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Mar 26, 2016 Aaron commented on Happy Washington State Democratic Caucus Day!.
My sister's 37th District precinct is 2-1 Bernie vs. Hillary delegates, mine is 4-2. Hillary is doing better than I expected. Bernie may get his trifecta, but I don't think he's going to be on a trajectory to close the gap with today's result. That's my straw poll.
Mar 25, 2016 Aaron commented on No One Can Stop You From Talking As Long As You Want at Your Caucus Tomorrow.
I mean, some people have submitted affidavits and will not be there at all, and they get counted while not having to suffer the insufferable. How do I get into that category since I didn't do such an affidavit?
Mar 25, 2016 Aaron commented on No One Can Stop You From Talking As Long As You Want at Your Caucus Tomorrow.
I want to sign my pledge and leave as soon as possible. How do I do that so that I'm counted, but don't have to stick around for all the posturing?
Mar 23, 2016 Aaron commented on Support the Real Progressive.
You want to see the real shit storm, go over to the Caucus for Hillary version and see the choking comments from all the Bernie supporters. They are really having a hard time with this not winning thing.
Mar 23, 2016 Aaron commented on Seattle's Revolution.
@15: Yes, I read it. What the Bernie supporters fail to account for in citing that aspect of the various polls is that he's still unlikely to win in the primary. Further, we haven't really seen the kind of negative attention turned towards Sanders that Clinton has been subjected to for decades. Fine, feel the Bern, but try to remember you are trying to win the Democratic nomination, and in the end the part of that leads to the General is Democratic, not the nominee. Sorry, parties still count. Try not to break this one (like the way the GOP is breaking) while you attempt to gain the nomination, and don't be too sore when you don't get what you want.
Mar 23, 2016 Aaron commented on .
Imagined by the right wing, and apparently enthusiastically validated by the activist left, without regard for the very likely possibility that she will be the candidate we need to beat Trump in the fall. Some encouragement: http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-dr…
Mar 23, 2016 Aaron commented on .
Cartoon politics at its best.
Mar 17, 2016 Aaron commented on Bernie or Hillary: The SECB Meets at 3 PM Today.
Hills because @70 has it right. People, not devils or angels. Bernie has been fun, he can keep going of course, but he is not going to win in this election cycle. Too old for another for that matter.
Feb 23, 2016 Aaron commented on Hillary Clinton Used to Be Terrible On Marriage Equality.
@51: Fair enough, you're right, not a good quote. And I agree that Hillary Clinton and the DNC and the platforms they present are well deserving of critical review. Didn't mean to be tired or to deflect. I do think a popular perception of Clinton has been shaped by a concerted campaign against her, and I hear those themes coming back from some Sanders supporters. That is very disappointing because Clinton is the likely candidate in the general, and it really does matter that the GOP does not win. Jesus what a shit show.

Bernie is great, but he won't win the nomination. If he does he's got my enthusiastic support, but he won't.
Feb 23, 2016 Aaron commented on Hillary Clinton Used to Be Terrible On Marriage Equality.
"It speaks to character and an ability to stand on the right side of history even when it's unpopular."
Ample evidence of what years of concerted political spending can do. Why do people so vilify Hillary over other politicians? Because they have been programmed to by the GOP. She is not particularly venal in the scale of political animals. If you want cite an example of a dishonest and shifty politician, you can do a lot better than Hillary. She has been successfully slandered. Do I hear you calling out Patty Murray as of poor character because she also had to change her position with regard to marriage equality? She's running this year too you know.