Rachel congratulates her on being the Dem nominee and it is totally scripted.
And yeah, I saw that video last night. It's disgusting. We have the media and a few Supers deciding our elections for us and many here don't give a shit. As long as their candidate wins, it's okay that the oligarchy decides for us. Because you cannot say that this was democracy. When six states and D.C. don't get to vote before the fucking AP calls the election based on a few Super votes, that is NOT democracy! It's the very definition of an oligarchy!
Evidently turnout is not good and that is on the heads of the bigwigs in the Democratic party and the media. But that's what they want so they got it. They told me and millions of Californians and people in other states that we and our votes do not matter. We are shit to them. Fine - but I will do nothing for them anymore. The hours/days that I have put in tying to get their candidates elected, the thousands in dollars I've donated, the wasted time I've spent here! Yeah, I know... "so get out!" Don't worry, you'll get your way. You always do.
But if you think I'm alone, you are dead wrong and more arrogant than your filthy candidate.
really? You use Chelsea Manning as your example? She's in prison!!! Maybe that's where Hillary should be? They could be cellmates and exchange ideas on National Security.
"Her history of trying to change the world is much more extensive than Bernie's, who primarily focused on his own path"
Again... really? "Change the world" - how? How has SHE changed the world? For the better? I don't think so.
Libya, Honduras, Iraq... not hte kind of changes that I want to see.
And no, he is not focusing "on his own path". He is doing all of this for us. He has no NEED to do this. He could retire onto his nice home in Vt. and play with his grandkids. But things have gotten so bad, and we progressives are not represented anymore, and so he decided to run for US. I am very thankful that he did. We haven't had a voice in politics for such a long time that we are amazed that someone like Bernie still exists.
voter block. But the Dems don't care. They would rather have their corporat-a-palooza/convention than go back to TRUE Democratic values. All of this is a big slap in the face to Bernie and his suporters as well. DWS and the big wigs in the party know that this is what Bernie is against and she deliberately ended that ban in February as a "FU" to him and us.
They are no longer what I consider the Democratic party. Not the party of FDR/JFK/Carter and other true Dems. Christ - even Eisenhower or NIXON would be consider left wing in today's "Democratic" party! And most of this came about under the Clintons. As they say in the video, they are Republicans minus a few social issues. And those social issues are being fought by the corporations and lobbyists that the Dems so lovingly welcome into the fold! Is the act of pushing forward a few social issues just a ruse so that they can keep calling themselves "Democratic"? Think about that.
To those of you who think this is just fine - congrats, you are destroying the soul of the party. Soon there will be no difference between the parties because those lobbysists and corporations couldn't give two shits about a woman's right to choose, worker's rights (HA! That's rich!), stopping war, climate change (again - a total ruse!), immigration reform, BLM (oh, wow...) or any other social issue. They are just SO happy that the Democrats have come around to where the Republicans have been for decades. More money, more MONEY!!
We will soon have one big party with two names. If this gets a hide, so be it. Tom Hartmann and Mike Papantonio know what's up. They even said it "progressives have no where to go except independent".
My twitter posts:
Dana Born ?@D_Born Mar 5
@GovHowardDean Your SD vote goes 2 Hillary no matter what? Way to represent the people! @BernieSanders will make a great Prez in spite of u
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Howard Dean ?@GovHowardDean 55m55 minutes ago
@D_Born @BernieSanders Super delegates don't "represent people" I'm not elected by anyone. I'll do what I think is right for the country
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Um, so now there a LOT of people who are angry with me on twitter. lol... And of course some who support it.
And yes, I do understand that the SD vote is not to represent the people, but the fact that he has already pledged to Hillary when his state went overwhelmingly for Bernie is confounding. I guess he either truly believes that she is best for the country or he doesn't give a shit and his lobbyist money and not getting on the Clintons' bad side is more important.