September 19th, 2016

I respect Bernie Sanders. I think that Bernie is the closest we’ve come in a very long time to what I think a progressive politician should be. I do not doubt that Bernie is focused on stopping the election of Donald Trump by supporting the deeply flawed candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I am confident that Bernie believes—although I do not—that Hillary will fight for climate change legislation and a $15 per hour minimum wage and further health care reform and free college educations for all children whose families make under $125,000 per year and all the rest.

None of that is likely to matter because the President of the United States of America is at the mercy of the 535 individual agendas in the congress.

We all need to remember that for the first two years of the presidencies of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the Democratic Party held majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives but both men failed to accomplish real change.

Only an lotus eater could believe that a second president Clinton would accomplish any goal without even that dubious advantage.

All of this is a long-winded way of saying that I’m still voting for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. If Hillary loses, the Democratic National Committee will have only itself to blame.

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