Why the GOP and the Bernie Left Don’t Care About “the Russia Story”
Sasha Stone

This is a long response to a lot of individual quotes, but long story short this masturbatory thinkpiece only really seems to serve to blame literally everyone but Hillary for her loss (and I say this as a proud, PROUD HRC supporter who couldn’t have been happier to cast my first-ever vote for her). The author seems to have done zero research on the history of the Democratic party (strongest candidate ever, really?) and attempts to blame Millennials (don’t think I don’t know what this “purity generation” dogwhistle nonsense is) for her loss more times that I can count. You can try to blame Putin for divisions in the Democrats, sure. But I can’t help but notice that this article is utterly devoid of any discussion of policy or platforms, or any hint of reflection or thought about what the DNC could have done better and why we weren’t spending money in places like the rust belt. If we can’t have these conversations about the direction our policies and vision should go, we’ll get buried in 2018 and 2020 too, because we’ll be acting nothing is wrong with our own party while the GOP keeps up their radical rhetoric and dirty tricks. Unless we can honestly reflect on our flaws as a party, our problems aren’t going anywhere — and we’re going to keep losing, just like we have been since 2009. Bad piece, bad writing, bad vision for the party. Come on Sasha — he’s the most popular politician in American. You can’t deny that there’s nothing of value in his rhetoric or his policies.

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