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Dear President Obama (9 November 2016)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Dear President Obama:
Today, you said the following:
Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team.We’re not Democrats first, we’re not Republicans first, we’re Americans first.We’re patriots first.

But you know what, Mr. President?That’s not necessarily true.After all, I’m not sad.
Why?
Because in 2000 I left the Democratic Party.I watched back then in dismay and disgust how the Democratic Party and the Republican Party establishments attacked the greatest American lawyer to graduate from Harvard University to date (from your alma mater, as a matter of fact):Ralph Nader—a man who has done far more to protect and advocate on behalf of all Americans than anyone else that comes to mind.
And today, I no longer know for what the Democratic Party stands.
Perhaps a few examples will illustrate my point.
First, you ignored the single-payer, public option to the Affordable Care Act, allowing th…