It's over.

By: rcclydeinside
July 27th, 2016
9:34 pm

Watching the Democratic national convention this week,
I have never seen or heard a more positive Progressive
message than I am seeing and hearing from the people
there assembled. Compared to the disjointed, dystopian
and generally dysfunctional GOP Hillary hatefest in the
city of Cleveland, the Democrats are winning on every front.
And tonight, to dispel any doubt, outgoing President Obama
delivered the greatest and most positive endorsement speech
in the history of this country. Hell, it might have been the best
endorsement speech in the history of the world. Biden was great.
As was Bill Clinton before him, as was Michelle Obama, and Cory
Booker and Elizabeth Warren. Even Tim Kaine gave a great speech
with a positive, hopeful and patriotic message. Meanwhile, today
Trump encouraged one of our greatest enemies to hack the emails
of his opponent, the former Sec'y of State, for Trump's political
advantage, and to divulge the information in those emails to the
world in the hopes that Mrs. Clinton would be embarrassed in the
process. No clearer lines could be or need to be drawn. The election
might as well be conceded by the disgraced reactionaries in the GOP
now before any more damage can be done to them. I have always
believed that Mrs. Clinton would end up with at least 300 electoral
college votes. Now I wonder if 350 (or 400?) is out of the question.

The Republicans, and Donald Trump, have been that bad. And the Democrats,
even before Mrs. Clinton speaks, have been that good. I'll tell you how good
they've been . . . my wife tonight not only changed her vote from Jill Stein
to Hillary Clinton, but she also asked me to consider doing the same . . . and
guess what? I'm thinking about it. We are considering changing our registrations,
she from Independent and me from the Green Party, and both becoming Democrats.

If that can happen to me, then it can happen to anybody.
So like I said about the election . . . it's over. She wins.
We are only a few months from our first female POTUS.

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21 comments on "It's over."

  • PBTime
    July 27, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Good on yas.

    I thought Tim Kaine delivered a wonderful speech. His Trump impression, which not Rich Little perfect, was good enough to hammer home the point: Trump is the ultimate con man.

    And then Bloomberg sunk the last nail in Trump's political coffin: "I'm from New York, and I know a con when I see one."

    The crowd went wild.

  • rcclydeinside
    July 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Yes, the Bloomberg endorsement of Clinton and excoriation of Trump was priceless.

    And Bernie Sanders was his usual brilliant self. And they are not even Democrats.

  • btthegreat
    July 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Originally Posted by rcclydeinside
    Watching the Democratic national convention this week,
    I have never seen or heard a more positive Progressive
    message than I am seeing and hearing from the people
    there assembled. Compared to the disjointed, dystopian
    and generally dysfunctional GOP Hillary hatefest in the
    city of Cleveland, the Democrats are winning on every front.
    And tonight, to dispel any doubt, outgoing President Obama
    delivered the greatest and most positive endorsement speech
    in the history of this country. Hell, it might have been the best
    endorsement speech in the history of the world. Biden was great.
    As was Bill Clinton before him, as was Michelle Obama, and Cory
    Booker and Elizabeth Warren. Even Tim Kaine gave a great speech
    with a positive, hopeful and patriotic message. Meanwhile, today
    Trump encouraged one of our greatest enemies to hack the emails
    of his opponent, the former Sec'y of State, for Trump's political
    advantage, and to divulge the information in those emails to the
    world in the hopes that Mrs. Clinton would be embarrassed in the
    process. No clearer lines could be or need to be drawn. The election
    might as well be conceded by the disgraced reactionaries in the GOP
    now before any more damage can be done to them. I have always
    believed that Mrs. Clinton would end up with at least 300 electoral
    college votes. Now I wonder if 350 (or 400?) is out of the question.

    The Republicans, and Donald Trump, have been that bad. And the Democrats,
    even before Mrs. Clinton speaks, have been that good. I'll tell you how good
    they've been . . . my wife tonight not only changed her vote from Jill Stein
    to Hillary Clinton, but she also asked me to consider doing the same . . . and
    guess what? I'm thinking about it. We are considering changing our registrations,
    she from Independent and me from the Green Party, and both becoming Democrats.

