Today I received the dumbest email I’ve seen since starting this blog in 2006.
Please remove your ad for Hillary 2016. She is a DINO. OR, put up ads for the other two candidates: Bernie and Martin.
Hillary is wrong for America. And why is alltingsdemocrat endorsing just the one candidate? Isn’t this a site for ALL democrats?
First off, I don’t take orders from whoever-the-hell sends me random emails. This is a personal blog and I decide the content and the candidate I endorse. There are only two Democrats left in the race: Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley. Clinton is clearly the best choice. O’Malley is a good second choice but he has virtually no chance based on his single digit support. However, he should certainly be on Hillary’s short list for VP.
Second, the acronym DINO stands for Democrat in Name, Only. Bernie Sanders is the literal definition of a DINO. Sanders is a lifelong independent who spent his career trashing Democrats. He had no use for us until he decided his only chance to be competitive in a presidential run was to run as a Democrat. That makes him a hypocritical opportunist. Those two words from his past are coming back to haunt him. Lets look at some of Bernie Sanders’ quotes from his Democrat-bashing days (my emphasis):
- “It would be hypocritical of me to run as a Democrat because of the things I have said about the party.”
- “The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt, they have no ideology. Their ideology is opportunism.”
- “The Democratic and Republican parties are tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum, they both adhere to an ideology of greed and vulgarity.”
- “Why should we work within the Democratic Party if we don’t agree with anything the Democratic Party says?”
- “I am extremely proud to be an independent. The fact that I am not a Democrat gives me the freedom to speak out on the floor of the House, to vote against both the Democratic and Republican proposals.”
Three months ago, Sanders said, “I am running in the Democratic primary process. I am now a Democrat.” NOW. Not ever before, now. Bernie Sanders is an independent masquerading as a Democrat to get ahead in politics. When he loses, he’ll go back to being an independent and back to trashing Democrats. Much like Ralph Nader’s presidential runs, Sanders is a misanthrope playing the spoiler. Those in the far left fringe who call themselves “liberal” or “progressive” but have no loyalty to Democrats are simply enabling the dangerous candidacies of people like Nader and Sanders. To a large extent, its done out of spite. Its the kind of malicious sabotage that gave us two terms of George W Bush, that could have lost the White House for Democrats in 2012 when Sanders wanted to have Obama primaried, and it just may put another Republican in the White House for the next four to eight years. The Democratic base has the choice of attracting more moderates and centrists or pandering to the fringe. Allowing the fringe to bully Democrats into ignoring their own beliefs and taking positions so far to the left that they make themselves UN-electable is a dangerous and stupid strategy.
As for the second part of the email:
Isn’t this a site for ALL democrats?
This site was created to support Democrats, not for the lunatic ranting of Berniebots who get off on Hillary bashing with GOP talking points. Do I support all Democrats? No. I don’t support DINO Joe Liebermann. I don’t support DINO Jim Webb. I don’t support DINO Joe Manchin. And I sure as hell don’t support DINO Bernie Sanders, lifelong independent who spent years trashing Democrats until he wanted something from us. I vote for Democrats. REAL Democrats. PRAGMATIC Democrats. Democrats who have been paying attention for the past 7 years and know that not one item in Sanders’ fringe fantasy wish list will ever be approved by members of Congress, on either side of the aisle.
Hillary Clinton is my first choice. Martin O’Malley is a good VP choice. That’s where the choices end.