As it consistently does, the NFL players and owners are missing what the fans are telling them. To steal a phrase from history, the NFL has a penchant of never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity. While players, coaches and a few owners stand in defiance to … who knows what, fans are sending the NFL a clear message that the NFL seems too dense to understand. Yesterday was an historic day in the history of the NFL. This article totally misses the point.

In saying that “Donald Trump has demonstrated himself to be perhaps the one human capable of making the NFL look like a sympathetic character in our national story”, Jack Holmes displays that he hasn’t noticed that the fans are siding with President Trump. Apparently, Holmes hasn’t noticed that NFL TV ratings have suffered while the players displayed their lack of patriotism.

Later, Holmes wrote “The president set out to demonize a group of primarily black athletes exercising their First Amendment rights to protest, silently, during a ceremony celebrating American values because they do not think America is living up to those values. It seems his attempt to isolate and marginalize them has only grown their movement.” First, characterizing this as mostly being about race is dishonest. Players of all races participated in dishonoring the American flag and the National Anthem. Next, this isn’t about the First Amendment because the Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can dictate employees’ conduct while they’re in the workplace. Third, if the players and owners want to further damage their product, they should keep doing what they’re doing.

I wonder how long before it sinks in that fans don’t appreciate the NFL’s unpatriotic behavior. Perhaps this will help the NFL recognize that the fans aren’t with them:

The NFL’s ratings are dropping. Fans are speaking out. The players continue to act like spoiled brats. In other words, the NFL is acting like Democratic activists while the fans stay rooted in reality. The question now is how long it will take for the NFL to figure things out. Based on past history, there isn’t much reason to be hopeful that they’ll figure things out.

UPDATE: I don’t think it will take long for Commissioner Goodell to get the message that this isn’t working for them. The NFL’s ratings are tanking:

Last night’s SNF peaked with a 12.5/20 during the second quarter at 9 – 9:30 PM ET. Not that such a number can feel good to the NFL with ratings down double-digits this season so far after taking a similar tackle last year.

The NFL’s activism is killing the proverbial golden goose. If the players persist in insulting fans in the name of activism, the NFL should prepare for significantly smaller TV revenue.

UPDATE II: If the NFL ratings aren’t enough to get the NFL’s attention, perhaps this will:

Alejandro Villanueva jersey sales are skyrocketing after he was the lone member of the Pittsburgh Steelers to stand for the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Nothing verifies the fact that Sen. Franken is owned by leftist special interest organizations than a letter from 27 special interest organizations praising him for blocking David Stras’s confirmation.

Until recently, PFAW, aka People for the American Way, has been significantly to the left of the Democratic Party for years. When Ralph Neas was PFAW’s president, he was known for hyperbole. For instance, Neas once said “that if the views of Scalia and Thomas were to become the majority on the Court, ‘the result on issue after issue would be a radical, reactionary shift in U.S. law.’ Specifically: ‘religious liberty would suffer’; ‘church-state separation’ would be compromised; ‘the right to strike and bargain collectively’ would be weakened; ‘laws that protect workers from sexual harassment’ would be overturned; ‘the federal government would be barred from stopping the destruction of endangered species on private land’; ‘local governments’ power to protect the environment would be restricted’; and ‘sensible gun-control legislation would be struck down.'”

Since then, PFAW has moved left. It’s worth noting that PFAW is one of the 27 organizations that is praising Sen. Franken. Here’s the opening paragraph of the special interests’ letter to Sen. Franken:

We, the undersigned civil rights, labor, and other public interest organizations, write to thank you for your commitment to preserving a fair-minded and independent judiciary. Now more than ever, our courts must serve as a check on the president, whose executive actions repeatedly disregard the law and the Constitution, and your recent, principled decision not to return your blue slip on the nomination of Justice David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit helps ensure that our courts can fulfill this essential role.

When they write that the “courts must serve as a check on the president”, they’re admitting that they’re worried about President Trump. Remember that the left sees Scalia as evil. He actually ruled according to the Constitution. They want a jurist who will implement their policy preferences without questioning.

