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It's the Duty of Every Sanders Supporter to Vote for Hillary

If you choose not to support Hillary in the fall, because of some misguided notion of what she “owes” you, then you choose to cede the election to a man who will destroy every cause that Bernie Sanders, and you, once claimed to care about. And while you may be in a position in life that it won’t affect you directly if Trump bans Muslims, repeals Obamacare, and does everything he can to hurt gays, blacks, Latinos and women, is that really why you felt the Bern this election — because you put your own disappointment over the needs of the many?

Look, I get it. It feels totally unfair that your guy lost. We’ve all been there. (The election of 2000 comes to mind.) But cutting off your nose, and the collective noses of every American, out of a personal sense of pique is the last thing your revolution was about.

When Hillary and Bernie were in the Senate, they voted together 93% of the time. You could do a lot worse than electing a second President Clinton — you could help elect President Trump. And then you can really kiss your revolution goodbye.


Black Donald Trump Rap

Is there really a "movement" or is this all about Bernie?

I seriously can't tell.

All this energy being wasted on wailing and gnashing teeth and lighting candles ...

... I mean the pathos around here is thick.

Wouldn't that energy be better spent on getting progressives into place on down ballot races, statehouses, and local positions of influence?

Or, is it all about Bernie?

Because if it is, that's not a movement, it's a cult of personality.

And, if you're gonna build a cult of personality ...

... well, you're gonna need a bigger personality.

The Party is Already Uniting! Bernie or Busters are outliers ....

Good news for America! ...

— Among 18 to 29 year olds, Clinton beats Trump 61% to 25% to 14% undecided

— In spring of 2015, this age group wanted the Democratic Party to win the next presidential election by 15 points (55% to 40%); a year later, that spread has increased to 28 points (61% to 32%)

— For the first time in five years, the number of self-identified Democrats is higher than self-identified independents (Dem 40%-Indy 36%-GOP 22%)


EXPLAINED: Why Bernie is Actually Winning!

Bernie looked demoralized on MTP this morning ...

... bitter, disillusioned, and pointing fingers of blame.

I think he senses the curtain is coming down on his campaign.

I'd feel bad for him if he hadn't gone so negative and become so loose with the truth recently.

Pick a theme song for the Bernie or Bust movement ...

... I think this one is just perfect.

Maine Gov to Heroin Addicts - Drop Dead

What a total dick move ...

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill Wednesday that would allow pharmacists to dispense an anti-overdose drug without a prescription, saying that allowing addicts to keep naloxone on hand “serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction.”

The Legislature passed the bill “under the hammer” – or unanimously without a roll call – this month as part of lawmakers’ attempts to address Maine’s growing opioid addiction epidemic.


The legislation would also allow police and fire departments to obtain a supply of naloxone and provides immunity to pharmacists or health care professionals who dispense the antidote when “acting in good faith and with reasonable care.”

But in his veto letter sent to lawmakers on Wednesday, LePage said the bill would allow pharmacists “to dispense naloxone to practically anyone who asks for it.”

“Naloxone does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose,” LePage wrote, repeating a contention that has caused controversy before. “Creating a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in the other produces a sense of normalcy and security around heroin use that serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction.”

Pharmacy chains such as Rite Aid and CVS already dispense naloxone without a prescription in other states. About 30 states allow sales of the drug without a prescription.


A funky thread in honor of His Royal Badness

Hillary got more votes last night ...

... than all the GOP candidates combined.

Enthusiasm gap?

In NY, not so much.
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