Bernie's Affirmation

I think we love and respect Bernie because he affirmed what we already knew about the inherent unfairness built into the system we have, and fought to fix it out of concern, not ambition. The DNC emails sort of do the same thing -- who was surprised by their contents? Nobody. Our suspicions about our own corrupt (or just 'nasty' if 'corrupt' bothers you too much) politicians were affirmed.

That many are still willing to play within that structure -- and lecture we who are vocally outraged and trying to make change -- is our national, Democratic problem. That structure uses fear, the same fear they accuse the right of using. It''s childish and an insult to our intelligence.

If another Bernie rolls out in 4 years, we will shoot her/him down, too, out of fear, like this time. Remember when Obama was to usher in the Progressive Revolution? Who doubted he would (raises hand)? Those of you raising your hands, did you think the same of Bernie? No, you didn't -- he was the only, and maybe our last, honest broker.

I still don't know what I will do in November. I know this: I will be a Democrat to vote for Bernie supported candidates, if I have to. Otherwise, I revert back to independent. I am NOT a Democrat. Not anymore. Don't get me wrong, I haven't moved to the right. I have moved nowhere; perhaps I have moved left. The Democratic party moved to the right. I remain a lefty. I will join the new Progressive party that Bernie's revolution will usher in.

Lastly, especially Hillary supporters, she won. Now, put a lid on it for a minute and let the rest of us grieve.

1 comment:

Alessandro Machi said...

Bernie caused Hillary Clinton to lose the 2016 election. Sanders misled the importance of caucus victories. Sanders LOST the primaries 28-12 to Hillary Clinton yet he made it seem like he was robbed of a victory. Sanders overhyped his caucus wins which most Sanders supporters did not realize were not as representative as the Primaries.
Sanders kept going left of Hillary Clinton to make her look like part of the establishment. Clinton lost some of her Moderate base because she knew she could not disparage the previous president and gain his support. Sanders knew this and simply attacked as necessary so he could get millennials and Moderates.
Sanders believed in Global Warming but brown nosed the Coal Miners. Free College Education would have meant drug dealers in every class room. Sander's own state of Vermont recently backed Hillary Clinton's plan to study how other States do with their legal Marijuana before making it legal in Vermont.

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