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Thanks, Super-Delegates

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So, the Democratic Party's super-delegates have picked their nominee.

It fell to the super-delegates to do the task at the Democratic National Convention because:

  • despite her 35 years in the public arena,
  • and despite having only one little-known Jewish socialist from the tiny state of Vermont challenging her down to the wire,
  • and despite the rigging of the primaries by the DNC, by state Democratic Party officials, and with a complicit media,

Hillary Clinton could not pull enough actual primary votes from enough actual voters in enough states to win the nomination on her own.

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DNC delegates at convention
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So, when Hillary Clinton loses the election in November, because she couldn't pull enough actual votes from enough actual voters in enough actual states to win the election on her own, the 637 Democratic Party super-delegates who voted to nominate Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders have no one to blame but themselves.

Willful delusion is a hard thing to watch. Those super-delegates had to ignore, in no particular order:

  • Poll after poll that showed Bernie Sanders a stronger candidate than Hillary Clinton in a face-off with Donald Trump.
  • The millions of new voters that Sanders pulled into the stodgy Democratic Party.
  • The energy Sanders generated at rallies that drew tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of cheering people, while Clinton had trouble filling the local high school gymnasium.
  • The force of will of all those millions of Sanders voters that forced a reluctant Democratic Party to adopt the most progressive party platform in its history.
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Writer and political activist Jean Hay Bright is now semi-retired, running an organic farm in Dixmont Maine with her husband David Bright. Her two political books are "Proud to be a Card-Carrying, Flag-Waving, Patriotic American Liberal (1996), (more...)

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