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  • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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    "The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself"

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/the_democratic_party_establishment_is_finished_after_trump.html

    The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level. Donald Trump will be president. We are going to be unpacking this night for the rest of our lives, and lives beyond that. We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.

    I think of the lawmakers, the consultants, the operatives, and—yes—the center-left media, and how everything said over the past few years leading up to this night was bullshit.

    We should blame all those people around the Clintons more than the Clintons themselves, and the Clintons themselves deserve a ridiculous amount of blame. Hillary Clinton was just an ambitious person who wanted to be president. There are a lot of people like that. But she was enabled. The Democratic establishment is a club unwelcoming to outsiders, because outsiders don’t first look out for the club. The Clintons will be gone now. For the sake of the country, let them take the hangers-on with them.

    What was the line? Hillary Clinton would do well in a general election, because she’d been “vetted” for 20-some years and there was nothing new Republicans could try? Just writing that, I recognize that it’s the funniest line I’ve ever seen, and yet it was the exact argument Clinton used intwo separate campaigns for the Democratic nomination.

    more:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/the_democratic_party_establishment_is_finished_after_trump.html

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  • arendt (1024 posts)
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    1. He closes with "if only there were a model for this"

    Duh. Try Bernie’s campaign, you clueless Davos Democrat dolt.

    • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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      2. i believe it was bolded b/c you can't use a /sacasm/ tag in journalism

      • arendt (1024 posts)
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        3. I see. Thanks for that. New to me. n/t

        • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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          4. just my read on it

          but given the rest of the article, that’s how i took it

    • truly (81 posts)
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      5. arendt, if you click on the line "if only…" it takes you to

      this:

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/02/bernie_sanders_grassroots_revolution_isn_t_interested_in_barack_obama_s.html

      which is a Pro Bernie article he wrote in February.

      • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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        6. nice… i didn't catch that either

        should have been a different color rather than bold as a cue that it was a link

        • truly (81 posts)
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          7. it is a different color too.

          If you care to edit out your comments I will too. This article actually is a pretty good one. And one worth pushing others to read.

          • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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            8. not different enough for the color blind apparently

            comments are fine as is

          • arendt (1024 posts)
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            9. on a cell phone W poor recep. edit too hard. nt

    • Salemcourt (162 posts)
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      14. Obvious

      He calls the MSM center-left, obviously totally clueless

  • Eggar (1133 posts)
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    10. "….and—yes—the center-left media…."

     

    This addition was un-necessary – hasn’t anything to do with true ‘Left’ or ‘Right’. I wish the false pulled-out of the ass opinions would cease. even the most ignorant people’s eyes have become a little more opened these days – I would hope.

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  • kath (430 posts)
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    11. "Hillary Clinton would do well in a general election,because she’d been “vetted"

    for 20-some years and there was nothing new Republicans could try? Just writing that, I recognize that it’s the funniest line I’ve ever seen, and yet it was the exact argument Clinton used intwo separate campaigns for the Democratic nomination.”

    Gah. How many times did us racist, sexist, basement-dwelling BernieBros get beaten over the head with THAT line over at DINOs Unhinged? A million? Eleventy billion? A brazillion-and-seventeen?

    • Sadie (3050 posts)
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      16. We still

      are being blamed for Trump.   

        Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.   
  • Babel 17 (2193 posts)
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    12. "it’s the funniest line I’ve ever seen" And that's funny because it's true

    It’s like the expression we all grew to know and love when more Clinton graft was exposed.

    “*Yawn*, old news”

    And now they’re shocked people stayed away in droves from such a candidate. “Was it the gift baskets? It was the gift baskets!”

    • LiberalElite (3674 posts)
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      13. Yeah so how can they expect more from the

      rest of us???

      I feel much better since I've given up hope
    • Sadie (3050 posts)
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      15. This is especially true

      amongst the millennials.  Not even an ounce of enthusiasm.

        Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.