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How Gore, Kerry and Clinton Put Trump in the White House

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Amidst the hellish chaos of the Donald Trump catastrophe, it's more essential than ever to understand how he got into the White House and who put him there. Then we need to make sure it doesn't happen again.

In her recent blame-everybody-else-while-doing-nothing screed, "What Happened," Hillary Clinton fingers James Comey, the Russians and Bernie Sanders.

But, in fact, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry put this madman in office.

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This trio of multi-millionaire corporate Democrats won the presidential races of 2000, 2004 and 2016. Then they lay down, said hardly a word and did even less as they let George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump rule the land.

All three presidencies were stolen by stripping large numbers of black, Hispanic, Asian-American and young citizens from the voter rolls, and then electronically flipping the vote count. In 2000 and 2016, the thefts were finalized by the Electoral College.

Along the way, the United States House, Senate and a thousand state, federal and local offices also have been flipped. The Supreme Court has come along for the ride.

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The impacts -- eight years of George W. Bush and an eternity of Donald Trump -- have been somewhere between catastrophic and apocalyptic.

We will recover only if we do what the corporate Democrats have not: Face up to how our entire electoral system has been become a sham and then change it.

Let's start with Al Gore and Florida 2000.

In 2000, Gore was duly elected president of the United States. He won the popular vote nationwide by more than 500,000 ballots. Later, independent assessments showed he rightfully won Florida, which would have given him a majority in the Electoral College.

Officially, Gore lost Florida by 537 votes. In its infamous 5-4 Bush v. Gore decision, the Supreme Court stopped the recount that might have given Gore the presidency. The deciding vote was cast by Clarence Thomas. Gore, as a U.S. senator, had voted to put him on the bench.

But then-Gov. Jeb Bush, George's brother and son of the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, actually prevented the legitimate citizen votes that would have won Gore the presidency. In shifting Florida from Gore to George W. Bush, Jeb Bush used a wide array of strategies perfected by their father at the CIA for overthrowing Third World regimes that American corporate interests deemed inconvenient. Florida 2000 was the logical follow-up.

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As Greg Palast reported, Jeb used the ChoicePoint computer program to strip some 90,000 mostly black and Hispanic citizens from the voter rolls. As reported by activist Bev Harris, some 20,000 votes were electronically bounced around in Volusia County and elsewhere. At critical points on election night, they kept Bush2's chances alive.

About 50,000 votes were tallied for the great consumer activist Ralph Nader in Florida 2000. Corporate Democrats still scream at him for daring to run at all. That pubic assault has shifted the focus away from how the election was actually stolen while undercutting America's most effective corporate critic. In the perennial war waged by corporate Democrats against social democrats, this has been the new millennium's centerpiece.

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Umm, you forgot to include Obama, who is the biggest reason.

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Yes! I have heard various reports that it was President Obama Roasts of Donald Trump at White House correspondents dinner that led to Trumps decision to run for President.

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Plus the fact that Obama did nothing to help the working people in this country.

He chose Wall St over Main St, and here we are paying the price.

Barack Obama Admits He's A Moderate Republican

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It seems it's Wasserman who can handle the truth. Part of it he gets right in detailing the lengthy history of Republican voter suppression and corruption. So how does he think Gore, Clinton and Kerry are to blame for Trump? Isn't that blaming the victims in those stolen election? At times he seems to imply they purposefully rigged their own defeats.
Why absolve the Green Party and Sanders campaigns for the roles the facts indicate they played? Why dismiss so lightly the role James Comey played? What about the Russians - we're learning more every day about how they interfered in our election? ( Say, wasn't that Jill Stein celebrating RT in Russia at the table with Putin?) And I lost count of all the lies and innuendo he spews against Hillary Clinton.
Oh, I get it. The purpose here is to continue with rhetoric and propaganda that divides the left in America. The facts and truth clearly indicate this it was that division that inflicted Trump on us, not Gore, Kerry and Clinton. Why is Wasserman toting water for the Republicans and the Russians?

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Why are you blaming the green party and Sanders for Clinton losing? It was Clinton and the and the filthy dem party plus the evil repubs changing the votes around. Clinton and the dems did that to Sanders too during the primary. The dems are as evil as the repubs.

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See Jerry Kelley's comment below - the Hillary whining about Stein and Sanders indicates that Hillary is mentally challenged on political strategy. Hillary should have seen the writing on the wall that on trade, both Trump and Bernie were seen in the polls more favorably that Hillary's neoliberal sham trade policy. If Hillary were a strategist - she would have immediately put Sanders as head of trade policy to cancel out Trump on that point.

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What about the Russians - we're learning more every day about how they interfered in our election?
No, you're only hearing more every day about how they interfered in our election, in our mainstream media. So far we haven't seen seen one iota of probative evidence that the Russians were involved. (We do have probative evidence that the "Guccifer 2.0 hack" was actually a domestic fabrication.) It's almost as though our two leading political parties and our media want to divert attention from the real culprits behind our rigged elections.

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Bill Clinton cost all 3 of those losers my vote, when he 'reformed' Welfare - With the support of Hillary.

Gore proved he was a loser, regardless of the Vote Stealing, when he failed to challenge the action of the Supreme Court, which is not what any Constitutional Scholar would call Legal - The Court has no say in the Electoral Process.

Kerry was just more of the same - another Plastic formula Candidate with no backbone...

So who will be the figure-head in 2020? Chuck Schumer, The AIPAC Spokesman? The Democratic Party has been on life-support for 20 years.

The Revolution cannot start too soon, that's for sure!

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The impacts -- eight years of Bill Clinton, eight years of George W. Bush, eight years of Barack Obama, and an eternity of Donald Trump -- have been somewhere between catastrophic and apocalyptic.
Fixed that for you.

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