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The bottom line is that you fucked up. You let some back country rubes defeat you even though they didn't have a credible candidate, a GOTV operation, a huuuge advertising budget or the endorsement of a single major newspaper. Your candidate sucked. She campaigned in the wrong places and on the wrong issues and came to be seen as the creature of the establishment she had become.
And now you have the temerity to come to the European Tribune and lecture its denizens on your obviously superior intelligence and wonderful political skills. Thanks for that. We have plenty of problems of our own and it doesn't look like your President is going to help us much. You deal with your problems. We'll deal with ours. I've tried to give you some latitude but you seem to think that insulting everyone here with your straw men arguments is deserving of some greater respect. I beg to differ.
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The democratic base here is largely made up of people of color. Your disdain for their votes or opinions, and your refusal to stand with them as allies when they outvoted you, is duly noted.
I would have supported either candidate in the general election against electing a fascist and handing the power of all three branches of government to the party that is causing all the problems you're railing about. Evidently taking a clear stand against fascism and asking for unity makes me a whiny ass making excuses.
And once the primary was over, the people who support the democrats were actively bullied into silence by extremists on both the left and right. We had a simple choice to make and a bunch of faux revolutionaries actively dominated the online discourse.
And, Frank? Fuck you for telling me I have "temerity" for posting here. I helped build this fucking blog, which for awhile was a vibrant community, till relentless bitter nasty male voices wore everyone down and ran them off. Ever wonder why all the women left here? You guys clearly have zero tolerance for any view other than your own and systematically drum out everyone who has a different view. Now you're just openly admitting you don't understand the concept of allies and frame every dissenting opinion as the enemy.
Maybe one day the world will run on who makes the most pompous argument or who repeats it with enough fervor instead of actual voting and the powers that be will consult you all and you can tell them your well thought-out opinions on how you think the world SHOULD be run. Until then, enjoy your little lefty circle jerk. Come the glorious revolution and all that!
Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
You do realize Hitler was elected because the far left refused to present a united front with the center left, right?
And once the primary was over, the people who support the democrats were actively bullied into silence by extremists on both the left and right.
We had a simple choice to make and a bunch of faux revolutionaries actively dominated the online discourse.
However I'm not interested in opinion pieces pointing out that those people are wankers. I already know that, the question is whether they're a plausible explanation for why the Dems lost the election. And their perfidy, however real, is beside that point.
Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
And that's quite enough. Comments closed. I hope everyone did not enjoy this.
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