Their Democrats voted for a woman who helped offshore their best jobs; and their Republicans voted for someone who would raise their retirement age and cut their Social Security benefits. Stupid doesn't get any more stupid than that. Once again Michigan showed more common sense.
Donald Trump won Ohio's white working-class (defined as white non-college voters), 44 percent to John Kasich's 36 percent, but that wasn't enough to win Ohio. Similarly, Bernie Sanders won Ohio's white-working class, 50 percent to Hillary Clinton's 48 percent, but that too, was insufficient to win Ohio. White working-class voters constituted 46 percent of the Republican primary electorate and 36 percent of the Democratic primary electorate.
Let that sink in: Kasich and Clinton lost Ohio's large white-working class but they won their primaries anyway. How did they manage that? Well, Kasich won big with college graduates (49 percent to Trump's 33 percent) and with postgrads (60 percent to Trump's 26 percent.)
Hillary nosed out Sanders with college grads (52-47 percent) and clobbered Sanders with postgrads (60-39 percent). She also clobbered Sanders with voters who had at most four years of high school, 62-37 percent. Trump beat Kasich with that group, 47-32 percent, but it wasn't enough to make a difference; this cohort represented only 18 percent of the Republican primary electorate and 17 percent of the Democratic primary electorate.
Clinton also beat Sanders with Ohio's union households (56-44 percent). Twenty-four percent of the state's Democratic primary voters lived in a union household. Almost precisely the reverse happened with union families in Missouri, where Bernie beat Clinton among union households, 53-46. Twenty-one percent of Missouri voters lived in a union household.
Thanks to voters in Ohio (and those ignorant fools in the South), the last great chance of a lifetime for electing an honest person to the White House is almost (but not entirely) impossible now. Now you have a lying piece of crap beholden to special interests who doesn't give a damn about you but only about being aboard Air Force One again.
The corporate media, with their huge megaphones, can keep spreading the Clintons’ neoliberal propaganda. I’m ashamed that the American people can be so stupid, voting for someone they don’t trust and a known liar. I bitterly feel they deserve what they get, but at the same time, feel remorse and disappointment for all those people who voted for Bernie Sanders.
For months the corporate media had put Bernie in a bad light and treated him disrespectfully (as did Clinton). Then after last night’s election, they were being kind and gracious, just to appease Bernie supporters so that they would vote for her in the general election. Their manipulation, insults and lies enraged me.
It is so frustrating to be living under the leadership of so much evil and corruption. The "establishment" tells us how great America is, then compares our country to another that is more evil and corrupt, and reminds us how lucky we are that we don’t live there — and how grateful we should be.
That is total BS. This country, the world, could be so much better without our politicians' greed and corruption. I hope "plan B" is that Bernie runs and splits up the corrupt Democratic and two-party system in this country. Even if Bernie doesn’t win, it can punish the lying and corrupt Clintons. Hopefully Bernie and his followers can start a new third party – an honest party, by the people and for the people, and not for the corporations and banks.
Thanks a lot Ohio! Stupid fools, voting for someone you don't even trust. I guess being in college doesn't make one so smart after all. So don't complain about college tuition costs. I expected this kind of ignorance in the South, but I guess it's spread to the North too.
UPDATE: On March 3rd Gaius Publius at Washington's Blog wrote:
|Because of the way the Democratic Party voting calendar is structured this year, Clinton’s largest lead will occur on March 15. After that, most of Sanders’ strongest states will vote. What this means is simple:
March 15th is the Ides of March; a good way to remember the date. The message — gear up for a battle after the Ides of March, and don’t let the establishment media tell you what to think. They won’t be right until the last state has voted.
- "The fact of the matter is that the first half of the primary schedule favored Clinton. The second half will favor Bernie."
- "The rest of the primary calendar is more favorable to Sanders ... But the establishment remains unified in the face of the Sanders insurgency."
I once thought the same thing, believing that Clinton might take Florida, North Carolina and Missouri — because she did so well in the South, principally because of the Black vote (maybe mostly women). But when I saw Illinois — but ESPECIALLY Ohio — go to Clinton, then I had began to have my doubts. I suppose we'll see.
2nd Update: This is very encouraging news if you are a Bernie Sanders supporter. Watch this short video, it will lift your spirts!