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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:47 AM

Super delegates- the irony

Got to go into work now, but just thought I would drop this off here.


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Ironically, Tad Devine, Sanders' top adviser, who was instrumental in the creation of the superdelegate process, defended their existance.

"It's pretty hard to win a nomination in a contested race and almost impossible to win without the superdelegeates," Devine said in 2008 in an interview on NPR.

Now, Devine's boss, who is running on an anti-establishment message is losing the superdelegate race.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/super-delegates-center-democratic-nomination-fight-again-n516891

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quickesst Feb 2016 OP
stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #1
quickesst Feb 2016 #2
72DejaVu Feb 2016 #4
kjones Feb 2016 #6
FBaggins Feb 2016 #3
Cha Feb 2016 #5

Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:49 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:55 AM

2. Got time for one more

"Fun fact: Tad Devine, a key Sanders advisor, is credited as the person who helped create the superdelegate system. So, that in and of itself sort of nullifies the idiocy of this “conspiracy.” It’s rather ridiculous to claim a “conspiracy against Sanders” based upon a system that one of his top advisors created and defended."

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/dnc-didnt-sabotage-bernie-sanders-campaign-delegate-conspiracy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ForwardProgressives+%28Forward+Progressives%29

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Response to quickesst (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:58 AM

4. There is no conspiracy theory so ridiculous

That the Bern Borg won't believe it.

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Response to 72DejaVu (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:13 PM

6. We are Bern.

Your conspiratorial distinctiveness will be added to our own.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:57 AM

3. It isn't the existence of the SDs that most object to

It's the claim that their votes can be apportioned now - before most actual voting occurs.

Their real value comes at a brokered convention, not early in the primary season.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:39 AM

5. Something to bookmark and bring out again at the appropriate time.

Thanks quickesst!

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