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A Reminder from Bernie… via Twitter

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • Hey, Hey, I know I’ve been MIA for most if not all of this past year, especially the campaign cycle, but I’m definitely disappointed in myself for not having been more vocal, or done more for Bernie than my own unflinching vote for him during the primaries.

    For a little while there, before everything started really moving with my credential plus masters program, I was contemplating packing my apartment up, or letting a friend stay here in the interim, while I went on the road to a key state for him, though it was only a pipe dream.. For the life of me I couldn’t get into this election, I think that having actually worked in the last one for Obama and then immediately getting buyers remorse to a degree at least because of his escalation of the drone war, attacks on whistleblowers, as well as some other things mostly foreign policy and/or national security related in nature, really served to burn me out and leave me feeling even more disillusioned with the whole process than I already was, which is saying quite a bit right there.

    I know you were an avid Bernie supporter from the get-go basically, so what was your take on the whole DNC revelation where it came out that he got totally shafted by his own party…interested to hear your take on what happened in general now that I’m back on this thing….for now

    • I am so glad to see you back, Sammy! #StillBernie here, and grateful for his increased political stature and continued fight.

      The DNC has effectively diverted attention (with… Surprise…! help from Media and CIA) from their own betrayal of the voters. While I am not shocked that nations, including the U.S., spy on one another, I don’t see evidence that Russia supplied the leaks to Wikileaks. Julian Assange says the DNC/Podesta leaks did not come from Russia; I tend to trust him over the CIA. In the end, I am much more concerned about election tampering that originates on American soil.

      The very best to you in 2017. I look forward to your posts and commenting back and forth. Viva la Democracy!

      • Yeah, I don’t much know how to feel about it all really. It all comes across as being idk…fishy, like twilight zone variety fishy, as opposed to Pikes Place, if you know what I mean.

        This whole last campaign cycle seemed surreal in a lot of ways, like it was actually one of those horrible train-wrecks we call reality TV.

        For sure the Dem’s are trying to minimize their own role in the clusterfuck that is soon to be the Trump presidency. They railroaded the only candidate in the thing who had a net favorability rating, and whose campaign and supporters actually had energy and vibrancy, because they had to.

        Bernie was never supposed to make it that far, but he did, his campaign beat all the odds and pushed it to the very end, and barring the DNC outright meddling in behalf of Hillary, or for taking his candidacy seriously and giving him airtime to begin with I truly believe he would be the incoming president right now.

        I think that choice on the DNC’s part is going to have ramifications which last longer and go much further beyond what they’re even contemplating at this point. Could be the basis for a lasting schism in the Democratic Party, for good, already has alienated a lot of could have been supporters, I feel like a lot of her base, especially amongst the working class either didn’t show up at the polls, voted for trump, or voted for Johnson as a form of protest.

        If him or Warren runs next cycle, I may have to get involved in a real-big-way. I just had way too much going on this past year or so.

        Looking forward to it also!

      • So you think it’s like being in the twilight zone? I’ve been thinking we’re in a futuristic, dystopian novel. We both think it’s too horrible to be true!

        Along that theme, your comment helps me realize the Dems are trying to escape blame, not merely for the loss of the election when Bernie could have won it, but because they may have plunged the world into darkness…

        Some political and economic forecasters say another big financial crash is overdue. Some say the dissolution of the United States may now be unavoidable. Such big events would actually have been in the works for decades, however, and have little to do with who is currently President. More or less, unbridled Capitalism going over the cliff.

        Still, the President is always blamed. In which case, I can think of no better scapegoat than Donald Trump.

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