Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
So we have a Democrat talking about real Democratic issues, and all people can say is "how is he gonna pay for them?" That sounds like the answer of a fiscal Conservative, not a Democrat to me. As for the results in the New York primary, New York is as rich and out of touch as, well, New York has been for the last 15 years. Nothing new was learned, and the Delegate count ended up almost even for Bernie and that shrill corporate shill, just as Bernie said, whether he'd won or lost. He came "a long way baby" from being some 40 points behind weeks earlier in fact. Look, it may end up being a contested convention on both sides this year, which would be pretty historic (cool), and a blatant display of voter dissatisfaction. As sanders said, Clinton is gonna have to win over his voters, which seems like an impossible sell at this point. Economically, we're in another gilded age right now, and Clinton cannot address that fact without being laughed out of the room. It's just a matter of chipping away at those who still mistakenly see her as being for them. She's less for them then Donald Trump is in many ways. Don't forget about independents too. Sure sounds like many are discounting them, while they stand for a higher percentage of voters than registered Dems or Repugnants. They'll back Sanders over Clinton. It's not surprising that post NY the DNC is (again) calling for him to quit (even though he's doing better then Obama did at this point in 2008), that Shillary's said nothing about the voting fuck ups here, that the whole Nader blame game is ready to drop and that the coded "a socialist" (meaning: a Jew) "cannot win". They said that about Obama being black, and he was a called a socialist for 8 years. Seems he did ok. So don't fall for the BS. Let the process work itself out, sanders has earned every right to take this to the convention, plus, next week there's a primary with far more at stake then NY, so at least wait for that one and CA. Rushing to judgement is not the democratic way. Hell, I don't see Trump people demanding Cruz and Kasich bow out. The longer Bernie stays in the more those unconvinced about him will realize Clinton is not for them. It's not just white millennials who are voting for Sanders, that's an over simplification. She's also doing nothing to win over his legions, nada. I think the Clinton camp needs to realize they cannot win without him, but instead they continue to diminish him, further driving a wedge btw her and many. I'm a longtime Democrat, since 1984, and Clinton's not a democrat, or not the kind I respect that gives two shits about the things I care about. She a centrist, to the right of Obama. Sanders supporters have every right to call her on her bull$hit, and the higher than thou way her camp responds speaks volumes. So, all that said, keep up the good fight Sanders take it to the limit.