It is July 25th, 2016....and the Bernie campaign is in ashes.

As predicted, it would be voter suppression that did him in, along with a host of other dirty tricks. These are all now common knowledge.

Bernie Sanders supporters tried to make last ditch efforts to disrupt the convention and be heard. This was dealt with by expelling anyone with a Bernie sign, and their seats being taken by paid actors. Those who still remained and were causing disturbance were called ridiculous and the sham of a primary concluded with Hillary's coronation.

One man tried to raise the red flag, and is possibly the Wikileaks source (unconfirmed...at this time). He became a casualty of this election and was killed just 15 days before the Democratic Convention.

His name was Seth Rich.

 

There are those out there who think that it is ridiculous to tie this murder to the Clinton Campaign. There are also those who think that a string of mysterious deaths that is so numerous that websites have been devoted to counting them, is just too much of a coincidence. A list of mysterious suicides as famous as Vince Foster and a score of other people that have shot themselves twice in the back of the head in their desperate suicide. One even threw themself into the dumpster during the attempt.

A list of names so long and so famous that Google attempted to bury the search term during her campaign.

Seriously, the mortality rate of being a business partner with the Clinton's is so high, the Surgeon General needs to slap a warning label on it.

What possible secret could all of these suicide victims have known that tortured them so badly they would shoot themselves multiple times in the head....at such an awkward angle?

We're gonna circle back around to that...

Put a pin in that one...we'll come back around.

Back to where we were though...

So....it's at an end.

It's now down to Hillary and Trump. I'm at square one. I know I do NOT want Hillary, but I have also spent so much energy working against Trump. I am exhausted just thinking about the race at this point.

Now...it's true, I immediately considered Trump as the enemy of my enemy, and therefore my friend. However, I wanted to know more, and so I did something I hadn't done up to this point.

I ignored what the media told me about him, and I started to go back and watch the videos of his speeches. I watched the videos of his interviews long before the election. I watched his interviews almost 2 decades old. I found something extraordinary. I found a lot of the people telling me how awful he is had told their own audiences years ago how incredible he is. I listened to the things he said 15 years ago being applauded by diverse crowds had not changed one iota from the speeches he was giving today....and continues to give.

I found a man who truly did not seek power, but felt it thrust upon him because it had to be done. He had been trying to guide past presidents and use his knowledge to help them avoid calamity. Had Bush and Obama listened to his advice, we would have the smallest debt ever and be the greatest economic power on the globe. We would also not have lost such valuable assets to America, like the thousands of soldiers who have perished at war.

As I listened...I heard a familiar tone.

 

To be continued.

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Talk about a "No shit" moment from the Huffington Post. This was the headline from April, 26 2016. We knew what was happening, but we didn't understand why. The DNC was committing what was, in our eyes (and probably everyone else's), a crime. They were intentionally sinking the popular candidate and being complicit in voter suppression and fraud.

Remember now, I'm making a statement on the history of what happened and not the case for Bernie to have ultimately won. Spoilers here....what I learned later changed my mind, but we have to examine how we got here.

So, we know by the enthusiasm and grassroots support that we had the better candidate. This was backed up by poll after poll showing Bernie ahead of Trump by 16 points. Hillary was polling somewhere in the area of 3 points ahead of Trump with a 5 point margin (In statistic-speak, we call this 'losing')

Below is my comment on the SandersForPresident subreddit after the loss in New York.

It's time to be honest. We have to acknowledge the elephant in the room.

New York was a near knockout blow. Not because we lost, many of us were ready and prepared for that. It hit us so hard that we were looking out our earhole because of the margins.

That's the truth....now that we've talked about that truth, we can move on and address a few other truths.

This is just like any other fight, it's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how you get back up after being knocked on your ass.

Now, the harder truth, we got robbed. We got to see just how far the other team was willing to go to game this contest. Bernie is a threat to their way of life and they are willing to go to any length to stop him. I think we underestimated that part of this contest. It's, to me personally, the reason why losing NY was so tough for me. I wanted to believe that both sides were playing by the rules...and they were...they just didn't have the same rulebook.

So...if I had the ear of Bernie or his administration, here is what I would say...

This contest is far from over. We have many more states and a hell of a lot more delegates to go...but you have to be bolder than ever before. It's time to stop running for mayor. It's time to stop running for the senate. You are running for President. The gloves need to come off. When you step into this ring, the person throwing punches at you is the ENEMY.

Seize the moments ahead, and be the Commander we need you to be.

Your very loyal army stands here ready to follow you into the future we all believe in.

 

All I was hoping for at this point was to see the gloves come off and him to start hitting her in all the points we knew he could nail her on. Benghazi, emails, lie after lie after lie that she consistently spouted. FOR FUCK'S SAKE JUST HIT HER!! ACT LIKE YOU WANT THIS!!

Nothing....to say it fizzled from here would be an understatement. From this point forward, it was like watching a boxer in the ring who could no longer get his gloves up. Time after time, the DNC would manipulate the polls to suppress the Bernie turnout and he would say....nothing.

