Thursday, June 09, 2016

Are you ready? Say it with me, "President Hillary Clinton."

This from CNN:

So many girls for so long were told -- overtly and subtly -- what they could and could not be. Housewives? Yes. Teachers? Sure. President? Unlikely. 

They were told to not express their opinions too strongly -- it's not polite. To not challenge a man -- it's not ladylike. 

For those girls -- many of them now mothers with daughters of their own -- what happened Tuesday night was more than a political triumph. 

Regardless of party persuasion, Hillary Clinton's victory is the definition of historic: She became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. 

Her chances of becoming president -- the first woman head of state in America's 238-year history -- are now much closer to reality.

I predict her chances of winning the Presidency are right around 100% personally.

I think once Hills unleashes her surrogates, which will include the likes of Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and of course President Obama, they will chew Donald Trump and spit him out.

And once it really sets in for the largest voting block in the country, the women, that this election will be just as historic for them as the 2008 election was for African Americans, I imagine they will flock to their polling places to take their place in history.

And Hillary understands that as well.

Take a look at this recently released advertisement:

I'm just a guy but I certainly feel a surge of pride that my daughter will soon realize that NO door is closed to her, and that she can now be literally anything that she wants in life.

You know on the day that my daughter was born I promised to work hard to make a better world for her.

Well here it is, though to honest I cannot take much credit. But by gosh I did what I could.


  1. Anonymous4:09 AM

    Hilary would be wise to offer Bernie Sanders the VP slot and let him hire warren to go to wallstreet. He has millions of voters? and ya best not ignore them. They are serious young people which is the future. Be Wise Demos.

    1. Anonymous5:43 AM

      And serious old people, too! I and the hubby are late middle aged, peaceniks from the 70's, so-called 'BernieBros'.

      It's not about the man, it's about the movement, or it always was to us.
      You think we DON'T want a lady pres? WE WOULD LOVE IT. But we want that lady candidate to want money out of politics, to not be cozy with Wall Street and bankers who wrecked our economy and ruined our 401k's, to not take NO on a single-payer health system, and to stop these needless $$$wars that kill so many innocent people and wreck the lives of the survivors.

      I don't trust millionaires. A millionaire has nothing in common with us common working types. We just want enough to get by, pay our bills, and maybe have enough left over to help someone else out when they need it.

      I do NOT like it that working for the legislature has become a way to enrich one's bank account. Anyone can Google any Congress person's $$worth before and after their career in Congress. It has become a way to get rich and screw over the American people, who are getting poorer.

      I'd rather pay out more of my taxes to educate our young people and have them get good regular health care than to pay for some bullshit war with people I never even met, who never insulted me.

      I believe in peace.

    2. Anonymous6:03 AM

      @Anonymous 4:09 AM

      NO! NO! NO! Hillary would NOT be wise to choose Bernie as her VP. Bernie is hostile towards her, and he is hostile towards the Democratic party. I hear he is not even a Democrat, but an Independent.

      Hillary must choose a Democrat for her running mate. Not a hostile Independent.

    3. Anonymous6:12 AM

      He berned that bridge a long time ago.

    4. Ditto all of that. Well said!

    5. Anonymous6:16 AM

      Anonymous5:43 AM

      "I don't trust millionaires. A millionaire has nothing in common with us common working types. We just want enough to get by, pay our bills, and maybe have enough left over to help someone else out when they need it. "

      Oh, don't be silly. A million dollars is not that much nowadays. Many people can be millionaires just by making the right life choices and living within their means.

      Now if you said billionaires I would understand.

    6. Anonymous6:40 AM

      5:43&6:16.>"have enough left over to help someone else out when they need it. " SAY WHAT? HOW does someone have enough money without $$ -just give it away?

    7. Anonymous6:52 AM

      Bernie is technically a millionaire. That's why you never saw his taxes.

    8. Anonymous8:35 AM

      4:09, r'amen.

      Hillary could unite the dems with one fell swoop and relegate Bernie to a figurehead for the real lefties and the millennials (who outnumber the baby-boomers, now).

    9. Anonymous8:45 AM

      @ 5:43 I'm with you all the way. War is a scam we haven't won in years. The rich get the only profit and the middle and poor lose their beautiful young loved ones.

  2. Anonymous4:14 AM

    You can take a lot of credit for educating those like me who had never heard of a Governor Palin in '08 as to what a POS she is! For that, I am eternally grateful!

  3. Anonymous4:14 AM

    Republicans are in serious trouble. Trump team Hiring a political marketing company that hired lousy criminal real estate, medical, fake consultants to sweep the country and cause crimes against the innocent? very very bad boy Donnie!!!

