# 2016 Postmortem

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I listened to Bernie spell out the road to victory in his press conference. I have assessed all the pros and cons of each candidate. And today I have witnessed a veritable tsunami of nonsense of such preposterous proportions, that I sense victory is at hand. There are indeed corporate lobbyists who are superdelegates. Of course, their support for their candidate will not waver. But the career politicians who have a future to think about, well of course they will do the right thing.

This is why at DU today it is raining poop.

Take heart in that fact, the fact that a desperate establishment is gripping onto the levers of power as tightly as it can, and let us get prepared to contest this convention on the power of ideas, and fueled by the passion of a political revolution.

They are not going to be able to hold on for much longer.

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#### amborin

(16,631 posts)#### Gman

(24,780 posts)Go badger and harass the hell out of SDs. That is the sure way to make them flip to Bernie. I mean what makes somebody change their mind quicker than harassment and belittlement?

#### SaschaHM

(2,897 posts)I don't think that means what they think it means....

#### 72DejaVu

(1,545 posts)#### Gman

(24,780 posts)Is more fun than phone banking. But not as much as block walking.

#### hack89

(39,164 posts)really? So why do we even bother having elections when the person with the fewer votes can be declared the winner?

#### tonyt53

(5,737 posts)#### bkkyosemite

(5,792 posts)race. That is what is crazy.

#### hack89

(39,164 posts)the SDs should go to the candidate with the most pledged delegates. Right?

#### yourpaljoey

(2,166 posts)#### wysi

(1,512 posts)#### libdem4life

(13,877 posts)Awaiting the rest of the crew with no substance and similar one-liners and smilies.

#### pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)#### libdem4life

(13,877 posts)But make sure I use a whole TWO sentences...with a subject and a verb at the very least.

#### Renew Deal

(81,497 posts)#### Lizzie Poppet

(10,164 posts)I guess a million bucks just can';t buy good help these days.

#### senz

(11,945 posts)#### Ino

(3,366 posts)#### randome

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**"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."**

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Leonard Cohen, Anthem (1992)

#### canoeist52

(2,282 posts)#### FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)by their clumsy tactics

#### pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)#### NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)Thanks!

#### Snotcicles

(9,089 posts)#### FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)We cannot waver. We have the high road and will remain there.

EDIT scratch that, looks like there is more trash to take out.

#### jmowreader

(50,070 posts)On DU yesterday was an article explaining 25 percent of Republicans will vote for Hillary in November if Trump is their candidate. So why should we disregard the clear will of the voters to put the guy who's three million votes down on the ballot in November?

#### pdsimdars

(6,007 posts)not to mention 70% of the largest voting group, Independents.

#### GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)He is losing with Democratic Party voters. The ones that choose our nominee.

#### timmymoff

(1,947 posts)your candidate believes it needs more study and more legislation for mass incarceration. Besides, who wants to smoke with conservatives?

#### NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)That's it, we've lost!

#### libdem4life

(13,877 posts)#### IamMab

(1,359 posts)#### Waiting For Everyman

(9,385 posts)and nominate a candidate who isn't under FBI investigation, and can win.

It might be at the last minute, but I think self-interest stands a good chance of clearing their vision enough to see the handwriting on the wall.

We'll get to see how well "the system" of superdelegates works this time. If it works at all, the time for it to demonstrate its usefulness would be in this situation.

#### FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)one thing I have learned about Bernie is that he does not tend to over-promise.

#### YouDig

(2,280 posts)#### DemocratSinceBirth

(99,536 posts)#### SaschaHM

(2,897 posts)He got Michigan though so congrats for that.

#### jwirr

(39,215 posts)#### stopbush

(24,259 posts)#### frazzled

(18,400 posts)What else would Bernie Sanders be called, having had no career besides politician since 1981 (and none besides failed part-time carpenter before that)? Thirty-five continuous years in office makes him one of the most careerist of career politicians.

Be careful of labeling people.

#### DemocratSinceBirth

(99,536 posts)I dare the Democratic party to *steal * the election from women and people of color. Those are the people that have given Hillary Clinton her 3,000,000 vote margin of victory.

Shame on anybody who even suggests trying it.

#### SaschaHM

(2,897 posts)not voting whats best for them.

#### DemocratSinceBirth

(99,536 posts)Response to SaschaHM (Reply #38)

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#### mcar

(41,659 posts)Whatever "card" it may be.

#### onenote

(41,514 posts)#### Stuckinthebush

(10,782 posts)You missed that one.

#### lunamagica

(9,967 posts)basically telling them their votes don't count.

Do you really think this could happen? Do you want this to happen?

#### brooklynite

(91,686 posts)He claims he can still win. He couldn't last week; he can't this week.

#### NuclearDem

(16,184 posts)#### Bleacher Creature

(11,170 posts)Is it made of yellow bricks? And do munchkins live at the beginning of it?

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#### senz

(11,945 posts)One of you makes up for a dozen of them. I appreciate everything you do.