Nov 17 cracked commented on Hillary Clinton Tells Supporters to Keep Believing In America.
I remember this phase after my Nader vote. Lasted at least three years. Blaming all the subsequent distaster on Gore's lack luster personality and campaign mistakes. In the end, I stopped lying to myself.
Nov 17 cracked commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
@65 It was, in reality, a binary ELECTION. Changing the binary nature of our politics, if even possible, would/will require painstaking organizing and buidling up local and regional power through governing. Shock Doctrine party building has never worked for the socialist left in the post WW II age, and it wont work this time either. Too bad you weren't willing to do the real work at the local and state level, to get more than ONE member of your party serving in government, getting real things done.
Nov 17 cracked commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
@65 I get what you are saying. You and Sawant believe that Trump winning will lead to a better outcome, and that you have the answers for the likely worsening problems.

At least most idiots like me who voted for Nader didn't in the end say the resulting Iraq war showed how necessary Nader's awesome plans were. Eventually, I gave up blaming Gore for not running a better campaign - one which would have succeeded in offsetting the foolishness of voters like me. So, I guess I shouldn't be casting blame around this time. I just wish more people had got that lesson, instead of wallowing in the warm glow that is amorphous Clinton Derangement Syndrome. Emails? Sheesh.
Nov 17 cracked commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
@107 I voted for Nader and for several years after I blamed Gore's loss on selected campaign mistakes, but in the end I just admitted to myself that I had just fucked up. I played are part in all the subsequent war and destruction, and missed opportunity to address climate change earlier. But you've reminded me of that and it has taken some of the fire out of my anger. We probably did a poor job of making that argument to our friends and associates. But damn it. Many of THEM were there then too. Perhaps none of us, including the candidate, believed in our hearts that Trump could win, so we played a lot of psych games.

Anyway, appreciate your linking to that Huffpost piece. I think you would have more success getting people to read it without the confusing sarcastic paragraph. Since it is hard for me also to avoid making all my comments as pure sarcasm, I've been going out of my way to say things directly - even though it makes counter-argument easier.
Nov 17 cracked commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
@107 I hear you. She made the mistake of believing the polls and going for the super victory, while neglecting to shore up her campaign in many key locations where she was more vulnerable than her campaign understood. That still doesn't let people off the hook whose actions undercut her campaign and helped Trump. the election was too close to say it wasn't important. The saddest part was ignorant disaffected lefties who talked more about emails than about Yemen or Kissenger, helping Trump and the GOP with the game deciding "character defining" non-issues, without educating anyone. The drip drip drip of innuendo.
Nov 17 cracked commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
@62 Some fools like me were under the impression Sawant wanted to build something. So, I was disappointed to find that she was more interested in tearing down the competition for her target constituency rather than in fighting against racism, sexism, unregulated corporatism, and unchecked climate catastrophe.
Nov 17 cracked commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
@113 I wholeheartedly agree. "[Y]ou were awful at being citizens, largely because hating on Hillary projected the self-image you like."

That was the key thing I saw, even among people I know were planning on voting for Clinton and did vote for Clinton, Clinton voters who never stopped "liking" and passing on mindless cartoons and ridiculous articles that equated Clinton with Trump or randomly maligned her character with no supporting facts. I came to the conclusion that Clinton bashing was so fashionable in their white or rural circles that they completely failed to process that the internet cuts across state lines and into all minds. they couldn't get themselves to stand up and say "This is the right choice." She lost in the end by the drip drip drip of baseless innuendo, which was passed on by thousands upon thousands of Clinton voters themselves who lack all political sense.

We know now that many of the pictures, cartoons, and stories were actually created by professionals just creating masses of juicy click bate to generate income 0.0001 cent a click for their company in the Balkans. God, what a bunch of internet lemmings we've become!

Also, I'm becoming more aware of whitesplaining, as you describe, about why Clinton was a bad candidate chosen by the DNC, as if POC are primitives who can't choose for themselves when they vote in primaries or general elections. Face it, self-absorbed white lefties let us all down, but especially brown voters. Now those same white lefties think they are the obvious people to lead the rest of us. [Not sure how to categorize Sawant anymore. She's gone from being an effective inspiration for the idea of socialist party building on the local level - to now seeming like the reincarnation of a self-aggrandizing 1970s splinter party Trotskyite man who happened to die the year of Sawants birth, mumbling "chicks up front" under his last breath]

Sheesh. This whole thing just keeps getting crazier and crazier
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Nov 16 cracked commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
@110 That may be the most absurd statement you've ever sent out into the universe in your entire life.
Nov 16 cracked commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
@59 What a frickin' disappointment to find out just how pathetic the political party Sawant has been building is. Really, I'm disappointed. The fruit of all the very successful practical work you did thrown away so you are left with the sad glory of aggressively pushing yourself into the front of every parade like it's 1977 and you are the Spartacist League ready to righteously lead god knows who onto glorious revolution in a world that doesn't even remotely take you seriously. Sawant will for sure cash in with at least one more book while the iron is hot though. She's clearly gotten a taste for the national spotlight now.
Nov 16 cracked commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
@43 That is to say, it isn't my right to say who should and shouldn't be sacrificed to achieve my personal goals.