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Mar 7 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on House Republicans Unveil Their Obamacare Replacement Plan.
@22- " If Obama had risen to the occasion and used the bully pulpit to get Expanded and Improved Medicare for All passed, like Johnson got Medicare and Medicaid passed, it would be untouchable."

I don't think that was possible, for the reasons you describe in the rest of your post.

But I have been bitterly disappointed with Obama for not even trying. He set the bar for initial negotiations too low and thus we got an ACA that sucked for a lot of people. My aunt with a chronic condition was helped by it, I got required to get a health insurance plan with deductibles too high for me to use my health insurance. And that mediocrity cost the Democratic Party the midterm elections.

So I voted Hillary Clinton in the general election because I could see that more of the same was better than what Trump and the GOP were offering, but I didn't like it. And people are way more inclined to show up to vote if they like who and what they are voting for. So if the Democratic Party wants to win any more elections (and you get more lobbyist perks if you win guys) they better start showing up with a real convincing case that they have are really gonna change some shit.
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Mar 6 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on New Survey Finds Most People Experiencing Homelessness in Seattle Were Already Here When They Became Homeless.
@33- " Common sense of anyone who has lived in Central Seattle for more 3 years points to the obvious in-migration driven..."

Common sense is conducting a survey, being an asshole is "I don't personally know any of these newly homeless so they must be from out of town."
Mar 2 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath.
@45- I really don't believe any of these "Obama long game" stories I hear. Obama probably expected Trump to reverse sanctions (and allow the DAPL to proceed, etc...) and that would piss some people off. I don't think he could have possibly predicted that a cabinet appointee would perjure himself or the Trump administration would put their Russia contacts in such high and obvious places.

Basically Trump's incompetence is far beyond Obama and the Democrat's excellence.
Mar 1 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on A Review of Trump’s First Address to Congress: A Fruit Loop Necklace of Nonsensical Words.
@20- "I didn't vote for the guy,"

Convicted sex offenders aren't allowed to vote, so you couldn't have.
Feb 28 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time.
@59- No, Hillary lost. Because we are in America and the stupid electoral college is still there and if the Democrats strategy for next election works out the same way we can probably get 4 or 5 million more votes and still lose. We need to learn from the last election, and the Electoral College (which gave us W and Trump) sure as shit isn't going to change while the GOP holds the legislature, executive branch, and most of the state houses, so we need to learn how to win the Electoral College. We need to win Rust Belt states.

My rage at Dan Savage, Judepsychic, and the rest of the Democrats who refuse to learn from their mistakes isn't misplaced. If you were playing soccer with someone who insisted on committing a handball every time you passed to them despite have the rules explained to them repeatedly and the other team capitalizing on their mistakes over and over, you really ought to get mad at them. And that is what the Democratic leadership has been doing for the past couple decades. They barely passed a healthcare reform which, frankly, kinda sucked for a lot of people (being required to get coverage that is too expensive to use is not cool.) They lost the state legislatures just before a redistricting, didn't notice or effectively fight the epic gerrymandering that happened, causing the House to get locked into the GOP. The Democratic primary voters picked Hillary Clinton and she lost the election (if not the popular vote) and dragged a couple Democratic Senate elections down with her.

The Democratic Party needs to change course. Savage and Judepsychic refuse to acknowledge that and pretend all we need to do is "resist" and somehow magically the next election will be different. It won't. Things need to change, and pretending somehow the Greens or the Bernie Bros (who voted for Hillary, virtually all of them) are the problem is actually just making things worse.

So I'm mad, and saying "Hillary won" is wrong. She lost. We lost. America lost. And the Electoral College isn't going away until the Congress is solidly Democratic, which won't happen until after the next redistricting if at all.
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Feb 28 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time.
@54, without typos this time- HILLARY CLINTON LOST. That's the history we need to not repeat. So do not do what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats did last time. Run a candidate who isn't widely disliked. Run a candidate who is trusted. Run a campaign based on what the Left has to offer, not on why the opposition sucks and the personality of an uncharismatic leader.

"I'm With Her" is only a compelling slogan if you like "Her", and most people didn't. You can hate people for not being Hillary fans if you like, but it isn't going to win any elections.
Feb 28 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time.
@54- HILLARY CLINTON LOST. That's the history we need to not repeat, So do what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats did last time.
Feb 28 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time.
@50- Yeah, Hillary won the Democratic primary. That's a competition almost entirely among people who are going to vote for the Democrat. Independents are the people who decided the election. It is too bad that 3 million primary voters failed to notice how unpopular their candidate was with the people they needed to persuade. Hillary Clinton LOST with 3 million votes more than Trump because the electoral college system is rigged to favor lower population states. In battle ground states where the election was decided (and where the Democrats lost the Senate) Hillary Clinton's unpopularity lost the election for herself and the Democrats down ticket from her. Hillary Clinton's candidacy was a disaster.

Unless you're getting a Constitutional Amendment passed in the next couple years to change the way Presidential elections work, then the Democrats had better pick a candidate who isn't widely despised and legitimately seen as cozy with big business and late to every progressive cause. Otherwise it's another guaranteed loss.

It'd be great if we had an electorate that understood how terrible Trump was and showed up to vote against him. It'd be great if we had an election system that gave the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. But we don't, and that's why the Democrats need to stop blaming other people for losing and realize they need to work with the country they have and cut the dead weight of the Clinton machine from the party. Triangulating moderates aren't going to win.

"Yes, lets again overlook the fact that the Bernie bros were insisting the Democrats undemocratically deny the 3 million more Democrats who voted for Clinton in the Primary." How did that effect the general election? I doubt more than a couple thousand "Bernie bros" voted for anyone but Clinton, and most of them in deep blue or deep red states.

"And lauded a Green party candidate who dined with Putin and Trumps manager." The Green Party got a smaller percentage of the vote than usual. Again, why do you keep bring this up? It doesn't help any kind of Pro-Clinton argument. It just points out how badly she did, even without an insurgent Green party she lost. After Gore's loss the Democrats refused to take responsibility for their mediocrity and the Greens were a convenient scapegoat, but that well is dry, the Green Party barely existed in the election except as a punching bag for Dan Savage to try to distract us from Clinton's flailing, stupid, misguided campaign.

"1 far right candidate" is Trump, you're right there. There weren't three left candidates. There was a moderate (Clinton), a libertarian (basically Right on everything but a couple social issues and really they don't give a fuck about gay people and women, they just want weed and guns, so really Right), and a Leftist (Stein).
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Feb 28 dwightmoodyforgetsthings commented on Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time.
Also, regarding the hydroelectric dam: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-…

Hydroelectricity is not without serious environmental impacts, both local and global.