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Why Dems have a good chance at winning back the state senate in the 45th LD

In the 2016 election, every single precinct in the 41st, 45th, and 48th LDs preferred Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine over Donald Trump & Michael Pence. (Source: database downloaded from: King County Elections) [Correction: an earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that every precinct in the 5th LD voted for Hillary & Kaine. In […]

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Hillary was swift-boated: alternate realities and the Republican Propaganda Machine

Amidst all the finger-pointing and self-immolation on the left, we need to acknowledge that the main cause of Hillary’s loss was the formidable propaganda machine of the Republican Party. And the ignorance, gullibility and hatefulness of so many Americans. After all, the most shocking thing about the 2016 election is that Donald Trump could win […]

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Who and what to blame for Trump, in one image

For a detailed, excellent analysis, see Everything mattered: lessons from 2016’s bizarre presidential election. The election was close, so many groups and people share blame for the outcome. This Politico article and this facebook video from the Young Turks describe how the Hillary campaign ignored the swing states til it was too late. By the […]

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There's no equivalency between Trump and Hillary

(Originally published in August, 2016 as “Hot August Political Thoughts”) There is absolutely no moral, social, or political equivalency between voting for Donald Trump or voting for Hillary Clinton. Nada. Zilch. None. I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton. Far from it. She is a product of and the embodiment of the Oligarchy. Let […]

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The Teflon Don and the Triumph of the Republican Noise Machine

The 2016 presidential election was a battle of negatives. Despite Trump’s numerous well-known negatives — including a history of racist and sexist insults, inexperience in politics, impetuousness, sexual scandals, mediocre performance at the debates, and a 70% untrue rating from PolitiFact — Trump managed to convince almost a majority of voters that he was the […]

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We Told You So!

We Berniecrats warned people, during the primary, that Hillary was vulnerable, that Bernie would more easily beat Trump. Indeed, Bernie warned the Democrats on August 28, 2015: Let me be very clear. In my view, Democrats will not retain the White House, will not regain the Senate, will not gain the House and will not […]

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Will Wikileaks help the Republicans and the military-industrial complex?

It will be ironic if Wikileaks — which was supposed to expose and undercut the power of the military-industrial complex — helps Republicans win the 2016 election. The revelations about the DNC, about Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, and about private emails may flip the election to Trump. At the very least, the revelations will harm […]

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Trump will be elected?

Huffington Post published an article by Michael Rosenblun: Donald Trump Is Going To Be Elected. See also Trump shatters GOP records with small donors. The American people will be losers no matter who wins the POTUS election . The problem, and therefore the solution, lies in the perceived understanding and emotions of those same American […]