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OKay. I'm all for both sides stopping it.

Some of you people who are on the side of the winners of the Democratic Primaries, seem to

be continuing to rub it in that they have won. This is the wrong way of unifying the Democrats.
It would be wise to stop it.

I thank Bernie ran only after it became sure that Elizabeth was not running. Furthermore,

if Elizabeth did run, Bernie would have been supporting her 100%.

I was one of those supporting Elizabeth before I switched to Bernie.
To me, their political points of view are so very similar. They are
both working for the benefit of ALL the American people. Any
differences between them are irrelevant.

I think he is working hard to make sure that the next Democratic president will not be one

who will continue to maintain the status quo, but will definitely make changes so many
millions of the American people have been waiting for -- and for so long. He is spelling
out exactly what the American people are clamoring for. Examples: $15 minimum wage,
free tuition at public universities and colleges, moving forward towards universal health

Are the above irrelevant matters to you? They are of the utmost importance to the vast
majority of Americans.

62 of the richest people in the world own as much as the bottom half of the world's

population (about 3,6 billion people). And 1% of the richest Americans own more
wealth than the lower 99%.

And the difference is getting still wider. What on earth for? What do the wealthy
have in mind to do with still more, and at the expense of the poor, some of whom
are dying slow deaths from lack of basic needs to stay alive?

If this isn't madness, what is?


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Can the Corporatists, who prefer to maintain the present status quo, be made to change?

Democrats and Republicans, especially the younger members, are becoming more and
more dissatisfied with their Establishments, and are joining the Independents by the
droves. Today, the Indies number 43%, Dem. 30% and Rep. 26%. It won't be long
before the Indies alone will have reached 51%, and will outnumber the Dems. and
the Reps. combined.


What are these mostly younger people dissatisfied about? To put it very briefly, more
and more of them are becoming aware of the fact that the American people have been
robbed for decades, and are continuing to be robbed today, by the Corporatist top
wealthiest 0.1% of the population, who have gained control not only of the economy
of the nation, but also of its politics. They have bribed and bought their way, so that
too many corrupted people are holding top positions not only in the business world,
but also in government. These latter politicians make laws that favor the Super-rich. So,
how can the Corporatists lose?

How can the Corporatists lose?

I already see the first important step: The large numbers in recent years, especially
of the younger people mentioned above, consistently leaving their Parties in disgust.
They have suffered intensely from the unending greed and corruption of the
Corporatists. And these younger people are the future of our nation! You can be sure
they will see to it, that their children will not suffer the disadvantages that they have
gone through.

Corporatists will do their best to see that the status quo remains, of course. Maybe
some of their wiser and less sociopathic ones will begin to have second thoughts
about continuing in their present greedy ways -- especially when the number of
Independents will have reached the 51% mentioned above. I don't think it will take
very long for the Indies to outnumber the Dems. and Reps. combined.

Something will have to give! Right? Yes, I see change coming -- unless, God forbid!,
a total dictatorship will have already taken over our nation. Then that's another story!

Does the Dem. Establishment have an unconscious death-wish for its own party?

Bernie is the only Democratic candidate who can beat Trump. He is the only one who
consistently has a positive favorability rating with the American people since the
summer of 2015. Both Trump and Hillary consistently show negative favorability
ratings. The American people want Bernie for president, but the Democratic
Establishment prefers its favorite , Hillary, in spite of the above. They and the DNC
helped Hillary to win the Primaries with their dirty tricks -- and they had the help of
the Corporate news media to boot.

This is the big issue of what is wrong with America today: The will of the majority no
longer means anything. That's why people are leaving both parties by the millions.
The number of Independents far outnumber either major party, and their numbers
are growing by the day.

I can see change coming in the not-too-distant future -- Big Change. At this rate,
what else can it be but that something is going to have to give? I wish I could know
in advance in what direction things will change -- but with the situation as it is, the
number of different ways are too many.

One guess is: Are the Democratic Establishment elites going to overtly join up with
the Corporate elites some day? This is highly unlikly. Corporate elites have always
preferred to work from behind the scenes, while protecting their powerful influence
in both Parties at the same time.

Even if Hillary should win, do you think the Republicans would leave her in peace as president? I

believe they would start impeachment proceedings as soon as they possibly could. Hillary would
have no time to function as president at all -- the Republicans would see to that.

I can't imagine anything more damaging to our nation. And with the evidence that already
exists from the Inspector General, (we still have nothing official from the FBI) the Republicans
will probably succeed in their impeachment.

Can anyone see any good reason for Hillary to continue in her presidential campaign at all? I
see nothing but trouble -- big trouble for our whole nation!



Maybe deep down Hillary doesn't really want to be president?!......

All the trouble stemming from Hillary's emails! I am reminded of Goldwater's
candidacy for the presidency in the 1960s:

When campaigning in Florida, he said that he was against Old Age Pension
(And FL was full of retired people)!! When in Appalachia, he told the people
that he was against the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority)!! I was wondering
at that time, if at some level of consciousness he didn't really want to be

Could something similar be happening with Hillary? Consciously she seems
to want to be president so badly, that it looks like an obsession with her.
Yet, bright as she is, she seems to be making mistakes that most people of
average intelligence would know how to avoid.

On a conscious she wants to be president badly, on another level (subconscious)
she seems to be doing thing to defeat and prevent herself from reaching that
goal. Maybe deep down she doesn't really want to be president?!?
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