You know a few weeks ago the debate in these comments on articles like this was between the Sanders supporters and those of us further left who don't believe in the duopoly and prefer a more leftist candidate, like Dr. Jill Stein. We further to the left often got blasted as secret or manipulative Clinton supporters.
Suddenly there's a whole lot of people in these comments arguing FOR Clinton.
I seriously doubt these folk have been here and have been quiet up until now. I seriously doubt they were just listening to us either claim it was wrong to critique Sanders because it helps Clinton or claim it was wrong to not critique Sanders because it legitimizes the Democratic Party and thus in the end legitimizes Clinton.
I also seriously doubt that they are people who were for Sanders and somehow in the last few days have become convinced that he's unpractical and they better line up with and for Clinton now before it's too late to choose an "electable" nominee.
So what happened?
Folks, we have been invaded by Clintonistas. It's all part of the fear of the establishment Democrats about Clinton losing to Sanders. They are mobilizing as much as they can and that includes their minions invading leftist web sites to argue for Clinton.
This ain't nothing yet. Wait until Sanders wins (if he does) Iowa and New Hampshire and then Black and Latino voters start realizing they have a real choice and many join the movement for him.
It's going to get vicious.
The arguments we had a few weeks back between Sanders people and Greens will pale into nothingness compared to the vitriol the Clintonistas will bring here, attacking not just Sanders, but the very policies we Greens agree Sanders is right on: Single Payer, higher minimum wage, family leave, breaking up the banks, free public college tuition.
Let me be clear. It is not going to convince us oldies to support Clinton. That's one thing we're agreed on. She is a wall street toady, a war monger, a liar, a person who changes her rhetoric on TPP and Keystone thinking the voters are easily fooled, a person who supports fracking, a person who supports private prisons, a person who supports GMO Monsanto, and is only about her own power and wealth.
We are not going to be manipulated into thinking it is progressive in any way to support her.