As former Vice President Mondale has pointed out, in supporting your decision on Justice Stras, the blue slip tradition also has been vital in helping to promote bipartisan cooperation and prevent “overt partisanship” in judicial nominations. Indeed, it is a manifestation of the Constitution’s Advice and Consent process. The blue slip practice is one of the constitutional checks and balances that helps maintain equilibrium among the branches of government. When the Senate majority places partisan loyalty to the president over the Senate’s institutional interests in independently carrying out its constitutional responsibilities, the blue slip serves as a vital corrective.

Under normal circumstances, “the blue slip tradition” is vital to building bipartisan consensus. Democrats have shown, though, that they aren’t even slightly interested in building bipartisan consensus. This website sums up what Sen. Franken and the Democrats are about:

Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump agenda.

Thus far this session, Democrats have used every tool to prevent the installation of President Trump’s government. They’ve repeatedly used arcane rules to delay committee hearings on cabinet appointees. They’ve voted in lockstep with Sen. Schumer virtually all the time. Sen. Franken isn’t representing Minnesota. He’s representing Sen. Schumer and the Democrats’ special interest allies.

This is laughable:

You could have followed the examples of Senators McConnell, Sessions, Shelby, and Coats and not reviewed Justice Stras’ record, withholding your blue slip based solely on the lack of meaningful consultation. However, you went beyond process to evaluate extensively his record. Those of us who wrote the Committee on August 31 very much agree with your conclusion that rather than demonstrating fairness and open-mindedness, his record demonstrates that he would reliably rule in favor of powerful corporate interests over working people, and that he would place a high bar before plaintiffs seeking justice at work, at school, and at the ballot box.

That could’ve been written by Ralph Neas. It sounds that paranoid. What’s obvious is that Sen. Franken won’t vote for anyone who doesn’t get PFAW’s stamp of approval.

Sen. Franken isn’t a patriot. Apparently, Sen. Franken doesn’t know that it’s unconstitutional to demand that a nominee pass a ‘religious test’. Watch this video, then tell me that this is a patriot, an honorable man:

Frankly, I’d love to see Sen. Franken, Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Durbin get censured for questioning a judicial nominee’s religious beliefs. It’s immoral. More importantly, it’s unconstitutional. Finally, here’s the list of special interest organizations that signed the letter to Sen. Franken:

African American Ministers In Action
Alliance for Justice
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Unions
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
Center for American Progress
Committee for a Fair Judiciary
Courage Campaign
Every Voice
Family Equality Council
Human Rights Campaign
Lambda Legal
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of Jewish Women
National Education Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Women’s Law Center
People For the American Way
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Voting Rights Forward

These are the organizations that Sen. Franken represents. He doesn’t represent all Minnesotans. He’s a disgrace.

The environmentalists’ newest dog-and-pony show, aka the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project, hearings start this week. It’s guaranteed that environmental activists will turn out in big numbers, thanks to the Dayton-Rothman Commerce Department’s gift.

When the Commerce Department provided testimony to the Public Utilities Commission, they said that “the project isn’t needed and won’t benefit Minnesota.” I question the validity of that testimony since it closely resembles the statements made by Steve Morse, the executive director of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, about the Pipeline project. That’s basis enough to question whether the Dayton-Rothman Commerce Department is essentially being run by special interest organizations opposed ideologically, not scientifically, to the project.

In their testimony, the Dayton-Rothman Commerce Department states that refineries are running near capacity, which, in their opinion, is proof that another pipeline isn’t needed. Why doesn’t the Commerce Department and the Minnesota Environmental Partnership think that that’s proof that we need to increase refining capacity, not reduce pipeline capacity?

The testimony is short-sighted in another way. Does anyone think that this oil won’t get shipped via a different pipeline if this pipeline project is rejected? If the PUC rejects this pipeline project, will the oil company simply shut down their operations in Alberta? Or will they simply start working with a different state to build a different pipeline? I’d submit that the latter scenario is most likely.

