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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:13 PM

On Wall St. ties: “She knows how to earn money and keep her campaign running" --HRC voter

I read the NYT's analysis of Super Tuesday to find two real gems for how voters are "thinking" through their vote:

The time had come, several said, to end their romance with Bernie Sanders and settle down with Mrs. Clinton.

Bernie Sanders’s odds of getting the nomination are maybe not that great,” said Mitchell Westall, 19, of Suffolk, Va., who added that he had been intrigued by the Vermont senator’s vision. “So I’m looking at the other Democrat.”


Not to be outdone in the competition for most ludicrous logic for backing one's chosen candidate, Ms. Hermer chose pretzel logic that would make a certain contingent on DU very proud.

I don’t vote with my emotions,” said Bridget Coughlan Hermer, 54, a teacher and Clinton supporter from Madison Lake, Minn. “I vote with my head.”

Through such a pragmatic frame, Ms. Hermer saw a silver lining to Mrs. Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, which Mr. Sanders has assailed as emblematic of a rigged campaign finance system: “She knows how to earn money and keep her campaign running,” Ms. Hermer said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/us/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders.html

This may be the most appalling statement I have seen yet today in support of a Democratic candidate. If that is Clintonian pragmatism for the 2016 election, deal me out.

Reaching even lower, the NYT declined to quote any actual Sanders supporters for why they were voting (who knows, they might actually have a substantive response, we couldn't have something as radical as that in the Grey Lady!); the lone Sanders voter was doing so simply to push Hillary leftwards.

I wonder sometimes if Idiocracy is debuting earlier than expected.

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Reply On Wall St. ties: “She knows how to earn money and keep her campaign running" --HRC voter (Original post)
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 OP
Politicalboi Mar 2016 #1
nc4bo Mar 2016 #2
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 #3
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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:19 PM

1. Idiots who call themselves Democrats

 

“She knows how to earn money and keep her campaign running,” Ms. Hermer said.



Did anyone tell her last time the Queen left debt on her campaign and didn't pay her staffers. So progressive she is.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:22 PM

2. We will get the government we deserve. nt

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:25 PM

3. I am beginning to see that clearer by the day. n/t

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:57 PM

4. Idiocracy

Isn't debuting... It's entrenched, especially with teachers like that.

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