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Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:53 PM

 

For those saying you won't vote for the Democratic nominee

Just remember, that's another vote that goes for Donald Trump or Marco Rubio, who is against abortion in any matter, wants to overturn gay marriage, and wants to get involved in pretty much any international conflict he can.

I sure as heck would be disappointed if Hillary lost, but whether you support Hillary or Bernie, a vote against or a non-vote for our nominee is another step closer to turning America over to a potential nightmare situation.

At the end of the day, whether it's Bernie or Hillary, we must stand together!!

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HillDawg Feb 2016 OP
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Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #66
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azmom Feb 2016 #85
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JonLeibowitz Feb 2016 #92
Vote2016 Feb 2016 #114
GoneFishin Feb 2016 #129
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Betty Karlson Feb 2016 #204
FlatBaroque Feb 2016 #2
EdwardBernays Feb 2016 #3
HillDawg Feb 2016 #6
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yallerdawg Feb 2016 #59
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EdwardBernays Feb 2016 #209
sammythecat Feb 2016 #219
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timmymoff Feb 2016 #98
haikugal Feb 2016 #7
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2016 #37
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Roy Ellefson Feb 2016 #63
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Impedimentus Feb 2016 #94
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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:54 PM

1. Very well said. nt

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:40 PM

66. Don't lecture to anyone. THe DNC has been floating ANY BODY BUT BERNIE

for weeks now. The DNC is making it clear that they are willing to loose the election by bringing in someone else at the last minute if it looks like Bernie is going to take it.

Enough of that pompous BS

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:44 PM

74. +1

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:48 PM

85. +2

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:48 PM

86. +1

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:54 PM

92. +10

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:59 PM

114. +100. Clinton is ballot poison. She has earned her reputation as untrustworthy and self-promoting

 

and in-bed with Wall Street.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:50 AM

129. +1

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:17 AM

143. Bullshit, seeing how Bernie is nowhere close to winning

There is no threat of a last minute entrant to the race this is histrionics of Camp Sanders pulling every last stop they can.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #143)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:47 AM

164. The DLC never really went away...

 

The DLC became synonymous with DINO so it went underground but people are kidding themselves if they really think it's gone. It was made up of the LEADERS of the party after all.

They believe Liberals are the enemy even more that the Republicans. (Mainly because Liberals aren't in it for the money so they can't be bought.)

They are perfectly content with a role as an opposition party that doesn't REALLY oppose a Republican agenda.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #164)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:55 AM

187. +10 True

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:34 AM

149. +200

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:34 AM

150. +2

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:58 AM

188. + 1 Well said!

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:12 AM

204. I refuse to vote for someone who will screw me.

 

The lesser of two evils is still evil.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:55 PM

2. Thread thrashed /

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:56 PM

3. Many people

Believe a vote FOR Hillary in the primaries is a vote for the eventual GOP nominee.

Maybe take a step back and consider just how much you support women's reproductive rights.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:57 PM

6. Many

 

Would argue against that. You are missing the point.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:58 PM

9. I'm not

If the Dems choose Hillary they'll lose the GE...

So..

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:33 PM

59. Question.

Dems? They? They'll lose?

So - what are you?

I mean, if I believed as you, I would have written: "If we (the Democratic Party) choose Hillary, we are going to lose the General Election."

Again - what are you?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:41 AM

156. ... *crickets*

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:07 AM

191. -10 mean-spirited question

 

And that's the opinion of one who has voted Democratic her entire adult life -- which means I started back in the pre-DLC, pre-Third Way days when being a Democrat actually meant something.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 07:31 AM

209. Sorry

I just saw this.

I get a lot of responses and don't alway see them all.

At any rate, I'm not a "Dem". I'm a human voter. I have repeatedly voted for Democratic candidates, and never ever Republicans. I have donated to Dems as well. My family in fact has worked with and for the Clintons in Arkansas (where I'm from).

But I don't call a party "we".

It's not me.

And frankly, Hillary stands for a lot of crap that I don't agree with... so if I have to saw "we" with Hillary for you to consider me a Democrat then I'm not one by your definition.

Which is fine by me.

Blind loyal to a brand isn't my thing... it could be yours, and that's ok, but it's not mine.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:47 PM

219. And what are you trying to suggest?

Just say it, whatever it is.

I see nothing wrong with the post. I agree with it.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:48 PM

84. THAT IS GUARANTEED! She Will Inspire MASSIVE Crossover AGAINST HER!

That is the problem folks... And it ain't goin away!

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:50 AM

128. Yep. She could not win the GE. A vote for her in the primary is a vote for Trümp in the GE.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:02 PM

98. wrong

 

Right now as a Bernie supporter I am not involved in a dems vs republicans battle. I am involved in the soul and direction of our party against the establishment. I am involved in returning to the agenda set by FDR and not into the one the establishment sold themselves. I am not fighting the republicans yet, except in the sense that I am fighting for a candidate who doesn't have the same donors as top republicans. I am not fighting the republicans yet, I am fighting those who want to be just a little left of the republicans but close enough to the center to be cozy with their corporate masters. I am fighting for America, you can fight for the party, but I sure as hell wish they would fight for me as hard as they fight for their corporate donors. That's the current battle and the current battle is the one many "democrats" do not have the stomach to fight. Complacency and acceptance of wrong is what got us here and it sure isn't going to fix it. After being insulted by a former president who called me and my fellow Americans "tea party of the left" You will be hard pressed to convince me their way is the best way.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:57 PM

7. ^^^THIS^^^

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:38 PM

37. The young Bernie supporters claim that they shouldn't vote for someone simply because they have a

uterus. Maybe they've had it too easy with their iPhones and their laptops, that the next logical extension is to support the Free Stuff. Maybe it's time for them to stand up for something really, really hard. Nobody ever achieved any rights from the far side of a keyboard. If Hillary was all the evil Bernie's supporters portray her to be, she could just co-op his FREE STUFF message. I get it. It's hard to go against someone who promising FREE STUFF. It takes guts to not give in to the FREE STUFF mantra.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:43 PM

40. All this FREE STUFF in caps repetition looks like something one would expect to see over at that ...

FREE Republic cesspool?

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Response to Impedimentus (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:16 PM

50. I've been told before that my FREE STUFF mantra is right-wing propaganda.

Well guess what. I'm not a right-winger, and I came up with my FREE STUFF mantra all by myself and I will keep repeating it. Imagine that.