    If that can happen to me, then it can happen to anybody.
    So like I said about the election . . . it's over. She wins.
    We are only a few months from our first female POTUS.
    This is so ironic, because I am thinking for changing to green because of the way progressives who have supported Sanders, have been treated. The DNC emails reflect a broad negative view of progressives shared all over my party. I don't like being called a 'pissant' or 'trash' or nave. I also don't like being treated in a patronizing way.

    I agree with every word that you say about the Convention and the speakers. They make a compelling case for Hillary. Its wonderful goose-bump type stuff. We have incredible speakers in this party and I don't doubt they believe passionately in this woman.

    I totally separate what happens at a convention, where the party desperately wants this 'unity', from how we are treated before the cameras are turned on, and after they leave. I don't feel the love then. Once that platform hits the dumpster, as they always do, the concessions therein are without substance.

    I will vote Stein unless Clinton needs my vote. I will feel as though this country is in competent hands when she takes the reins. Clinton is a credible, decent choice and I will sleep fine. but Sanders is going to change back to independent ( who can blame him!) I am tempted to go to a party that respects my views when the lights dim down. I do dread not picking between Dems though in primaries, but that is the cost of insisting I feel wanted in my own political party.

    Oh and yes, Clinton will move to the center after this week to attract the moderates and independents, and forego efforts to attract Bernie votes ( its going to be a lost cause as these emails keep dripping negativity on Bernie voters every few weeks) , and she will win the general election doing so.

  • PatrickHenry
    July 28, 2016 at 12:24 am

    the Crony Queen and simpering sandbag Sanders,

    such a limp dick he gets shit on by the DNC, with all their rigging

    and he eats it, endorses the Queen of Sleaze.

    Washington DC is a third world country.

  • Watermelon Requiem
    July 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Far too early to claim this election is over. Right now Clinton is the favorite, but that could drastically change. The race is close with four months to go. We'll see what develops.

  • PBTime
    July 28, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Originally Posted by PatrickHenry
    the Crony Queen and simpering sandbag Sanders,

    such a limp dick he gets shit on by the DNC, with all their rigging

    and he eats it, endorses the Queen of Sleaze.

    Washington DC is a third world country.
    So, what nation would you prefer?

    Russia?

    Iran?

    Saudi Arabia?

    North Korea?

  • Tom Servo
    July 29, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Originally Posted by PBTime
    So, what nation would you prefer?

    Russia?

    Iran?

    Saudi Arabia?

    North Korea?
    Which one of those would a Sanders presidency bring us closer to?

    To refute the OP, I don't think this is over, by a long shot. There's always the "dedicated troops" the 40-something percent that will always vote (D) or (R) no matter who runs. They are an immovable object and will always make the races closer than they need to be.

    This thing will be close because even our blowouts these days are close. This thing will be close because the third parties are actually getting some positive press for a change. By all accounts, if the Greens steal from the Dems and the Libertarians steal from the Republicans, It's still going to be a down-the-middle outcome.

    Personally, I think Clinton will be able to do a better job of appealing to the Jill Stein crowd. There's more overlap in their views and beliefs. But Trump is going to only keep disenfranchising more moderate Republicans with his idiocy which may benefit Johnson.

    Right now, I am believing that the Greens and Libertarians will both have an alright showing, maybe 7% each, and that their effect on the D vs. R circus will be negligible overall. But that could change.

  • rcclydeinside
    July 29, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Nah, it's over. I refuse to believe that enough people are stupid or heartless
    enough to reject the message that I heard this past week for the message
    that I heard the week before. The Democrats are going to win over far more
    independents and stragglers than will the Republicans. I have to believe that.

  • NIOSA
    July 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    It will be over in Jan 2917 when "our long national national nightmare is over",& a Repub, or a Libertarian, or a Green Party candidate will be the new POTUS.

  • CdrMike
    July 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Originally Posted by NIOSA
    It will be over in Jan 2917 when "our long national national nightmare is over",& a Repub, or a Libertarian, or a Green Party candidate will be the new POTUS.
    2917? Is that how long it's going to take for a Republican to ever win the presidency again?



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