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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #118)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 12:01 AM

119. characterize Hillary any way you want

 

she remains a centrist candidate who lost the election in the only way that matters.

it did take a lot of bad actors, many of whom have been loose in the landscape for DECADES, un-opposed. And you know what? I don't think you hit on any of them in your post. Our problems are deeper, more structural than those you named. First among them is a government that is not responsive to the needs of the people; that allows and even promotes the growth in the power and wealth of the elite, while for 40ish years Americans have been struggling.

You appear to think that the problem with the 2016 election is that we pushed too hard? We didn't slow walk our demands? Did you notice that rump was running to Hillary's left on health care? On trade? On perpetual war? Of course, we knew he was both a liar and incapable, but those were his positions. And enough people voted for him in the right places for him to win (including, btw, an estimated 8 million Obama-to-Trump voters...those vile racists!).

That alone should be the wake-up call. An insane and asinine individual won enough votes by promising to Do Stuff for People and thereby defeated Hillary Clinton, the most qualified candidate in history. She SHOULD have won in a walk, even with all the headwinds you mentioned. She didn't. Donald Effing Rump did.

At the very least, a modicum of introspection is called for, not about Hillary--about the system. about the party. about us.

or, we can continue to blame everybody else for our problems

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