Maybe it harkens back to my high school days when the kids who gave out candy and stuff running for student government, seemed to get more votes than those who didn't get any Candy or other stuff courtesy of their parents.

Maybe it harkens back to my time raising 3 kids who were more willing to do their chores if I paid them, but I didn't, because it was their house too, and they needed to learn that the house didn't get cleaned by fairy's who came out during the night while we slept.

Maybe, just maybe my 32 years as an Accountant, allows me to understand balance sheets enough to realize that this nation is broke, and we need to find a way to shore up the entitlement plans we currently have before asking a GOP dominated congress to approve another one.

Maybe my 42 years as a Political Junkie dating back to the time I was on the Debating Team in Junior High school convinced me that when a GOP lead obtructionist congress say that they are never going to agree to an increase in taxes, I believe them.

Maybe, when a GOP lead obstructionist congress says that they are going to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act but they never offer up a plan for the Replacement part after 6 years, I don't believe them.

Maybe when a GOP lead obstructionist congress makes up bullshit that our Christian black president is a Muslim and a third of the their party believes it, I somehow know that there is no way in hell that they are going to vote for self-described Democratic Socialist as President of the United States. After all, it's THEIR COUNTRY remember, and I believe them.

Maybe when Hillary Clinton says that she knows how to work with people in Congress and can reach across the aisle to get things done, that she wants to build on the progress that we've already made as a party, and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, I believe her.

No one on this board has to believe anything that I've said, but than again that's the beauty of DU. You don't have to.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:36 PM

63. free stuff

 

unfortunately your free stuff mantra is right wing nonsense. Right now the "free stuff" is going to the military/the military industrial complex/corporations. It's time that the USA invests in it's people...fucking free stuff meme is bullshit.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:43 PM

71. well buddy it is right wing

 

and it will drive people away from the candidate you care for.

In most states, whatever, but in swing states... you might be responsible (among many other fans here,) for swinging the election.

Yes, I intend to blame you for this idiocy.

Of course NO WE CAN'T is so damn inspiring...

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:57 PM

94. Another resume poster extolling the resume candidate.

You seem really into the religious business and also appear to have no understanding of corporate welfare. Trump might say "You're fired!" after reading your resume and I hate to quote Trump, but even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

Too much right wing lingo scattered throughout your post to not raise a few red (but not socialist) flags.

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Response to Impedimentus (Reply #94)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:54 PM

111. I have no idea where you interpreted something I said as " religious business". and your

condescending comment regarding my understanding corporate welfare. I figured your must have confused my post with someone else's. But just in case you didn't. Let me just say, don't presume things about me that you know nothing about and for which you have no basis to assume; and I won't presume you to be the fool you sound like when you do.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #111)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:34 AM

121. Please, feel free to explicitly call me a fool, or anything else that might make you feel better.


It's OK, you don't need to be implicit. I can only be insulted by someone I respect.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:56 PM

113. Hillary reaching across the aisle to get stuff done...

is what keeps me up at night. God only knows the *pragmatic* give-aways that lie head, should she win the Primary then GE. Wall Street and the MIC are salivating at the prospect, and we all know how well they've served the working poor and middle class these past few decades.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #113)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:12 AM

118. Perhaps staying up all night also makes you paranoid and you imagine things that don't exist.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #118)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:23 AM

120. Power naps work wonders for clarity, and I love me a good power nap.

Perhaps you should give them a try, considering you believe the past few decades, under Republicans and Corporate Democrats, have been good to the working poor and middle class.

Reality. Try it. It only bites a little.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #120)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:45 AM

125. Actually I've done okay thank you, the past few decades for a POC who was born and grew up in

the LA inner city. As the 5th of 9 children born to parents with just a high school education, but who insisted that their kids were going to go to college. Both my parents had two jobs, my dad two full-time jobs Monday through Friday. My mother a full time job, Monday through Friday in a sweatbox industrial laundrymat across the street from our house, and cleaned houses for wealthy people in Beverly Hills on Saturday. We rested on Sunday. BTW, all 9 of their kids went to college, through a variety of means, and everyone of them paid off their own debt. My family was poorer than a church mouse, as the saying goes, so don't lecture me. Our lives were far from perfect, but we made it because of the values our parents instilled in us; primarily that the world didn't owe us anything because we were born. If we wanted something in life, we needed to work for it.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #125)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:48 AM

126. Tuned you out at "don't lecture me." (n/t)

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:44 AM

159. Which Hillary are you voting for? A, or B?

(A)

9/28/2015

Hillary Clinton on Facebook:

"Republicans have no problem promising tax breaks and sweetheart deals to their corporate friends, but when Democrats fight to make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care, early childhood education and job training, that's giving away 'free stuff'?!' Talk about backwards."

VS

(B)

2/18/2016

Hillary Clinton speech about Bernie Sanders:

"I'm not just making speeches and not just promising free this and free that and free everything,"

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489133/-Hillary-Clinton-

affordable health care -- Bernie Sanders proposes single payer.

early childhood education -- Bernie Sanders supports that as well as parental leave paid by taxpayers (a very small cost to each taxpayer)

job training -- free tuition at state schools, community colleges, colleges and universities is one of Bernie's most popular proposals

So which side is Hillary on?

People want free tuition at state schools and single payer healthcare SO THAT THEY CAN WORK AND DO THEIR CHORES AND CONTRIBUTE.

It's not like we want free candy.

Hillary is far too conservative. And trust me, she will sign the TPP and give away the jobs that remain here to low-wage workers on the Pacific rim if she is elected -- just like her husband gave away jobs to Canada and Mexico by signing NAFTA.

Hillary is not to be trusted.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:40 AM

185. Or

maybe the young people who you think just want "free stuff" are tired of listening to a generation of people who grew up with and benefited from strong unions, no free trade with slave wage countries, no globalization, and where a decent education was a reasonable ticket to a full-time job with benefits and job security (as opposed to part-time and contract work in the name of being "business-friendly" lecture them about how they know how the world works, now that the ladder has been yanked away before the young people who want "free stuff" were allowed to climb it.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:54 PM

90. Free stuff....

http://usuncut.com/class-war/shut-right-wing-uncle-complaining-free-stuff/

What the hell are you talking about. College used to be free. Just because your candidate doesnt think its a good idea doesn't mean it isn't.

