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Mon May 16, 2016, 08:23 PM

This is not what "energized and excited" looks like

.....The backlash against Ms. Lange in Nevada echoes what happened in Colorado last month when supporters of Mr. Trump bombarded Steve House, the chairman of the State Republican Party, with complaints of disenfranchisement. He received thousands of calls after his cellphone number was disseminated online.

Supporters of Mr. Sanders used similar tactics to exert pressure on Ms. Lange, who has received more than 1,000 calls since Saturday night and as many as three text messages per minute. The threats, which came from men and women from across the country, were haunting and personal.

“Loved how you broke the system,” one person wrote in a text message that said he or she knew where Ms. Lange’s grandchildren went to school. “Prepare for hell. Calls won’t stop.”

Another person left a voice mail message saying he thought Ms. Lange should be “hung in public execution” for her actions.

“I’m scared for my family,” Ms. Lange said. “Scared for my kids.”


Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Mr. Sanders, said the Vermont senator did not condone violence of any kind. However, he said the campaign was still determining whether it would challenge the Nevada results.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us/politics/bernie-sanders-supporters-nevada.html?_r=1


I'd really like to hear something a little more definitive from Sanders and his staff. Something a little bolder, that exercises the old leadership muscles. Maybe a call for it to stop? Yeah, maybe that.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:30 PM

1. I'm having a harder and harder time telling them apart from Trump supporters

Same tactics, same threats, same language.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:38 PM

2. They attract the same type of supporters.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:39 PM

3. The press asked Trump about it when his supporters got this way

Anyone ask Bernie? I just see random 'we don't condone it, enthusiasm's good' sop from his campaign.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #3)

Mon May 16, 2016, 10:58 PM

10. I think the press is done with the primaries

Though, if the circumstances were reversed, it would probably be news.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:40 PM

4. Bernie is busy campaigning and can't take time

to tell his supporters/fans that their behavior is unacceptable. It's like he's too busy to find his tax returns and show them off.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:10 PM

5. Where is Bernie on this.

Another person left a voice mail message saying he thought Ms. Lange should be “hung in public execution” for her actions.

“I’m scared for my family,” Ms. Lange said. “Scared for my kids.”


I fear for Ms. Lange as well. Dear Gawd, Democrats are better than this, we are not the GOP.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:29 PM

6. These people weren't qualified by not registering by certain date

My God there's rules and reg within the Dem systems, it just these jerks don't play well with others just like their leaders.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 10:09 PM

7. IF they challenge the result, I predict a lot of noise directed at Bernie. nt

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 10:23 PM

8. What a disgusting campaign. They've encouraged this shit

from day one.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 10:51 PM

9. I doubt we'll hear a call for it to stop

If he did that, he wouldn't get his ego stroked as much as he appears to need to.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:00 PM

11. Apparently this can't be posted in GDP.

It gets hidden.

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Response to Sparkly (Reply #11)

Tue May 17, 2016, 03:17 AM

13. They're afraid of the truth.. nothing new. See what I mean Skinner? it's easy to get hides

when you're a Hill supporter and 2 within a 24 hr period.. and it's not because they're "behaving badly".

Mahalo Sparkly.. I don't go into that toxic wasteland much unless on a jury.. and then if I happen to see there's still any Hill supporters there.. I'll give them a boost.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:05 PM

12. If Sanders doesn't condemn this,

 

the DNC should tell him to kiss any influence he would've had on the platform goodbye.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #12)

Tue May 17, 2016, 03:18 AM

14. Absolutely, ND.. how ironic.. his own supporters

boxed him into corner.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 06:00 AM

15. This is what...

...populism looks like.

When I was younger my teachers said it was bad and I didn't believe them. What could be wrong with "for the People"?

Oh. This.

Life is full of "Oh, my <parents/teachers/grandparents> were right".

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