    1. Anonymous6:55 AM

      Plus, he literally has NO ground game, phone-banking, or even a communication director. He writes his own strategy; he is an insane racist. The GOP internals show the Democrats will take back the Senate & House now. The GOP won't vote in Judge Garland for Supreme Court? Just wait until HRC nominates with the Senate & House at her back.

  4. Anonymous4:18 AM

    I'm sick of raising Donald j trump. Tell him to take his old clunker jet home and park it. No hanger available for rent. Take your eminent domain staging crimes and Trump U you. Brat. azzhole.

  5. Anonymous4:31 AM

    Would your 'sense of history' been so inspired if Carly Fiorina won the Republican nomination?

    Making gender a primary reason to vote for a candidate is a ridiculous premise.

    Had the first woman nominee arisen more organically, ala 2008 Obama, it would mean more. However, 'Hills' has been touted as inevitable for ten years now. It was just a matter of time, so the 'making history' meme doesn't resonate with a lot of people in the way it might have for another candidate.

    1. Anonymous5:02 AM

      Fttttttttt! Kill joy

    2. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Carly Fiorina doesn't have a fraction of the qualifications that Hillary Clinton has. Hillary is the most prepared person to ever be on the ballot for President of the United States. And, it is a big deal that she is the Democratic candidate since this country needs her to help us get out of the 1950's that the gop and their evangelical stooges are trying so desparately to force on us. The fact that Hillary is a woman is icing on the cake.

    3. Anonymous5:26 AM

      People who know her have been thinking she would be the first woman President since her years in college. Take a look at this article about her as a student and read all that she accomplished before she became Mrs. Clinton

      Knowing this about her is one reason I have such a good feeling about her. Before she was famous, she was held in the highest regard for who she was and what she did. She is a true leader. IMHO

    4. Anonymous5:47 AM

      4:31am, May I rewrite? "Had the first woman nominee sat nicely waiting for an invitation to dance, I would have felt better about it. But this damn chick walked right up to that country and said 'let's dance, I'm leading.' How dare she?"

      It was never going to happen organically. US society sees us as second tier objects largely for male pleasure. Not all men - not most men - but enough. Just ask the Stanford rape survivor.

      I'm guessing that you've never been groped at a corporate function - even more horrifying when as I was one of the more senior people in attendance (and I wasn't the only woman receiving this treatment). You've never been propositioned in the middle of a job interview (they were recruiting me). You've never been told you were adorable in the middle of presenting killer business strategy (yes, strategy crushed the competition). You've never been told you didn't receive a plumb job assignment because your boss was "worried about who would cook dinner for your husband". You've not spent your life walking into meetings with the other party assuming you were subordinate to your male staff, because you were the only woman in the room. You've never been called out for being "mean" because you suggested the men, in the midst of profanity laced shouting, take a breath and review the data (they were reading it wrong...but nice girls don't point out to the boys that their math is wrong).

      The list goes on and on. And on. My story. Other women. I've lost track of the number of women who have come to me asking for help.

      I'm sorry that we didn't sit around and wait to be asked. I'm sorry that our first woman nominee did the unladylike thing of showing raw ambition, that she used the system, built the alliances, and became the powerful nominee that she is. I'm sorry that she's so damned good and so damned smart that the BS attacks thrown at her didn't take her down.

      No, not really. Not sorry at all.

      I'm damn proud of Hillary. She kicked ass, took names, and did it in heels.

      If you really need a Cinderella story, go watch a Disney movie.

      May I suggest Frozen? It will help you adjust. Because you can't hold us back anymore.

    5. Anonymous5:48 AM

      You are correct that I would not be feeling so 'historical' with Carly Fiorina. But mostly because she is not very good and would not represent women very honorably. She is just plain not good at what she does.

      However if a republican woman such as Susan Collins from Maine were to have been the republican nomination then, while I don't agree with her politics, I could see the significance of it. And I would wish her a good campaign and hope she would be a strong steady voice and hold her own in the mans world of presidential elections.

    6. Anonymous6:00 AM

      Would your 'sense of history' been so inspired if Carly Fiorina won the Republican nomination?

      Of course not, she is terribly unqualified! Celebrating the fact that a woman could be voted in to the presidency comes with the requirement that she is qualified.

      We celebrate the fact that an intelligent, capable woman isn't passed over BECASE she is a woman, especially passed over for a less qualified man.


    7. Anonymous6:07 AM

      5:47 AM, you rock my world!

