“We won’t let that happen.”

Who is this “we”?

Are you a Superdelegate?

Serious question, because the polemic you have proffered here is an impassioned and even profane argument for why the selection of a Democratic Presidential nominee is simply too important to be left to the Democratic voters.

You have also framed the exact argument that was made in the creation of the Superdelegates, and the argument that helped drive the formation of the DLC, Third Way and the New Democrat coalition.

That argument says, (1) the only thing that matters is winning the election, and (2) say whatever it takes to win, and (3) if you cannot beat them, join them (“triangulation”).

You say that the best thing for blacks is a Clinton-type Administration, but you have not responded to the facts about the Clinton Administration that belie your fake argument — namely, that black sin America were worse off after 8 years of Clinton than they were when he took office.

That tells me you are just a cheerleader for Team D, trying to wrap up a purely partisan defense of the duopoly with phony half-baked arguments about the virtues of incrementalism (what MLK called “the tranquilizing drug of gradualism”).

You would have us believe that King was wrong, and that the best thing for African Americans is exactly that tranquilizing drug of gradualism that he rejected so soundly.

But in reality that is all window-dressing, a set of lies you tell yourself and others to make it seem like there is some sort of principled foundation behind your neoliberal greed and desire to WIN and accrue power in DC at any cost.

Your obsession with statistics and states won shows me that you are a real establishment DLC Democrat, and for you, principle should be gladly, eagerly sacrificed if it means winning the day. You probably have a framed photo of James Carville above your bed right alongside that one of Bill.

To me you seem like just another neoliberal elitist whistling past the graveyard. Your generous use of profanity and hyperbole betrays you and belies your growing desperation.

Bring it. We will beat you.

And when I say “we” I mean those voters for whom you have so much disdain.

Joe is a US Ex-Pat with dual US-EU citizenship, who travels Europe extensively, commenting on trends, attitudes, politics and more.

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