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WhaTHellsgoingonhere's Journal
WhaTHellsgoingonhere's Journal
June 17, 2016

The New Democrats learned everything they know from the Republican Party

Abandon labor and the working class for Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the 10%
- Did Democrats notice Democratic administrations oversaw the distribution of wealth to the top 1%

Abandon stipends and pensions for the false promise of the lottery 401K economy
- You lose big, you win big. If you live long enough and are able to cash out before the next collapse, you are the winner!
- If you're not voting for Hillary because she's a woman, you're probably voting for her because you're stuck with a 401K thanks to millionaire Democratic politians. That said, this is really a "white people's problem" and one of the reasons why Bernie's message didn't resonate with poor blacks. Young whites (No Political Affiliation) are upset because both Parties are taking away their futures, whereas blacks have been facing this obstacle for generations. Bernie being a socialist was a very hard sell to blacks, as well, since they are the most loyal Demographic to the Democratic Party.

Our chances of winning increase if fewer people are allowed to participate.
- When was the last time a Democratic primary featured a Democrat versus a long-life long Indepenent? Never. So the fact that Bernie was appealing to people who identify as Independent was great for Hillary. "Your rallies look great on TV, just keep registering as Independents, we'll lock you out of the process. Then we will mock you for only going to rallies but not voting." Illinois was a very interesting primary result because it's Hillary's true home state and an open primary. That, and voting shennanigans, pushed Hillary past Bernie by less than 1%.

If all else fails, play the fear card
- SCOTUS; we're all Kansans now. We'll determine which Party oversees the distribution of wealth to the top 1% based on cultural issues.

Bernie offered America a rebirth of the Democratic Party -- the one that put people over profits and the middle class over the top 1% -- with the same Progressive cultural positions. Bernie and his supporters knew all along that Trump will get trounced. Hillary and her supporters have built Trump up as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. The GE was never going to be close. Hillary supporters only got nervous when they realized Bernie emerged as a formidable candidate. Prior to that, it was all joking about the Republican Clown Car. Bozo won. Now watch for the landslide of epic proportions you could have predicted if you didn't turn into scared Fox News viewer types.

At least 4 more years of sacrificing the middle class for the billionaire class because that's what you wanted, more of the same.

Disclaimer: if this kerfuffle about Warren being named VP isn't just a tease, I will happily back off my criticism of Hillary. Obama betrayed his Progressive platform for Clinton's immediately after the GE. If you deny or didn't realize it, just look at the long list of advisors and cabinet members he brought in. So I'm not so patiently waiting for the Clinton/Warren ticket.

June 9, 2016

I'll add, more specifically, it started with the 401K casino economy Rs sold and Dems were happy to

buy. Ultimately, it split the Democratic Party in half. Now traditional worker (Labor)-Dems and Wall Street/Sillicon Valley-Dems are going to tear the Party in half.

Dems traded stipends and pensions for the false promise of hitting the lottery. The result was to profoundly transform the way business is done: market concentration, inflated stock prices, tax avoidance, and executive pay replaced quality, a strong middle class, and worker protections.

And the Democratic Party bought it hook, line, and sinker. Talk about the Stupidparty and Stupidpunditary. Who was reporting this?

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