Mental health update

The portion of my brain that is able to view the rest of me dispassionately would like to report that it is fascinated at how much legit fucking emotional stress I am experiencing at the idea that Bernie Sanders might be the Democratic nominee for President, an experience that I’m pretty certain I’ve never had during a Democratic primary before, and I’ve been paying attention to these things for a minute now.

The rest of me … well, it’s glad that that one part is fascinated, I suppose. It would also appreciate it if it could motivate me to grade something or take a shower, now that it’s 4:30 in the God damn afternoon.

10 thoughts on “Mental health update

  1. And when Sander’s victory is stolen from his voters via superdelegates vote, and Trump is subsequently re-elected, will one part of your mind still be fascinated?

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    1. Jesus Christ, this conversation hasn’t even started yet and I’m already exhausted by it. I’m sorry that poor sweet Bernie might have to follow the same fucking rules and the same fucking process as everybody else.

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      1. It’s too bad that he has to, like, run against other people and be elected and shit. Totally unfair. We ought to just hand him the fucking nomination, right? Anything short of that is “rigged.”

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  2. “. I’m sorry that poor sweet Bernie might have to follow the same fucking rules and the same fucking process as everybody else…It’s too bad that he has to, like, run against other people and be elected and shit” And you’re saying he isn’t doing this? And the role of the superdelegates overturning a plurality of primary victories is..just what?…is it “the same fucking rules and the same fucking process?”

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    1. Let’s be very clear here: I wrote a post called “Mental Health update” where I said that I was stressed out by this primary and that I was, in general, having a shitty and unproductive day. You decided that an appropriate response to that would be to parachute into my comments with a bullshit conspiracy theory about a convention that is still several months away, providing an utterly pitch-perfect example of why the rest of us can’t stand Sanders’ people. You have then gone on to talk about “overturning” a “plurality,” as if that’s actually a thing, and as if a majority wasn’t necessary to achieve the nomination. If Sanders walks into the convention with a majority, he will be and should be the nominee. If he walks in with a plurality, he probably won’t be, because he will then be depending on the goodwill of a majority of people who wanted someone other than him and who he has spent FIVE YEARS SHITTING ON every chance he got to get to that necessary majority. I don’t want to hear SHIT about superdelegates. From ANYBODY. A plurality doesn’t get you the nomination, period. It never has.

      I don’t have the slightest idea what made you think this conversation had any chance of going well, and I strongly suggest you drop it and walk away, because my mood has not improved since the initial post.

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    1. Do you have a headache right now? Because your candidate has been whining endlessly about being cheated for five years and you were literally just complaining about being cheated at a convention that hasn’t happened yet.

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  3. The candidate with the plurality has ALWAYS been the one MOST LIKELY to be selected. CNN, the WaPo, and other news sources report discussion about allowing superdelegates to vote in the first round to stop Sanders-I did not make this up. News may be wrong-often are-but they are not conspiracies. The real question which NOBODY talks about is the possibility of millions of Democratic staying home. Trump is president because this happened in 2016. Johnson is UK PM because of approx. 3,000,000 British voters staying home over Brexit, ( Not voting for Johnson!) Facts are not a headache, though denying them may be. I repeat: if you want to stop Sanders, go out and win some elections.

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