After having to deal with a very nasty exchange on Facebook last night, the following is a little something for anyone who threatens to never vote Democratic ever again. I will blow off some steam first, but I will eventually return to base.
It has been well established by both the commercial media and the progressive media (Daily Kos and the like) that the Democratic National Committee continues to catch Bernie Sanders red-handed stealing data, manipulating facts (as well as elections), and lying about his rival. He has demonstrated a willingness to cave to the religious right on social issues.
Yes, he has said that, and those who choose not to believe the fact are invited to read this article from Bloomberg.
Senator Sanders has no platform on which to complain about the issue of the electoral process when he continues to get caught in manipulation and theft. I’m sorry, but it’s true.
“I guess “winning” means doing something wrong, throwing a temper-tantrum, and black-mailing the DNC with a lawsuit, a lawsuit meant to turn your supporters further against Hillary due to the implication of a conspiracy theory between Hillary and the DNC. I hope Hillary calls out Bernie for using a conspiracy theory to yet again impugn her integrity.
Why hasn’t Bernie personally apologized for his campaign? He should have done so yesterday morning.” (source:http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Disappointingly-Bernie-Sanders-i…)
Hillary Clinton is going to be the nominee and no one is going anywhere, so just stop it. Either anyone who spouts that threat neglects to consider the dire consequences or simply doesn’t care about anyone else-which doesn’t make someone like that much of a liberal.
The following is not addressed to all of Sanders’ supporters, as it’s nice to know that there are some who assert that they will back either candidate, regardless of the outcome at the convention because that is exactly how it should be.
I was livid when I realized that Jerry Brown wouldn’t get the Democratic nomination back in 1992.
I believe those who state that because they don’t respond with the anger which Sanders has spread through out his ranks. While they may be angry at the political system, they realize that crying and taking their marbles home only helps the Republicans.
THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO THREATEN TO LEAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AFTER HILLARY GETS THE NOMINATION AND NOT FOR THOSE WHO WILL REMAIN LOYAL TO THE PARTY SO THAT THE REPUBLICANS DON’T RIG THE SUPREME COURT AND STAY IN POWER INDEFINITELY.
Again, this is only for the ones who state that they intend to vote for Sanders up to the point of writing him in this November:
Stop threatening, stop whining, and just get behind the future President-elect Clinton because one who threatens to change their registration to Independent demonstrates what (not who) that person truly is.
Let’s stop this crap which only keeps the Republicans from going down for the count and let’s just do this.
Yes, I’ve posted truly hostile posts and responses, but I have only done that when the fanatics doubted the degree of my liberalism.
Anyone who doubts the degree of my liberalism will be shown proof and “responded” off-and I really don’t care to be accused of bragging, as I was last night on Facebook. I blocked the one who did that because I knew it was only going to get worse from there.
A friend of mine once gave me great advice:
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
-In the Continental Congress just before signing
the Declaration of Independence, 1776.
Now, before any parties allied with the opponent believe that they can make outrageous allegations with regard to Hillary Clinton or her supporters such as myself, I will kindly ask them who choose to engage in said tactic to please not copy and paste this post if we fire a ballistic response, as we reserve the right to defend both ourselves and our candidate just as much as you have the right to defend both yourselves and your candidate. However, let it be understood that one who chooses to engage in this should consider the possibility of a virtual nuclear exchange-and none of us want that.
Our focus should be on the enemy, not each other. I read that from many a Bernie supporter, but it would be nice if those who compose such a post chastise a fellow Sanders supporter who engages in muckraking to stop. I realize that some will, but many will not.
Yes, I fire nuclear missiles. I admit that, but let’s save our nuclear weapons on those who want to take our rights away before we’re too tired to fight them. I would rather nuke our enemy. I hope that Sanders’ supporters feel the same way.
Notice that I used the word, supporters not Berniebots-there’s a difference.
Let’s destroy the Republicans for good before they do the same to us, but let it also be known that any allegation will generate a similar response. This may seem like a good idea at a certain moment in time, but think of a hockey team which has has to deal with a five-on-three situation because two of their players have to serve five minutes in the penalty box for fighting.
Guess what? We are that hockey team!