If that’s the case, why would the DFL shortchange construction unions and Minnesota’s small towns in northern Minnesota? Should this man essentially have a 1-man veto over infrastructure projects?

The DFL frequently accuses Republicans of ignoring science. Isn’t that what the DFL is doing in opposing this project? After all, Republicans aren’t foolish enough that fossil fuel usage has leveled off and will start declining. That’s what Gov. Dayton’s Commerce Department and the MEP argue. The chances of that happening are remote. The chances of the MEP’s predictions being accurate are even more unlikely.

After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, criticized, NFL owners tried limiting the PR hit the NFL will take for taking a knee rather than standing at attention for the National Anthem by releasing statements. Zygi and Mark Wilf issued this statement.

The statement says “Professional sports offer a platform unlike any other, a platform that can bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to impact positive change in our society. As owners, it is our job to foster an environment that recognizes and appreciates diversity of thought and encourages using this platform in a constructive manner. Rather than make divisive statements, we believe in promoting thoughtful, inspiring conversation that unifies our communities. We are proud of our players, coaches and staff for the important role they play in our community, and we fully support their constitutional right to respectfully and peacefully express their beliefs.”

With all due respect to the Vikings, that statement is spin. For instance, saying that “we believe in promoting thoughtful, inspiring conversation that unifies our communities” is BS. When the St. Louis Rams’ wide receivers came out of the tunnel and did the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture, was that the Wilfs’ idea of promoting thoughtful, inspiring conversation that unifies our communities”?

Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, took a different approach:

“We respect their demonstration and support them 100 percent. All voices need to be heard. That’s democracy in its highest form.”

I wonder if Mr. Bisciotti would feel the same way if one of his employees spoke out of turn for one of his other companies, especially if that employee’s statement hurt Mr. Bisciotti’s business. I’m betting that Mr. Bisciotti wouldn’t have the same attitude with his less famous employees who hurt his business. And make no mistake about this. Mr. Bisciotti’s NFL ’employees’ are hurting his business.

Like Zygi Wilf, Commissioner Goodell is an East Coast progressive. They live inside the East Coast progressive echochamber. Witness the surprise that Commissioner Goodell had when the public criticized him for his Ray Rice suspension. He didn’t have a clue that the penalty was inadequate. It wasn’t until he realized that the NFL was experiencing a PR nightmare that he revised the penalties.

The NFL ratings will continue to take a hit. There might be some fluctuations but the trend will be unmistakable. Until the NFL and the Vikings start understanding what people expect, their PR problems and their product will suffer.

Throughout this weekend, NFL players criticized President Trump for saying what most of the nation thinks: that they wish these prima donnas would get out of the business of politics. This morning, a couple dozen players took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars football game in London.

I don’t know when I’ll watch another NFL football game. It might not be this year. These spoiled brats are protesting who-knows-what. I’m not certain they know why. What’s certain is that many have bought the Black Lives Matter BS in its entirety. Last year, when players for the then-St. Louis Rams ran out of the tunnel with the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture, they got criticized by St. Louis police officers. At the time, the police officers issued a statement, saying in part “The St. Louis Police Officers Association is profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory. Five members of the Rams entered the field today exhibiting the “hands-up-don’t-shoot” pose that has been adopted by protestors who accused Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson of murdering Michael Brown. The gesture has become synonymous with assertions that Michael Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and attempting to surrender peacefully when Wilson, according to some now-discredited witnesses, gunned him down in cold blood.”

This morning, the NFL stopped being a sports league. They became a full-time political organization associated with the Democratic Party. That description fits the NBA, too. I won’t waste my time on either political organization. When the NFL sits on its hands while 5 marginal-at-best football players disrespect men and women who risk their lives trying to protect society, they’ve stopped being football players. They’ve become ill-informed progressive activists. At that point, they’ve become sheep in Al Sharpton’s ‘congregation’.

