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Some Sanders supporters hate HC so much they will vote Trump to spite her. Conversely some HC supporters hate democratic socialism and the influx of millions of idealistic, discerning voters so much they would throw the election to Trump rather than give Bernie his due.

Add those to the maroons who actually think Trump would make America great again and what do you get? A Trump landslide?

The real battle is between intelligent and stupid, Bernie and Donald. Hill's stuck in the middle like an armadillo on the highway, useless to both sides willing for different kinds of change, but change at any cost because both camps have nothing left to lose, with so many in McJobs they can't survive on, many living month to month, one illness away from destitution, on high interest payday loans.

People fear Trump less than Hillary partly because he's such a classic example of Dunning-Kruger syndrome he's bound to come unglued and will have so little support in congress for his braindead ideas and he gets walloped by a reality check that he can't run government like a reality show, or he'll insult so many influential people he'll get impeached for being a dolt and a clueless boor with no talent but chest-thumping.
America will get its lesson that money can't buy brains after all, and tourists will start to pretend they're Canadians again.
Brits will elect Brexit Boris so Trump doesn't feel too alone. Boris will have pictures hugging Donald, who will shortly afterwards deny ever having met him.
Melania Trump will pose naked on the White House bed as Bernie's March on Washington pulls in bigger crowds than MLK and Pink Floyd combined, and Hillary cools her jets getting ready for 2020's third fail.
Obama is elected to the Supreme Court or head of the UN, and Trump implodes messily saying the whole of the media is against him, after they have done nothing but carry his radioactive water since he thought up the bigly idea of becoming Planetary-Plutocrat-in-chief.
And so it goes...  

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Jun 3rd, 2016 at 09:30:11 AM EST
Hillary will almost certainly win the presidency in 2016.  If she continues on her merry Third Way I'm not as confident she'll win in 2020 or even be the Democratic Party candidate.  As both Trump and Sanders have shown a sizable minority of people are Fed Up and angry with a system that is actively screwing them.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jun 3rd, 2016 at 10:47:29 AM EST
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My biggest problem with HRC is that FBI investigation hanging over her head. That could be a very short leash she's on, incentive to keep her on program, whose one might ask but not be permitted to know.
Even aside from that she defines beholden to the PTB in every way.

Philly is going to look like Camp Lejeune come convention day, likewise for the Republicans.

I believe what we are witnessing is no less than the status quo tearing itself apart. Much less messy than when others have to do it from the outside, better just wait and prepare to pick up the pieces after the storm has blown out.

If general electiono are cancelled at the tail end of a second term, does leadership become automatically extended?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 12th, 2016 at 09:59:39 PM EST
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