Did progressives ever think their fortune was tied directly to Donald Trump? In the new game of American politics gone wild, this is exactly the case for the following reasons.
Let's start with voter fraud. Was there voter fraud in this election or is this a case of "the Donald" hallucinating again? It was supposed to be rhetorical but I'm sensing the hesitation you feel answering it yourself.
Look at it from both perspectives. If there wasn't voter fraud which is the Democratic Party position, then Bernie Sanders supporters were lied to, lied, and supported a loser candidate that whined throughout the primaries. Yep, that one hurts.
Over 200,000 people must have deserved to get kicked off the election rolls in New York to prove that point. In the Observer, Mark Sainato wrote a story Establishment Democrats order Sanders to fall in line and play nice . No fraud? No whining little man, get back in line and play nice.
According to the New York Times , "President Trump's promise to investigate voter fraud has drawn predictable responses from Democrats and the media, who insist there is no such thing and have been fighting for years to prevent any inquiry into the matter. But an investigation in Mr. Trump's hometown shows that the problem is real."
It seems that progressives, especially the Berners, are presented with a conundrum, a riddle if you will. If they want candidates like Sanders in the future, they need to get behind an investigation into what everyone with a pulse knows is true, except party-line Democrats. If they don't or won't, the Party has spoken. No progressive candidate for you. Ever again, ad infinitum.
Should progressives support a real investigation into voter fraud, they are declaring war on their hob-nail compatriots, supporting Trump, and a return to the rule of law on a very divisive issue. Hence the conundrum.
If progressives are going to survive and stand up for civil rights and good government, they have to step out of the media feedback loop . Nationalist Democrats are using this to spoon-feed jackboot tactics to the public.
Colluding with Foreign Governments
That's why I wholeheartedly agree with Billy "boy" Maher that colluding with foreign governments to influence the national election should be treason. Unfortunately, the facts don't go in the direction he wants them to. When you look at the facts, collaboration to decide the results of the election is real, but it goes back to the Clinton camp starting in the primaries.
What's to really love about that is I've been detailing this information for over 6 months. The Politico article came out a few days after I wrote the article about why Clinton needed to be indicted and questioned about the so-called Russian hacks and a few months earlier I detailed more about Ukrainian influence. When all the pertinent facts point to a party (outside the feedback loop), it should be investigated. I'm glad they read my stuff.
It seems long before they accused Russia's Putin, Team Hillary's ethnic outreach accused Team Sanders of hacking the DNC. This derailed the Sanders campaign from that point on. Sanders was left sounding the same way "the Donald" does today.
The Case of Stuttering Sanders
From Politico, "The Sanders campaign never 'stole' any voter file data; the Sanders campaign never 'exported' any unauthorized voter file data; and the Sanders campaign certainly never had access to the Clinton campaign's 'strategic road map,' the Sanders campaign said."