What the out-of-touch, tone deaf DNC failed to take into consideration is that the opposition to HRC would be more than just right wing nutjobs who would never support her anyway. Of course they took that into account, but what they failed to notice is there would be a vigorous opposition to Clinton from the LEFT. Once you combine those on the right and those on the actual left, you get enough votes to sink Clinton in the election.
The DNC didn't count on that. Did they not pay attention to Occupy Wall Street? Did they not pay attention to all the talk over the past several years about income inequality? Even if Sanders had never run in the primaries, this was inevitable.
The media and politicians may try to brush these people under the rug, but they are here and they are not going to let the Dems get away with this sham any longer. People have had it with tossing a few crumbs on social issues while continuing to collude with the ruling class on economic issues.
Essentially the Dems have used the same TYPE of bait-and-switch routine that the Republicans have used with the so-called "Southern Strategy" and threatening voters with the other party winning. This is just blackmail -- extorting votes, not earning them.
Both Republicans and Dems have been duping supporters for decades with this while both parties give handj0bs to the ruling class. At least for those on the growing left (many who are bearing the brunt of this economic chasm), they aren't going to fall for it anymore.