    8. Thank you, 5:47. Sadly, I share many of your examples of discrimination and harassment over my four + decades in the workplace, in corporations, public agencies and academia. I've never stopped pushing back and I won't stop now.

    9. Anonymous6:11 AM

      @5:22 You may want to look in to Hill's religiousity, particularly involving K-Street, The Family and the annual Prayer Breakfast. As creepy as Rev. Muthee IMO.

    10. Anonymous6:19 AM

      What a fuckingly stupid comment. Hillary did get there organically. It took her entire lifetime to get there.

      And no Fiorina would not have inspired the pride. Fiorina is completely unqualified for the the role - as is Donald Trump.

    11. Maple6:36 AM

      @6:11: Have you ever once heard Hillary state that God has chosen her? Have you ever once heard her talk about "God" at all, ever? Oh yes, she finishes some of her speeches with "God bless America" just as every one of her predecessors has. Amybe you want her to stand up and say "I don'
      t believe in God". Well, apparently she does believe, just like millions of other Americans. I don't happen to share her faith, but as long as she doesn't press it upon me or upon anyone else, then that's just fine with me.
      And by the way, check your dictionary: it's spelled religiosity.

    12. Anonymous10:55 AM

      5:47 - best comment ever!

    13. Anonymous7:09 AM

      I don't vote for ovaries and yes I have them.!!!!

  6. Anonymous4:53 AM

    If she does not win, President Trump will have her and Bill arrested and sent to Guantanamo on his first day in office.

    1. Anonymous5:04 AM

      And journalists who write unfavorable things about him will be shot or imprisoned. Wonder if we would be able to post anonymously on blogs if we wrote something unfavorable about Trump?

    2. Anonymous5:27 AM

      Riddle me this -

      What is the difference between a fascist and donald j trump?

    3. Anonymous8:33 AM

      rump will never win the election against Hillary. No candidate can win without the minority vote anymore.
      Hillary has the minority vote ( she even had it in the primary, that's why she is in the position she is currently in.

  7. Anonymous5:07 AM

    Yep, once again, two consecutive elections the Democrats will make history.

    In 2008 we gave the country the first Black president, Barack Obama, and first Black first lady Michelle Obama.
    Now in 2016, we give the country the first woman president, Hillary Clinton. AND Hillary will also make history by being the first 'first lady' in our history to become president. The Clintons will be first husband and wife to both serve as president of the U.S.

    Us Democrats are history makers with 'firsts'.
    We were also the first major party to elect a woman to run as our vice president, she was Geraldine Ferraro, who was Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984.

    1. Anonymous8:34 AM

      Maybe Michele Obama will be the second First Lady to be president in the future?

    2. Anonymous8:45 AM

      8:34 - I would love that! There's even a FLOTUS for VP movement now! But the President says she doesn't like politics much anymore, and who can blame her, after the horrible racist treatment they've endured? The GOP should be ashamed.

  8. Anonymous5:13 AM

    Yes, she's a woman, but she is also more a shady politician who can't really be trusted to be honest with the American people. So, yes, your daughters, too, can grow up to be power-hungry, manipulative politicians. I couldn't be less enthused about this and can't wait for the 2020 elections. Maybe one day a woman who is an inspiring and trustworthy leader will be elected. Then I'll be excited for our daughters and granddaughters.

    1. I am sure that Fox News is quite gratified that all of their many decades of Clinton character assassination have had the desired effect on you.

    2. Anonymous5:49 AM

      TO Anonymous 5:13 AM

      All I can say to your bitter ass is

    3. Anonymous6:11 AM

      Does James Comey work for Fox?
      Obama appointed him...

    4. Anonymous6:28 AM

      5:13 You will be LONG DEAD before it happens again if HRC somehow does not take the oath of office.

    5. Anonymous6:58 AM

      6:11 - do you read what you robotically post here every day? "Obama appointed him." And there's your answer. You answered your own question on the E-mails.

    6. Anonymous7:28 AM

      Gryphen, I made this comment and I'm a 57-yr-old independent who is politically active and have never watched Fox News. I came to these opinions on my own, watching Bill and Hillary in their many years of politics. Just because we don't agree with you, don't assume we aren't as informed as you are.

    7. Anonymous8:24 AM

      Thank you, 7:28.

      Oh, and plus one thousand (+1000).

    8. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Yeah, everyone who disagrees with Saint Grift must be a Fox News watcher. What a stupid childish thing to say.

    9. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Saint Grift = Saint Bernie.

