HKumar wrote:Voted for HRC and Dems all through. Repusb need to be taught a lesson for nominating a total effing moron like Trump.
Its important to not let the crazies here and in India not derail the overall agenda just so they get a little rise.
You can't blame folks for having a severe disliking for HRC. This is reflected in public opinion (majority of those that are polled view her unfavorably) at large even within the general US public. The Clinton machine is notoriously corrupt, and power hungry. There are other ways to oppose Trump's candidacy and not support or vote for HRC and many including myself are doing just that. Many such voters that would normally vote GOP have the ability to inflict some very strong damage on his candidacy while still supporting GOP down ballot candidates. Some of this will be seen in Utah that has probably the most disliking for Trump of any deep red state (this was reflected in internal selection as well).
At this point, given how these two candidates have run, and their past conduct over many years, I can certainly not blame anyone from being extremely critical of either.
As far as the GOP needing to be taught a lesson - What lesson would this be? They made their party more democratic (no super delegates, and lot more open primaries), and this allowed a polarizing, non-conservative ideology driven populist billionaire to take over with less than $14 million primary votes. If there is any lesson out of this (both sides) it is for the general public to be more involved in the primary process.
The one lesson however, for the GOP is to keep a distance with their conservative media mouthpieces. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh make great mouthpieces but don't confuse them with intellectuals driving the party's agenda. That is a deeper problem that trump just happened to exploit rather than help create. 2 years from now expect more of these "Trump 2.0" candidates trying to run a similar campaign. You may have the same problem with the Dems going extreme left with their candidates.