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Hortensis

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Deep South, USA
Home country: USA
Current location: My favorite chair, or maybe out on the porch.
Member since: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:54 AM
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I've been known to read a book, not the safest thing tho. :)

Ulalula's right, you know. Some of us have been in it

for the looong haul. Bernie's views are not at all new to me either and socially pretty much in line with what I've always supported; his true economic positions are to my left as I don't support destroying tried and true systems that work well when properly controlled in favor of experimentation. Nevertheless, I've been waiting over 35 years for a politician to be able to admit to his positions in public again and still be able to be elected.

I'm grateful to him for taking a hint from Elizabeth Warren's success and stepping up to show the nation that we have moved left again finally. But he's not going to be president for a variety of reasons, most of which can be stacked right at his door, like spending his 25 years in Congress acting disdainful of his colleagues instead of building alliances.

Thank heavens, we don't have to choose him to have change. Hillary's never as far to the left as Bernie at any period, but their real-world positions are pretty similar on most issues and they compromise during the political process in roughly the same ranges of acceptability. This is something Bernie's supporters don't want to admit, but it's extremely well documented.

Well, if there had been a strong, effective liberal block

that was rebuilding America while HRC was working with the right to sabotage our greatness, I wouldn't forgive her either. But that was not the case.

I don't like where we've been, but I do not think that, out of so many to choose from who were there, loading all this resentment onto THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER FOR THE PRESIDENCY is half as principled as some choose to imagine it is.

The next president will name at least TWO and as many as FOUR justices to the Supreme Court, who still will be there long after many of us here are senile or dead.

Appointing young justices who can impose a strong conservative and/or libertarian ideology on the nation for at least the next 30 to 40 years is THE great shining hope of a desperate right, which now already has fewer voters than the left. Winning the presidency isn't their chief goal, taking the Supreme Court is.
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