  9. Anonymous5:18 AM

    The election of Hillary will be just as historic, important, and exciting to me as the 2008 election, because I am both Black and a woman. Let's make sure we get out the vote, and make it happen, people.

    1. Anonymous8:30 AM

      +1! The Obama Coalition will work for it and vote en masse! Wait until POTUS, FLOTUS, and the VP team hits the campaign trail! We are already fired up and ready to go! It's going to go through the roof!

  10. Anonymous5:23 AM

    I'm a woman, 77 yrs old, white, and I'm increasingly dismayed at the playing up of the "woman" factor. It doesn't serve Hillary Clinton well in the general election, unless all she wants is the women's votes. The fact that she's a woman is terrific, but to the electorate the fact that she is a person* who is supremely qualified, a person of real accomplishment, lawyer, Senator, Secretary of State who has met and dealt with world leaders, knows their countries and relationship to the U.S. To keep hyping the "woman" thing renders all her accomplishments sidelined, inconsequential. The woman vote won't get her there and may turn off many male voters, tired of hearing women's issues.

    1. 'The woman thing"? "The woman vote"? "Tired of hearing women's issues"? That's misogyny through and through and part of why we need a WOMAN president.

    2. Anonymous5:54 AM


    3. Anonymous6:23 AM

      Donald Trump plays the man card every day without actually saying it. Because there is no way in hell that a woman as unqualified as Donald Trump is would have made it through the republican primaries. The ONLY reason he is there is BECAUSE he is a man.

    4. Anonymous6:31 AM

      "The woman vote won't get her there" BET ME!

    5. Anonymous7:14 AM

      Actually, women vote more than men and there are more women than men. Not that we'll vote for her just because she's female. We're voting because our candidate is smart, experienced, offers rationale policy that reflects reality. The other candidate is a weak businessman, inexperienced, demonstrates little to no mastery of key issues, promises trade wars, embraces racism, and demonstrates and unstable temperament.

      HRC isn't perfect, but that's never been a criteria for male candidates...

    6. It's not that she's a woman that makes it great.

      It's that she is a woman with qualifications which surpass many men, but not so long ago, any man, no matter how unqualified, would have been considered more qualified than the most accomplished woman.

      So, we have a woman whose qualifications (which you list) are actually recognized and accepted. That is what is significant.

    7. Anonymous8:32 AM

      HRC has more qualifications and diverse government experience than any candidate in history!

    8. Anonymous8:38 AM

      I don't know about what men are surrounding you in your life but the one's in mine care about "women's issues". I also know that Hillary is the ONLY candidate that reached out to the minority communities, and like it or not, we now decide who is president.

      Signed a woman and a minority

      Go Hillary!

    9. Anonymous10:22 AM

      Welp, I wrote that comment at 8:32 & now the President has said the exact same thing! Thanks, Obama!

    10. SallyinMI10:36 AM

      So the first female nominee of a major party is supposed to ignore her gender, and not inspire our daughters and grand daughters? Why exactly? Were you also upset that Obama is obviously black, and the media made a huge deal over that-"First Black man leading a national party! First BLACK PRESIDENT!" It IS a big deal. A huge deal. We got the vote in what-1920, and it's taken 100 years to get her.
      Does it occur to you that all Trump is running on is his 'business' savvy' and his large bank account? Or that Cruz was running on God?
      Milk it, Hillary!!

  11. Here you go: A Change is Gonna Come, with the fabulous Bettye LaVette and the gorgeous Jon Bon Jovi--

    A long time coming indeed.

  12. Anonymous5:45 AM

    @Anonymous 5:23 AM

    I am in my 68th year of life, and I want to say that you sound petty and immature for a woman of such advanced age.

    Hillary knows she will not get all of the womens vote, some women are Repub and will not vote for her.
    She WILL get the vote of most women though, because most women vote Democratic in the country.
    It is silly for you to suggest that this is why she is running for president.
    Do you also think the only reason men run for president is to get the mens vote? How silly.

    Are you Sarah or Bristol?

    1. I didn't suggest that's why she's running. My suggestion was the over-hyping of the woman-glass-ceiling thing in her campaign now obscures her very real and substantial credentials. I doubt most men will vote for her BECAUSE she's a woman, so the heavy woman message won't appeal to them. She needs to appeal to a broad spectrum of people, not just women.

    2. Anonymous7:02 AM

      Hillary has run a truly brilliant campaign. Last night President Obama called her "whip smart" on Fallon's show. President Obama's IQ is 175? And HE admires her intelligence! That says a lot. And even more importantly, he also trusts her with his legacy. Yes, the President trusts her. That's good enough for me.

