Taibbi writes what I’ve been saying for decades.
“The maddening thing about the Democrats is that they refuse to see how easy they could have it. If the party threw its weight behind a truly populist platform, if it stood behind unions and prosecuted Wall Street criminals and stopped taking giant gobs of cash from every crooked transnational bank and job-exporting manufacturer in the world, they would win every election season in a landslide.”
It explains why I remained registered as Non-Partisan for 36 years until Sanders came along.
Yes, like Sanders, I caucus with Democrats, but they, without a doubt, are their own worst enemies. That said, they are nowhere near the enemy to this country that the Republican party has become.
I will join Bernie and work with him and Hillary to defeat Trump in November. Barring some actual, full-blown, Old Testament sort of miracle, the way to do that will be to vote for Hillary. There is no other rational or realistic choice.
Don’t believe me. Just ask Robert Reich and Noam Chomsky if, as a fellow liberal, you need more reassurances that voting for Hillary is the right thing to do if for no other reason than it’s the only vote against Trump that will counter votes for him.
Staying home certainly will not. Voting for Jill will not. Writing in Bernie will not. Those decisions only help Trump.
Your vote can make a statement, or it can make a difference. Choose very, very wisely.