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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to NCProgressive (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:26 PM

97. None of the other candidates peddled conspiracy theories in the first place...

 

None of them ever said the system was "rigged" against them personally, or that they were at war with the "Democratic establishment." None of them presented themselves with revolutionary anger in almost-Messianic terms.

So the other candidates didn't attract those kinds of followers.

Oh, there is plenty of anger to go around. The voting system really is broken. I for one am extremely pissed about it. So far this century we've been presented with two GOP presidents who did not win the popular vote: one enabled by the SCOTUS itself after voter suppression had done its work, and one by the SCOTUS overturn of the Voting Rights Act plus foreign infiltration, sabotage, and New Jim Crow laws.

It's just that the target of my ire is not the Democratic Party per se, which has been the victim, not the perpetrator. If there really were a "Democratic establishment," instead of the hapless Jim Perez, Senator Sanders ( I, VT) would never have been allowed to run as a Democrat in the first place, much less twice. What Sanders has been railing against as being so unfair to him turns out to be just us voters, not billionaires in some smoke-filled room.

The majority of our Democratic voters and candidates fully understand who the real enemy is: the GOP and Donald J. Trump. We had a lot of good people who threw their hats in the ring -- but there can be only one.

Fingers crossed.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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