  13. Anonymous5:45 AM

    More power to ya', but just to be clear: you are NOT a 'progressive.'

    In the same way that it is ridiculous for today's insane Republicans to try to take credit for Lincoln, today's Democratic Party bears little semblance to the party of FDR.

    Bill Clinton transformed what was once a truly progressive party into a '3rd-Way-Incrementalist Neo-Liberal' party.

    As for the nominee:

    She vocally opposed same-sex marriage until it was politically expedient to do so.

    As Senator, she voted for the war in Iraq when a child could have seen that Bush was lying. (Why? Laying the ground for her future run for the Presidency, so she couldn't be called a 'weak Democrat.')

    She voted against a ban on cluster bombs...fucking CLUSTER BOMBS, which are scattered over huge areas and often picked up by children even years after their use.

    As Secretary of State, she lobbied countries across the globe to sell FRACKING rights to US petrolium companies.

    She personally signed-off on unprecedented volumes of ARMS SALES, including those to many countries with deplorable human rights records.
    (Including some sweet deals for Textron, makers of the above-mentioned CLUSTER BOMBS, currently raining down on Yemen from American F-15s she sold to Saudi Arabia.)

    The Clintons have cosied up to George W. Bush (war criminal), Donald Trump (asshole, and on more occasions than the famous wedding photo,) and 'winter' with Henry Kissinger (WAR some accounts, responsible for 3 MILLION+ deaths) at the estate of Oscar de la Renta.

    Wow! Such impressive 'liberal/progressive' credentials, huh?

    Would she be 'better than Trump'...of course, but, hell, that's not a big bridge to cross.

    So, get as emotional as you want about a slick video tugging at your heart strings about how 'historic' this all is, but make no mistake:

    Hillary Clinton is NOT a 'progressive.'

    If you aggressively jump on the 'Hills' train, YOU are not a progressive, either.

    (Yeah, I'm gonna hold my nose and vote AGAINST Trump, but I will not drink the new Kool-Aid and pretend I'm voting FOR progress.)

    1. Anonymous6:05 AM

      "And when we think about the role that Hillary Clinton has played in terms of advocating for the so-called welfare reform of 1996 that decimated the lives of millions of women economically in this country, when you think of the women in the Middle East and North Africa whose lives have been shattered by the policies advocated and advanced by Hillary Clinton, it’s problematic to see her as some sort of advocate and champion for the rights of women or children or any human being. So, this is an ongoing challenge, and I think the most important words that we heard last night were three from Bernie: "The struggle continues."

    2. Anonymous6:30 AM

      So her position changes are all for political expediency where as other people's positions "evolve" in a changing social, economic, and political climate?????

      Why don't you count Sanders's joining the Democratic Party as political expediency? Why don't you count his changing views on issues as political expediency?

      Why are only the causes that YOU or Sanders are interested deemed progressive?

      Fuck You.

    3. Anonymous6:35 AM

      She's just more establishment politics as usual, no big surprise. She's been part of the political machine for so long that I doubt she even knows who she is any longer.

      While I'm no progressive Democrat, more a right leaning Independent, just as the commenters above I can't understand why the "progressive" far left is so entranced by her, she is anathema to many things they believe in.

      But hey, politics, right? If a candidate says enough things over and over, even if fact checking proves them to be untrue statements, people will still buy it. Media told them it was Hillary's turn and then Obama told us it was Hillary's turn and don't look too closely at her record and alliances because really, it's her turn dammit.

    4. Anonymous6:48 AM

      @6:30 Facts are hard, I know. Progressivism isn't 'deemed' by anyone, it's just what it is.

      Can you defend any of the verifiable actions above as 'progressive?'

      (And, for the record, as a Bernie supporter, I have never ONCE resorted to verbal abuse to get my point across. You guys are really helping your candidate!)

    5. Anonymous6:48 AM

      Hey,careful throwing the F-bomb around here!
      The Cussing Patrol will come and issue a citation.
      Oh wait,Hillaristas are exempt from the "rules",like her.
      Never mind.

