Explain This, Hillary

For a couple of months now, I’ve been getting lots of memes and comments on my facebook page saying that whether you’re a Sanders supporter or a Clinton supporter, you must vote for the Democratic nominee, whoever it  is.  I agree with that.  Sometimes I comment that I agree with that, and then pivot to making my pitch for Sanders.  Usually I just scroll past because there are so many of them.

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We heard what you said, Hillary. Now explain to us how that’s not what you meant.

I’m pretty sure they come mostly from Clinton supporters.  I’m not keeping a list or anything, but I have a rough idea of who the Clinton supporters and who the Sanders supporters are on my facebook page (and the handful of very out of place Republicans).  Also, there’s often some comment about how immature and divisive Sanders’ people are.

So, Hillary Clinton has some explaining to do after this , which sounds a whole lot to me like “If I don’t get the nomination, I’m supporting Bloomberg.”

Those weren’t her exact words.  Her exact words were “He’s a good friend of mine.  The way I read what he said is if I didn’t get the nomination, he might consider it. Well, I’m going to relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn’t have to.”

She might not actually be saying she would vote for Bloomberg (who is a Republican), the same way she maybe didn’t mean anything nasty about Bernie’s grandkids (yes, she did), the way she maybe didn’t mean she wished Obama would get assassinated when, in 2008, she said “We all remember what happened in July of 1968.”

Maybe she just has a way of saying nasty, petty, passive aggressive shit accidentally.  But, I doubt it.  What she said, if you think about that last line, that ‘so he doesn’t have to’, is “You cannot elect the president you like.  They must be approved by corporate America first.  That’s the deal.  What, did you think America was a democracy?  How cute.”

Hillary owes the Democratic party a clarification of this statement, and a pledge that she will support the Democratic candidate, even if it’s not her.

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