The Clinton family's grip on the Democratic Party has come to an end and it's time for a new generation of leadership to lead the party, CNN political commentator Van Jones said.
"You have to understand, I think that the Clinton days are over," Jones told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "This idea that we're going to be this moderate party that's going to move in this direction, that's going to throw blacks under the bus for criminal justice reform, and for prison expansion, that's going to throw workers under the bus for NAFTA, those days are over." read more
As news of 's shocking loss sinks in, many Clinton supporters looking for someone to blame are pointing fingers at a familiar scapegoat: people who voted outside the two-party system.
Pundits are already trying to blame Libertarian Gary Johnson and me, the Green party candidate, for Trump's win. For example, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow concocted a scenario in which by taking every Stein vote and half of Johnson's votes, Clinton could have grabbed enough states from Trump to eke out an electoral college win, a story repeated by CNN. Unwilling to accept that Clinton didn't motivate enough voters to win the presidency, and explore the reasons why, many pundits are instead looking to put responsibility for the loss onto others.
First the facts: if every single Stein voter had voted for Clinton, Clinton still lost. read more
Jonathan Tasini, CNN: There is only one silver lining in yesterday's election results, which will allow a con man, a pathological liar, a bold racist and a sexual predator to succeed the first African-American president. We can now launch a difficult but urgent mission -- shaking the Democratic Party down to its foundation, ejecting the failed Bill/Hillary Clinton economic and global worldview and standing up for a set of populist, sound economic and foreign policy principles that could earn majority support. read more
As Nov. 8 draws nearer and the presidential between and reaches a fever pitch, undecided voters are feeling the pressure to make up their minds on who to support. The two major party candidates running for president have drawn both fierce defenders and vicious critics. Some are even saying that they would rather not vote than be forced to cast a vote for either Clinton or Trump. Well, listen up unenthused voters, Nevada has the answer for you.
In a peculiar turn of events, Nevada's ballots list "none of these candidates" as a voting option. It is the only state in the nation to provide this choice for its residents. read more