Arguably, the four saddest words in the English language are, "We told you so."
During the 2016 Democratic primaries, clues everywhere pointed to Hillary Clinton being a shockingly weak candidate against the GOP.
More than 150 polls matched Sanders and Clinton, respectively, against various GOP contenders. Sanders outperformed Clinton 90 percent of the time.
Some of Clinton's results were troubling. She lost where she should have won.
There was no secret about any of this. All the information was there, readily accessed.
BernieWorks.com made it even easier by tallying these poll results for anyone who cared about evidence versus wishful fantasy. "There are none so blind as those who will not see." —John Heywood, 1546
As a result, many well-meaning voters said, "I like Bernie, but I'm voting for Hillary because she's more electable" — an irony that yesterday's general election results transformed into tragic irony.
To everyone who chose Clinton over Sanders in the primaries, knowing — knowing — he was the better choice: one might reasonably say, you are responsible for a reality-show blowhard being elected President of the United States.
This is a teachable moment.
1. Pay attention to evidence. Please.
2. Never, ever settle again for the lesser of two evils. Fight for better. Demand it.
3. Use the triumph of Trump as the defining moment in which a progressive political revolution really does sweep America — with you actively participating.
As we said, a teachable moment.