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Tuesday: Why Obama’s loss is HIS fault

Because 140 days in the senate, give or take, really *isn’t* a lot of experience, especially compared to somene who has spent two years being a governor.

Because it depends on who is in the top spot.

Because if you can’t look past the color of the skin to the content of the character, you shouldn’t be surprised when others start counting the number of X chromosomes in the karyotype.

Because calling half your voters ‘older and uneducated’ generally doesn’t go over well with them.  (The new one is Reagan Democrats.  Yeah, we holdouts are Reagan Democrats.  Righhht.)

Because depriving the voters of the right to select the candidate they actually want tends to make them peevish.

Because even ‘older, uneducated, Reagan Democrats’ can do the math and can figure out that the numbers don’t add up.

Because scorched earth primaries directed at your own side leave half your party pretty fricking mad at you.

Because calling people racist just because they don’t think you are ready to be president is ill-advised, especially when those people are NOT racist.

Because failing to exercise control of your supporters when they go into bat$#&* crazy sexist mode over the VP pick of your opponent demonstrates a remarkable absence of leadership abilities.

Because expecting the opponent you cheated and humiliated to come to your rescue because she is more credible, dignified and presidential than you just points to your glaring weaknesses as a candidate.

Because you failed to plan for the ruthlessness of the other side.

Because you have failed to stop your fanbase from proselytizing like zombie Jehovah’s Witnesses on crystal meth, annoying and frightening every voter they meet.

Because you can’t stomp all over the intentions of ‘older, uneducated, Reagan Democrats’ as if they don’t matter (don’t roll your eyes at us!) and expect that you can get away with it.

Because rigging the general election is *probably* not in your power, leaving voters one last opportunity to nail your ass to the wall and vote for the other guy who’s actually lookin’ pretty good in comparison right about now.

This list is not exhaustive.  One thing is for damn sure though:  It’s time to stop blaming all of the bad strategy on Hillary Clinton.