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Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 45, That is the point. At least on this blog, and others that I read, Clinton supporters can't make the case without being hateful and insulting. That's going to win over the public how, exactly?
Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 40, So if I were to flip what you just wrote to me, it would go something like "you're just ignorant of her actual record because you repeat campaign propaganda, meanwhile here's a list of all the major issues over the last 20 years about which she's been disastrously wrong."

Can you really not see how insulting that is?

Oh and bonus from 41 "you don't know what the president does."
Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 35, Perhaps you don't realize it, but I'm trying to have an honest dialogue here, and you're coming across as smug and condescending; are you really going to persuade someone to your side with that?

As far as the platform goes, it goes back to the credibility problem, which is that people don't think she'll make any good faith effort to deliver and will say anything to get elected.

What would persuade me is knowing more about who she would appoint to cabinet positions, and her making firm, public commitments there, for example: absolutely no Goldman Sachs or Citibank cronies and sycophants.
Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 26, Yes, let's blame the idealists, that miniscule number of voters that'll somehow throw the election. In reality, Establishment Dems have a much bigger marketing problem.

It's baffling to me that Team Clinton doesn't seem to have made any serious effort to understand voters other than her own supporters. Let's say an ad comes on teevee for a product that you don't want. The announcer says "Hey, you stupid asshole, buy my product or else." Well, are you gonna run out and buy product X? Of course not. But that's exactly the ad that's running day in and day out on social media and comment threads like this one. It actively repels disaffected conservatives, independents, and liberals alike, making them more likely to just stay home in November.

Given that the public's perceptions of Clinton are fairly well set, I don't see how this attitude helps.
Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 28, These activists are also the people who do the actual work of canvassing, doorbelling, phonebanking, engaging and otherwise dragging people to the polls. It's interesting how much outright hostility and contempt Democrats have for them.
Jul 26 Original Andrew commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!".
@ 17, It's really simple: Clinton is the problem, and it's the Democrats who've decided to play Russian roulette with the election by nominating her. They can't comprehend the rage that voters feel toward the political class of both parties, and those voters are going to lash out at the ballot box by rejecting establishment candidates. This is why nothing Trump says or does matters. He's the missile that the angry and disenfranchised are using to destroy the DC/Wall Street power complex.

It doesn't matter what Clinton says because she has no credibility, and her own disastrous record belies her campaign trail conversion to a progressive platform. People expect that she'll betray us for her corporate paymasters the instant the election is over. Sanders at least offered the hope that things could get better for the 80% of the country that's economically imploded, but that hope now has been supplanted by dread and despair.

The Establishment Dems have committed a fatal error, and we're all going to pay the price.
Jul 25 Original Andrew commented on Why are Democrats not Throwing Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the Wolves?.
@ 8, Surprisingly, yes:

Article 5, Section 4 of the DNC Charter mandates the following:

“The Chairperson shall be responsible for ensuring that the national officers and staff of the Democratic National Committee maintain impartiality and evenhandedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process.”
Jul 25 Original Andrew commented on Why are Democrats not Throwing Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the Wolves?.
Sounds like Debbie is gonna be "committing suicide" real soon.
Jul 25 Original Andrew commented on Revolution Now Eating Its Own: Bernie Supporters Boo Bernie Sanders.
Maybe they're saying "Boo-illary?"
Jul 25 Original Andrew commented on Revolution Now Eating Its Own: Bernie Supporters Boo Bernie Sanders.
There's either so few of us "radical leftists" that our votes don't matter, or we're so dangerous in rebelling against the Clinton Kleptocracy that we're about to serve up the election to Trump on a silver platter.