The Democrats need a shadow Cabinet

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December 15, 2016
In These Times
by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"(Imagine that a day or two before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton, as the candidate who received the greatest number of votes addresses the nation.) 'My Fellow Americans:On Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. As mandated by our Constitution, he received a majority of the votes in the Electoral College and thus for the next four years will be given the powers and responsibilities of our nation’s chief executive. But I believe that I, too, have a mandate, one given to me by the 65 million of you who supported me over Donald Trump in the popular vote, some 2.6 million votes more than he received. If we are to continue as a democracy, for the next four years and beyond, those voices cannot stay silent." [editor's note: This is the usual pabulum; in reality, it is we libertarians who need to create that "shadow cabinet" - SAT] (12/15/16)  

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