Response to Rob Kall's article: Blame Obama, Warren, DNC, Superdelegates, Hillary Primary Supporters,for Trump, Senate, SCOTUS
"There are people and groups to blame. The truth is that if the people and groups named below had not operated as they did, Bernie Sanders would have won the Democratic primary, then would have won the general election with his coattails sweeping the Democrats to a victory in the senate and maybe even the house, with Democrats picking up seats and power in state government as well."
The Blame Game! You are right about all of them, but we need to add a few more, in my humble opinion:
Honestly, even Bernie erred tactically in pushing all of the buttons on breaking up the big banks, Revolution, and Wall Street's Tyranny, but in doing so, he filled stadiums and awakened a nation to its core. Unfortunately, the big boys fought back and there were a zillion dirty tricks; he was called a socialist and "that was the next step before communism."
His mega high priced campaign adviser, Tad Devine, acted like a plant, or maybe like a "potted plant" would be more diplomatic, and never returned any of my letters making very specific tactical suggestions.
His staff in Burlington, including the campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, never returned calls; the emails which the lower required for communication to them maybe occasionally was responded to by some 20 year old volunteer in charge of absolutely nothing.
Their very valid excuse was that they "were overwhelmed" and that the response to Bernie "was like being in a tidal wave." Soooooo, next time, be prepared. When you see a political tidal wave coming, get out your surfboard or get in a submarine, or get on top of a very tall building.
The mainstream media? Absolutely among the worst to blame!
Hired apparatchiks doing what they were told to do, especially in the most egregious concentration of New York City with its drones in Albany, which always believes that New York is the center of everything important, but which really is not much more than the center of 21st Century Tammany Hall, a venue of unspeakable levels of corruption.
How to fix these problems before the next election?
Bernie's supporters needed training and whoever runs 2018 and 2020 should be schooled in political operative instruction, and none of this "herding of cats." If the Democratic party is not rebuilt and restaffed from top to bottom, we will see the agonizing advance of pitifully small 3rd parties, and I include the Greens in that castigation.