Here’s hoping that people who normally watch the NFL find something else to do this afternoon. Here’s hoping, too, that TV ratings continue dropping and that stadiums have lots of empty seats today. Instead of watching the NFL today, I’ll spend a good portion of the afternoon watching my Minnesota Twins move closer to clinching their first playoff spot since 2010. After that, I’ll watch the Minnesota Lynx try to recapture their WNBA championship that they win every other year.

Will I miss the NFL? Most likely, I’ll miss it a little. Hopefully, missing the games will be cathartic.

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When Gov. Dayton whined about being lied to about the House’s and Senate’s reserves being enough to allow them to operate until the 2018 session starts, he said that the legislature could then attempt to override his veto. That’s a rather duplicitous statement made during a speech when he accused Republicans of lying to him, “to Minnesotans and to the Supreme Court.” It’s duplicitous because he knows the chances of a single DFL legislator voting against him is virtually non-existent if not actually non-existent.

Further, Gov. Dayton knows that his line-item veto didn’t just zero out the legislature’s budget for 3 months or 6 months. Gov. Dayton’s line-item veto eliminated funding for the entire biennium. Saying that the legislature has the option of overriding his veto is duplicitous because, while technically available, the reality is that it isn’t a realistic option. It’s worth noting that legal theories don’t exist in a vacuum. It isn’t honest to say that the legislature can override his veto when everyone knows that the DFL won’t supply a single vote to override.

During his press conference, Gov. Dayton said that the “2017 Tax Bill will seriously jeopardize Minnesota government’s future and financial stability.” Notice that he didn’t say anything about the Tax Bill’s benefits to families, hard-working small businesses and farmers. That’s a pretty clear insight into Gov. Dayton’s governing philosophy. It’s the DFL’s governing philosophy, too.

By comparison, when Speaker Daudt spoke about the impasse, he said that “we consider ourselves to be in survival mode. The Governor has literally eliminated our funding. The Court has given us funding through October 1st. We do have some funds that we can use beyond that. We will look at any other option to make sure that people have a voice here at the Capitol in their elected representatives. We feel very strongly about upholding Minnesotans’ constitutional right to 3 branches of government.”

The difference in tone between Gov. Dayton and Speaker Daudt was sharp. Gov. Dayton sounded like a petulant child throwing a hissy fit. Speaker Daudt sounded like an adult.

When Paul Gazelka stepped to the podium at Friday’s press conference, one of the first things Sen. Gazelka said was “both mediation and why we sued was because the governor can’t defund the House and the Senate. That’s the issue. The issue isn’t how far we can run. We have a 2-year budget that we have to fund that we have to fund all the way to July, 2019.” I hadn’t seen this press conference but I’m happy that I’m on the same wavelength as Sen. Gazelka. I wrote about that identical principle earlier this week.

Another thing that caught my attention happened when Sen. Gazelka said “We went back in our notes and found that the governor absolutely said that he’d support the tax bill as is on the Saturday before the end. It would have been a shock had he not signed that bill.” Let’s examine that a minute.

In 2011, GOP legislative leaders met with Gov. Dayton on June 30 to make a final attempt at reaching a budget deal before the midnight end of the biennium. When Gov. Dayton agreed to a budget deal that didn’t include tax increases, legislative leaders went back to their caucuses to tell them that they’d hammered out a deal that didn’t include tax increases. When Speaker Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch returned to Gov. Dayton’s office, Gov. Dayton told GOP leadership that he’d rejected the deal that he’d initially signed off on.

After a 2-week shutdown, Gov. Dayton agreed to the budget that the GOP leadership had proposed on June 30. When he finally accepted the deal, Gov. Dayton admitted that he didn’t realize Republicans had stripped out the controversial language from their proposal.

This year, Gov. Dayton signed off on the GOP Tax Relief Bill. Now he wants the GOP to renegotiate their tax relief bill in exchange for him signing a bill funding legislative operations. Sound familiar? If you answered yes, it’s because Gov. Dayton has shown a habit of reneging on deals that he’s initially signed off on.

