Liri wrote:Sanders ended up being a spoiler for the youth vote. Not by getting tons of write-ins, but by driving away disillusioned young people. Clinton's share of the youth vote dropped twelve percent from 2008 Obama, not because Trump won a larger raw number than previous Republicans, but because liberal youth just didn't show up to vote at all in the numbers they had for the past two elections.
I’m going to have to set you straight here.
*Hillary Clinton* drove away disillusioned young people. Bernie Sanders would have brought them out. Hillary Clinton drove them away.
The “Democratic” party rigged its primary (as the leaked emails show) in order to nominate someone who voted to invade Iraq, voted for the “Patriot” act, voted to build a barrier on the Mexican border, is financially beholden to Wall Street, Big Pharma, and Saudi Arabia, did not support gay marriage until 10 years after *Dick Cheney*, still opposes legalizing marijuana, was “extremely careless” with classified information, and cites *Henry Kissinger* as a foreign-policy role model.
…and they were somehow surprised that liberals and progressives chose not to vote for that center-right authoritarian Bush-era war-hawk.
She was a terrible candidate with terrible policies, whom all the polls showed doing terribly against every Republican. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders was trouncing the Republicans head-to-head, outperforming Hillary Clinton across the board.
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The DNC bears massive responsibility for the outcome of this election. Not only did they help Hillary Clinton cheat, but they also actively bolstered Donald Trump as a “Pied Piper” in the Republican primary.
Of course the media deserve their share of the blame as well, since they gave Trump something like $3 billion worth of free coverage while suppressing anything about Sanders. Oh, and the leaked emails show several “journalists” were directly collaborating with the Clinton campaign.
Remember, Hillary Clinton had on her side the Democratic Party establishment, the media, the sitting President, her ex-President husband, even the past *Republican* Presidents, and she *still* lost.
She should never have been nominated, and in a fair contest she would not have been.
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Bernie Sanders is immensely popular with young people, with first-time voters, with Independents, with workers in the rust-belt. He inspires enthusiasm and brings out people who were never involved in politics before. All the polls show he would have crushed Trump in a landslide, even winning the state of Georgia.
But the “Democratic” party rigged its primary, and now we all face the consequences.