    6. Anonymous7:06 AM

      We have the same two dumb old guys who hate women and the Clintons again on this thread. They are so tired and dumb that they post the exact same cut and paste jobs in comments here every day! Who do they think they are fooling? Thanks, guys, for cementing HRC's support here by continuing to attack her with redundant incoherent Reddit babble. #huntingofhillary

    7. Anonymous7:19 AM

      I don't hate women.
      As a matter of fact,I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body!
      Reddit babble,huh.
      Are you aware that Obama is an avid reader of reddit and even did a AMA there?
      "I need to get going so I'm back in DC in time for dinner. But I want to thank everybody at reddit for participating - this is an example of how technology and the internet can empower the sorts of conversations that strengthen our democracy over the long run. AND REMEMBER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER - if you need to know how to register, go to By the way, if you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience - NOT BAD!"
      What else ya got,hotshot?

    8. Anonymous7:30 AM

      @7:06 Well, I dare you to prove that was a copy paste job.

      That said, do you support FRACKING?

      Do you support CLUSTER BOMBS?

      Do you support Henry Kissinger and George W. Bush?

      Your candidate DOES, so write it off to 'redundant incoherent (do you know what that word means? Just curious.) Reddit babble' if you want, but look inside your heart and tell me you agree with her proven record of being anti-progress.

    9. Anonymous7:51 AM

      When these Hillaristas can't handle the truth that we bring with verifiable links and quotes,they lash out with "fuck you","reddit","non liberal" and so on.
      I'm proud to be a fellow redditor with my POTUS.It was cool as all get out that he went on there and took questions.
      There are sub reddits full of Hillary lovers there also too.

    10. Anonymous8:17 AM

      5:45, your post is appreciated and your points are salient.

      Elizabeth Warren (a true progressive) could beat Hillary with one arm tied behind her back if Elizabeth were running for president this election cycle.

    11. Anonymous10:04 AM


    12. Anonymous12:41 PM

      That old "lesbian trapped in a man's body" bit has long been stale.

      Are you too foolish to realize there is a vast difference between heterosexuality and misogyny? As well as the fact that there are far too many women who are misogynists themselves?

  14. Randall5:50 AM

    Boy, I don't know...
    I live in South Dakota and I can tellya...
    there are a LOT of pissed-off white guys around that feel like something got STOLEN from them in the last two elections.
    (full disclosure: I'M an old white guy)

    There is no reasoning with them: the President won the popular vote I say.
    And THEY say - yeah because all the minorities voted for him.
    YES - I say - indeed! Minorities get to vote TOO! We're ALL Americans with equal rights, including the right to vote!

    ...and then they punch me in the nose.

    I would LOVE to see Hillary win in a landslide...
    but I'm afraid it's going to be close:
    there are just too many racists and assholes out there - and like I said:
    we ALL get to vote.

    1. Anonymous6:19 AM

      Sad but true, Randall. Change is coming though.

    2. Anonymous6:30 AM

      The racists and misogynists have Trump this go round, what more could they want? But yes, they are going to be riled up, first a black POTUS and then a woman, if Hillary actually is elected.

    3. Anonymous6:36 AM

      Yes, I was just having this conversation with my husband who is black. For us, this has been a time of very momentous change. But we understand that the bitter white guys may not give up their power and privilege quietly. This would be the final challenge to their position in the center of the universe as they know it.

    4. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Well Randal you are correct, President Obama won because of the minority vote and so will Hillary.
      Full disclosure, I am a minority woman married to an old white guy and my Dad is a really old white guy.

      But the days of white males deciding everything is gone, while the bigots and racists are having tantrums about it will not change that in this election or the future.

  15. Anonymous6:15 AM

    Jane Sanders how's the view from the cheap seats?

  16. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Yesterday in the Fox interview she said she has no memory of signing the NDA which clearly states her legal duty to protect classified information marked or unmarked. Claiming that you "don't remember signing it", would never fly in any courtroom as a defense. The document clearly states it is legally binding under penalty of prosecution.
    Here is her actual signed copy:

    1. Hillary won the nomination.

      You need to get over it.

      None of this is going to convince any of us that it is better to vote for Donald Trump instead of her in the general election.

      So why bother?

    2. Anonymous6:56 AM

      The nomination isn't official until the convention.
      Why bother you ask?
      She needs to be held accountable,just like your mission statement says.

    3. Anonymous7:04 AM

      @6:37 Your obsession with trashing Sanders when you've got the nomination locked-up isn't going to convince ANY of US to vote for Hills.....

      (I'm actually on the fence. WAS going to vote for her as the lesser evil, but the vitriolic impatience of her supporters has made me reconsider. I have the luxury of living in a historically BLUE state, so maybe I'll sit this one out and let her win it without me.)

      ....So why bother?

    4. Anonymous7:12 AM

      7:04 AM You are showing your contempt for Gryphen, and your hurt feelings don't sway any of us. So why bother to comment here, troll?

