I agree with pretty much all of this, in theory, and I’m voting for HRC because the most appropriate person for the job, Bernie Sanders, is out of it.
But stuff like this does not help, when it’s delivered in this manner.
Sanders actually *could* have gotten the nomination. He was actively hindered almost every step of the way. This is not some raving looney theory, it’s been proven. So let’s stop with that.
It’s also fucked up to say he couldn’t get anything done. Like a person who (mostly unfairly) has had her reputation smeared to the point that her “brand” is damaged has so much truck? The single most loathed politician by the GOP? We are (hopefully) about to elect their bogey(wo)man. It’s going to be ugly. Obama, Act II.
The concerns people have about fracking and the environment are very real. This is a key item to handle with kid gloves when you are rudely “schooling” people who do not like HRC. She’s aligned herself with Monsanto, and many, many other nasty companies and ideologies.
When Sanders was outperforming anyone’s expectations we started hearing the “just give up and vote for HRC” line. It felt bad and didn’t win anyone over. As with a teenager, when you condescendingly tell someone something with this tone, silently or openly they are inclined to give you both middle fingers. This thing is HRC’s to lose, and she’s, yet again, underperforming. Perhaps shaming Sanders supporters, and even Stein and Johnson supporters (both of whom I think are not fit to be president) is a very bad idea.
Put simply, does speaking to someone like this win them over? Are legions of Stein fans going to say “wow, you know, you’re right!” If you actually want HRC to win, you are going about it the wrong way. This is a total turn off. I don’t think that’s what you’re going for. You are helping the spoilers.