They are only making me angrier.

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    • #2571
      Flying Squirrel
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      Never in my wildest dreams did I expect the “BernieBro” narrative to be more than a flash in the pan. Certainly I never expected to be called a Russian operative or someone duped by a foreign power. And when that did happen, I thought it would pass quickly as well.

      At this point, it is clear that there is an all-out war against progressives and we are in a battle for our very existence. I don’t tend to make overly dramatic statements, so this is just the way I personally feel.

      In 2016, I did not vote for Hillary Clinton. However, I live in the reliably Blue state of Washington and I knew she would carry the state anyway. If I had been a resident of a swing state, I would have held my nose and voted for her.

      That was then, and this is now. After two solid years of attacks on me personally as a Bernie Sanders supporter (not to mention the attacks on Bernie), two solid years of a Trump presidency and the Inauthentic Opposition Party, and two years of propaganda about Russia, and after being alert swarmed and kicked off of a Democratic website (of all places!) for the crime of refusing to accept a loyalty oath and the further crime of not regretting my decision to not vote for HRC in a state where that vote could and would not have been made a difference — after being told by Democrats that my vote was not needed — my feelings have changed.

      At this point, I would not vote for anyone the Establishment puts forth as an alternative to a true Progressive, even if I lived in a swing state and they were the GE candidate, regardless of who the Republican alternative would be (including Trump). This is a huge change for me. The centrists have succeeded in turning me into the thing they said I already was, which two years ago I actually wasn’t: Someone willing to burn it all down (or through inaction let it all burn down) rather than accept a non-progressive Democrat.

      So, I welcome their hatred. I barely even feel sorry anymore about the fact that many of these people were formerly my friends. When I see someone I know in real life on Facebook post something supporting Hillary or the MSM talking points about Russia, it infuriates me further and makes me consider unfollowing them so as to lower my blood pressure.

      Am I alone here? I highly doubt it. 2020 is going to be bloody. So is 2019. I almost wish we could be back on SV to directly battle with these people, but they are cowards and prefer to be able to swarm around there freely and take potshots at us without fear of any significant retaliation.

      F*ck them all.

    • #2577
      djean111
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      Brace your self – there is gonna be a LOT of mealymouth bull***coming our way about pragmatics, and whatever.

      Ooops!  The hamster won’t let me say bull*** either.   Losing interest in posting here, but perhaps my style is not what JPR wants anyway.  It’s all good, because I know nothing said here will ever induce me to vote for a DINO, or to strop spreading the word about DINOs.

      • #2645
        Babel 17
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        People complain about Comey while conveniently putting the blinders on to evidence that he should have recommended an indictment rather than just saying she was careless.

        The IT guy could easily have been compelled to accept at least a token sentence (possibly reduced to community service) and to provide elocution at his sentencing.

        “I broke the law in a deliberate fashion so as to cover up the breadth and depth of the illegal server operation”

        Imo, others close to HRC would have cooperated, had they been squeezed.

        • #8959
          Woman Hear Me Roar!!
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          I am a proud ExitDEM and I won’t even vote dem if Bernie runs…..seriously if he runs on the Dem Ticket it is just to get all the ExitDEMs back so we can be their whipping posts!

          Nopity nope nope…

          Finally women are being heard...finally women are roaring.....

      • #8786
        h-32
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        oops – meant to reply to OP

      • #8787
        h-32
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        Ok, that time I _KNOW_ I clicked on “Reply” in the OP, but it did the same damned thing.

        Sorry!

    • #2578
      leftcoast mountains
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    • #2608
      doh1304
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      I won’t go so far as to vote for Trump in 2020, (unless the Kill Crazy Lovecraftian Horror runs again) but no way I’ll vote for a corruptocrat.

    • #8633
      PTTP
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      Good job!

      F*ck them all.

      This fellow Washintonian fully supports you.

      PowerToThePeople!  Bernie or Bust 2020!

    • #8795
      ThouArtThat
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      eom

      The essence of normality is the refusal of reality.

      - Ernest Becker

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

    • #8800
      A Simple Game
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      Towards the end of the primaries it was clear and becoming increasingly clearer by the day that Bernie was the best candidate to beat Trump.  Even knowing that she would likely lose to Trump Her supporters still backed Her and trashed Bernie.  Blaming Bernie and Jill supporters is no more than projection by Democrats for their own mistakes.

      As for who to vote for?  In 2016 knowing we were screwed by either major party candidate winning, I finally did what I had said I would for the last 20 years and voted for the best possible candidate on the ballot, Jill Stein. For the first time since voting for Jimmy Carter I walked out of the polling place, even knowing she had no chance of winning, feeling good about my vote and with a clear conscience which is still clear to this day.  I will no longer vote for the lesser of two evils because it only leads to disappointment.

      Remember, the only way the best candidates can win is if we vote for them.

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