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I think you are overreacting. I think it is undeniable that the whole primary process has been rigged from the start to produce a coronation of Hillary. Choosing the nominee was just the pretext for the process. That much had long been clear.

From what I understand what the DNC either did or approved being done in this instance in Nevada was to change the parliamentary rules and the requirements to register delegates just a couple of weeks ago. This had (the presumably desired) effect of costing Sanders two or three delegates from Nevada which his campaign had thought they had gained by following the rules that existed prior to the change. I hope the DNC is satisfied with the results. I can't see that it will matter. Nor can I blame the Sanders supporters for being outraged. At least no one was physically injured.

Perhaps Harry Reid wants to use this and dissatisfaction with Sander's response as the pretext to deprive Sanders of seniority in the next Senate. If he does it will likely accelerate the development of a third party for progressives for the next election. Unless the election is close in Arkansas, (unlikely), I will probably vote for Jill Stein. She is a solid progressive and FDR style socialist but, sadly, without Bernie's charisma and name recognition.

But, in any case, I doubt we will ever have the chance to find out if Trump would be better or worse than Clinton. I think it is 50/50 odds. But the consequences of worse could be considerable. OTOH, Hillary's hawkishness combined with her ham fistedness could have considerable negative consequences also.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 03:45:19 PM EST
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