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2016 Postmortem

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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 01:07 AM Feb 2016

Today I end my flirtation with the Third Way. Oh sure, they talk a good game, but in the end [View all]

I realize they don't have labor's back at all, and never have. In fact, they co-opted many, many Republican ideas until we lost our party. No more. I have seen the light. I have heard Sweet Bernie's dulcet tones on his Folk album, and I like it that he hasn't changed a position in 40 years. I like it that he doesn't just talk a good game, but he actually DOES SOMETHING. Like protest. Like get arrested for his beliefs. Like always, always advocate for the least of these. He has principles. He has scruples. He is not afraid to march, or to work a picket line. He has charm and wit and personality, and he has real values that line up precisely with mine, not just kinda-sorta. That's not why I've made up my mind, though.

My mind is made up because Hillary will get slaughtered in the general. Without a doubt.
Bernie might not win, but he has a better chance than Hillary, by far.
And more than likely, he will win.

Barring any nefarious activities with the voting machines installed by Bushco and controlled by private corporations rather than our local elections boards. Too bad we all fell for that one, too.

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Sweet Bernie? giftedgirl77 Feb 2016 #1
LOL Whatever. He is a dreamy candidate. I was channeling Marsha Brady and grinning while I typed. silvershadow Feb 2016 #3
Whatever floats your boat. giftedgirl77 Feb 2016 #5
You have swayed me. I, too have voted for third way candidates in every election going back to 1992 virtualobserver Feb 2016 #2
:-) CentralMass Feb 2016 #4
Make sure you get rid of the any leftover Rockefeller stuff you might have as well from 68. silvershadow Feb 2016 #6
I only discovered the "Rockefeller Connection" recently. Hillary must have dyed those roots. virtualobserver Feb 2016 #8
Here's a chart that might help: silvershadow Feb 2016 #9
LOL! (nt) Ino Feb 2016 #11
Accurate chart. Enthusiast Feb 2016 #13
It's only accurate until the next time she changes a position. JimDandy Feb 2016 #20
!! Ruby the Liberal Feb 2016 #24
Holy shit, when has she ever been Authoritarian Left? nt VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #28
You know, one of the funny things from before this primary Hydra Feb 2016 #7
Probably insiders patting him on the back when the 60th vote was required or something. They silvershadow Feb 2016 #10
I like Bernie's definition better nxylas Feb 2016 #12
Your definition of a person is interesting. JDPriestly Feb 2016 #16
I must be confused. It looks like you responded to me? I have no definition but silvershadow Feb 2016 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author MasonDreams Feb 2016 #22
That's because they were being honest about their actual beliefs then Armstead Feb 2016 #25
My vote still counts erlewyne Feb 2016 #14
I like: "Vote Bernie Sanders: He is not an asshole." Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #17
Third Way = neoliberalism in disguise. n/t FangedNoumenom Feb 2016 #15
Indeed, FangedNoumenom... MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #30
Hehe, good stuff. k&r Bassomar Feb 2016 #19
There is no way Hillary can win the general election! emsimon33 Feb 2016 #21
I'm with you! I have had it with Corporate Democrats! Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #23
K&R Carolina Feb 2016 #27
Proud to say tazkcmo Feb 2016 #26
I never did either. My post (well, headline anyway) is a counter to a nearly silvershadow Feb 2016 #29
Ah, I see said the blind man! tazkcmo Feb 2016 #34
No problem. silvershadow Feb 2016 #35
K/R UglyGreed Feb 2016 #31
lol LWolf Feb 2016 #32
Thank you! silvershadow Feb 2016 #33
3rd way = libertarian fascist. PowerToThePeople Feb 2016 #36
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