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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 02:50 PM

 

Vermonter's letter to Sen. Sanders ~ 4/19/16 Burlington Free press (HRC GP)

Bernie Sanders, a disappointment

I am disappointed. The one candidate who has, until recently, been able to take the high ground has finally crawled into the gutter. I’m talking to you Bernie Sanders. I thought you were better than this. I was wrong.

When you started your campaign, you assured us you wouldn’t go negative. When the media latched onto the fiction created by the Republican controlled House committee investigating Benghazi about Hillary’s emails, you had the courage to tell the world “enough.” In sum, you assured us you’d stick to the issues. I thought you were better than this. I was wrong.

Quite frankly, your behavior reminds me of the antics we’ve seen over an over again from the Republican front-runner. No, you haven’t incited riot and physical violence. No, you haven’t said racist, misogynistic things. But you have been campaigning mostly by boasting about your poll numbers, your previous wins and the money you’ve raised.

You’ve been traipsing around the country, telling us what’s wrong about our government, but have said little, if anything about how you’ll address those problems. And when you’ve been pressed on the details, you’ve been unable to articulate a coherent response.

And, most recently, you accused your Democratic challenger of saying something she never said. You then followed that up by telling the world that the person with the most experience of any competitor, Democrat or Republican, lacks the qualifications to be president. You’re doing exactly what the Republican front runner has been doing for months. I thought you were better than this. I was wrong.

It’s going to be a stretch for you to get the nomination. If you don’t get it, which the odds at this point suggest, the Democratic Party will need to be consolidated. You have said that you would support whoever wins the nomination. How exactly do you plan on getting your supporters to back Hillary Clinton if you are maligning her character? I heard what she said with my own ears. She took care to not disparage you. I cannot believe you failed to take the same care.

I thought you were better than this. I was wrong.

MARK COEL

South Burlington


http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/opinion/readers/letters/2016/04/19/opinion-bernie-sanders-disappointment/83224210/

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Reply Vermonter's letter to Sen. Sanders ~ 4/19/16 Burlington Free press (HRC GP) (Original post)
Her Sister Apr 2016 OP
Her Sister Apr 2016 #1
MarianJack Apr 2016 #8
NurseJackie Apr 2016 #2
msongs Apr 2016 #3
stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #4
livetohike Apr 2016 #5
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #6
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #7
pandr32 Apr 2016 #9
Cha Apr 2016 #10
fleabiscuit May 2016 #11
Tarheel_Dem May 2016 #12
Cha May 2016 #13

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 02:57 PM

1. I think they might want to look at those tax Returns in Vermont!

 

Maybe a good idea!?

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 08:17 PM

8. Maybe he keeps them...

...in the same closet that he keeps his subway tokens!

PEACE!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:07 PM

2. He's getting bad campaign advice ... but what's worse than that is he doesn't REALIZE it's bad.

Or maybe he does and just doesn't care.


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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:41 PM

3. he is taking bad advice against his better judgement? well there's a character marker nt

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:46 PM

4. K&R!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:53 PM

5. Someone may primary Sanders, if he doesn't retire first.

He will not take this loss well. There will be no revolution.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 04:37 PM

6. Thanks for sharing. It does surprise us so many times we heard Bernie does not change

And for whatever reason he has changed while campaigning for president. He talked about the big money in campaigns and now brags on how much money he is raising, FEC has twice investigated his campaign funds and found many who have over contributed. Maybe he has lost himself.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 05:42 PM

7. K & R

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 08:27 PM

9. Excellent letter! Truth!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:51 PM

10. It's a stinging rebuke from a Vermonter.. This should go Viral.. thank you, HS!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:05 AM

11. K&R

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:06 AM

12. I hope Mark is okay. He's about to flooded with some angry & hateful attacks. Good on him....

for speaking out.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 11:41 PM

13. KIck!

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