Thanks for being specific about what you meant. I have grown somewhat accustomed to those who are dismissive and uninformed about the political issues we face that have begun the process of eroding a democracy that was built upon courage, conviction and sacrifice.
I agree that if HRC loses, the democrats will blame the independents instead of forming the traditional [circular] firing squad. I agree that Gore was a failed candidate who insulated his campaign within the ranks of his family, and was tone deaf when it came to following the advice of the professionals he should have been listening to. However, GWB and company also won by cheating the system; they had the supreme court in their corner, and it was William Rehnquist who took it upon himself to stop the Florida recount; and, for all intents and purposes, declare Bush the victor.
You have about 24 years on me, so I appreciate your insight into your description of the Chicago Democrats. The establishment CPM corporate/political/media have successfully put a stranglehold on our political system by targeting its enemy, democracy, which we have come to know as the 99%, the ones that were publicly eulogized by the poster child of corporate corruption, Mitt Romney as being needy and dependent. He may have also used the word lazy, so I'll throw it in, since it was already implied with needy and dependent.
Therefore we actually do have like minds on this subject; whereas if the people choose to be apathetic, the CPM will win its goal of transforming our society into a subservient 3rd world oligarchy where, as you described, the fight could end up on the streets, and we already have enough insight to know how the police would respond, followed by the national guard.
This is the time for more courage, conviction, and sacrifice in the face of yet another tyrant, the CPM. As I said in my previous blog about the DNC and the RNC, it is "we" that must eulogize them by forming a 3rd national party, instead of facilitating their vision of a 3rd world society. It is us against them. We had them on the run this time, so now is the time to continue the chase, instead of allowing ourselves to be pursued.