I’ve bitched in the past about idiotic click-bait articles posted at Salon. (Nope, not linking Salon. You can find it if you want.) And that made me examine articles a bit more before deciding to write about them here. It is more than idiotic click-bait now, however. Other than Amanda Marcotte, who I respect tremendously from her days at RH Reality Check (now Rewire), it now seems that half the featured articles are now hit pieces against Hillary Clinton. Aww. Did Bernie get beat in New York? Must be that damned closed primary. Did HRC win big in the south? Damn black voters. Is HRC attending victory fund events where both she and down ticket Democrats benefit? It’s a corrupt system!!!
Look, I get it. I felt the Bern. Until seeing the way his campaign reacted to the New York defeat, I was planning on voting for Sanders in the PA primary. No longer. Sorry. No, independents weren’t allowed to vote in the Democratic (or Republican) primary in New York. Their votes weren’t suppressed. They chose to register as independents. I was once a registered Independent as well. I changed my registration in order to vote for Obama in the 2008 primary. Yeah, I’ve recently bitched about the closed primaries for US House and the state House, but those are races where the GOP winner will run unopposed. If I cared more about which right winger won the primary than who the Democrats nominate for president, then I was free to change my registration once again. I also understand the reasoning behind closed primaries. Why should a non-Republican get to choose who the Republicans run for office? As for HRC running up the score in the “conservative South?” Yeah, I’m sure all those white Christian conservatives were lining up to vote in the Democratic primary. How about just say it? She won in the South because of black voters and that pisses you off? And fuck Bernie, why don’t you get Susan Sarandon to host you a victory fund gala? Is it because then you couldn’t bitch about George Clooney, or is it because you don’t give a flying fuck about down ticket Dems?
Jesus fuck. There was a time that I thought Sanders was great for this election cycle. Last fucking week I was planning on voting for him. There was also a time where I read Salon daily and was interested in what they posted.