With the Democratic Party taking the historic step of nominating the first woman candidate for president (to a major party), we at the Cape Charles Mirror were hoping to hear from Northampton County DEMs on Hillary Clinton’s achievement, or to at least make a case against Trump (although at times he appears to be doing a fine job of that himself). As has been the case, we have gotten many comments and submissions from the right, but as for the left, we have gotten nothing. In a county that is 2/3 democrat, one has wonder about the silence. At the Mirror, we strive to be balanced, but that’s hard if we don’t receive it.
As always, submit to email@example.com. Well thought-out commentary is always in demand.
Why so serious? I understand…all that email stuff…
Given the email scandal involving the DNC, Democrat’s silence may be justified, as it appears that the entire primary election was rigged in favor of candidate Clinton, leaving an army of Bernie or Bust supporters writhing and gnashing their teeth. Interestingly, the RNC, at least old school rank and file, had their own ‘Stop Trump’ movement, but unlike Sanders, Trump beat the fix, and rode a wave of populist discontent to victory–despite the media’s trumpeting his demise, Trump is filling stadium sized arenas while Hill can barely get a pep rally going at a high school gym. Oddly, there is a freakish media frenzy surrounding the notion that the Russians (a foreign government) may be trying to influence a U.S. election. Dudes, the DNC (mainly Clinton’s crew) have already influenced the election, and yet, nobody’s in jail?
The Great Bait and Switch
I was a Bernie supporter from the start, and watching the war chest grow, as well as a populist rebellion build in the streets, the nomination did not seem completely out of reach. Of course, we were all fools, victims of a very slick bait and switch (Bernie turned out to be a tool). Get a bunch of naïve voters on board with your message, then say, “hey, vote for her.” A brilliant plan…so stupid, and awesome.
If not for the email hack and subsequent WikiLeak this might have worked (it still might). Still, if you know the other side rigged the election against you, what level of low self-steam does it take for you to pull the knife out of your back and join the dark side?
Let’s Give the Iranians $4 million in Cash! Awesome Sauce!
Despite Secretary Clinton no longer being on premises, the idiotic trail of foreign policy question marks continues to accumulate. Pulling out of Iraq to double-down on Afghanistan (graveyard of civilizations)…why? The dominoes did fall as predicted: Military takeover in Egypt, crisis in Syria, the rise of ISIS and the Taliban, fall of Northern Iraq, totalitarianism in Turkey, the migrant crisis, total chaos in Libya and Yemen, all daisy chained to Secretary Clinton’s influence over the POTUS. Warmongering, plain and simple. And then taking an unmarked plane full of small foreign currency, and dropping it in Iran for….what exactly? It’s never too late to impeach, especially for fraud. So much for that Supreme Court nomination. But hey, we’ll always have taxi cab karaoke!
Time to Go Green?
Hmmmm…Time to Go Green? I voted for Ralph Nader, probably the only legit vote I ever made. No doubt, the Green Party has gone through a period of irrelevance. That could be changing, due to the negligence and incompetence of Clinton (an unhardened email server in your basement? Really?) and the fact that Sanders has turned out to be less than the fighter he pretended to be. Could this open the door for Jill Stein to make a decent 3rd party run? Only if she can convince the Busters to come over.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, the next few months should prove interesting. The Russians (and probably everybody else) certainly hacked the DNC server, which means they probably ravaged Clinton’s home grown email server as well. Not good, but very interesting.
Progressive Left: Please write something to us! I worry social media has lobotomized the lot of us….prove me wrong!