by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Some pundits are starting to figure it out. Here’s Captain Hindsight:
“Why, oh why, did it have to be Hillary Clinton? Yes, she has an impressive resume; yes, she worked hard on the campaign trail. But she was exactly the wrong candidate for this angry, populist moment… She was the Democratic candidate because it was her turn…” Thomas Frank, Common Dreams
See that? It was “her turn” she didn’t win the nomination. It was just”her turn”. You also notice how dismissive this establishment hack is toward the populist movement in the country? You think he learned his lesson, this limousine liberal? I doubt it.
It should be noted on Aug. 15th Thomas Frank wrote: With Trump Certain to Lose, You Can Forget about a Progressive Clinton
The mood was clear and you had to be blind man or blindly sycophantic idol worshiper to miss it: the anti-establishment sentiment in the country was going to win the day. We saw that with Brexit, we saw that with Donald Trump winning the Republican Party nomination and we saw that with the tens of thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters showing up and working the streets every day and swarming to every rally like their lives and their futures depended on it. We saw it all and still when the establishment of the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders through a number of tricks and treats, the bulk of the dedicated Democrats CHOSE to say nothing. To remain silent.
And you can’t say we didn’t warn you. We did everything we could to show you how the nomination was stolen in state after state. We showed you exit polls that didn’t match results and what did you do? You stopped taking exit polls in the last couple of state contests. We showed you voter registration purges totaling millions of voters being separated from their right to cast a vote in the nomination process and you said “shut up”. Wikileaks showed you how the establishment serving DNC had their finger on the scale from the start on behalf of corporatist Clinton and DWS resigned (to take a paid roll on her campaign) and still you said nothing.
In poll after poll prior to Clinton claiming the nomination, Bernie Sanders beat Donald Trump handily while Hillary Clinton lost to him.
How much more obvious could that be?
Hillary was the ultimate establishment candidate and you guys were led to believe you had to run her for the office at a time when an anti-establishment wildfire is sweeping across the globe. And the people who sold you that lie, were the establishment.
And you think Trump supporters are dumb?
The complicit media wasn’t enough. The adjusted polls weren’t enough. The shameless pandering to the black vote with Jay-Z, Beyonce and LeBron James wasn’t enough. Even getting all the tainted Bush/Cheney Republicans to come out for Hillary wasn’t enough in the end.
You know what would have been enough?
Had you opened your mouths and demanded fairness in the nomination process, Bernie Sanders would be your President Elect right now and we probably wouldn’t be looking at a Republican controlled House and Senate.
Funny isn’t it how the will of the people will ultimately get it right? I know folks like James Corbett say democracy and voting is tragically flawed and will never work, but it did work last night didn’t it and it would have worked even better had corruption and graft not been ignored by the “party of the people” a couple months ago.
So you Clinton-dems, you “moderate” dems, you Scoop Jackson dems… how do you feel right now? Because you know what? You made Donald Trump president. You are ultimately more responsible for his victory yesterday than any other single demographic in the country. It’s not the blacks, Latinos or women’s fault for not showing up in sufficient numbers. It’s not the college educated white men who ended up voting Trump more often than Clinton. And it’s not the KKK, the Nazis or the average white guy’s fault either.
It’s your fault for allowing a deeply flawed, much maligned, almost universally hated criminal to steal the nomination from the one populist candidate who could have cleaned the floor with Trump yesterday… because the whole Goddamned world knew that it was the year of the populist voter. You couldn’t have missed it unless you wanted to. And you did.
I want you to keep that in mind for the next two years as the neo-liberal Republicans like Paul Ryan decimate the New Deal and install Supreme Court justices one after the other.
You brought this shit on yourselves.
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