Almost any other Democratic nominee could have beaten Donald Trump, the only candidate with Unapprovals as high as Hillary's.
There is nothing sexist about calling Hillary a "weak" candidate when there are volumes of empiracle evidence to prove the label.
How weak is she?
In 2008 she lost to a largely unknown junior senator who was black AND had a Muslim name.
In the 2016 primary, she started with a 60-point lead but within six months she was running neck-in-neck with a rumpled, elderly Jewish self-avowed socialist with zero prior name recognition. She would have lost the primary were it not for the rigged corrupt system and voter suppression by the DNC establishment.
In the 2016 election, she spent 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS (dwarfing what her opponent spent) and yet still lost, to an inarticulate deranged orange clown with the attention span of a gnat and no organized political ground game.
Truly, Hillary Clinton may be the weakest, worst presidential candidate in Democratic party history. And its not because of her gender or sexism. Its because of WHO SHE IS and WHAT SHE HAS SAID AND DONE.
The fault is not on voters, not on 3rd parties*, not on sexism, not on the FBI, not on Bernie Bros... The fault is primarily on HILLARY CLINTON, and on the DNC for rigging the system to nominate her.
Some fault is shared by the low-information primary voters who believed what the Establishment Media told them -- that Hillary was a "strong" candidate and the "only one who can beat Trump" (despite solid empiracle evidence to the contrary).
* Rachel Maddow has proposed a delusional theory, that "if all of Jill Stein's voters and half of Gary Johnson's voters had voted for Hillary, she would have won." On what fictitious planet would Gary Johnson's voters have voted for Hillary...?!Exit polls confirm that if not for Gary, they would all have voted for Trump.
Without third-party candidates on the ballot, Hillary would have been beaten by a greater percentage -- in fact, she would not have won the popular vote, were it not for the votes that Johnson ciphoned off from Trump. She would have LOST at least three more states (where her margin of victory was less than the percentage who voted for Gary Johnson in those states).
Newsflash: Rachel Maddow is paid to lie to you. All the Corporate Establishment pundits and talking heads are paid to lie to you. Paid to put forth the propaganda the corporate employers want put forth.
During the primaries, TRMS was a tool of the Clinton Campaign, part of its Dirty Tricks squad, spreading lies and inuendo agianst Bernie Sanders. Some people may find it hard to blame Rachel Maddow for lying, considering she is paid $7 million/year -- that kind of money would undermine the ethical standards of many people, not just Rachel Maddow.
$7 million dollars per year...! That's a heck of a paycheck. So perhaps it is unjustly rude to criticize Rachel Maddow for selling out her ethics and soul.
7 million is an interesting number. It happens to be the number of FEWER people who voted in the 2016 election.
7 million FEWER people voted, because they were so disgusted by the two front-runner candidates and the whole corrupt, disgusting system, including the corrupt media that worked so hard to sell the delusional idea that Hillary Clinton was electable.
Bernie Sanders' supporters were accused and ridiculed for being "unrealistic" pie-in-the-sky fairy-dusters who wanted lollipops and unicorns.
Turns out, the ACTUAL unrealistic pie-in-the-sky fairy-dust lollipop-and-unicorn pipe dream was the belief that Hillary Clinton could beat Donald Trump.
We could have had a great, brilliant president-elect in Bernie Sanders. Instead.... Fasten your seat belts. And start mobilizing for 2018 (take back the house and senate, elect more LOCAL progressives to build the progressive bench) and 2020.
Watch TYT Politics on You Tube, and Aggressive Progressives on the TYT Network, to keep up to date with the REAL political news. Don't bother with Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes or any of the other professional propagandists on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS etc. They misled you for the past two years, they will continue to mislead you going forward, not just because they are so WRONG, but because they are PAID TO BE WRONG.
Yes, it appears that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, and that is a bitter "Hill" to swallow. And yet, we are feeling oddly optimistic. Why? Because 2016 feels like "the tipping point."
Finally, enough is enough.
