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Wed May 18, 2016, 11:26 PM

Does this statement strike you as a bit odd?

Or am I not seeing what was really meant?

Bernie said: Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence.


I posted this in a Burning Movement Love Fest thread and was ignored. I think this is really odd. It pokes at the possibility that Bernie doesn't quite grasp everything.

What say you?

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:28 PM

1. Interesting huh, now they only need 100 people to disrupt, where is the mob disrupters?

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:33 PM

2. Bernie's not what I would call a polished national candidate

More like a one hit wonder. And his record in the Senate is not much different.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:36 PM

3. Yes and it did when I first heard it.

Does he mean Brooklyn? Another inner city area?

Got me thinking though about any planned disruption in Philly. That city went for Hillary by about 67%. The demo favors her heavily. Not sure anything big would get off the ground there.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:45 PM

5. He might mean his rally at Mott Haven, in the South Bronx...

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although I don't think it's a high crime area now.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #3)

Thu May 19, 2016, 02:30 AM

15. Glad it's in Philly and not

Seattle.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:36 PM

4. I thought it was meant to deflect responsibility

It is odd. At first I thougjt it was meant to deflect responsibility. Like how some of his supporters are trying to say Hillary should take responsibility for that guy who punched that women.. But now it almost sounds like he is saying her supporters fired gunshots.

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Response to DLCWIdem (Reply #4)

Thu May 19, 2016, 02:31 AM

16. Of course, he's trying to deflect and doing it poorly.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:50 PM

6. It's a non sequitur.

However, he probably noted he was in areas with POC and it possibly made him uncomfortable enough to remember it.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:52 PM

7. BTW, I'm seeing that question floating about. Is it a coordinated effort?

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #7)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:26 AM

12. Hang on to your seat. This is going to really shock you.

I'm an independent thinker. When I first read his entire statement this phrase jumped out and slapped me in the face.

I can't, and won't, speak for others.

Doesn't it strike you as odd that he would use a rally location that had no violence during the rally to explain that the reports of his supporters crossing the line just can't be true. I can come up with a least 10 funny analogies but I'm tired and my fingers aren't cooperating with my brain.

Have a nice evening



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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 11:53 PM

8. Dog whistley. He still hasn't learned why he turns POC voters off.

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Thu May 19, 2016, 12:20 AM

10. After some contemplation, it reads as if he's saying that in his view:

1- residents of 'high crime areas' are relatively more likely to be violent;
2- but when he held rallies in 'high crime areas', none of the attendees broke out into violence;
3- thus his followers in 'good' areas could never possibly be violent;
4- therefore nothing bad happened in NV

There are a lot of holes in his reasoning, if this is what it is, but it's the only interpretation that I could come up with that connects his remark to what happened in NV.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:22 AM

11. I picked up on that right away--very odd

I would like a clarification from him, actually.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:33 AM

13. What a ridiculous statement and pure deflection.

Of course he didn't see violence at his rallies since it is his supporters perpetrating the violence directed at anyone who doesn't cave to their demands.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 02:27 AM

14. WTF does that have to do with the Price he's paying for ignoring the Violence and Misogyny

in Nevada?!!!

Purposely obtuse and Pure Deflection.

Bernie said: Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence.

Mahalo, postatomic..

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 02:46 AM

17. "It couldn't possibly have been MY kid!"

It reads to me like the response you'd get from the parent of a bully who can't possibly believe her kid beat another kid into unconsciousness, even though her kid is standing there with blood all over his shirt and fifty eyewitnesses swearing he did it.

This looks like he's blaming Hillary's supporters for his team's actions. "Oh no. We've NEVER had any violence at MY rallies. Even when we went to New York City and Detroit we didn't have any violence. So there's no possible way MY supporters did it!"

I hope he saved a few of those $27 donations. We need to bill him for the labor involved in cleaning up the trail of shit he left behind him.

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