Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Toll ranlt, inclusive and fair


I want to congratulate Senator Sanders for the extraordinary campaign he has run. He has spent his long career in public service fighting for Progressive causes and principles and he's excited millions of voters, especially young people. And let there be no mistake.
Senator Sanders, his campaign, and the vigorous debate that we've had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, increase upward mobility, have been very good for the democratic party and for America. This has been a hard fought, deeply felt campaign. But whether you supported me or senator Sanders or one of the Republicans, we all need to keep working toward a better, stronger America. Now I know it never feels good to put your heart into a cause or a candidate you believe in and to come up short. I know that feeling well.
[Makes her 2008 face and you know she's not kidding]
But as we look ahead, let's remember all that United States is. We all want an economy with more opportunity and less inquality, where Wall Street can never remembering main street again. We want a government that listens to the people, not the powerbrokers which means getting unaccountable money out of politics. And we all want a society that is toll ranlt, inclusive and fair.
We all believe that America succeeds when more people share in our prosperity. Whether more people have a voice in our political system. Whether more people can contribute to their communities. We believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better division, empowerment is better than resentment and bridges are better than walls. (Rush transcript from Vox)
Those "whethers" in the last paragraph should presumably have been "where". I think "toll ranlt" is self-explanatory. (It's an Old High Zemblan expression meaning "mad cool".) Anybody who can tell me what Wall Street can never do to Main Street again wins a free subscription to The Rectification of Names (no listening to the audio, that would be cheating).

Not everybody, of course, was ready to move on:
The essential conservatism of this revolting right wing of the Sanders vote—which will turn out to have been a tiny minority, however much noise it may have made on the Twitter—is shown in that implication that Bernie cannot fail but only be failed, and now that America has failed him America has to be punished.

It's pretty unattractive of Renko to be putting those Schutzstaffel lightning bolts into his sig. (I guess he's indicating his rapprochement with Trump and "America First".) He probably doesn't want to know what I think, but I think he's giddy already. If your dizzy spell lasts more than six months, consult your physician.

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