    5. Anonymous7:19 AM

      Sit it out and pout, 7:04. We give you permission.

    6. Anonymous7:55 AM

      "so why bother" is a common RW talking point 7:04. I'm pretty sure you never were "on the fence but WAS going to vote for her".

      You sound like our "I hate the Palins, but.." trolls.

    7. Anonymous8:05 AM

      I agree, 7:04. Gryphen's unabashed vitriol towards Bernie made me feel he was smashing his daughter's face in cake.

    8. I love all of this faux concern for my daughter.

      Trust me I raised her to take care of herself. And I have a chipped tooth from a self defense lesson to prove it.

    9. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Anyone with half a brain knew Bernie would lose. Bernie knew he would lose; that was revealed in the Politico article yesterday! He fired his CA campaign manager and half of his staff in May because he knew he was going to lose. He let his supporters file a lawsuit against CA in May because he knew he was going to lose. When he saw the CA early voting truths, he knew he was going to lose. Yet he kept lying and said he would win. He is now being primaried in VT!

    10. Anonymous9:57 AM

      Anonymous7:55 AM

      "so why bother" is a common RW talking point 7:04.

      You should have pointed that out to Saint Grift. He's the one that said it first. I guess reading comp. isn't your strong point.

  17. Anonymous7:16 AM

    "Don't Feed the Trolls. It goes directly to their thighs."

    I confess that for 6 months here, I have been feeding them. Mea culpa. But I will not answer them anymore. Now that HRC has the nomination, it will just be the same old tired talking points from them for the next 6 months! Look how they post the exact same anti-Hillary links here each & every day, without the ability to even to respond to those who have disproved their propaganda. I have been thrilled by some of the excellent points made by smart IMers to them. These bots are just large pimples in the comment section; they will fester on their own and either heal eventually or be a permanent ugly pockmark.

    Anyone who votes for Trump aligns with a crazy, fraudulent racist. Anyone who votes for Johnson, Stein, or Bernie or Bust will lose. The multicultural Obama Coalition as a solid voting block is real and active. Expect us.

    1. Right on, 7:16.

    2. Anonymous7:44 AM

      @7:16 I have never posted any links about Hillary, nor has anybody challenged the points I made above. (I would be MORE than happy to defend what I said if anybody was interested in discussing issues, but so far the most substantive response I got was "FUCK YOU.")

      So funny that you've appropriated "Expect us," what are you, ANONYMOUS? LOL.....after Chelsey walked on to the stage, that next guy was her husband, a HEDGE FUND manager. If he was old enough, he was probably quaking in his office during OCCUPY WALL STREET. And you think 'Hills' is going to make life hard on the father of her grandchild?

      "Expect us." That is HILLarious.

    3. Anonymous8:02 AM

      Real Berners are not anti-Hillary. They are just pro-left.

    4. Anonymous8:14 AM

      The Multicultural Obama Coalition won the last two presidential campaigns and we will win this one, too. Expect us.

    5. Anonymous8:20 AM

      You'd hope so, 8:02, but when the far left meets the far right...

    6. Anonymous9:07 AM

      8:20 ~ What?

      They negate each other? Like a debit credit is actually a credit (which it is)?

    7. Anonymous9:29 AM

      They become the same force. I had always heard that "far fringe left meets the far fringe right" phenomenon described in the historical accounts of Germany and Italy, but it was always just an intellectual concept to me. I never dreamt it could happen here, but it has.

  18. Anonymous7:35 AM

    "She is Someone"

  19. This post and the video brought tears to my eyes. It's time.

  20. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Well, there goes my eye make-up.

  21. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Yes, Gryphen, your grace and diplomacy has really helped unite the Democratic party.

    I'm gonna guess your daughter feels as hard at you as the other real Berners who used to regularly read here.

    At least President Obama and Hillary, herself, get the fact that Senator Sanders has every right to continue his campaign and end it on his own terms and not yours, Gryphen.

    Bernie has kept Hillary to the left and he's engaged people who are your daughter's age. If Hillary-bots can't see the value in those aspects, then DINOs they shall become.

    1. Anonymous8:19 AM

      Calling us Hillary-bots and DINOS shows how out of touch with the Democratic Party you are. We are the huge block of the multicultural Obama Coalition. Bernie dissed or ignored us, focusing his resources on states primarily with white populations; it was especially bad when he dismissed the voters of color as the "old South." We clobbered him in CA, especially when he had no ground game here because his funds had dried up. We will deliver HRC to the White House.