Here’s the GOP press conference from last Friday:

I’d recommend watching Gov. Dayton’s’ press conference, too. Watch the difference between Gov. Dayton’s attitude and GOP leadership’s attitude. Gov. Dayton looked peevish and petulant. Speaker Daudt and Sen. Gazelka looked like adults.

Like in other years, GOP leadership will be waiting to pass a bill to restore funding for the legislature when the legislature opens in February. It’s still debatable whether Gov. Dayton will sign that bill. If Gov. Dayton vetoes it, Speaker Daudt should immediately schedule an override vote. Let’s see if DFL legislators would vote to not fund themselves. If they stick with Gov. Dayton, rural DFL legislators should expect to be tied to Gov. Dayton. They should also start writing their concession speeches or their retirement speeches.

If the DFL sides with Gov. Dayton, it will be proof that they’re Democrats first and that representing their constituents ranks way down their list of priorities.

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, is getting bent out of shape after President Trump trolled NFL players during a campaign rally in Alabama Friday night. First, President Trump said what thousands of NFL fans are thinking when he said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a b***h off the field right now – he’s fired.” Republicans and independents everywhere cheered when he said that.

As the executive director of the NFLPA, aka the NFL players’ union, DeMaurice Smith had to say something, which he did when he said “Whether or not [NFL commissioner] Roger [Goodell] and the owners will speak for themselves about their views on player rights and their commitment to player safety remains to be seen. This union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”

Everyone gets it that players have the right to protest. It’s just that millions of people, literally, would prefer that they and other progressive celebrities, aka actors, would opt not to protest. Most fans just want to tune into a game to tune out the political world. DeMaurice Smith apparently hasn’t figured that out.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell chimed in, saying in this statement “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

What Commissioner Goodell omits from that statement is that the NFL gets a black eye when Commissioner Goodell initially treats domestic violence as a joke. When Ray Rice first struck his then-fiancé in a New Jersey casino, Goodell suspended him for 2 games. When Commissioner Goodell says that President Trump demonstrates “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL”, my reply is straightforward. The NFL’s tin-eared reactions to domestic violence and the players’ acceptance of disrespecting the National Anthem and the American flag has earned them tons of disrespect. If the NFL wants respect, they need to earn that respect. If they don’t learn that lesson, their TV and approval ratings will continue to sink.

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Thanks to Rachel Stassen-Berger’s quoting Gov. Dayton, Minnesotans will have a better picture of why Gov. Dayton let them down. Ms. Stassen-Berger quoted Gov. Dayton as saying “I was angry. I told them in my 40 years dealing with Minnesota government, I have never, ever been lied to — and I don’t use that word lightly,” Dayton said. “The people of Minnesota have been lied to and the Supreme Court’s been lied to. … That infuriated me and it deeply offends me.”

Gov. Dayton’s statement offends me. I don’t want to hear his faux outrage. I wrote this article to highlight how then-MMB Director Showalter intentionally misled the State Government Finance conference committee. At dispute was the budget for Veterans Affairs. Gen. Shellito was led to believe that Veterans Affairs budget would be cut when, in actuality, they were getting a significant increase.

Jim Showalter later testified that he came up with that theory based on past statements by committee members. He didn’t rely on actual spreadsheets. Gov. Dayton’s administration lied to a conference committee. This didn’t happen by accident. It happened right before Gov. Dayton’s pre-planned government shutdown. BTW, this was a recurring theme that budget season.

Gov. Dayton, please don’t insult us and tell us that you haven’t misled people. There’s ample proof that you did. This paragraph sounds suspicious:

But Dayton said that strikes at the very reason he vetoed $130 million of funding for the House and Senate. He has said he is concerned that the tax cuts will cause Minnesota’s budget to go into deficit. Dayton has said he only signed the tax bill in the spring because lawmakers hid a provision elsewhere that would defund the entire 1,500-person state Department of Revenue if he did not.

