Not Learning the Lesson

God damn but the DNC, and their supporters, are just totally failing to realize the lesson of 2016, aren’t they?  Pretty much every day, I get into Facebook arguments with Hillary supporters who want desperately to blame Russia for her loss.  I do not understand why.  It will not change her loss into a win.  That boat has sailed.  To make sure it doesn’t happen again?  To make sure what doesn’t happen again – that nobody from a foreign country should pay Facebook for an ad that has Jesus arm wrestiling with Satan, or something like that?
Lots of people bought ads like that during the election  and spread stupid memes.  Hillary Clinton spent over a billion dollars and still  lost.  If she’s saying it’s because of ads on Facebook, she should seriously be embarrassed.

That’s not my point, though.  Let’s say they totally prove that the ads were paid for out of Vladimir Putin’s pocket, and that some voters were actually swayed by a Confederate flag and the motto “The South Will  Rise Again,” as if those people were ever going to vote for Hillary, but let’s just say, for the sake of argument.  Are the Democrats going to use that as an excuse to nominate Hillary Clinton again, or someone of her ilk?  (That ‘ilk’ includes Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and, I’m sorry to say it, Elizabeth Warren)  If they do, they will  lose again.
Because the lesson of 2016 wasn’t that Hillary Clinton lost a close election because of the electoral college, the Russians, sexism, or whatever.  The lesson of 2016 was that the Democrats lost because they no longer represent working class Americans.  That needs to change.  It needs to change soon.

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