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Alan,

Unfortunately she is a blow hard like Sean Penn is and like Maduro is. She is an ideologue who actually believes the crapulence. Certainly she is a politician, of course, but that is not what motivates her. She is a true believer in her nonsense.

Remember, she represents a Democratic district that re-elected a conventional Democrat for too many years to count. Only about 15,000 people in that entire district voted for her in the primary. If the incumbent Democrat had decided to run as an independent thereafter he probably would have defeated her plus the Republican.

Thus, her base in her district is not so wild and radical as she. Most political forces start off as "kooks". In the American Revolution, very few people actually participated in the war or even cared. It was only those energized who did. In Red Russia, Lenin had a clear minority but won due to energized base and a horribly awful use of violence. In Nazi Germany an also ran, who never quit, conquered a civilized nation with a minority again. Never ignore a very motivated ideologue and make excuses for them that they do not really believe what they say.

History is ripe with such people believing exactly what they say and writing about it well before hand, only to have moderates state "they did not really mean it."

In today's America she already goes in with California and New York in her pocket, not to mention Washington, Oregon, and most of the Northeast. That is one heck of a base for some charismatic ideologue to bring the entire ship down with them.

But for now she is a harmless waif with what appears to be an I.Q. of a butterfly of lesser intelligence. In fact she would be unable to hold a discussion on this very board.

Tinker
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