- Wed, 02:27: According to CNN, Hillary Clinton now has 2,058 pledged delegates, passing the majority of 2,026.
- Wed, 02:27: As they have done in every election since they were created in 1985, the superdelegates will now back the candidate who received the most...
- Wed, 02:28: ... pledged delegates (and the most votes, by 3 million). Congratulations, Hillary! :)
- Wed, 12:12: Whoa, Clinton really swept California. Nice! :) And Nate Silver still has her winning the general at 80%. Can't wait!
Here's what I don't get - Sanders has for his entire political career been a democratic socialist, running as an independent. Then this year he decides to run for the Democratic party nomination. Now that he has, his supporters now want to change the Democratic party.
Doesn't that seem a little bit disingenuous? Why isn't he out forming his own party, or working with a party that more aligns to his goals, rather than trying to become something he's not, and then his supporters are trying to take over a party they don't identify with?
I get it - the Democratic party could be more progressive. I even agree. But by the same token, there are far more progressive parties out there (Green, etc.). Why are you trying to change something you're not?
It's like, hey, I'm a vegetarian, but I'm cool with ordering salad in your steak place. Sorry about my friends trying to shut you down and change you into a vegan joint. My bad.
Epic 8-player Cosmic Encounter. Aw yeah...
Rules Lawyer: I want to do X.
Me: You can't do X.
RL: Show me in the rules where it says I can't do X.
Me: It says you have to do X+Y as a single action.
RL: But it doesn't say I *can't* do just X.
RL: You're making me very annoyed!
If game rules don't list everything you *can't* do, then that means you can do anything? What's the point of having rules then?
P.S. Someone else later found where it specifically says you can't do X without doing Y. Just like the rules said in the first place.
I guess I done good :)
"For Bernie to win, he has to prove he can win majorities beyond the angry white male demographic. He has consistently and massively outspent Hillary in diverse states, but has failed to dent her lead among those groups. Until that changes, the outcome of this primary is not in doubt."
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Cleanest it's been since I bought it!
Am I a terrible progressive for being sad Rubio just dropped out? On the one hand he seemed to be positioning himself as more moderate than the rest of those nut jobs. On the other hand I wanted to watch Hillary wipe up the floor with him in a debate.
And when you take a step back and look at Clinton objectively — which is admittedly difficult for many, even, or maybe particularly, on the left — that’s exactly the point. Hillary Clinton’s reputation is largely the result of a quarter century of visceral GOP hatred."
Yes, we can look at her voting record and public statements to inform our decisions of who we vote for in the primaries, but let's face it - the hatred that runs so deep is visceral, and also manufactured by the radical right.
Bernie might win the next couple of primaries, but ultimately it'll become clear Hillary has it. He will stick with his campaign, though, to make sure his issues are being heard and discussed, and that's OK and good for Dems and progressives - we need to be challenged on the important issues. But in the end, he'll not only back her up, but will go to great lengths to convince his supporters that they need to vote for her to stop the GOP from taking over for the next 2-4 years. It'll be a tough sell, since there are so many "Bernie or nobody" people out there, and it's discouraging (let the radical right eat their own - we need to come together here).
Trump is out, but he's unpredictable and things could go a few different ways. He'll win a few primaries, sure, but as the real thought of him being the candidate starts to sink in, things will change for him. In the end, he'll either drop out (he really doesn't want the job anyway), or he just won't get the delegates for the nomination, or he'll run third party (which will quite nicely divide the conservative vote and give Clinton the win regardless), or he'll fight it to the convention and the establishment won't let him have it, forcing a brokered convention (which he won't win).
That said, Cruz will not get the GOP nomination. He's either going to really stick his foot in it and do or say something so tremendously stupid that he can't get out from under it, or the less Tea Party-ish in the party will come to the rescue. It may even come down to a brokered convention, but in the end, I'm predicting Rubio will get the nomination. (I would actually enjoy watching a Clinton/Rubio debate.)
And in the end, Hillary wins it.
Now, as for the VPs... ;)
- Wed, 12:39: Packed and hopefully ready to go. But if I forgot anything, as my sister always says, we live in America - go buy it!
- Wed, 14:44: Oh bank employee, why did it take you 45 minutes to solve my problem when you had the solution right there? Did I have to believe all along?
- Wed, 16:37: Portland, soon I will be in you. I hear you're all wet in anticipation.
- Wed, 23:08: Hello Seattle! Where's my tossed salad and scrambled eggs?
- Thu, 02:13: Portland, you are cold. What kind of welcome is that?