Mahtli69
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Mar 24 Mahtli69 commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
The Democrats have SERIOUS issues with credibility, and it all stems from the Clinton Era. Trump aside, they also let GW Bush get elected twice, and that was no picnic either. Obama's electoral success was due solely to HIS extraordinary skills as a politician, and masked all of the reasons why the Dems failed in 2000, 2004, and now 2016.

Will the Dems learn anything from this? It is time for their leadership to retire and get the fuck out of the way, but will they? Will they pull their heads out of their asses and stop blaming Jill Stein, of all people, for their repeated failure?
Mar 24 Mahtli69 commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
@27 Bernie had a chance because it was CLEARLY an anti-establishment election. Trump, of all people, won, and look at all of his negatives. But, Bernie aside, other qualified candidates didn't even bother to run because Clinton was anointed early on. The Democratic party could have nominated almost anyone besides Hillary, without her baggage, and the result would have been different. Instead, they nominated the "establishment" poster-child.
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
@24 Believe me, you don't need to convince me that Trump was a poor choice. But Clinton was possibly the only Democrat who could have lost that election. For fuck's sake, she had a 50+% UNfavorability rating before the race even started, and it only got worse as the campaign dragged on. Her flaws were exposed for all to see in 2008 when a junior Senator from Illinois ruined her coronation. Yet, the party establishment chose to ignore that and greased the skids for her from start to finish in 2016. Sanders, Biden, Warren ... each of them would have crushed Trump in the general election.
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on Republican Dave Reichert Has Already Voted for Trumpcare. Now He Says He's Undecided.
@4 True, but Reichert doesn't have the wits to form his own thoughts and is following the whims of his party caucus (in this case, that is beneficial to not passing TrumpCare or whatever the fuck it is called). Reichert's caucus is the moderate (by GOP standards) "Tuesday Group", who have turned against the bill because Trump is caving to the more tea-baggy "House Freedom Caucus". Basically, Reichert doesn't need to be convinced. Rep Charlie Dent, his caucus leader, needs to be convinced, and Reichert will follow.
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on Republican Dave Reichert Has Already Voted for Trumpcare. Now He Says He's Undecided.
@1 It doesn't matter what you tell Reichert, his ventriloquist runs the show.
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
Maybe we should be talking about how the Clinton Era Democratic Party, ostensibly the party of the working class, utterly failed these people, who then voted for Trump out of desperation. Yes, there are racists who think that Trump is "their guy", but take a close look at what neo-liberal policies of the last 25 years have done to rural and small-town America, and it will be easy to see how some people might have seen Trump as the "lesser evil".
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
Lest we forget, many supported Trump because he wasn't Hillary Clinton, who was a terrible choice for a candidate.
Mar 15 Mahtli69 commented on Portland Anarchists Who Are Repairing Potholes Have Lost Their Minds.
But spray painting dicks on potholes was so effective ... why change now?
Feb 16 Mahtli69 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
For fuck's sake, Dan, I am not a Jill Stein fan, but let it go already. If the Democratic party takes a long hard look in the mirror to figure out why they lost, and sees Jill Stein's reflection instead of Hillary Clinton's, then they will go on losing elections forever.
Jan 24 Mahtli69 commented on Jaki Liebezeit, Can's Legendary Drummer, Dies at 78.
Nice write-up. Can was dope. Jaki basically invented techno. Where are all the comments?!?!