My good buddy the paleo published another great post today which inspired me to get the hell out here and write. Jeebus, I’m rusty.
I’d really like to talk about my neighbor’s kid being killed by police, but all it will do is make me want to ride the Lexapro pony and get really really rage-filled.
Instead I want to talk about Mr. Sanders and Mrs. Clinton, the two people who one of which will kick the shit out of either the orange-haired, small-handed parasite or Joe McCarthy’s doppelgänger come November.
First, the short version
- To the Bernie or Bust people: STFU
- To the Bernie Bros: STFU
- To anyone who won’t vote for the eventual nominee whomever that is: STFU
- To the Clinton supporters who think women need to vote for Hillary because they share the same chromosomal make up: STFU
I’m not saying “get in line behind Hillary” far from it. Just quit acting like petulant children, or a petulant child will be running the country.
Democrats, liberals, progressives, you don’t realize how good you have it. I love Bernie and I love Hillary. I don’t like some of the things Hillary has done (Iraq War vote), I don’t like some of the things Bernie has done (guns).
Now, my impatient hipster millennials, lemme ‘splain somethin’ to you: Bernie is not investing down ticket. The unicorns and rainbows he’s promising don’t matter if we have a congress like it is now. You think Obama had problems, wait till we have a president with no coalition. There’s a reason the superdelegates are not flocking to him after his streak of state-level victories. Bernie is not investing down ticket. Hillary Clinton is. Think about that for a moment.
While we’re at it, lets talk about “winning states.” It don’t mean jack. What matters is delegates. Winning a state primary or caucus is like winning an inning of baseball. I’ve watched my beloved Cleveland Indians win many an inning, but still consistently lose games more than most teams in baseball.
Sanders is not winning enough delegates to cut into Hillary’s lead enough to make it interesting. Hillary is likely going to win out. She has the advantage in Nate Silver’s polls plus forecasts in New York, Pennsylvania, and California. That would pretty much bring her to the requisite numbers of delegates to have a lock on the nomination.
Am I suggesting Bernie bow out? No, I don’t think that he should. If he were smart, he’d begin turning this thing he has into an honest political machine the way Howard Dean did with Democracy for America or the President has done with Organizing for Action. Begin working hard for the change that you want. The one thing that Republicans have done very well is infiltrate state and local government. They’ve got the support in place to execute their agendas at a state level very well.
Well, I may end up riding the lexapro pony anyway after this. I believe I need to help Paleotectonics break up the banks. I’m the only person he knows that has a large-bore offset motor with a kickstart.