I got another fundraising email from Bernie’s campaign yesterday after the Kentucky and Oregon primaries….below is my response.
After giving hundreds of dollars I am stopping my contributions. I believe passionately in your agenda and a call for a political revolution. But you have lost the vote fair and square. Hillary has won more delegates, and will beat you to the finish line, without regard to super delegates.
It is time to unite the Democratic Party. I want a party that tackles climate change, provides Medicare for all, reforms criminal justice, supports Black Lives Matter, ends corruption and influence of wall st, provides a $15 minimum wage, and together we have moved solidly in this direction.
But Clinton has more delegates. And I want to beat Trump and to win the House and Senate. If you keep calling the democrats corrupt you risk a Ralph Nader like disaster, and I want no part of it.
I have stopped my automatic contributions, and want to focus on the platform and winning the general election...You can be a leader in that fight once you acknowledge that role.
I want to win a massive victory in Nov. And I want you to help the democrats do that.
PS I have taken down the yard sign I was planning to leave up until the California primary. I would put it up in a heartbeat if you championed our issues...focused on what we care about...not on whether the Democratic Party has done you wrong. But the current tone no longer feels right...you are not confronting the true threats to all we care about. Much as I detest her, our problem is not Debbie Wasserman-Shultz or partisan Barney Frank. it is Donald Trump and his ability to spin the media with racist, mysogonistic and plutocratic lies.