Hey, if Cruz hadn't promised to support Trum as nominee, Cruz would have left too. He was already Tea Party and thus excommunicated from the Republican faith.
I suspect most of them will not vote. Some will vote for Clinton, a few for Trump, and others for Stein or Johnson. But I think most will not vote.
Having spent this week at the DNC protests, I have the sense that they are shifting to Jill Stein. She came in person to the Bernie or Bust rally Tuesday, the same day as the delegate walkout I see that the media is trying to deny happened. The rally took up chanting her name after she addressed them. She spent that night marching with them. Bernie went home. If she wants the movement -- and she does, because she came back in person and addressed another Bernie rally Wednesday -- it's looking for a new leader. I don't think many of the people at those rallies will vote Clinton. I've been around right wing radicals at times too, and I've never heard hate and fury from them like I heard this week from the progressive left. They are convinced that the DNC emails prove everything they've always suspected about the corporate corruption stealing their elections. In truth, their suspicions don't go far enough. But as far as they're concerned, she's a thief as well as a liar. And a murderess -- not Vince Foster, but of literal millions of Iraqi and Syrian and Libyan children through her support of sanctions & war. "Trump says bad things," I heard over and over. "But Hillary's done them! She's done them!" And the crowd would go wild, as whenever someone spoke of her profanely. Don't expect a reunification to bring these folks home to Hill.
You were actually at the protests? Why didn't you say anything?I could have met you at 2nd and Market. Where I got stuck helping people find their busses, since they were getting detoured due to the convention.
If the state is the by-all and end-all of life, it is effectively a god, and those who disagree are heretics. The stakes are higher with a religion; you are talking about the center of existence now, not just policies.
I sent you an email, EB. May be an old address.
I agree with James. "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" He is not a fool for denying God; he is a fool for his failure to recognize that he is made to worship, to recognize a greater Being in the universe than himself. If he does not acknowledge the God of the Universe as God, the fool will simply place something else on the throne of his heart. Government, for example.
Sharpton and Jackson and Hussein's pastor, are all Revs who Revere their god, which is the power to dominate human beings and enslave them. Whatever form that power takes, they will Obey.
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