1. I'm 63 and not a kid and a Veteran if it makes a difference
2. I don't think kids have it easy today. I think they are looking at a pretty bleak future.
3. I was active here in Nevada during the caucus (which was a complete FUBAR - thanks for nothing Democratic party of Nevada) and I have watched Bernies young supporters phone bank, knock on doors, go to meetings, get involved in the process and work long and hard for their candidate. THEY WERENT DOING THAT FROM BEHIND A KEYBOARD. What was especially discouraging was to see how much effort they put into it and how little the Democratic establishment put into getting the caucus managed properly. In representing the PEOPLE.
4. I disagree with you 100%. You have been accused of espousing right wing propaganda because you are.
5. Oh, I've been a CFO too. Started as a CPA. So fuck being an accountant as any kind of recommendation as to why you would understand how an economic stimulus would work. Different ballpark.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:51 AM

130. I am 55 and for Bernie. My two uterus carrying daughters are for Bernie

People are sick of old guard, back room dealing, middle of the road, sellouts.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #130)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:40 AM

155. So is my daughter.

 

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:00 AM

135. Yes, trash young voters for daring to disagree

 

Be as condescending and insulting as possible because THAT will insure they vote for HRC. They will see the folly of their ways and just BEG to be allowed to vote for her while basking in your glorious wisdom.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #135)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:44 AM

160. ..+1

 

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:21 AM

196. Oh, you mean "free stuff" as in "Obamaphones?"

 

The old Republican meme?

And you're pitting FREE STUFF against uteri? Is that the choice?

Well since I already have a uterus, guess I'll have to vote FREE STUFF.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:56 AM

133. On the other hand

"Many" are not really Democrats, they just pretend to be so they can come here and stir things up. They seem to be using the old "scorched earth" scenario this week. I am pretty sure that the real Democrats here on DU will come together after the nomination and stand behind the nominee, no matter which one that may be. What about you, will stand behind whoever wins the nomination?

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:56 PM

4. +1 ...

 

As one DUer noted: the Latino, Female and Black Vote will be climbing over glass, through hell, in gasoline soaked drawers to vote against trump (or cruz, or Rubio). Okay, I added the "though hell in gas soaked drawers ... But the question remains ... will working class whites, and (particularly) Sanders supporters.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:26 PM

31. +2 ~ +1 for the sentiment, and +1 for "gas soaked drawers"

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:40 PM

39. I've said something similar about Republicans voting against HRC.

My big fear is that, if she's our nominee, she'll have hardly any crossover appeal, too many Dems will go "meh" and stay home, AND most Republicans will crawl through broken glass and hot coals to make sure that Hillary. Is. Not. Elected., even if they have to hold their noses and vote for Trump or whichever other yahoo their party puts on the ballot.


BUT... if Republicans crawled over hot coals with gasoline-soaked drawers....



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:56 PM

47. Okay ... then,wouldn't the optimal electoral strategy be to focus on ...

 

what we can control ... promoting Democrats and the left being willing to vote against republicans; rather than, blowing ourselves up because not-{insert candidate} tantrums.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #47)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:10 AM

116. Agreed. In the GE, it's Big Picture time.

No time for tantrums. No matter what people think of the respective "other" Democratic candidate, it's pretty obvious ANY Republican would be far worse for the country.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #116)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:38 AM

122. But there is a reason the Party seeks to avoid ...

 

Bruising primary battles ... because our supporters and campaigns lack "big picture" discipline.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:39 PM

64. my vote matters too

 

my vote matters too and my vote is going toward the candidate who recognizes that income inequality is at the root of our problems...call me a racist or whatever you want but under no circumstances will I vote for the candidate of wall street and division. Fuck it.

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Response to Roy Ellefson (Reply #64)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:42 AM

123. No one has said otherwise. eom

 

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Response to Roy Ellefson (Reply #64)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:38 AM

152. Thank you.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:41 PM

106. I wouldn't count on it nt

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #106)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:43 AM

124. Count on what?

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #124)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:33 AM

211. This

As one DUer noted: the Latino, Female and Black Vote will be climbing over glass, through hell, in gasoline soaked drawers to vote against trump (or cruz, or Rubio). Okay, I added the "though hell in gas soaked drawers ... But the question remains ... will working class whites, and (particularly) Sanders supporters.


I wouldn't count on it.

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #211)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 10:04 AM

212. Okay ... And that makes me sad ...

 

as I get lectured by this same group about voting against my own interests.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #212)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 10:17 AM

213. Not by me

That's a shame. You shouldn't be lectured for voting your own interest. I suspect your interest is identity based and not class based and that's understandable. It would be great to have your vote but Bernie Sanders shouldn't have expected it.

I think Bernie has campaigned poorly in the black community. His campaign people don't get it.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:57 PM

5. It's just par for the course. It happens in every primary. I'm sure they will get

over it, or they will sit this one out. It's not a big deal either way. Most democrats will vote for the democratic nominee. I think it's just a way to vent and make threats to upset the winning side. I don't put any stock into it.

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:47 PM

83. Okay....

Like This Primary Has Been Like Other Primaries. If it makes you feel better -- keep repeating that.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:57 PM

8. Us Bernie supporters are just lefty tea partyists as per Bill. Hillary doesn't need our votes.

 

We are such a small group.

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:08 PM

22. Hehe.

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:34 PM

61. If it's more important to you to make a simplistic and empty statement, then go ahead

Go ahead and help give the Whitehouse to Republicans, and give the SCOTUS to them for the next 40 years or so.


How do you think Sanders will vote if he's not on the ballot? Do you think he'll pout and whine and cry that Clinton is no different from Republicans? Or do you think that he understands how the world works even if his supporters don't seem to get it?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:54 PM

91. This ^^^^^^

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Response to Orrex (Reply #61)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:38 AM

153. So now we are simple-minded and empty-headed. Got it. n/t

 

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #153)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:48 AM

165. They're winning us over.

 

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #153)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 08:18 AM

210. Well, since I wrote neither of those things, you must be responding to someone else

I noted correctly that withholding one's vote, and thereby easing the way to a Republican presidency, is a simplistic and empty statement. That is, the statement is simplistic and the statement is empty, and that's true whether one supports Clinton or O'Malley or Sanders.

If you conclude that such a statement makes you simple-minded or empty-headed, then that's on you. But it's dishonest of you to claim that I made any accusation to that end.

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:44 PM

73. Thank you. Great minds

Why would the DNC or Hillary Clinton want the vote of a proto lefty teabagger who wants free stuff and fluffy unicorns?

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #73)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:49 AM

127. Because she/they would like to beat the Republicans ...

 

in the general election? (And you should too)

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:40 PM

105. Yes, we are useless

Young people, veterans, working class whites, many Latinos. Who needs us?

