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bilingual, bipedal homo sapien

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I am the 549th person to be blocked from a particular group.

Apparently I said something that offended someone. At a certain point, will anyone be allowed to post in that particular group?

Recently I said this in another post:

You know, weŚwe agree that we've got to get unaccountable money out of politics. We agree that Wall Street should never be allowed to wreck Main Street again. But here's the point I want to make tonight. I am not a single-issue candidate, and I do not believe we live in a single-issue country. I think that a lot of what we have to overcome to break down the barriers that are holding people back, whether it's poison in the water of the children of Flint, or whether it's the poor miners who are being left out and left behind in coal country, or whether it is any other American today who feels somehow put down and oppressed by racism, by sexism, by discrimination against the LGBT community, against the kind of efforts that need to be made to root out all of these barriers, that's what I want to take on.

And here in Wisconsin, I want to reiterate: We've got to stand up for unions and working people who have done it before, the American middle class, and who are being attacked by ideologues, by demagogues. Yes, does Wall Street and big financial interests, along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil, all of it, have too much influence? You're right. But if we were to stop that tomorrow, we would still have the indifference, the negligence that we saw in Flint. We would still have racism holding people back. We would still have sexism preventing women from getting equal pay. We would still have LGBT people who get married on Saturday and get fired on Monday. And we would still have governors like Scott Walker and others trying to rip out the heart of the middle class by making it impossible to organize and stand up for better wages and working conditions. So I'm going to keep talking about tearing down all the barriers that stand in the way of Americans fulfilling their potential, because I don't think our country can live up to its potential unless we give a chance to every single American to live up to theirs.

I would definitely vote for such a candidate. I would do so even knowing that this is a statement of belief, not a promise that all the problems would be solved if the candidate were elected President. What was said that night by the candidate is so far superior to anything the GOP candidates are saying that there really is no doubt that Democrats would make the right choice by voting for this candidate.

The candidate who said this was HRC. I am a Sanders supporter, but I will vote in November for the Democratic nominee because what is excerpted above should inspire any Democrat to vote. After the election, we will all have to keep pushing, calling, demonstrating, and pressuring politicians to act. Voting simply is not enough.
I am adding now that when I posted this, it was a response to all the various posts that imply that HRC is not a fit candidate because she is not Bernie Sanders. It is essential that all Democrats recognize what unites us even as we discuss, sometimes passionately, what divides us.

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