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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Hillaray Shante


jimf said...

From today's New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Made History, but Bernie Sanders Stubbornly Ignored It
JUNE 8, 2016

. . .

Freddie Paull, a 26-year-old filmmaker from Glendale, Calif.,
was not interested in milestones. He said he thought Mrs. Clinton
was a crook. “She could be indicted literally tomorrow if the
system is not corrupt,” he said.

“I would love to see a woman in office,” he added. “But I do
not want to see Hillary Clinton in office, because she has no honor.”

Should Mr. Sanders drop out, he said, he was prepared to vote for Mr. Trump.
Sanders, Clinton and, er, President Trump?
Nicholas Kristof
JUNE 9, 2016

. . .

At this point, Sanders has essentially zero chance of becoming
our next president. Meanwhile, there is a modest risk that continued
Democratic warfare will cost Clinton the election. The upshot is
that continuing to tilt at windmills is many, many times more
likely to elect Trump than Sanders.

We’ve seen this before. In 1968, liberal disenchantment with the
Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, assisted in the election of
Richard Nixon. In 1980, Edward Kennedy’s endless challenge to
Jimmy Carter undermined Carter and probably gave Ronald Reagan a lift.

And in 2000, many liberals regarded Al Gore the way some see
Clinton today, as a flip-flopper short on inspiration and
convictions. So a small number voted for a third-party candidate,
Ralph Nader, probably helping put George W. Bush in office. . .

I would bet that Trump will lose, and I’d even give two-to-one odds.
But I remember how my mother in 1980, as a fan of President Carter,
was overjoyed when Reagan became the Republican nominee since she
figured that assured Carter’s re-election. She wasn’t so happy a
few months later.
The Hillary and Bernie Road Trip
Gail Collins
JUNE 9, 2016

. . .

The road to Unity eight years ago wasn’t devoid of potholes. . .

In the end, . . . Clinton released her delegates and urged everyone
to support Obama. Everyone didn’t comply. One of the most ardent
Hillary camps was called PUMA, which either meant People United Means Action
or Party Unity My Ass, depending on your mood. . .

On Election Day, a group founder, Will Bower, told CNN that he had voted
for John McCain because “I didn’t want to validate corruption or reward
the campaign for what I thought was a fraudulent victory.”

Does that sound familiar?

It is not logical, Captain.

Dale Carrico said...

BernieOrBusters are a non-phenom with a twitter/reddit megaphone -- they have less oomph than the PUMAs and the PUMAs went poof without muss or muss -- but for the handful of bros who decide to drink trumpbleach because the bar doesn't stock their pet berniebrew, hey, it's a free country or so they tell me.