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:58 PM

10. I hope you'll edit the title to say "Democratic".

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:59 PM

11. Just for you pal

 

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:07 PM

13. Thank you.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:01 PM

12. Ain't gonna matter

 

If she's the nominee it's 1984 all over again. We won't even need to vote, it will be over by 7:00 pm PST November 8th 2016. Get ready for President Trump

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:10 PM

14. Dead Repubs Will Rise From Their Graves To Vote AGAINST Hillary

 

I will vote for her, but I live in California. Probably about a 90% chance the Democrat will win this state anyways.

But like the above post stated, it will be ugly, although I think Rubio will be the winner, not Trump.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:12 PM

15. The GOP thanks you.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:44 PM

75. Just as they thank you for insisting on Hillary. n/t

 

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:59 PM

20. Oh I remember that so well

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:55 PM

16. For those who keep making this OP

The vast majority of us are not in swing states.

Clinton can not win my state. Our 15 electoral votes will be going to the Republican, even if he is Satan incarnate.

As a result, your obsessive concern over my meaningless vote and the threats you hurl about it are not going to do much good.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:11 PM

23. It's tiresome.

We know, you're all perfect, you won't vote for the oligarch, etc, etc.

All the supporters are third way shills, etc.

We heard it in 2010, 2012, 2014. We keep hearing it, over and over.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:12 PM

49. Nope. I've sucked it up every year and played ball.

I'm thinking this year has tipped me. We'll see.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:52 PM

88. 2010....

Voters Stayed Home and Democrats Lost The House.

2012 Democrats lost more seats in the House and barely held the Senate.

2014 Democrats Lost The Senate along with the House.

Do you see a pattern here or are you having a see no evil, speak no evil, heard no evil moment in time?

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #88)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:30 PM

102. Do you see a pattern?

People don't vote if their choices are shit on repeatedly. If they don't care. And voter suppression is how they win.

Why would I vote if all my friends said it didn't matter?

And don't tell me the solution is to run more liberal candidates. We lost progressives in those elections.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #102)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:34 PM

103. So....

You say all of the candidates that lost in 2010, 2012, 2014 were "Liberal" right?

"And don't tell me the solution is to run more liberal candidates. We lost progressives in those elections."


So the answer is to run Democratic/Republican Lite Candidates- Correct?

Are you Third Way? Yes or No --- no further explanation required. YES or NO?

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #103)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:42 PM

107. I believe in the 50 State Strategy.

I am not third way. NO, NO, NO.

And I didn't say all the candidates were liberal. Don't put words in my mouth.

A lot of good progressives were lost. Anyone that repealed DADT and passed ACA is progressive.

But anyway, I'm just saying, I rather be in bash the democrats in office mode than bash the democrats before they even win garbage.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #107)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:49 PM

109. You Mean....

Tell the Truth About Third Way "Democrats" Like Hillary Clinton Who Take Donations and Tap Dance to Wall Street....before They Win...

A Primary Election. Now a General Election...That's A WHOLE other Thing...

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #107)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:57 AM

134. You aren't third way, you just sound like it on DU, right?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:07 AM

136. I listened to folk like you,

 

held my nose and voted for the various Vichy Dems on the ballot.

We lost every time. So you logic has been tested and found flawed.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #136)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:13 AM

141. 2006 says otherwise.

My state stayed blue in 2010, by a very slim margin, thanks to people like me not calling Democrats no better. I even voted for a third wayer, a guy who, you know, broke open the surveillance state, and has environmental credentials that are unparalleled, taking Colorado toward renewables better than any candidate before. Mark Udall's loss to Cory Gardner was shameful. And why? Because he had integrity and came out against assault rifles, right after Sandy Hook. He took a stand and where did it get him? A lying anti-choice piece of crap took his seat. And because 2014 had the lowest turnout since WWII.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #141)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:22 AM

144. In 2006 you had Howard Dean

 

running left on a 50 state strategy, since abandoned by the DNC. Dean later moved right and became a lobbyist. Obama was the last beneficiary of that strategy, running Left in 2008, then right after he was elected. This disillusioned the voters in 2010, and they have not turned out since. If HRC is the nominee in 2016, they will stay home again.

Oh, and Obama did win in 2012, but only after he ran left again on gay rights and everyone hated Romney. But, he had zero coattails, and we lost even more seats in congress.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #144)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:36 AM

151. The 50 state strategy elected blue dogs.

Dean famously said that he wanted to attract guys driving around with the confederate flag.

Most people who won in in 2010 and 2012 were the ones who embraced Obama. The people who lost ran against him, going so far as to running against the ACA itself. Bel John Edwards, an anti-choice guy, ran and won, and he signed into law ACA expansion that literally saved lives. Do I agree with Bel John Edwards on everything? No. And I didn't agree with Dean over his confederate flag flap at the time.

But you're not electing a pro-choice person in Louisiana. It was then down to an anti-choice person that wouldn't expand the ACA there or one that would. It's a nobrainer. Lives literally saved. This sort of nuance doesn't even exist on DU anymore. People can't disagree with someone yet still support them. I disagree with Sanders on his support of the drone program (and to an extent his attitude on the F35 basing; but I understand where he's coming from), that doesn't mean I magically don't support him. A lot of his supporters disagree with him on Israel (I happen to agree with his stance on Israel), that doesn't mean he goes under the bus.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 11:03 AM

215. Hey look! You're still hurling dumb insults about an election I can not swing.

Why, exactly, are you working so hard to alienate the voters you need to win?

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:40 PM

68. I also pointed out that my state is going to go blue

 

even if the dems should nominate the King of DarknessLord Chtullu ticket.

It is a very small number of state where this matters, and if they keep alienating voters with comments such as free stuff... what can I say?

And they will blame the voters, not the politics of personal destruction that have been deployed.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:56 PM

17. Lol.

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:58 PM

18. let's hope it's Sanders because Hillary is ballot poison

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:58 PM

19. I don't stand together with people who condone wars in Iraq, Libya, and Syria.

 

I don't stand together with people who condone corporate political financing.
I don't stand together with people who condone the institutional racism of the private prison industry.
I don't stand together with people who condone the TPP.
I don't stand together with people who foment racial discord to prop up their candidate.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:17 PM

25. Hear, hear!

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:34 PM

34. Yeah, but you are ok with guns, guns, guns and votes that condemn thousands

of would be immigrants to continuing their miserable third world lives.

