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I like the "Welcome back!" banner.

Silly, but I don't want to dismiss it. I missed DU when I needed it the most.

Just sayin'....

Why did we lose?

I was going to reply to a thread that has now been removed. I went to all the trouble of writing my reply, so here it is:

She lost because of whiny-assed people who didn't get their pony and completely ignored the consequences of electing the orange fascist. She lost because of white people who really, really like racism. She lost because the churches in our country preach to their sheep that Democrats will go to hell over abortion and gay marriage. She lost because Putin, Comey, et. al. interfered. She lost because somehow emails were more important to people than bigotry, Islamophbia, sexual assault, bullying, and all the other deplorable things he-who-must-not-be-named stands for. She lost because people were too fucking stupid to realize that the reason that our government doesn't work is because of THEIR obstructionist Congress, which they largely voted back in. There are a lot of reasons why she lost. Mostly because of us, the voters, not her.

I was for Bernie. But I have read enough to know that they would have slaughtered him in the GE. They were going to hit him with shit after the primaries, and it would have stuck. The polling during the primaries meant nothing to the GE. I also watched every night of our convention and every debate. I learned about all the good that Hillary has done and would continue to do. I went from wanting to maybe vote for her, in a state that didn't matter, holding my nose, to enthusiastically casting my historical vote.

I am so over the idea that our candidate has to inspire people to vote. Vote for the country, damn it! The hatred for her was a result of decades of smears. Trump was teflon. Ridiculing the disabled reporter should have been the end of him. The real truth is that the horrible people voted for him and the not-so-horrible people who could have swayed it our way stayed home sucking their thumbs or decided that all the vile things he stands for are acceptable. Stupid white women (I'm a white woman, so flame away...) who relied on their neanderthal men to tell them who to vote for cast their ballots for someone who made sexual assault acceptable. They are the worst, in my opinion. They know nothing about trade deals or the economy and couldn't give a rat's ass about any of that. It's a sad commentary on our country that such shameful attitudes and behavior, coupled with absolute ignorance of governing beat an historically dedicated and qualified candidate.

I honestly don't know what the formula for us to win is. What I do know is that the things that won in this election are not things I will ever be able to get behind. Hillary was our only hope and we squandered it.
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