Dear Hillary Supporters - What you think you know about us is dead wrong
You say you want unity. You say it's up to Bernie to bring his supporters back in the fold. You say Trump is dangerous. You say when November rolls around we'll bite the bullet and pull the lever for Her Highness.
I have some news for you.
We aren't a cult. We will not blindly follow Bernie and do whatever he tells us to do. We're not the PUMAS of 2008, who came back to the party because Hillary Clinton cut a deal with Barack Obama to get her endorsement. We think for ourselves. And if Bernie kisses Hillary's ring and sings kumbaya at the convention (which I doubt will happen) it isn't going to bring us back.
We've seen the velvet gloves come off the iron fists of the Democratic party's naked authoritarianism over the last year. We've watched as the boots of DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and all her minions in all the many state Democratic Parties, have been ground into our faces for daring to support a candidate who doesn't toe the Bought and Paid for Party line.
We've seen the outright lies that have been told and slanders and smear campaigns that have been spread like raw manure on every media platform the Democratic Party controls, smear campaigns jointly coordinated and organized by the Hillary campaign and the DNC directed not only against Bernie and his wife, Jane, but also against all of us, as well. We endured the constant barrage of slurs calling us sexists, frat boy Bernie Bros, misogynists, racists, dumb bimbos looking for where the boys are and unthinking, purity driven and violence prone brain dead losers.
We've watched as the Clinton campaign has subverted campaign finance laws and suppressed the votes of Sanders supporters by any means necessary in state after state. We've seen the exit polls diverge wildly from the "official vote" in primary after primary, always in Hillary's favor, and heard our complaints dismissed as tinfoil hat conspiracy theories, even as those same exit polls predicted the Republican primary results with almost uncanny accuracy.
We've watched supposed icons of the progressive wing of the party, from Civil Rights hero John Lewis to one of the most prominent liberal senators on environmental issues, Barbara Boxer, come forward and dutifully spout bullshit against Bernie and against us, bullshit a compliant and ethically compromised corporate media ran hogwild with, even as they ignored the serious conflicts of interests of her family foundation's fundraising operations while she was Secretary of State, much less the FBI investigations into her misuse and abuse of using a private email server to transmit and store top secret national security information.
All this was done by her campaign, her Super Pacs and her surrogates. Their obeisance to the anointed one was something to behold, the woman who was never supposed to be seriously challenged for the Democratic nomination in the first place. The woman whose political machine sewed up all the big money donors before any other viable establishment candidate, such as Vice President Joe Biden, had even given the first thought to running against her. We've seen her political operatives, such as slimemaster and former Clinton enemy, David Brock,, who was hired to operate the Hillary Super Pac, Correct the Record, openly admit he spent at least $1 million on social media operatives to attack Sanders supporters.
Do you think we will just forget what was done? Do you think we will just sit idly by, take your insults and unwarranted braggadocio and simply say "Thank you Secretary Clinton [and/or supporters], may we have another?"
Do you think we will forget Clinton chasing after Republican donors? Or her endorsements by warmongering neoconservatives such as Robert Kagan and Eliot Cohen? Did you think we would forget about her record of foreign policy disasters in Honduras, Libya and Syria?
Did you think we would just ignore her heavy reliance on financial support from Wall Street, even taking $24.9 Million from the risky "shadow banks" she's claimed she will crack down on once she's elected?
Do you really think we are so stupid or blind that we would just ignore all her crap and vote for her anyway, once Bernie gives us the high sign? Or that her message of "fear, more fear" regarding the candidacy of Donald Trump will cause us all to ignore all the reasons we abhor the prospect of another Clinton presidency?
An administration, by the way, that gave us (1) "welfare reform," (2) "criminal justice reform," (3) "telecommunication industry reform", and (4) the passage of NAFTA, the trade deal that ruined the Mexican economy and destroyed the lives of millions of US blue collar workers. Not to mention President Clinton's hard work to dismantle the last major New Deal securities law, the Glass-Stegall Banking Reform Act, the repeal of which played a major role in causing the financial crisis that nearly collapsed the world's economy in 2008.
This is the candidate whose campaign is printing hats with the motto "America is already great" even as millions of people fall out of the middle class and into poverty. She's so clueless she thinks all the poors will vote for her regardless of what she stands for, regardless of her record, regardless of the fact that her campaign is fueled by donations from the fossil fuel industry, the financial industry, the Tech industry, and billionaires of every flavor imaginable. Even one of the most evil men on the planet, Charles Koch, has stated that a Hillary Presidency could be better than any Republican who might win the nomination (cough - Donald Trump - cough).
You can rail all you want that Bernie needs to get with the program and order us to vote for "Hils" in November, but whatever he says it isn't going to make a bit of difference. You see we aren't robots who can be re-programmed to vote for whomever our commander in chief tells us to. We don't blindly support our candidate no matter what. We support him because of his record and because of his policies, policies he has supported throughout a lifetime of public service.
In short, we ain't like you.