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19. There is nothing constructive
Thu Nov 17, 2016, 08:29 PM
Nov 2016

about saying, either explicitly or implicitly, "It should have been Bernie."

It wasn't. It was Hillary. She made some regrettable stumbles in her campaign, but nothing that warranted her losing to the assclown set to take the oath of office on January 20.

All of these "critiques" have the sneering tones of Sanders supporters rushing to say "Toldja so!"

I'm African-American and a woman. I'm tired of white-male rule. I have been in a country dominated by white-male rule for all except 8 of my 32 years on earth. I. Am. Tired.

Sen. Sanders seems like a nice guy. He didn't win the primaries. Just like Hillary didn't win in '08.

It should have been Carol Moseley-Braun once upon a time. Before her, it should have been Shirley Chisolm. It wasn't and it wasn't. People, like my grandmother, were disappointed, but pulled up their big-girl bloomers and moved forward.

As long as you and yours are going 'nyah, nyah shoulda picked Bernie!," there will be nothing constructive said or done here. I'm willing to listen to serious, honest critique. When Sanders supporters are ready to give it without snickering, let me know.

What we all want. HassleCat Nov 2016 #1
Well...all of us on this site, at least I hope. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #2
You are singing the same not over and over again in OP. boston bean Nov 2016 #3
I'm not calling for us to agree with anything Trump does, for God's sakes. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #5
Who said I see you as an enemy. I might be a bit suspicious because of the Bernie posting though... boston bean Nov 2016 #7
I was respectful to her, and got more so as we got closer to the convention. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #8
ok boston bean Nov 2016 #10
I am sickened that the election came out as it did. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #11
some folks got very used to DU being officially a 100% Hillary Criticism-free zone Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #4
Possibly. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #6
That attitude kept me away. EOM sfwriter Nov 2016 #26
Understandable, but there is a lot of work to be done, so I hope we can all GreenPartyVoter Nov 2016 #28
(Yawn.) Dupe. NurseJackie Nov 2016 #9
Why do you even post here? Ken Burch Nov 2016 #12
Who said you're the "enemy"? WHO? (And why do you feel that way?) NurseJackie Nov 2016 #13
Ad nauseam indeed. nt JTFrog Nov 2016 #14
Everything you've said in response to me is about trying to taunt & shame me into ceasing to post. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #15
Thank you, Ken. Everything you've written here is well said and necessary if we're to win in '20. hedda_foil Nov 2016 #16
Thank you. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #17
Oh, kwitcherpouting! NurseJackie Nov 2016 #20
I have never justified anybody's decision to write in Bernie or to vote Stein. Never would. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #21
It sounds to me like that's what you're doing. Coming right up to the edge, then backing away. NurseJackie Nov 2016 #22
Bernie endorsed Hillary before the convention and campaigned for her all fall. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #23
He delayed and delayed and delayed WAY beyond what anyone could consider to be NurseJackie Nov 2016 #24
constructive criticism is appropriate for a portmortem.we learn no lessons living in our bubbles n/t BREMPRO Nov 2016 #18
There is nothing constructive Erin_Petrovna Nov 2016 #19
I often wish there was a "Like" button or "Rec" button for individual posts. And... NurseJackie Nov 2016 #27
Understanding how the Democratic Party did so poorly in this election is "Very Important" andym Nov 2016 #25
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