commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate
It's a good thing center-right Democrats have such an effective Boogeyman in Trump this year. I'd be really curious to see what their approach to intimidating Progressives into voting for the ticket would be without him. I know there are good luckreasons to vote Clinton, but when you compare all the arguments being made 'for' her on the basis of traction they get, Fear of Trump wins by a country mile. I guess the Republicans don't quite have a monopoly on fear-based politicking.
commented on House Dems Boo Sanders
@16 Oh, that's right! I forgot about that time people elected Ronald Reagan (R) specifically so he would nominate Justice Kennedy so he could write the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges! Clearly the broad cultural victory on this issue — including changing opinions of the electorate, pressure from corporate interests, and multiple Federal court decisions — was either the result of violent revolution or the direct result of an election! How else could something so revolutionary have occurred?
commented on Watch Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Stage Together in North Carolina
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth
One thing I hate most about American politics is the whole "I've picked my side and they can do no wrong" attitude, which is the vibe I'm getting from Mr. Frizzy Christabear here. Senator Sanders — my first choice — had flaws. Businessman Trump has oodles of flaws. President Obama has flaws. Secretary Clinton has flaws. You're allowed to support a politician while acknowledging and criticizing their flaws. Give it a try sometime.
commented on Emails From Reasonable Bernie Supporters Pour Into My Inbox
This comment thread proves that while Democrats aren't the smartest kids on the playground, at least we're the most fun!
The important thing is that everyone can leave this thread with a smug sense of superiority. That's what makes the Internet great. Only 131 more days of this before we have to start prepping for 2020!
commented on Hillary Clinton Has Already Won the Democratic Nomination
I don't know which is worse — the deluge of condescending snark from Hillary's camp, or the ragesplosion/meltdown from the Sanders camp.
This comments section is a shit show, the Stranger's coverage of the primaries has been a shit spectacular, and the election itself almost assuredly will be a shitstravaganza. Should be fun, rooting for Boring to defeat Stupid in November. Can you believe there are people who are disillusioned with our electoral process?