Aren’t you David Esrati, I read your blog.” Not necessarily read it every post, but, have read it. One of my hockey teammates even said it was helpful to him when he looked for “Where to get Baklava in Dayton” A very pretty, Read More

Bernie Sanders will change American politics

It’s July 29, 2015, in Ohio. Our primary isn’t until March 15, 2016 – and there were close to 100 people gathered in a union hall to hear Bernie Sanders give his “grassroots organizing kickoff” speech. No slick camera work. His podium- a music stand. No teleprompter- just his notes on a yellow legal pad. Read More

How Bernie Sanders could contribute to changing political campaigns

When the Green Party wanted to take over Canada in 2005, they put a lot of money and work into an open source software project, CiviCRM, which was built for managing voter data and running a data based campaign. CiviCRM manages donations, communications, building walk lists, organizing events, tracking voter preferences and more. It also Read More

Who owns the Montgomery County Democratic Party Headquarters?

I attended an organizing meeting for Bernie Sanders for President tonight at the Montgomery County Democratic Party HQ on S. Wilkinson Street. There were about 40 people in attendance. That equals what sometimes shows up for a MCDP meeting. Apparently, there is a question whether Democrats can meet to organize in their own building without Read More

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