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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 05:53 AM

Sanders Supporters Seek Ways to Keep ‘Bernie’ Movement Alive

Election presents choice they had hoped to avoid: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump



By Peter Nicholas
June 19, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET
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CHICAGO—With visions of what-might-have-been, the liberal activists behind Bernie Sanders’s campaign commiserated over his loss to Hillary Clinton and plotted ways to keep the “Bernie” movement alive now that the candidate is exiting the presidential stage.

At a weekend-long conference, they were thinking through their role in a general election that presents a choice they had hoped to avoid: Mrs. Clinton or presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Mr. Sanders wasn’t at the conference dubbed “The People’s Summit.” But the Vermont senator was everywhere all the same. Millennials walked through the halls wearing Sanders T-shirts bearing sketches of his receding hairline. In panels, participants dissected the campaign’s rise and fall and talked wistfully about how close Mr. Sanders came to vanquishing Mrs. Clinton.

The conference’s lead organizer is National Nurses United, one of the Sanders campaign’s most zealous backers. The approximately 3,000 attendees included socialists, union officials, community organizers and college students. Together, they represent the wing of the Sanders coalition that is the least enthused about coalescing behind the Clinton campaign.

“It’s a terrible place we find ourselves in,” said Becky Bond, a former adviser to Mr. Sanders’s campaign, in a session titled “Understanding our Movement Moment.”

The best a Clinton presidency would produce is a nation “slightly worse than it is under Obama,” Ms. Bond said.

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Rosario Dawson, an actress who attended the conference, said in an interview she has no use for any pro-Clinton messages crossing her cellphone: “If she wants our vote, then she needs to go get it,” said Ms. Dawson, who campaigned for Mr. Sanders. “We didn’t register to vote and phone bank and canvass for her for a reason.”


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Nina Turner, a Sanders supporter and former Ohio state senator, said that even though she has been a lifelong Democrat, “a third party might not be bad for this country.”

“Let’s shake it up,” Ms. Turner said in an interview. “I want to see the Democratic Party live up to our values. And if we refuse to, then we need something to shake us up.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sanders-supporters-seek-ways-to-keep-bernie-movement-alive-1466328604

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Reply Sanders Supporters Seek Ways to Keep ‘Bernie’ Movement Alive (Original post)
BootinUp Jun 2016 OP
Her Sister Jun 2016 #1
Cha Jun 2016 #2
BootinUp Jun 2016 #3
kjones Jun 2016 #4
sarae Jun 2016 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2016 #11
MarianJack Jun 2016 #5
Walk away Jun 2016 #7
stopbush Jun 2016 #8
KittyWampus Jun 2016 #9
BootinUp Jun 2016 #10
wysi Jun 2016 #12

Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:00 AM

1. Hassling and farting!

 

Them Hassle-lines and the Fart-a-thon ! Yeah keeping it alive. Going out with style.

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:03 AM

2. Sounds kinda dead ender to me.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:07 AM

3. Mislead. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:40 AM

4. Fart-a-thon? Be careful guys, I don't think the movement will be of the kind you expect...

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Response to kjones (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:58 AM

6. haha!

That's one Revolution I want NO PART OF.

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Response to kjones (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 01:22 PM

11. Maybe we can send them some Depends



Just in case.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:50 AM

5. I'm getting up now...

...to go have a "movement."

I'll devote it to Back Bench Bernie!

PEACE!

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 07:15 AM

7. ...

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:31 AM

8. The echo chamber within the Bernie bubble.

Last gasps from the armchair revolution that never got off the ground.

Oh, and I did notice the delusion that Sanders "came close" to defeating Hillary. Yeah, falling 4-million votes short is really close.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:34 AM

9. Bernie Raves? Hand out "free stuff" for $27? And Nina Turner is an idiot.

 

Without run-off voting, and with the Republican party splitting, why would she advocate to any degree whatsoever for a 3rd party unless it's rightwing?

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:38 AM

10. They've been brainwashed essentially

to believe that their enemy is "centrist" democrats. And they can't recognize a liberal when they see one. What they don't get is that liberals will sometimes vote centrist if its the only choice they got. So rather than make the liberal coalition larger so it can actually pass liberal policy, they spend their time trying to brainwash more people.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:47 PM

12. This is just one long tantrum

Go on then, hold your breath!

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