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Wed Aug 26, 2015, 02:53 PM

6. You are spot on and not over the top at all.

It has to be really cheap to hire a few people to attack HRC, or any other Democrat, in comment sections on media sites, as well as, liberal leaning websites. The GOP has been at this for a very long time. Their efforts to drive up Democratic candidates negatives in the polls is very effective in suppressing voter turnout. It started in the late '60's and early '70's as "All politicians are the same, they are all crooks". In 2000, they used it very effectively against Gore by dressing it up with Nader saying that Gore and Bush were no different. This gave the GOP cover to steal the 2000 election. A new variation in 2004 was the swift boating of Kerry, which was again used to good advantage to increase Kerry's negatives and allowing the news media to ignore the obvious theft of the election in Ohio. They were planning on doing the same thing in Ohio in 2012, just watch Rove's meltdown on live Fox TV, but could not pull it off for some reason, probably because the election was not going to turn on Ohio that time and little Jon Husted was not going to risk his neck for something so ridiculously obvious, since he closed the Ohio SOS office and disappeared before all the poll results were in during a presidential election. It was bizarre to say the least.

Anyway, a long way to say that I am sure a lot of the supposed Bernie supporters are not really supporters but just trying to drive a wedge into the Democratic Party. The GOP has absolutely nothing to run on except racism and class warfare which sadly seems to be effective to garner votes from middle class suburban voters and rural white people to get them to vote against their own economic self interests.

Ohio has been run by the GOP for decades now and it is turning into a crumbling ruin.The news media outlets are pretty much all owned by right wingers, so one only hears how great the GOP run state and John Kasich are doing. John Kasich has run the state so poorly that Ohio is now 33 months in a row below the national average in job growth. Our infrastructure is a disaster the state colleges are selling off their assets to private interests at a record pace, our public schools are being looted to enrich a few charter schools owners, and our state parks and forests are now open for strip mining, logging and oil/gas drilling. People who live in the well to do suburbs are blind to the damage to the rest of the state and keep voting for these thugs and thieves. The recent outrage is the closure of two facilities for the developmentally disabled in Dayton and Youngstown, two towns that tend to vote democratic. The people who live in these facilities will be forced to live in privatized group homes and the state employees will lose their jobs. At the same time, as the GOP are destroying facilities for the disabled, they are proposing to make it illegal for a pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy is the fetus is diagnosed with Down's Syndrome.

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