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Get a grip.

Insanity has taken over the Democratic Party on the day the “president” replaced the DNI with one of his lackeys. Trump did this because he was livid that DNI Maguire had the nerve to tell Congress Intel Committees that the intelligence community had proof that Russia was already interfering in the election.

I’m going to say this out loud, hoping I don’t piss off propertius too much: for the sake of the country, Bernie needs to get out. He’s going to get us all killed. This year, his campaign should not be. Period. It’s too divisive- within the Democratic Party. I have a favorite but I would almost vote for anyone else except Gabbard if Bernie would drop out. It is that serious.

He can claim his heart can’t take the strain. That would work for me. Then he can throw his support behind someone else. If he stays in, it will be because he loves himself more than the country. If he can’t get more than a pathetic plurality going into the convention, he’ll just be holding us hostage.

There are other candidates who should GET OUT. As much as I like some of the other candidates, the rest of them should put their country before their ambition and drop out.

And there are certain elements on twitter who need to stop talking crazy. For example, the Kamala voters. She dropped out before a single primary. I don’t know why she did that. That was HER decision. But it doesn’t mean that white women gravitated to their own kind and deliberately cut Kamala out of consideration. There are many reasons for selecting a candidate that don’t have anything to do with race. And at this point, attacking Klobuchar and Warren voters for not supporting a candidate who is no longer running is counterproductive and insane. I don’t see these voters going after Bernie or Biden voters. It’s only women voters who have chosen to support one of the remaining women candidates. There is something deeply wrong with that rationalization. Are we never allowed to make up our own minds without submitting every decision to a committee??

He’s stealing the election again. This time, he won’t try to hide it. The Republicans will help him. Voter suppression and dirty tricks will be like nothing we have ever seen before. They think that the rest of us shouldn’t be allowed to vote them out. I’m not sure how they convince their base to voluntarily emasculate themselves but there’s no reason why we need to participate in our own demise.

Sanders can not win. He can only damage the rest of the party as he runs one of the most toxic and divisive campaigns I have ever seen. It’s irresponsible. He needs to quit for all of our sakes. And if he doesn’t, what does that say about the kind of person he is to knowingly give us four (or more) years of Trump?