Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You Want President Trump? This Is How You Get President Trump

Clinton says Sanders is smearing her by saying she's been bought by Wall Street.
Sanders supporters have started booing Clinton. Some engage in nasty online attacks and vitriolic trolling of Clinton supporters. Speaking to a New Hampshire audience on Sunday, Bill Clinton noted that the language of these attacks is “literally too profane… not to mention sexist, to repeat.”
Poor Bill, he's such a delicate flower. He shouldn't have to hear such "profane" remarks. (Profane - relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious.) Are the Bernie bros supposed to treat Hillary as if she were holy? For a man who is a careful about word use as Bill Clinton is ("it depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is") one might think he would be more careful about saying whether the remarks against his wife were obscene or just disrespectful. Or maybe he really does mean profane, in the sense that any non-religious speech is profane, but he wants to imply that it is worse than it is.
In certain Sanders circles, the contempt for Clinton nearly matches that of the Republicans. Some have gone as far to say that they won’t support her if she wins the Democratic nomination. They’ll abstain from the election entirely, or consider the Republican nominee instead.
Voters don't have to vote. Abstaining is a way of saying "none of the above". If you don't like who the  Democratic or Republican candidates are, or the platforms they support, don't vote for either of them. Vote third party. Or abstain from voting for the president but still go to the polls and cast votes for the people running in your local elections. If you stay home it just looks like apathy, but if you go and vote in the down ticket races but not the president, that sends the message to the DNC and RNC that we're not buying what they're selling.

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