OK. I have to call out some bullshit.
It’s day 4 of the DNC Convention. Hillary Clinton is officially the nominee. Bernie Sanders got screwed by the DNC, who fixed the primary from the very beginning. Bernie got screwed, plain and simple. His supporters are now left with a choice.
The choices in this election are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson. Some plan to write in Bernie – but that is wasting a vote any way you shake it. Bernie has not registered as a Write-In Candidate, so those votes will LITERALLY be discarded in all but 9 states.
I can respect your decision if you chose to vote for Hillary. Although the election was rigged, the two party system still exists, and if you feel the need to vote for the lesser evil, I can respect that.
I can respect your decision if you chose to support a third party candidate like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. The two party duopoly definitely needs to be disrupted, and every vote for a third party is a vote to break that system.
If you supported Bernie Sanders in the primary, and you’re now defecting to Donald Trump, I’m sorry, but you’re stupid, and you’re betraying everything Bernie stands for. Donald Trump represents NONE of the things Bernie has fought for. Donald Trump represents Racism, Bigotry, Fear and Hate. Period.
Some of you have gone so far as to say that Bernie “sold us out” by endorsing Clinton. No, he didn’t. He kept his word. He knows that a Trump presidency means the end of Equality, Women’s rights, the ACA, and more. Bernie realizes that the DNC cheated him out of the nomination, and he’s willing to put that aside in order to keep Trump out. Bernie will go back to the Senate, and he will continue to FIGHT for us.
Tonight Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination. Her speech will tell a lot about her plans for her administration, if she wins. Her speech tonight could very well determine whether she can ‘unite’ most of Bernie’s supporters, or whether she will ignore them, and pretend she doesn’t need them to win.
Things I’d like to hear from Hillary tonight:
- That she disavows and will fix the DNC Corruption.
- That she will follow through on her opposition to the TPP – Many believe they will ‘tweak’ it a bit and try to shove it through. HRC needs to be CLEAR about her opposition, and pledge to do everything she can to stop it.
- That she will do everything she can to AVOID more wars. That she regrets her vote on Iraq.
- That she respects Bernie’s supporters, and will listen to concerns going forward.
- That she understands #BlackLivesMatter, and will work to end police brutality and mass incarceration.
Things I’m sick of hearing about:
- Fear of Trump
- Support HRC to avoid Trump
Bernie supporters want to hear ideas. Vision. Plans for the future. We don’t want to hear her pander to Republicans and big donors. If HRC and the DNC truly want UNITY – then you’ll hear a lot of the above in her speech tonight. If they don’t, they think they can win without Bernie supporters, then they will be solely responsible when Trump is elected.
Should be an interesting night.