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Team Bernie: Hillary `F*cking Ignored' Us in Swing States The Daily Beast
In the final months of the brutal and chaotic 2016 campaign, there were plenty of Democratic activists freaking out about Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania (the three states that ultimately cost the Democrats the White House) and Clinton's fatal shortcomings there. Many of them were envoys of the Sanders camp who wanted to help fix those problems, including Clinton's difficulties with the block of the mythical "white-working-class," economically anxious voters who Sanders had championed during the primaries.

"They fucking ignored us on all these [three] battleground states [while] we were sounding the alarm for months," Nomiki Konst, a progressive activist and former Sanders surrogate who served on the 2016 Democratic National Committee platform committee, told The Daily Beast. "We kept saying to each other like, `What the fuck, why are they just blowing us off? They need these voters more than anybody.'

"We were saying we are offering our help--nobody wanted [President] Donald Trump," Konst continued, noting that the "Bernie world" side was offering Clinton's team their plans--strategy memos, lists of hardened state organizers, timelines, data, the works--to win over certain voters in areas she ultimately lost but where Sanders had won during the primary.

It was as though the Clinton Campaign and the Sanders aides were living in different universes. Plain English was mutually unintelligible.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 at 03:44:18 PM EST

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