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in the past few hours TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@136 Add to that, of the past quarter century, we've had 16 years of a Democratic President and 8 of a Republican. What has been gained for everybody but the rich? An ever spreading inequality gap, millions more in jail, no progress on the war on drugs at a Federal Level, an ever more regressive tax system, and an income level that's been in stasis or decline. We have a universal health care system that shackles us, for life, to a for profit healthcare industry with no control over profits. We have a military budget that's out of control.

And, the Democrats are going to come around and blame the Republicans for it all. The Ds have had a role in it too? Signing bill after bill to make it happen. NAFTA, TPP, crime bill, eliminating Glass Steagal. That's all on Democrats hands...
in the past few hours TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@137 You're from Australia. Why the fuck are you even here?? Are you that needy?!
in the past few hours TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@108/110 No. Most people are anti-Democrat because they see Democrats as spineless valueless centrists who don't have a central philosophy and the values they do have are made up on the fly at any given moment. Most would probably go left if they had a True Left option, but instead we're given a Goldwater Girl vs a pseudo-populist who actually knows how to prey on the language they speak. There is no fiscal liberal in the Democratic Party leadership. And the "big tent" party is so desperate for membership that they don't know how to crack the whip and lead even when they have the majority. But, that's just talking to actual Republicans and not sitting in my own echo chamber and making crazy assumptions about people I never talk to.

@112 Let's be honest, when you say liberal, you mean a Goldwater Republican.

@124 I wish that the people would actually blame the candidates running for not getting a majority of votes rather than blaming the people who decided not to vote for your asshole. Gore and the DNC screwed the pooch all on their own in 2000. Just like they're doing in 2016. (It sounds like you need the far left wing nut job vote since you keep begging for it, but are unwilling to give us a candidate to meet us even half way)
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8:44 AM yesterday TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@104 "more liberal than 70% of her fellow Democrats..."

THAT'S THE FUCKING PROBLEM. Her right wing notions are considered left by the people we're supposed to consider the left. Her economic policies are considered center right in most of Europe.

Democrats aren't a liberal party. They're centrist at best.
12:25 AM yesterday TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@97 Not really all that secretly...

Her right wing fiscal stances are fairly out in the open, and just got underlined by her VP choice. Of course, if you buy into the stances that she briefly and tenuously held during the primary season, she looks like a moderate candidate. If you do buy into that bullshit, I've got a few bridges to sell. One is down in South Park for the low low price of $50k. It's a fire sale.

*psst* here's a hint: TPP is a far right trade policy that she tried her damnedest to oppose during the primary. Some still believe she opposes it to this day.
Jul 23 TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@93 I'm really sick of entitled Clinton supporters complaining that far lefties are acting entitled by criticizing the moderate as hell candidate. God forbid that Clinton supporters actually acknowledge their candidate's flaws and faults.

So, yeah, the feeling is mutual.
Jul 23 TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@62 So, you support politicians selling a false bill of goods!

Good to know!
Jul 23 TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
Has nobody realized that this is the Democrats' first post-recession primary? And they've nominated a candidate with strong ties to Wall Street?

Does nobody realize that this election is largely about trade and the economy (Bernie) with a strong undercurrent of racial relations (Clinton)? Does nobody realize that it's the economic recession that made Clinton so unpalatable to so many people?
Jul 23 TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@57 That was her plan all along and everybody knew it. Pretend to be a progressive long enough to snag the nomination, and then run right back to the right to snag the general.

But, don't you dare call her a moderate. The Clintonistas will totally cut your throat if you even dare suggest that she supports bad trade deals or takes money from Wall Street or The Saudis or is pro-Fracking (hi Tim Kaine!). She's just as progressive as Jill Stein, right guys?

*sigh*
Jul 23 TheMisanthrope commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
@44 I'm not rationalizing idiocy. I'd rather see the Ds lose to Trump than to any of the other jackasses in the party.