This was extremely puzzling to me and went far beyond the whole "I don't want to hurt the party" sorta thing. Here we knew we had a corrupt opponent who we knew would do far worse damage if she won than the damage that would be caused by crushing her with the truth.

The reason why would be revealed later with the Podesta email leaks, along with information that was so shocking it made me realize that we were dealing with evil on a scale I had not thought possible.

 

To be continued.

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Let's take a step backwards and examine how I was first introduced to Bernie.

 

I was raised entirely non-partisan, my parents were so non-political that I still, to this day, do not know if they are conservative or liberal. In my early years I was a huge fan of Reagan, but did not pick up the political bug until the 90's when I decided to read all of Rush Limbaugh's books. 

At that time, I disagreed with the conservative ideals, but I always wanted to remain informed. Rush's books actually caused me to question everything I had previously held as fact. This was eye-opening, and lead me to support Bush's bid for president, and also his re-election. To be honest, I'm a little ashamed of that, but then again....look at the other choice at the time.

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During the Obama years, I really had no stake in the game, it was just another election and both sides appeared equal in their bid for the seat. I campaigned though for McCain and again for Romney. Those 2 fuckers in a row though....left me with little hope for the party. We had come a long way from Reagan, and these asshats did a great job of making the party look awful. 

So here I was in 2015 looking at the band of hopefuls on the right, and holy shit did they ever outdo themselves with the complete lineup of clowns who wanted to be our leader.

My first reaction on Donald Trump..."Holy shit, are they trying to see how low we can set the bar and still beat Hillary?"

Well, we all know how that turned out, and I have to say...I was in a dark place as I saw how Donald was picking them off one by one.

Then one day, my daughter comes to me and asks "Have you heard of Bernie Sanders?"

I actually hadn't. I considered myself well-versed in politics for the most part, but that was a name I hadn't really known anything about. So, I wanted to be an open-minded sort of guy and have a look at the candidate that my daughter appeared to be intrigued by. 

I was impressed. Here was a guy who had spent a lifetime campaigning for social issues. He has spent almost his entire adult life in public service. He definitely sounded like he was passionate and believed in his cause. More importantly though...he was ready to take on the Clinton-machine and shake the foundation of the democratic party....sounded like someone I wanted to know better.

I'm not going to defend all of his ideas, because honestly I didn't agree with all of them. However, I saw the issues I disagreed with him on as self-correcting issues. A minimum wage hike would have been a temporary fix to a long-term problem. It would be temporary because the market would rebalance itself.

His approach to healthcare was a bit inspired though. I have always felt like we had to approach things in a 'all-in' or 'all-out' scenario. Either we get in and mandate controls, or we get our hands off of the scales and liberalize it to the free-market. No one was talking about unleashing the insurance companies and untying their hands to sell across state lines (Yes, I know Trump did that...he just wasn't talking about it during the campaign), so I was looking for the alternative which was the 'all-in' solution.

Obamacare left me with such a staggering healthcare cost, I went 2 years with no coverage because I could not afford it. Each year, the price went higher and higher. The middle of the road approach was killing us.

So I chose Sanders, and backed him to take on the Clinton empire.

I seriously underestimated how low the Clinton's would go in their bid for power.

 

To be continued.

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So, I have to start by talking about that last election. I have to because something miraculous happened. It was an honest to God miracle...and I am NOT talking about Trump winning.

 

 

It's more about the fact that Hillary lost.

As a bonafide Sanders supporter, I knew the fix was in and I put my back into fighting the Clinton machine. We fought hard, we fought like the Brits defending their island...we fought on the net, we fought in the streets, we fought on the phones....we would never surrender. We even had a few celebrities on our side...like Sarah Silverman (more on her later).

 

We did fight like Brits though....we thought that there were rules to civilized war. We were wrong. The cards were stacked against us. People who were supposed to be neutral were anything but. Then there was also the super-delegates...can't forget them...from day one they were entirely spoken for, and the media made sure you knew and understood that. Hillary the Queen was using this primary as a ballroom dance prior to her coronation. We were the riff-raff she was going to use as her red carpet as she made her entrance...and Bernie Sanders was the carpet salesman. We didn't know that last part yet...that came later.

 

As the Bernie supporters were being railroaded, they became angry....then they got pissed and started fighting back. They were screaming and yelling and demanding that they be heard....and then comes that perfect moment in time when Sarah Silverman let us know what we meant to the DNC and the Crowned Princess..

 

We were NOT being taken seriously....and they wanted us to just get in line and do as we are told.

She clearly had no understanding of who we were and where we came from. We were the middle-class Americans who saw in Bernie a chance for the Democrats to truly reach us as a base of supporters...we were also the children of the 90's who knew how out of touch and evil the Clintons were.

 

Sarah failed to have the impact she wanted.

Sarah succeeded in driving the final nail in the coffin of the idea that Bernie-Bros would ever toe the line.

 

As a voter....we don't often get to pick the winner.....but the one thing we get to pick every single time is the loser.....and the Bernie-Bros chose.....wisely

 

 

I'm going to end off this segment....there's a lot more to come, but I'm gonna stop here.

 

We have a lot of ground and TRUE history to cover, but it started here, and liberals need to know this.

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