You seem to feel that people should not use their conscience or sense of ethics and morality in the voting process, but should simply vote for whatever… suboptimal candidate their party shoved under their noses on the grounds that “Team B will win if we don’t!” You go so far as to ridicule people for not toeing this line, as if discarding one’s principles for the convenience of one’s party leaders is not only thinkable to you, but seems normal.
Until the democrats lose this attitude, they will continue to lose elections, even to people like Donald Trump. If they don’t want to lose, they must address the concerns of those like me who wanted no part of this game with its street-thug level threats and prisoner’s dilemma logic. Standing before me with a bludgeon and telling me it’s my patriotic duty to vote for your candidate just loses you my vote. This is not my fault or my problem. It is your party’s fault for trying to rely on such shameful tactics.
You can try to patronize people who voted their conscience as much as you like, but Vonbobo is not the one who sounds childish in this exchange, and this hostile rhetoric only drives us who could have been a meaningful part of your base even further away from you. I do hope you take this lesson to heart before 2018.