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Damn straight I said Hillary was a good candidate. She was a lousy campaigner, but I think she would have made a good President. There’s an old saying, “Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I’m going to fight for the best deal I can get, but I’m not going to turn down someone who’s spent her entire life working for progressive causes in favor of Magical Space Jesus just because my candidate lost in the primaries. Hillary Clinton, in the run-up to the election, deserved full-throated advocacy because she was the best choice available. There’s not a doubt in my mind about that and there never will be. That doesn’t mean she was the best choice ever, or that she was my favorite candidate, but Jesus fuck. How fucking stupid do you have to be to look at the fucking Trump trainwreck we’re getting right now and still think it was a good fucking idea to sabotage the only candidate who had a meaningful chance of winning?

I have had all these arguments before. Fundamentally, I am sick and tired of progressives arguing it is better to lose with a great candidate than to back one who won’t give you everything you want, because you know what? We’ve all seen how that works over eight years of Dubya, and I don’t need a repeat on steroids. You want a fight, there are plenty of people who need someone to fight for them. You want to throw an temper tantrum about whose fault it all was? Do it in someone else’s fucking living room.