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Cal33

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Howdy, there! This Internet has really made it easier to communicate, regardless

of any distance. I still look upon the computer with admiration, if not awe, and
think of of it as a miracle.

If you haven't read this post, you should. You might learn something.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511625920

Not voting for her would be helping the Republicans to win. I think the Republicans,

if anything, are even less honest than she is -- if that's possible. Democracy would
at least be still half-alive. And being half-alive is better than being dead.

It now seems unlikely that either Clinton or Trump would win. Cruz is certainly no
bargain either. Bernie still has the best chances of winning.

Just found out today that my state has switched back to paper votes

as of now. The switch had actually been approved several years ago,
but they didn't have the money to do it. Now it's been done. Boy, am
I glad! It has been a long wait -- 16 years to be exact.

You've given your warm and friendly feelings, but they might not work here. There may

be Republicans posing as Democrats at DU, and their purpose is to create problems for
us -- not to help us unite.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: I still will vote for Hillary, should Bernie not
win the Primaries.

"In that case" I think he'd do more good working together with Elizabeth Warren in the

Senate to recruit more real Progressives -- among other things. He'd be wasted as V-P.

It struck me some time ago that their behavior is quite reminiscent of that of the

Republicans - and in many different ways. I wouldn't be surprised if there were
Republican moles here at DU doing their best to create problems for the
Dems.`

Years ago I was at a different forum (which I still visit once in a blue moon). I
had been there about 10 years and became familiar with all the tricks they
commonly use. Once there was a new name that showed up. I decided to
chance it and asked "Do you Republicans get paid for writing here? His reply
was, "You mean you Democrats don't get paid?" I said "No, " and proceeded to
explain about interests, hobbies, etc. I wasn't surprised that he stayed in that
forum for a few more days, and I never saw him again.

Polls, both recent and in the past several months, show that the majority of Americans prefer

Sanders over Clinton to be president. It is true that Clinton is ahead of Sanders in the Democratic
Presidential Primaries thus far, but I think this is because The DNC wants Clinton to win,
and they have been showing unfair and sometimes rigged practices that have been
favoring Clinton ever since Sanders declared his candidacy for the presidency in May, 2015,
and the job of the DNC is to remain neutral.

The latest national poll from the Hill (Thurs. A.M.) shows Sanders and Clinton to be tied:
Sanders 49% - Clinton 48%.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/274161-sanders-clinton-tied-in-national-poll

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/


And for months hypothetical elections between Sanders vs Republicans and Clinton vs Repubs.,
Sanders has never lost to any of them, and he has been beating Republicans by larger margins
than Clinton did.

Clinton has been losing to some Republicans. Sanders never lost to any of them.

Looking at the above information objectively, it would seem that Sanders would stand
a better chance of winning over the Republicans, because more of the American people
favor Sanders as president. Only the DNC and the Clinton supporters favor Clinton.

I am wondering if the DNC is blind to the above? Do they realize that even if Clinton
should win the Democratic primaries, she stands a better chance of losing to the
Republicans in the General Election, and Sanders has a better chance of winning?
I realize polls are not all too accurate, but to some degree they do show in which
direction things are leaning.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html

Things are coming to a head. I believe vast changes are coming, whether we want them to, or not:

From the way I view it, there seem to be two Democratic factions: 1. Those who are
beholden to the Corporate Power people, and 2. Those who are fighting against the
corrupt Corporations.

Hillary is the leader of the Corporate-beholden Democrats, and Bernie is leading the
Progressive or Liberal Democrats.

Hillary sometimes refers to herself as a Progressive. I don't think she is one. The
Democratic Party seems to be splitting up, and the same thing is going on with
the Republicans -- they have their Establishment people and Donald Trump is leading
his own faction. Of course they have several other factions in addition. The Republicans
seem to be even more split than the Democrats are.

The Corporate Power people, of course, will do their best to have a strong hold in
every faction -- as usual -- and control things from behind the scenes.

Somehow things are coming to a head: Large numbers are sick and tired of their same old
Establishment policies, and are leaving their Parties -- both Republican and Democratic.
Changes are probably coming, whether we want them to, or not.

I think of Hillary as a half-way Repblican. With her, the Democrats would at least survive --

half dead, perhaps, but still breathing. Where there is life, there is hope.














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