commented on Kshama Sawant Provides an Excellent Assessment of the Political Situation in the US
The problem I have with socialists is that they almost always go after Democrats during election campaigns. They pander to the far left liberal who might vote Democrat, so thats what they do, attack Democrats and for the most part, ignore the Republican challenger.
Just look at Gary Johnson, he's almost supportive of Clinton, while always attacking Trump. While Jill Stein, like Trump, praises Putin while relentlessly attacking Clinton all while ignoring Trump. The irony is that a person like Stein knows full well that she is not going to win over Trump voters, so its pointless in attacking Trump, even though she has almost no chance at winning the election, so why is she even running?
commented on Hey Bernie Bros, "Revolution" Is Not the Best Way to Structure a Political Movement
Ive read comments on Reddit from volunteers who worked for both Obama in 2008/2012, and for Sanders in 2016. And most of these volunteers will say the local campaigns were dysfunctional as fuck. When you go canvasing door to door, you spend 2-3 minutes per house, you dont spend 20 minutes arguing with the home owner as to why Hillary is going to prison. Also had volunteers waste countless hours arguing with others at the campaign office about everything and nothing. Sometimes they would ignore their duties just to go protest a Trump rally going on nearby. Even if they collected pages worth of data, they didnt feel the need to add it to the data base (data entry is for nerds!!) and theres lots more that went on and it wasnt some odd office that it occurred in, it was going on nationwide. This went on for months and none of the higher up campaign managers did anything about this dysfunction, they ignored it. So it doesn't surprise me that people would rather quit than be led by Weaver.
commented on What Do You Know: Millennial Voters Flocking to Clinton
I threw away my vote twice in my life. Once in 1992 (19 years old) when I voted for Perot and again in 1999 when I voted for Nader. Never again! So its amazing that Clinton can snag the demographic of voters that either dont vote, or throw their vote away on a third party.
Jill Stein is way to daffy duck crazy for me and whats with all the photos of her having dinner with Putin? WTF is she up to?
commented on What Last Night's Primary Election Results Mean for Housing, Transit, and the Futures of a Bunch of Big-Name Pols
Park Advocates: And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin Viaduct Park.
Park Advocates: Oh sir! It's only a tiny little park.
Voters: No. Fuck off - we have too many parks (burps).
Park Advocates: Oh sir... it's only *wafer* thin.
Voters: Look - I couldn't possibly take on another park. I'm absolutely
over budget as it is. Bugger off.
Park Advocates: Oh sir, just... just *one* more...
Voters: Oh all right. Just one more.
Park Advocates: Just the one, sir... voila... bon appetit...