#46 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY
I wasn't actually claiming that Bernie would have lost to Trump. I actually DO think he would have, but that is my opinion. Just like it is YOUR opinion that he would have done better against Trump than Hillary.
My point was that Bernie lost to Hillary by a FAR larger margin than Hillary lost to Trump. You want to blame Hillary for Trump? If it is her fault for not beating Trump, wouldn't it also be BERNIE'S FAULT that he did not beat Hillary? And thereby Bernie's fault that Trump became President?
The fact of the matter is that it is the VOTERS' fault that Trump was elected. As well as their "fault" that Bernie lost and that Hillary won the nomination.
And if Bernie used his influence to encourage people (even unintentionally) to vote for Trump, it is valid to call him out on it (unless you think that is the preferred outcome). Just like it is valid to call out tactical mistakes Hillary's campaign made as you see them. Though, I would point out, Hillary IS NOT running this time, so I don't see much point in rubbing her face in her mistakes, since she won't have an opportunity to make them again (getting her to change her behavior will not have any effect on the election). But, Bernie IS running, and will LIKELY have the exact same opportunity to make the same mistake in the future that Hillary is pointing out. And for someone who CLAIMS to only be concerned about winning the next election, you seem to want to IGNORE criticism which can actually be relevant in the next election and instead perpetrate emotional attacks on and silence your favorite scapegoat for "why Trump won".
My point... Hillary speaking her opinion is unlikely to have any measurable effect on the next election. Bernie acting like a five year old after he loses again, and that carrying over to his base ALSO acting like five year olds, probably will.