First, I don’t doubt that Ms. Stassen-Berger got the information right. That isn’t what I find suspicious. What I find suspicious is the fact that Gov. Dayton hasn’t said that the GOP Tax Relief package would cause a deficit. Since Gov. Dayton hasn’t used that argument before, I’m skeptical. He certainly didn’t make that argument when he line-item vetoed the operating budget for the legislature.

Furthermore, this is just another distraction from the Dayton administration. That’s a political argument, not a constitutional argument. The argument still before Minnesota’s Supreme Court is whether a governor should have the right to immobilize another co-equal branch of government with his veto pen.

The Supreme Court’s ruling stated that Minnesotans have the right to 3 fully functioning branches of government. Now that mediation failed, which is was destined to do, we’ll see whether the Court that Gov. Dayton stuffed with longtime DFL operatives will side with the Constitution or with Gov. Dayton. At this point, I’m not certain they won’t rule against their first ruling. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sided with Gov. Dayton even though they said Minnesotans have the constitutional right to 3 fully functioning co-equal branches of government.

Gov. Dayton, spare me the faux outrage. During your time in office, you’ve tried convincing us that you didn’t know that the 2013 Tax Bill you personally negotiated with Tom Bakk and Paul Thissen contained a sales tax on farm equipment repairs. At the time, you said you first found out about it the day before the 2013 FarmFest event. You also insisted that you didn’t know that the Vikings stadium deal that you personally negotiated and that you signed had a provision in it allowing the Vikings to sell PSLs.

Those sound like lies to me, Sir, so spare me the faux outrage.

Stan Greenberg’s article is nothing more than another attempt to blame Hillary’s defeat on everything except Hillary. I can’t dispute the fact that Mr. Greenberg said that “Hillary Clinton’s tragic 2016 campaign faced withering criticism in the press, social media, and now, in Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s inside account, Shattered. From my vantage point as lead pollster for the Democratic nominees in 1992 and 2000, part of the closing clutch of pollsters in 2004, and invited noodge in 2016, I have little quarrel with the harshest of these criticisms. Malpractice and arrogance contributed mightily to the election of Donald Trump and its profound threat to our democracy.”

Then he launches into his explanation that it wasn’t really Hillary’s fault and that Democrats everywhere have fallen into the same trap. Greenberg insists that “the campaign relied far too heavily on something that campaign technicians call ‘data analytics.’ This refers to the use of models built from a database of the country’s 200 million voters, including turnout history and demographic and consumer information, updated daily by an automated poll asking for vote preference to project the election result.”

This article is masterful spin. Woven into the article is why Hillary really lost:

Malpractice and arrogance contributed mightily to the election of Donald Trump and its profound threat to our democracy. So did the handling of the email server, paid Wall Street speeches, and the “deplorables” comment. And her unwillingness to challenge the excesses of big money and corporate influence left her exposed to attacks first by Bernie Sanders and then by Donald Trump and unable to offer credible promise of change.

This isn’t malpractice or arrogance. It’s Hillary’s elitism showing. As for Hillary’s “unwillingness to challenge the excesses of big money and corporate influence”, it isn’t surprising. Hillary is a creation of Wall Street. For Hillary to challenge the excesses of big money, she’d need to entirely change who she is. That simply wasn’t going to happen.

Then there’s this:

For me, the most glaring examples include the Clinton campaign’s over-dependence on technical analytics; its failure to run campaigns to win the battleground states; the decision to focus on the rainbow base and identity politics at the expense of the working class; and the failure to address the candidate’s growing “trust problem” or to learn from events and reposition.

What type of idiot doesn’t “run campaigns to win the battleground states”? What type of idiot stands by Robbie Mook, who argued “that the Sanders vote grew “organically”—turnout was unexpectedly high and new registrants broke against Clinton”?

I don’t care why she lost. I’m just happy that she did lose. I’m happy that that’s what happened.