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Bernie Sanders supporter was foolish for thinking politics is fair

Delegate Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo wore blue coveralls with a “Bernie” name tag and a patch opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the Democratic National Convention this past week.
Delegate Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo wore blue coveralls with a “Bernie” name tag and a patch opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the Democratic National Convention this past week. Special to The Tribune

A July 25 article about San Luis Obispo Democrat Heidi Harmon’s experience (“At convention, SLO delegate still fighting for Bernie Sanders’ cause”) at the DNC brought me a chuckle.

Harmon complained about the unfairness of Hillary Clinton’s nomination. She said she always felt the Democratic Party was unfairly favoring Clinton.

Harmon said, “It’s no more Mrs. Nice Guy” for her!

Harmon’s expectation was that politics is fair? Politics?!

In 431 B.C., Athenian historian Thucydides wrote, “In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought there was something not quite fair about it.”

Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technical officer at Microsoft and founder of Intellectual Ventures, was referring to politics when he said: “People get cranky when you burst their bubble.”

Peter Romwall, Morro Bay

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