    2. Anonymous8:50 AM

      Bernie's views have spun in the wind, hell the old fuck was defending big dirty coal in WV just for votes, that tells me he isn't very progressive at all. Defending the NRA, Big coal, and whining about soda taxes were his main issues for months, but women's reproductive and healthcare rights were considered unimportant. Sorry, but Bernie is just another out of touch old white guy.

    3. Anonymous9:11 AM

      Oh yeah, 8:50... Bernie is SO out of touch that he garnered enough Democratic support to keep Hillary awake at night.

    4. Anonymous9:44 AM

      @ anon 9:11 am
      I doubt he did since she quit campaigning against him months ago and has only been campaigning against trump.

    5. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Open your eyes 8:50. You have elected a candidate that is despised by BOTH sides. What part of that do you fools not understand?

    6. Anonymous10:27 AM

      9:51-no one as 'despised' as you claim Hillary is, would get millions more votes than anyone else running. We're sorry that you don;t appreciate all the wonderful qualities, abilities, and outright experience Mrs. Clinton has, or you just don't like women "out of their place," but she is going to win. Bernie would not.

  22. Anonymous8:01 AM

    In your defense, Gryphen, it's a discernible fact that grace and diplomacy are not your strong suits.

    1. Anonymous8:07 AM

      No but they are Hillary's strong suits, and G recognizes that.

    2. Yeah diplomacy is really not my go to approach on things typically.

      I am usually hired to either overcome and obstacle of obliterate it.

      That is why your Uncle Gryphen will never be a politician.

    3. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Pfst. What have you ever obliterated? Now you're sounding like Uncle Ted. So. Not. Surprised.

  23. Anonymous8:14 AM

    "so why bother" is a common RW talking point 7:04. I'm pretty sure you never were "on the fence but WAS going to vote for her".

    Why did Gryphen use a common right-wing talking point in the first place, genius?

  24. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Run on the Green Party Ticket & Continue Your Political Revolution

    As Bernie Sanders prepares to meet with President Obama, we speak to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who has also been reaching out to the Vermont senator. With Hillary Clinton claiming victory in the Democratic race, Stein is attempting to start a dialogue with the Sanders campaign.


    1. Crystal Sage9:08 AM

      Which would verify that Bernie is in this just for himself, rather than the ideals he so freely talks about. I truly hope that Obama or someone talks Bernie into graciously stepping down and throwing his support to Hillary. It would be the best thing for him to do and he would come off as a hero, not a spoiler. He fought the good fight and he brought many new voters into the fold. Now, it is time for him to step back and work with others to defeat Trump and the GOP on all levels of the system.

    2. Anonymous9:16 AM

      Could this party-busting move be chop-blocked if Hillary convinced Bernie to run on the ticket with her?

      Hillary is smarter than me and is surely concerned with uniting the Democratic party at this critical juncture.

    3. Anonymous9:47 AM

      @ anon 9:16 am
      I think Bernie would be a horrid VP and I really don't think any real Dems are going to vote for Trump.

    4. Anonymous9:53 AM

      Hillary and Bernie voted together only 93% of their time together in the Senate.

    5. Anonymous10:24 AM

      Boy, Jill Stein is grasping at straws, huh? Guess she figures that some of Bernie's spotlight should shine on HER now?

  25. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Cell-block D, book club President Hillary Clinton.

    Ahh that wasn't as hard to say as I thought it would be.

    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      You are a fool. But I guess you already know that, even relish it.

  26. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Come on Sanders! You lost! Is you a old man or old woman?


  27. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I've been pulling for Hillary since day one. She's a hard worker. Sure she's a little like Anne Hathaway and people like to hate on her. That's what happens when you're a woman who knows what she wants. Will that ever change? Down the line. Change for some people is hard. Obama helped most over that hump. Except for the Republican party who fought him all the way. They just did not want to say goodbye to their "leave it to Beaver" era. Time to put that part of our history to rest. It's a different world. The Obamas and Hillary's are a part of it no matter how much you kick and fuss.

  28. Anita Winecooler5:00 PM

    I remember vividly being in my third trimester watching our young men and women go into Kuwait, then Iraq, Afghanistan etc. I sat there near tears wondering what kind of world my child will inherit from us.
    Who knew it's a world where an African American and a woman can be whatever their potential and talent would allow? That baby is now married, in college with a full six year scholarship at a fantastic school, following her own path and passions. I had goosebumps and tears when President Obama won, and I'm sure the same when Hillary does. What a time to be alive in America.

  29. Anonymous12:14 AM

    Fuck you and fuck Hillary.


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