Jul 15 fad commented on Need Anything from Cleveland? The Stranger Is Going to the RNC!.
Yay! Looking forward to some decent political reporting from The Stranger again! The guys have been really really bad lately (except for Ansel).
Jun 8 fad commented on You Have Permission to Feel Good About Politics for a Day (But Just a Day).
A whole new generation gets to be completely disillusioned with politics now, hooray! And this time they don't even have to wait for them to get elected to compromise their ideals.
May 23 fad commented on Your Donald Trump Reader.
Um, where exactly did Stein say Trump and Clinton are "indistinguishable"? I her saying that both would be horrible (true), but nothing about them being indistinguishable (not true). Is it time now to start smearing the third party candidates now?
May 22 fad commented on Your Weekly Roundup: Jungle Clearing To Start Next Week, Berning Out on Sanders, and All the SIFF Coverage You Need.
Bernie is totally destroying the party by with getting thousands and thousands of young and independent voters to register as democrats. Let's just hope Clinton and her supporters can keep doing everything they can to keep insulting and marginalizing them rather than trying to entice them to stay - wouldn't want to actually win in November!
May 18 fad commented on Everyone Walks Out of the Nevada Democratic Convention a Loser.
@13 she can't get anything done if she doesn't get elected. I want her to get elected - not my first choice, but she's better than Trump. But she is not going to win if she can't find a way to appeal to Sanders supporters, young voters, and independents. Dismissing them because she wins the primary is not going to help her in the general election. "Better than Trump" is not a particularly inspirational campaign slogan though, hope she finds a way to convince more people to vote FOR her, not against Trump... don't want another Bush v Gore/Kerry.

@15 if you read to the end of the article, it's conclusion is that yes, she supports fracking. I'm going to keep that in the "untrustworthy" column as opposed to "nuanced and evolved". I don't trust "responsible fracking" any more than I do "clean coal".
May 18 fad commented on Everyone Walks Out of the Nevada Democratic Convention a Loser.
@9, there is a difference between "untrustworthy" and "truth-telling". I don't trust her to regulate Wall Street, or fracking, or to have a non-militaristic foreign policy. Not saying she is lying about any of these things.
May 18 fad commented on Everyone Walks Out of the Nevada Democratic Convention a Loser.
I agree with Matt on this one; it was a disaster for everyone involved. Who loses out the most though? Clinton. She gains two meaningless delegates, but further alienates Sanders supporters. Sanders has already (basically) lost. At this point, Clinton (and her supporters) should be trying to figure out how to get Sanders supporters to vote for her. She is not going to win the general election if younger (under 45! I'm still young!) voters don't vote. So far, the approach seems to be: 1. Call for unity, 2. Ask Wall Street and Republican SuperPacs for money, and 3. Insult and belittle the supporters of her opponent (who won ~20 primaries, and who need to vote for her to win).
May 18 fad commented on Is Portland Berning?.
I voted for Bernie, but recognize that he is not going to get the nomination, and Clinton is the only option now for the presidency.

However, she is not going to win without making some effort to entice Bernie supporters. Saying we need unity then soliciting Bush superPacs? That's not going to do it. Dismissing the ~45% or so of democratic primary voters who voted Bernie as losers, without offering them any acknowledgement of their concerns, is a recipe for failure. We know what happens when younger voters don't show up, and when 85% of them supported your opponent, perhaps you need to make some changes to get them on board.
Mar 29 fad commented on Why Is Hillary Clinton Entitled to Any Washington Superdelegates At All?.
Super delegates are completely meaningless at this time. The true candidate will be selected the same way it has always been - by the results of the illuminati Cadbury egg eating contest.
Mar 24 fad commented on Ask Us Anything About Our Caucus Endorsement(s).
Does it feel good to finally be to the right of those hippies at the Seattle Times?