Apparently you're also okay with lying about who supports TPP and who doesn't. Also just what sections of the TPP do you not approve of? The text has been out for months so please cite chapter and verse.

And you also forgot that your guy Bernie voted to fund most of those wars. Isn't that condoning?

Hypocrite much? Your high horse is more like a miniature pony.

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Response to Persondem (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:03 AM

189. If you seriously think that Hillary opposes the TPP now

after spending years selling it as the "gold standard", because she finally said right before the Democratic primary that it doesn't meet her new standards "as it currently stands", then there's not much we can do to help you your lack of healthy skepticism based on observation of Hillary's past behaviour, free trade support, and changing of positions on a dime according to political convenience. The minute this primary is over, her position is going to revert back to her original one, which aligns with her real beliefs as observed over time based on her support of past free trade agreements with countries with terrible labor standards.

Attacking Bernie Sanders for not cutting off money to soldiers in a war zone, regardless of how they got there, is really something. The Clinton campaign would be proud of you.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:34 PM

35. I also don't stand together

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with people who advocate for sending children to their deaths to send a message to the parents.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511311927

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Response to Mike__M (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:22 AM

145. 404 error message

Not Found

The requested URL /12511311927. was not found on this server.

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Response to Petrushka (Reply #145)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:42 AM

199. It works if you take the period off.

 

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Response to Mike__M (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:43 AM

158. Link is dead [n/t]

 

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #158)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:43 AM

200. Here, try it without the period at the end.

 

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Response to senz (Reply #200)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:06 AM

202. Thx senz (n/t)

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:02 PM

21. A vote for Hillary in the primaries

 

"is another step closer to turning America over to a potential nightmare situation"---

mostly because she'll probably lose the general election--

and on the off-chance she could pull something off,
on foreign policy she's no better
than a George W. Bush or a Dick Cheney.

We can certainly count on her to involve us in
'any international conflict she can'.



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Response to John Poet (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:54 AM

170. Yep.

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:13 PM

24. America already is a nightmare for far too many

It's just a choice of a prolonged, painful death with Hillary/Bill or a faster painful death with some Republican. Republican-Lite Hillary is still Republican. Which national "death panel" does one prefer?

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Response to Impedimentus (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:57 PM

95. The difference between lethal injection and drawing and quartering

The latter, a Repug POTUS, would be messier and far more painful, but the final result would be the same.

Plus, let's drop the "If you won't vote for Clinton, you're voting for a Republican." Male bovine fecal material.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #95)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:47 AM

163. Within the very limited scope of their political consciousness,

 

the people who promulgate that particular piece of coercive propaganda actually believe it. They cannot comprehend a mind unfettered by partisan obeisance.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:18 PM

26. My memory isn't the best, but has any other candidate

made insulting other candidate's supporters such a central part of their campaign?

"Hey, you delusional, racist, sexist, civil rights hating Berniebros, vote for me!"

Has homophobic been thrown about yet, or they saving that one?

edit: Oops, forgot "delusional."

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:27 PM

32. Excuse me?

Exactly when did Hillary insult Bernie supporters? When did she call them delusional, racist, sexist, civil rights hating Berniebros?

When did HRC make "insulting other candidates' supporters a central part of her campaign"?

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:18 PM

27. its not going to work this time.

 

Bernie has woken people up to the fact that we're getting fucked in every possible way the 1% can dream up. Once that knowledge is gained its pretty much impossible to go back to being a pawn for the elite. The 1% couldn't care less about us... unless we stop shopping. Fuck 'em.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:45 PM

79. Alrightee then! We could do that(stop shopping).

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Response to bunnies (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:58 AM

172. +100

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:22 PM

28. If abortion and gay marriage are important to you...

 

Then you need to form a coalition behind a candidate supporting those issues strongly. Of course, that also means backing issues of importance to other partners in the coalition. A partnership that's one-sided won't hold together.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:24 PM

29. At the moment, the party can take 'unity' and shove it. I don't vote for ratfuckers...

 

....Hillary's campaign so far has been one giant ratfuck. She wants to unify the party or earn my vote? The ratfucking needs to end.


Ratfuck.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:40 PM

69. agree completely

 

fuck the ratfucking.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:55 AM

201. Ew.

 

Cool it with the RFing. Sounds gross.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:25 PM

30. I guess one or two people finally noticed that the slime thrown at Sanders and his supporters

might just be making a few of them less willing to vote for Hillary even in a GE.

Let the sheepdogging attempts begin!

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:28 PM

33. KNR

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:43 PM

41. Except for many of us, that's not how it works.

 

While I actually advocate elimination of the anachronistic Electoral College, one good thing about it is that it allows people like me to vote their conscience. Since my state (Oregon) is virtually certain not to be even remotely in play, and because it's a "winner take all state" that gives all its Electors to the popular vote winner, it doesn't matter in the least who I vote for. Unless there were absolutely huge numbers of people like me, who cannot in good conscience vote for Hillary (if she's the candidate), she'll win Oregon regardless. But she'll do it without my vote (which will either go to a Green candidate or simply not be cast at all - I'll just skip the presidential section).

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:45 PM

42. So your

 

Good conscious would be for Trump or Rubio???? Would not only would be as corrupt with Wall Street and the rich as you make Hillary out to be, but would want to erase all social progress Democrats have ever made.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:52 PM

46. Um...huh? Please read my post again.

 

I quite explicitly stated I'd either vote for the Green candidate or not at all (for president). No mention whatsoever of voting for a Republican, which would literally require a gun to my head.

Sheesh...

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:46 PM

43. how many loyalty oaths does this make for today? nt

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:48 PM

44. Keeping a repub out of the White House is fare more important that which Democrat wins the primary.

 

I know everyone likes to nitpick and find fault with both candidates staffers and supporters, but the bottom line is that Bernie and Hillary basically support the same vision. The priorities might be in different orders, but honestly there is little difference.

I'll support the Democrat no matter who it is!

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:39 PM

65. If you truly believe this,

you'd offer a different candidate. For me, the Clintons are a big part of the problem that keeps us from addressing the concerns of the 99%. You are asking me to accept part of the problem as a solution. I've been doing that since the 80's. I don't see any tangible benefits to voting out of fear.

And no, Bernie and Hillary do not support the same vision. Not even close.

And, I do live in a swing state, a big swing state. I'll never vote for Trump or any Republican, but the Democratic nominee is going to have to earn my vote, not take it for granted.