Finally, a large enough percentage of voters are feeling energized to make real change happen.
Bernie is our Human of the Year, but he would be the first to admit this is NOT ABOUT HIM. It is about ALL of us. And you know what? We rock.
Yes -- We, The People, Rock.
Lake County, in particular, rocks!
From the Lake County News:
As for how Lake County voted in the presidential race, the final results showed that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont received the most local votes of any presidential candidate, with 5,195 ballots cast in his favor.
Businessman Donald Trump received 4,163 Lake County votes, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received 3,988 local votes.
Overall, there was a 51-percent voter turnout, with 16,712 votes cast, according to the final results.
For comparison, those turnout numbers surpass the presidential election year primaries in 2008 and 2012, when there was a 34-percent and 42.5-percent turnout rate, respectively, according to the registrar's records.
More later. Meanwhile, if you are not already doing so, start watching THE JIMMY DORE SHOW on You Tube.
It rocks, too.
The Establishment is not on your side. Bernie is. TYT Interview with Bernie Sanders:HERE
How Clintonism Screwed the Democratic Party (and how Bill and Hillary gutted Progressivism itself)
Civilizations don’t fall because their citizens are evil. They fall when their citizens are easily manipulated. Germany did not succumb to the Nazis because most Germans were evil, but because too many Germans failed to stand up to the evil. It is a story as old as civilization, and it continues today. All it takes to make Democrats support a warmongering self-serving neoliberal lying sociopathic criminal corrupt Wall Street Corporate Oligarchy shill is to point to an orange clown and shout "Be afraid!" The one good news from Hillary’s growing lead is that now there is NO EXCUSE for progressives living in safe Blue states not to vote Third Party. If we can give the Greens 5% at the polls in November, it will dramatically enhance that party’s ability to field great candidates in the future. We can start to break the Catch 22, wherein great candidates like Bernie don't run third party because third parties don't get the votes. Something has to come first. If third parties win a substantial percentage in November, that will attract better third party candidates in 2020. This is your ONLY chance to cast a vote which could accomplish something good.To survive, our democracy needs MORE voices and MORE choices. Voting third party is our only way to register opposition to the Democratic/Republican Corporate Uniparty's control.
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What are rural values ?
For most Americans, the answer to that question today is
probably different from what it would have been 50 years ago, before political and religious extremists hijacked the concept and began re-writing history. To find the truth, one need journey back to the founding of this nation, when noble, egalitarian ideals were given concrete form by farmer Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders of this then-rural nation, inspired partly by the example of the first representative democracy in the Americas, the Native American Iroquois Confederacy. Our REAL HISTORY pages will explore the core values inherent to America's origins as a modern democracy.
is definitely rural, and the values it represents in the public's mind depends upon who you are talking to. It has been called the Appalachia of the West
Coast by those who see it as a backward place. But changes in demographics suggest that such views will soon become more a portrait of LakeCountys
past than of its future.
What draws newcomers to LakeCounty? Among other things: an abundance of natural, unspoiled beauty,
clean air and water, the lure of living where wholesome food can be grown
without fear of contamination, opportunity to put sustainable living
or farming concepts into practice, and the chance to own an affordable piece of paradise.
Come celebrate true-blue rural values!
Such aslove of nature, respect for all life, honoring
the wisdom of the elders, acknowledging our responsibility to future
generations, self-sufficiency, financial prudence, tolerance, generosity, neighbors helping neighbors, thriftiness,
living simply, gratitude, and finding joy every day in the wonder of existence.
Our Voices of the People page will contain not only voices from Lake County, but also provide
insights from, and links to, the modern writings of folks like Wendell
Berry, Gary Snyder and Michael Pollan, rural political philosophers
like Thomas Jefferson, transendentalist authors such as
Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau, the indigenous wisdom of visionaries
such as Black Elk or story-keepers like Paula Gunn Allen, and other
voices that capture the true essence of the values associated with
living close to, and part of, the land.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.