I know, I know! My candidate lost the Democratic primary (written August 2016) and now it’s time for me to fold up my Bernie tent and move over to Hillaryville, where everyone is dancing in the streets over Hillary’s being the first woman nominated to the presidency by a major party.
Well, she may be the first woman nominated, but she’s also the first woman to have stolen that nomination, and I for one will never ever forget what she did to finally grasp that nomination in her greedy vulture’s fingers.
We Berners are like a family. We like each other and try to treat others will respect and kindness. Not surprisingly, people who respond to a man like Bernie and his call for a revolution would be basically fair-minded, well-meaning and heart-based. We want to change the system even if we are doing well within its orchestrated machinations. We care about others and want to see the fruits of our combined prosperity equally shared and enjoyed. We don’t need to actually have our own children in lifelong debt from college obligations to know the system is wrong and needs to be changed. We don’t need to go to sleep hungry to know that too many people are living in poverty and that that, too, needs to be changed.
We Berners are also so committed to treating others fairly that we cringe and respond angrily when we witness some egregiously unjust situation unfold. Egregiously unjust, like the theft of the Democratic nomination which we all recently witnessed, and experienced as if we had been trapped in a twisted, horrible and inescapable nightmare.
Having watched Hillary and the DNC crapping with utmost disdain and arrogance on Bernie’s campaign by repressing our votes, cancelling our votes, changing our votes and shredding our votes; by making us travel many miles to vote, then wait many hours in line, often only to learn our party registration had been mysteriously switched, or our name had been purged from the voter lists, or that we had been given a ballot destined to be thrown away rather than counted. This is what we witnessed for over 6 months, culminating in a California primary election that proved to be a rehash of Hillary’s Greatest Hits against the precepts of Democracy and the hopes of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
The fact that President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the corporate-owned media-ocrity, and the different state Democratic Parties were all co-conspirators, if only through their deafening silence, only makes the pain and torment of being cheated, unfairly beaten and then abused for refusing to accept Hillary’s fraudulent victory all the more unacceptable.
To wit, so unacceptable that we are leaving the Democratic Party in droves, So unacceptable that we will never ever vote for the woman whose actions in pursuit of the presidency have proven her unworthy of that very same office.
And so, Hillary, I offer the simple premise that you and the DNC have burned down whatever bridge we Bernie supporters might have crossed to ultimately return to support the Democratic nominee. In truth, you actually trashed, burned, shredded and stole that bridge.
Just like so many of our votes for Bernie Sanders.
Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,” “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,“ “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016”
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