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Response to Beowulf (Reply #65)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:00 PM

97. +1

Bernie and Hillary most definitely do not support the same vision. They are not even on the same planet as far as I am concerned.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:35 PM

104. Then dump Hillary.

 

If all that matters to you is that "D)" after the candidate's name, then why insist on the one who drives away so many?

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #104)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:09 AM

203. Good point.

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:49 PM

45. Agree with you

I will likely vote for the nominee
Unless I decide to run, then all bets are off

Have a great day
Good post

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:08 PM

48. Remember how we mock Republicans for voting against...

...their own economic interests, focusing only on social issues?

Yeah, kind of done being played like that by Democrats.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:43 PM

72. exactly right

 

we're supposed to vote for Hillary because of social issues...we're supposed to forget that she's a corporatist who supports austerity and is disinterested in addressing income inequality. She's a fucking fiscal conservative and they're the assholes that have run this country into the ground.

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Response to Roy Ellefson (Reply #72)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:56 AM

171. And, lest we forget, the Democratic candidates who ostensibly fight for our "social issues"

 

spread war, misery and destruction across the globe.

How many women and children have to perish under Democrat-ordered drone strikes before we feel a tinge of guilt for our privilege?

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:20 PM

51. i agree. nt

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:21 PM

52. ya don't say...

really? I never heard this before.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:24 PM

53. I'm not saying I definitely won't vote Dem if it comes to that but I am saying

I don't want my vote taken for granted just because Hillary needs me to win the GE. I would have vote for her eagerly had she not resorted to the tactics she has to win a primary. She had a chance to be a real statesman. To have surrogates advocating for her. She chose to have them lie and smear a good man. i Would never have believed a Dem would choose to so divisively split the Dem electorate the way she has. She pushed me away. I didn't walk.

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #53)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:56 AM

206. "She chose to have them lie and smear a good man."

 

This is it. There are dozens of things about her that repel me, but this is the worst. I cannot forgive her this. It takes something deeply ugly in a person -- lack of conscience, depravity, viciousness -- to do those things.

As I felt the disgust rising when reading your words, I remembered things she did to Obama that turned my distrust to loathing in 2008. But she's worse now -- these devious campaigns to get an elderly poc to slander Bernie, with her supporters on the ready to dive in with howls of racism when anyone rises up to defend him. And then they follow us around calling us "Bros" or racists or sexists.

To me, these campaigns are beyond shameful; they are diabolical. She brings out the worst in people. She reduces her followers to accomplices in something mutually degrading.

Again, how could anyone ever want someone like that as leader of the free world? I don't think the world could afford it.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:25 PM

54. No it's not. 0 - 0 = 0

 

Trump doesn't gain a vote if someone who doesn't vote for Hillary doesn't vote for Trump.

I won't vote for Trump or Hillary.

0 - 0 = 0

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:31 PM

56. My vote in Arkansas wouldn't have made any difference in any Presidential election

in my lifetime-- or my mom's lifetime, for that matter.

The closest presidential election in Arkansas in my lifetime was 1968, and that was Wallace 1, Nixon 2, and Humphrey, a distant 3rd.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:35 PM

62. Yet they cling to the idea that 0 - 0 = +1

 

Kinda like saying that because I didn't buy a yacht, boat sales are down.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:26 PM

55. saying "I told you so" is much more important to some

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:32 PM

57. I wish you people would take this shit away.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:32 PM

58. Lie

 

I'm 64 year old and have never voted for anyone from the GOP. Now when come to Hillary I will never vote for her.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:33 PM

60. nope...I'm just tired

 

been a Democrat my whole life and I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils...tired of being blackmailed over the Supreme Court...don't want a HRC presidency.

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Response to Roy Ellefson (Reply #60)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:05 AM

173. I feel the way you do. I've

 

had it.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:40 PM

67. Who said:

"Yes, we do agree on a number of issues, and by the way, on her worst day, Hillary Clinton will be an infinitely better candidate and President than the Republican candidate on his best day."


Why - I believe that would be Senator Sanders!

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:42 PM

70. So after a week or two of solid alienation you guys finally remember there's a general to win.

 

Well. Let's see how that pans out for you.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:44 PM

76. A Vote...

Is For the PRIVACY of the Voting Booth and Not A Discussion Forum or Board. #FYI..

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:47 PM

82. This ^^^^^^^ n/t

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:45 PM

77. her faction's said that everything's your fault if you don't vote for their drip candidates

every damn one on DU would pull the lever even after her crude, cruel campaign: it's the other 300 million Americans you have to win over


heck, Clinton said she'd be okay with abortion restrictions as long as they had maternal-health and incest exceptions? that's pre-Roe! Trump's an isolationist and Clinton's one of the premier hawks, interventionists, and downright war profiteers of the decade

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:45 PM

78. I'm for Bernie but will definitely vote for Hillary if she wins

What about the f...ing Supreme Court. Don't you guys care about the makeup of the court - it could effect your ever getting another democrat into office - let along the quality of your life.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #78)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 05:33 AM

207. Oh yes, we certainly need a Wall Street-friendly Supreme Court.

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:45 PM

80. Fail

 

Trash thread.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:45 PM

81. Lol...Bernie has supposedly not been loyal to the Democratic party, so why should we?

 

I will never again vote for President that feeds at the same trough as Republicans. If the Democratic nominee takes money from corporations, that's corruption, because favors WILL be done.

I'm tired of the working poor getting exploited while the power brokers and political establishments of both parties have grown richer.

The Clinton's have made over $153 million dollars in speaking fees since 2000 (http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-paid-speeches/), raised $2 billion for the sham charity (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clintons-raised-nearly-2-billion-for-foundation-since-2001/2015/02/18/b8425d88-a7cd-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html) and have done NOTHING to improve the lives of the average person in this country. Her only accomplishments to date was authorizing the Iraq War and removing two dictators from power (and attempted to remove a third) that ultimately allowed ISIS to rise. Helluva job Hilly!

Most of her supporters are blind to these contradictions (they do so willingly) and facts (they are not called smears when they are fucking true). They are mostly women over the age 45 whose only reason for supporting her is because they want to see a women become President in their lifetime. Now they won't admit, but we know its true. Its blatant sexism.

Her presidency (I laugh when I say because it won't happen) would be both scandal ridden and pointless as the GOP would obstruct every single policy proposal...she would get NOTHING through Congress and

I'm done picking the lesser of two evils...

I will not vote for her under any circumstances...

