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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #74)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:27 PM

79. You misread my post. I didn't blame Sanders or O'Malley at all.

You should re-read what I wrote. I was saying that if Sanders or O'Malley had been the nominee then they would also have been targeted and destroyed by the corrupt FBI.

Minority voters are less susceptible to GOP swift boating and are more loyal to the Democratic Party. They were also more outraged--and scared--by Trump's blatant racism.

I don't think it is easy to blame Comey at all. Ever since the election the media has brutally shut down any attempt to suggest that the polling until 11 days before the election was right and that the election was turned on its head in the final 11 days by the Comey intervention. But the evidence is overwhelming that Comey's action had a dramatic effect on the race, just like it is incredibly clear how much damage he did with his July press conference.

Had there not been a corrupt FBI director like Comey HRC would have won by a wide margin. And if Sanders or O'Malley were our nominee we can be sure that they would have been swift boated. We don't know how successful the swift boating would have been.

People who use catch phrases like "take responsibility" or "it's too easy to point the finger" are simply using those sound bites to automatically shut down a conversation about what happened in 2016 that does not lambaste HRC as a candidate, either for her policy positions or her supposed level of competence.

HRC's critics are using the final election results to write the history books in a way that validates their pre-conceived notions. And also to affect the decisions made by future primary voters. If it's really true that no Democratic candidate can win unless they run on a Bernie Sanders-type agenda, then there is no choice but to vote for someone like that in the future.

It also seems like some Sanders supporters just want to keep piling it on. They want to remind us how absurd it was that Bernie was not the nominee and what a terrible mistake we made. In reality, we don't know whether Bernie would have won or not. And if Bernie was supposed to be the nominee of the Democratic Party, then he would have won the primary and been the nominee of the Democratic Party.

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