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Dockadams Wrote: On NBC Today this morning blaming Comey for her loss. The email scandal she created and hammered by con media.
The media over hyped her e-mail "scandal" to the nth degree, but it was all about nothing, especially since the vast majority of Republican and Democratic members of Congress do the exact same thing.
What Clinton had going against her is that the rules governing e-mails are as antiquated as the first personal computer that came out decades ago. Our government hasn't figured out a way to adapt to the ever changing technologies and our laws are so outdated that it's laughable.
All the media did was allow the Republicans to turn it into something far, far bigger than it actually was and unfortunately it worked.
Dockadams Wrote: Sanders in the picture again, touting single payer. Which ain't gonna' happen, R president and R congress.
Yea, it's easy to come out in favor of single-payer when there's zero chance of it becoming a reality for a minimum of three years, if not longer.
Democrats need to be very wary about lining up behind single-payer as a wedge issue. A solid majority of Americans are still against single-payer:
I don't pay attention to the "somewhat favor" number because Americans are notoriously skittish about major changes to healthcare. So 53% of Americans strongly and somewhat favor single-payer, but what do you think will happen to that percentage once the Republican machine kicks their opposition to "socialized medicine" into high gear? I can already see the commercials they'd come up with.
It's easy to come up with a single-payer plan that has zero chance of passing for the next three to seven years, but let's see how much Democrats push it in states it polls horrendously in. I have a feeling Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, and Joe Donnelly would rather talk about anything other than this right now.
Dockadams Wrote: Why don't they both drift into obscurity for about 6 years, and not run again for anything, I want to see someone different for a real change.
Meh - I'm all for her coming out with her book. A solid majority of Americans voted for her to be our President and many of them probably want to hear what she thinks about the 2016 election. She's never going to run again, so there's no need for us to stress about her book tour.
Bernie is another story. The Democratic Party aligning behind Bernie will be at our great peril. Bernie polls really well on the liberal coasts, but he is a pariah in the counties and states Democrats must win in order to take back the House, Senate, and White House.
That's why I think Bernie would be a great mayor or governor. He should take his revolution to Burlington or Montpelier, Vermont because he'd have a far better chance of making it a reality there than he ever will at the national level.