Hillary Clinton’s Arrogance Will Lose Her The Election

In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Hillary Clinton, was asked, “What ideas–can you name one idea that [Bernie Sanders has] put forward that you want to embrace? That he has really changed your position on?” She responded with, in essence, a cold hard no. (I recommend watching the video in the link to see her respond yourselves.) What she should have said was, “Yes. Bernie has shown me that the American people are much more open to his progressive ideas than I had originally believed and I am willing and looking forward to incorporate some of his proposals into my own. At least…that’s what Bernie Sanders supporters would have liked to hear.

Politico noted last month that Bernie Sanders has caused a massive shift in Clinton’s campaign, saying “Sanders has left a lasting imprint on Clinton’s candidacy, even if few in her camp are willing to admit it.” I have a feeling no one in her camp was willing to admit it because Hillary Clinton is too stubborn and prideful to admit it…maybe even to herself.

Regardless, Hillary Clinton is going to lose this race if she doesn’t wake up and swallow the cold, hard pill of humility. She needs Bernie Sanders supporters to turn out in droves for her in order to win this election and she doesn’t seem to care. Bernie supporters, especially young people – the most loyal Sanders supporters-are looking for honesty, integrity, consistency, and a real sense of leadership. But what it comes down to is that young people are sick and tired of standard politicians. They want to hear politicians talk about the issues they care about and how they’re actually going to make the country better. Not buzzwords. Not dancing around questions without ever actually saying anything of value. Not more lies and arrogance.

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, only 42% of respondents aged 18-34 reported that they would be voting for Hillary Clinton. 38% refused to choose between Trump and Clinton, saying they would either vote for a third party candidate or simply wouldn’t vote.

Democrats don’t generally do well when the young people stay home. According to Gallup, in 2008, Obama won the youth vote (under 30) by a 22 point margin, 61-39.  In 2004, Kerry won the youth vote by a 20 point margin, but lost the election. This is because the turnout among young voters was significantly higher for Obama. Obama would have never won without the youth vote carrying him to victory in the primaries and then giving him the edge in the general. If he had split the youth vote, 47-47, with McCain as Al Gore had with Bush in 2000, he would have lost. The same is true for Hillary.

Basically, Hillary Clinton needs Bernie Sanders to strongly and clearly tell his supporters that they have to turnout and vote for Hillary. If he doesn’t, she will lose to Trump. This is why Hillary Clinton’s arrogance could likely be her doom. She can’t continue to just assume Bernie supporters are going to come out to vote for her just because of how awful Trump is. She claims she wants party unity, so unify. Make concessions to Bernie on policy issues and give him the position of power you know he’d never ask for. Otherwise, Trump will be the next President of the United States. All because of Hillary Clinton’s arrogance.

 

Clinton Prematurely Declared Nominee To Give Her Excuse For Losing June 7th Primaries

Tonight, Monday June 6, the night before 6 states are set to vote in their states’ Democratic primaries, AP declared Hillary Clinton to be the winner of the Democratic nomination for President. Now, this is either horrendously irresponsible reporting or something much more sinister. That headline will be on the front page of every newspaper in the country tomorrow morning on top of being all over the prime time news tonight.

The 6 states set to vote tomorrow are California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Jersey. The current pledged delegate count These states have had their votes suppressed. They don’t matter. How many voters will hear or see that Hillary has already won the nomination and then decide they don’t need to vote? Why would they take time- possibly hours considering how long lines have been this year – out of their busy day to go vote if it’s already over? Their votes literally don’t matter.

Skeptics might say, “but wouldn’t that suppress more Clinton supporters than Sanders supporters since they want to cast a protest vote?” But it wouldn’t just be Hillary supporters deciding to not vote. A lot of likely Bernie voters will also hear that Hillary’s already won and decide not to vote. What if Hillary knew she was gonna lose California? That would not look good for her. Losing in the largest state in the nation combined with the ongoing FBI investigation, her historically low favorability and trustworthy ratings, not to mention Bernie outperforming her in nearly every head-to-head poll over the last 6 months, might just lead a few of those superdelegates to decide that Bernie Sanders is the safer bet come November, that he is the one with a better chance of defeating Trump.

ICalifornia, the largest state in the nation just so happens to have 475 pledged delegates up for grabs on Tuesday. Bernie’s polling there has skyrocketed to the point where he would have likely won.However, California also happens to be a state with early voting. Hillary tends to do much better during early voting, while Sanders tends perform better on the day of the election. Combining these factors, it’s seems to me that this declaration of Hillary’s victory can only only hurt Sanders, while giving her a nice piece of insurance to fall back on should she still lose in the states that vote tomorrow.

“Well, it’s possible a lot of my supporters just decided to stay home since they heard I had already won,” you can almost hear Clinton say should she lose nearly every state tomorrow. Only New Jersey,which also had early voting, seemed truly favorable for her. The premature declaration of her victory will now be the perfect excuse for her defeat.

There’s one last thing that needs to be mentioned: the pledged delegate count is what really matters. It represents the actual vote of the people (though many states have excluded the largest single voting bloc, Independents). As the Democratic party has claimed that superdelegates have always followed the pledged delegate count in the past (though it usually works the other way around). Given all of that, the pledged delegate count should be all the media focuses on. Placing superdelegate votes on screen constantly is live putting up a poll of who your favorite celebrities are voting for. It subconsciously, and consciously, changes voters minds. They have been making that “mistake” from the beginning.

The current pledged delegate count going in to tomorrow’s June 7th primary is 1812 for Hillary Clinton and 1521 for Bernie Sanders, with 714 yet to be allocated. The very fact that it is theoretically possible, though admittedly improbable, for Bernie to take the lead in pledged delegates makes this premature declaration of victory clear voter suppression and a completely undemocratic political tactic.

The Establishment is Upset Bernie’s Calling Them The Establishment

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) sharply criticized Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for lumping her and Jerry Brown into the “establishment” wing of the Democratic Party after the California governor announced the previous day that he, along with Boxer and other high-ranking California lawmakers, would be supporting Hillary Clinton.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/barbara-boxer-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-223772#ixzz4AMYQdj5g

This is how out of touch our politicians really are. Senator Barbara Boxer can’t understand why Bernie might point out that she and California Governor Jerry Brown are part of the Democratic establishment. I mean they’re the liberals. They’re the progressives. How could they possible be part of the establishment?

Bernie Sanders has been fighting this primary race with nearly every major elected politician (of the Democratic Party) openly supporting his opponent. In other words, nearly every Democrat has openly been against Bernie from the beginning. That is the establishment. That is coronation. Having one candidate be the presumptive nominee before the voters were even given options. Despite these elected officials saying to their constituents to back Hillary from the very beginning, Bernie has still taken 46% of the vote to date. That’s pretty damn impressive. Now, as Bernie gains on Hillary in California and is expected to win, Governor Brown endorses Clinton. So Senator Boxer doesn’t see how Governor Brown supporting Hillary Clinton before his state even votes, a state leaning heavily towards Bernie, makes him part of the establishment? Senator Boxer doesn’t see how her supporting Clinton before Bernie Sanders even entered the race makes her part of the establishment? Politicians may be even more out of touch with the American people than I thought. Even our supposedly most liberal politicians fall in line because it’s her turn. That’s the establishment at it’s finest. So no Senator Boxer, he’s not dissing you. He’s dissing the system itself and it seems pretty arrogant that you can’t see that. He’s pointing out the flaws that make most Americans hate politics. That’s why the majority of Americans don’t vote! You might be fine with the way things are. You might like the establishment. But whether you are willing to admit it or not, that makes you part of it. I don’t care how progressive you say you are.