And when the criminal indictment comes from the FBI in a few weeks or months and she sinks further in the polls to her potential Republican challengers, be sure to argue that its purely political and that it isn't true, despite the litany of facts to the contrary...

And if she loses in a landside to Trump, Cruz, Rubio or some other candidate chosen at a brokered convention, be sure to blame DUers like me who were fed up voting for Republican lite...

You had you chance and you wouldn't listen to us...you rather belittle us and call us delusional and mock us by telling us to "clap if believe in Tinkerbell"...

So go ahead and block my post and go hide Hilly's safe haven...

Hide there while people me discuss the truth of how independent and moderate voters will NOT vote for her either...and remember, we told you so...

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:51 PM

87. Clinton's loss is 100% Clinton's fault

In 2008, and if she somehow gets the nomination in '16 he loss will be on her head for running a weak campaign.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:53 PM

89. K&R

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:56 PM

93. Nominee needs to draw Independents and sane GOP. I truly don't see HRC pulling that off.

After years of DNC / Third Way crap, I am one heartbeat away from becoming an Independent. The DNC does show it has a spine. Oh, not in battling the GOP, mind you. They just use their spine trying to beat down the progressives in the tent.

There are plenty that have had enough from either party, which is why Independents are growing. Despite Hillary taking on conservative and GOP positions, the GOP will come out in droves to vote against her. The youth energized by Sanders will become disillusioned and most likely stay home if HRC is the nominee.

DNC and establishment politics are trying to push a weak candidate that banks and Wall St. could live with and thst several people already have trust issues over. The only winner is the 1% with a GOP nominee or a Clinton nominee.


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Response to Jackilope (Reply #93)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:21 AM

180. I will un-enroll from the party if Hillary is the nominee and she loses the GE.

I can't be part of a right wing organization.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:57 PM

96. If you are a Democrat or Progressive

and don't vote for the Democratic nominee then you're an idiot - full stop. Nothing else matters because you are handing the country over to CRAZY people when you could've stopped it.
Do what you can in the primary to get your candidate to win. If they lose, hold your fu**ing nose and vote for the Democrat! I will NOT stand idly by and watch Donald Trump or Ted Cruz destroy this country.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:25 PM

99. K&R

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:26 PM

100. Sanders beats Repugs and Clinton Doesn't


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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:45 PM

108. It's little more than childish pouting. Having a tantrum to get attention and to be validated ...

... by others. It's selfish to the extreme. Anyone who's old enough to vote shouldn't behave that way. Anyone who behaves that way may be "old-enough" to vote, but certainly isn't mature enough.

Ignore them. They're going to do what they want no matter what anyone says. Why indulge their vanities. They'll either come around, or just cry themselves to sleep.

In any case, there aren't enough people who feel that way to make a difference.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:52 PM

110. Fear! Fear! Fear!

Vote for Hillary or else.

Franky, I'm sick and tired of this every two year wail from the corporate Democrats that we have to vote for them or we are doomed!

The lesser of two evils seems to have become the unofficial campaign slogan of the establishment Democratic Party.

Well, if we are so unfortunate as to have Hillary Clinton as the nominee, speaking for myself, I'm not doing this anymore.
I'm not voting for any candidate for president who is on the take from the banksters. Period.

Perhaps a Trump presidency is the only way to restore some accountability to the Democratic Party. I hope this doesn't happen and we can all vote for Sanders for President in the fall.

But we are a resilient people and we can survive Trump ... and maybe then the Democratic Party hierarchy will figure out that the 'party of the people' must be revived.


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Response to earthside (Reply #110)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:54 PM

112. You don't think

 

business man Trump will want to break up banks? Give me a break.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #112)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:16 AM

177. Hillary won't for sure.

 

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Response to earthside (Reply #110)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:15 AM

176. Thank you. We survived Bush -

 

I'm voting my conscience this time. Hillary can keep her Wall St buddies and Kissinger.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:03 AM

115. I've been a Democrat my entire life

I watched the Democratic National Convention on television when I was 10 years old. I was so moved, that I phoned in and donated $10.

I've voted in every election since I was 18 and always voted for Democrats.

I wrote a political column for several years that touted Democrats and debunked right-wing radio. This was during a time when Rush Limbaugh was fairly new. I met Bill Clinton once and we chatted about politics and I handed him one of my columns with a note attached. A few days later, I received a personal letter from then-President Clinton, telling me to keep writing and to keep up the good work. That letter is framed in my home office.

I've volunteered for many political campaigns. I was an absentee-ballot courier and canvasser for John Kerry; a precinct captain for Obama and I spoke for him at our caucus. Newsweek included my caucus experience in a lengthy article about the Obama campaign.

This year, I supported Bernie wholeheartedly--canvassed in the snow, made phone calls, served as precinct captain and welcomed four out-of-state Bernie supporters into our home for a week--so others could help Bernie win the Iowa caucuses.

If Hillary Clinton is our nominee, I will consider myself politically homeless. A huge part of my identity will evaporate. It will be a huge loss.

That's just how it is. I never, ever thought I'd see the day when our party would be touting a candidate that surrounds themselves with neocons like Robert Kagan--the founder of PNAC. That is who Hillary chose as her Middle East foreign-policy adviser while she was Secretary of State. That chills me to the bone. I can't believe Democrats would tout a candidate who snags untold millions from powerful Wall Street interests--in speaking fees, "donations" and campaign donations. Those bastards decimated our economy!! They're destroying the middle class!! And their money is funding her campaign. She's a champion of the corrupt campaign-finance system that is converting this country from a democracy into a nation run by the corporations.

I won't vote for her. I won't apologize for that either.

I was told today by a Clinton DU supporter to just "take my marbles and go home". That's their usual schtick when someone truly grieves about the loss of their party. They try to paint us as immature children, but I'd like to know how much maturity it takes to perpetuate lie-based war in the Middle East--to profit the corporations? How "adult" is it to taint our democracy and our party with corporate bribes?

I hold out hope that she is not our nominee. I hold out hope that our party doesn't nominate her and run our party into the ground.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #115)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:18 AM

178. ....

 

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #115)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:20 AM

195. Very well stated and I know others who feel the same way ...

thanks so much for your work in Iowa!!!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #115)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 10:43 AM

214. Excellent post.

Your early political history especially parallels my own.

I was volunteering at the local Democratic HQ when I was eleven years old ... mind you, my parents were not political, I did that all on my own.

I was called 'Mr. Democrat' when I was in high school.

My political heros are individuals like James Madison, Emma Goldman, FDR, Robert Kennedy ...

