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Here? Don't you mean out "there"?

Of course there's the massive denial among many on the right. But I think we should admit that some on the left whose actions helped elect Trump are refusing to face the enormity of the harm they've caused.

And that it's likely to stay that way. Not everyone right or left is all that worried about it, preferring to deny any huge problems they caused. But some who are very anxious are incapable of blaming themselves for their own actions, and those usually need to instead lash out at others.

In this case, the usual target is the leaders who worked like dogs for literally years to defeat Trump and are working themselves to exhaustion now to hold things together until they can remove him. Nancy et all were supposed to take care of us and they failed us, not that people who didn't vote or voted third party or Trump failed everyone.

Ever tried to imagine the stress of carrying the future of our democracy on their shoulders, btw? While being bitterly attacked by those most at fault and least likely to realize it? I don't know how they do it. Built up to it over decades, I guess.

That's an OPINION piece. Not a WaPo editorially approved article

based on verified factual data. The author you're objecting to, btw, is David von Drehle. Whatever you object to, it's extremely reasonable to point out that Sanders couldn't possibly achieve what he's pretending to call for within one decade.

I'll point out my opinion that Sanders knows he cannot and that he will never have to come through. Von Drehle is impatient and disrespectful in pointing that out, true, but he's also reasonable in wondering how, when Sanders failed completely to fulfill his very responsible call for a carbon tax, which had strong Democratic and also bipartisan support, anyone could imagine he could accomplish the impossible instead. Trump imagined he could do whatever he wanted as president, but he was wrong and his literally daily failures should have been a big lesson to Sanders and to his loyal followers. Wishes are not horses.

So read opinion pieces with caution, understanding the opinion pages are used to convey both deception and important insights from people very worth reading, and sometimes both. "Bernie Sanders is a refugee from the 1930s" is also an opinion piece. Still waiting for the socialist revolution to happen so he can run and lead his people.

Well, you do know what some people would think.

With that in mind, maybe next time you feel yourself kind of losing it take a quick look around first to make sure you don't find yourself trending on YouTube.

That last, not necessarily healthily. Death rates were much

higher than would be acceptable now. Prosperous people tended to leave for the summer, especially ones with children to protect, before electric fans became available.

Who's the woman who called the police claiming to be worried

about him? I feel really bad for what happened to this poor kid. It'd be interesting to know if, having responded, the police had options other than to question and run a background check on him and how complaints against white "suspicious lookers" are handled.

But, again, where's the woman? What's HER name, because it sounds like she's the troublemaker here. Glad others supported him.

Nonsense premise, including the RW "free" smear that has no

basis in reality.

The ACA was meant to include a public option, and those costs were worked out and found to be affordable by the GAO and a bunch of other analysts before its passage in 2009. It would have been included in the ACA if conservative, anti-tax opposition that included Joe Lieberman hadn't managed to block it.

I call it nonsense, btw, because that it can be funded and would be, and how, is extremely well documented. And all relevant arguments that it would be too expensive refuted.

All of those here who've spent the past 10 years without it, don't forget to also thank Bernie Sanders for his efforts. He would be glad if he could to delay all improvements to the ACA for at very least another 7 years while a his own giant but unwritten program that also depended on free market, for-profit providers was written and implemented. Without development of inexplicable LW opposition to the ACA (!) in 2015-2016, a probable Hillary Clinton administration would have added the public option already.

Actually, she had a GREAT deal to do with the Blue Wave,

and other colleagues who worked their butts off for years to make it happen, of course. They and others are doing the same right now.

You and the others who feel this way have the ability to

rid the planet of the "plague" of yourselves any time you want. I can't help feeling that we would be the better without by leaving a more caring and generous human race. Of course, given that many who feel this way have already reproduced, the benefit in those cases would be less.

Or maybe this is just mean-spirited, negative noise? Do you even know that because we do have caring, generous people the infant and child mortality rates have plummeted in the last couple of decades, the numbers living in genuine abject poverty have plummeted, that the average lifespan across the planet has risen into the upper 70s? SEVENTIES!

C. auris has been identified, tracked, and fought by brave people, ones immune to the endemic whining and whimpering, for 10 years now. The news isn't that hospitals concerned about their bottom lines have kept it a secret, but that it's spreading and we still don't have a cure. Oh, of course, and that apparently that magic point at which the media start covering on the FRONT page and TV screen instead of in the health section, as it has been for a decade, has been reached. Again. This will probably pass like the last news breakout did.

Oh, btw, these are dreadful funguses, but C. auris currently tends to affect the very weak and ill, spreading in hospitals but not much through communities of healthy people. Whether that's reassuring or disappointing is up to the individual.

Imagine our ambassador is safe in our embassy

or consul and not out inspecting far areas and staying too long in one place. Brave man, one fatal mistake.

Yes, best wishes to Libya and its people. Foreigners could take refuge in their consuls and embassies if it came to it. I imagine those of most nations today are fortresses. Ours certainly are, for good reason

We need to all be sobered by the typically NARROW victory

margins both parties have had in this century.

Political scientists expect this to continue for some while, with power possibly thrown from one party to another in election after election in a very destabilizing and undermining manner.

Therefore I say: ANY candidate who runs a splinter or third-party campaign from the left in this environment IS, by definition and de facto, willing to accept continued Republican hold on power as an alternative to winning.

That wasn't a new reality in 2016, and it won't be in 2020. Third party input could be a plus back in the New Deal and early Reagan eras. It's a recipe for national destruction in this one.

Witness post 2016.

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