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The US Election, seen from a distance
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The left is getting pounded globally for many of the reasons mentioned in that discussion, a rather insightful discussion in fact.

One correction: IMHO Bernie didn't loose the election, it was stolen from him.

And the one guy got it right: Many Bernie-ites did in fact hold their nose and vote for Trump as Hillary was perceived as pitching more of the same identity politics and snobby rich heeled elitism, only writ even bigger.

Interesting times ahead indeed.

>" IMHO Bernie didn't loose the election, it was stolen from him."

I Concur. The People who I'm living with here in Seattle were Bernie supporters felt the fix was in when they attended the caucus meetings.

The DNC punting Bernie to the curb totally validated the idea of Democrats as the disconnected big money elitist establishment in a lot of RINO people's minds. Certainly did in mine.

Opportunity squandered :(


Even here, on the Outside, we could see the fix. Trump was talking about a rigged election but it had already taken place inside the DNC.

The Left here in Aus are holding their own, with enough seats and senators to guarantee the Government does not have a free reign.

The primary was fixed, clemtaur. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz favored Hillary.

One correction: IMHO Bernie didn't loose the election, it was stolen from him.

I'm curious. What is your assertion based on? How was it done?

My understanding is The DNC power structure uses a group of Super Delegates who have the ability over-rule the popular vote. Sanders won the popular vote across the country, but the super delegates voted for Clinton. Therefore, Clinton won the DNC nomination, despite losing the popular vote.

...that sounds familiar.

I had not seen those results. Interesting.

8:45 there is now a huge cultural divide between the left leadership and working class voters, and for many people, "the deplorables" as Mrs. Clinton called them, that cultural divide is more important than class.

WTF is that liar talking about?!?!?!?!

The Clinton quote:
And if you have read about the ones he says he’s likely to support, he’s not kidding. In fact, if you look at his running mate, his running-mate signed a law that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT Americans. And there’s so much more than I find deplorable in his campaign: the way that he cozies up to white supremacist, makes racist attacks, calls women pigs, mocks people with disabilities — you can’t make this up. He wants to round up and deport 16 million people, calls our military a disaster. And every day he says something else which I find so personally offensive, but also dangerous.
I know there are only 60 days left to make our case — and don’t get complacent, don’t see the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment and think well he’s done this time. We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?


The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now how 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket — and I know this because I see friends from all over America here — I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas — as well as, you know, New York and California — but that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change. It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from. They don’t buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won’t wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroine, feel like they’re in a dead-end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well.

So who are the deplorables according to Clinton? Those holding "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic - you name it" views.

Very few people have read/seen the whole quote by Clinton. They believe the Trump narrative - and this TV host does the same - that Clinton "called all Trump supporters a Basket Of Deplorables." If the host had done a little research he would know Clinton never said that.

She only said half of them were, not all.

She got that percentage wrong. She was right on the money, when it comes to who Trump was courting at his rallies and whome he handed the megaphone with his retweets.

When it came to the original GOP field of candidates, he was my 2nd to last choice with Jeb! being dead last. ;)

I never did like Trump or Hillary and decided to support a 3rd party instead. My state is nowhere near being a swing state so yeah, I could do that. :)

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