I was the county chair for Bill Clinton in 1992 for the state primary.
I have been tactical and loyal to the Democratic Party in the past.

The stakes now for the nation are too high for that kind of political tribalism.

Hillary Clinton is the antithesis of almost everything I have come to stand for in politics.
The Repuglicans are what they are and we all know that -- but for a Democrat to be a neoliberal-neoconservative and be the party's nominee for president is just too much hypocrisy, too much corporatism, too much elitism for me to personally tolerate.

I won't vote for her. I won't apologize for that either.

I hold out hope that she is not our nominee. I hold out hope that our party doesn't nominate her and run our party into the ground.


Well said.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:12 AM

117. If Hillary is the nominee...

she will lose the GE. And it won't be MY fault for putting forward such a flawed, provenly unelectable candidate. It will be YOURS.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:19 AM

119. Meh. If HRC is the nominee she needs to earn my vote.


So far -- not so much.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:54 AM

131. what an inspiring slogan

 

''Well, who else can you vote for?"

HRC has consciously made a decision to get in bed with Wall Street, cynically calculating that we will vote for her because we have no choice.

Nope, not going along with it.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:55 AM

132. I'll vote for Trump or not vote at all

 

because he's been liberal all his life. I might just not vote instead of giving her my vote. I think Trump might have sneaked into the republican camp and will set fire to the republican party. Which is what he's already doing. He might be lying. We KNOW she's lying and can't be trusted. At all, anywhere, anytime, with anything. So she's burning down our own camp in the hopes that we can't see what she's doing. FHRC.

S&W 2016

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Response to Yeager29 (Reply #132)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:09 AM

138. If you are seriously voting for Trump you are on the wrong site.

 

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #138)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:13 AM

139. I'm mad

 

and I said I just might not vote at all. and don't tell me I'm on the wrong site. Enough people already telling me not to vote for Bernie. He's just "not right" either. Let me know what you think I should be thinking then. Maybe my sarcasm meter is broken.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:08 AM

137. A vote for Hillary in the primary

is another step closer to turning America over to a potential nightmare situation.

We can still avoid it by getting behind a true progressive candidate.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:13 AM

140. Sorry HillDawg, some people are just too far gone. Core Dems compromise to make progress....

...but the utterly pure never will -- like Cruz, for instance, who would be a new Savanarola; and the followers of Sanders who are so abundant here, secular Calvinists to whom compromise is hateful.

Bernie Sanders, as far as I can tell, is not like the followers he has inspired. He's a politician. He's a politician, for all that he's a crusty alta caca who shouts about the injustice of it all.

In the end, if Hillary is the nominee, he will shake her hand like a gentleman....and compromise so he gets something for his people. Because he has already gotten a LOT for his people, whether they acknowledge it or not, by pushing Hillary ever Lefter -- which strangely enough they resent the hell out of. Because they are not politicians. Or realists. They are pure. Gods help us all.


JURY: This is a personal opinion. Also a personal analysis of the situation here. I intend to hurt no feelings.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #140)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:16 AM

142. "even lefter" ...

 

What a joke!

In no way, shape, or form has Hillary ever been "left" and her fake lip service to a couple populist matters aren't fooling anyone.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #142)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:24 AM

147. EveR Lefter -- with an R. Denotes a Process.

No one can force you to like her, or politics, or compromise, or process. No once can force you to either recognize the depth and breadth of her activism, or to like it.

Not my problem.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #147)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:18 PM

216. I can't see what's not there.

 

Sorry, I don't have super powers.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:24 AM

146. yada yada yada

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:33 AM

148. I'm 72. For the first time in my voting life, we have a candidate with integrity. That's

Bernie Sanders.

I have been a Democrat all my life. Wore my Adlai Stevenson button to school and started campaigning when McGovern ran.

I will vote for all Democrats on my ballot, but not for Hillary.

I will vote for Bernie, gladly and proudly vote for Bernie if he is nominated.

By the way, I'm a woman.

I do not like Hillary's lukewarm stands on the issues. In my view she is Republican Lite.

I do not trust her with my Social Security or Medicare.

I do not trust her with regard to much of everything.

She is a lawyer. Surely at some point in her life she took family law. Yet she told an audience (I have heard the video.) that marriage is a religious rite or something to that effect. Any lawyer knows that marriage is a legal matter. A marriage, even a common law marriage, has to be either registered or recognized by the law. A religious marriage has no legal significance until it has been recognized by the laws of the state in which the couple are residing.

And on and on, issue after issue, Hillary's thinking and statements are inconsistent and not well thought through. Another example is her vote on the IWR. And she voted for that after a visit from Code Pink women who had been in Iraq and warned her that it was the wrong thing to vote yes on.

On the other side we have Bernie. Bernie does not take huge donations from the rich and wealthy or from corporations. The closest thing he has to a superpac is the support of union members, especially the Nurses Association. Members as I understand it can only give $100 to that. Thus, the nurses who are members of the Nurses Association also do not give over $2000, which I understand is the limit on the size of a donation.

Bernie is right on the issues -- on single payer (I lived in Europe for years and loved single payer -- best way to pay for health insurance), on free tuition at state colleges and other schools (see the poll here on DU with 94% of the over 180 answering supporting this concept), paid family leave for new parents, paid from a small tax on working people . . . . I agree with all his stands on the issues, every one.

Hillary -- I simply do not agree with her stands on the issues. She is not bold. She is giving in to the Republicans before even being elected. That is the same mistake that Obama, wonderful as he is, has made.

So, no, I will not stand with Hillary. I will stand with every other Democrat on my ticket, but NOT WITH HILLARY.

She is, I understand, a very nice lady if you meet her. But she is not on my side. She is on the side of the oligarchs and the Republicans, and I will not vote for her.

I have compromised over and over. I worked very hard to get Obama elected, first in election protection in 2008 and then registering voters in 2012. No way will I vote for Hilary. It's time to nominate a real Democrat, and that is, in my opinion, Bernie and not Hillary.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:38 AM

154. Is this the evil we know argument? n/t

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:43 AM

157. I hope all you arguers feel really good about standing up for your values

when we are faced with a Pres. Trump who acts like a Hitler clone.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #157)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:51 AM

168. Do you think there will never ever be a republican president again?

It will happen at some point in time. I hope not soon.

President Sanders will do so much good for this country. It will be a true turning point. The one we wanted with Obama, but he gave us endless war & the TPP & an $8 BILLION food stamp cut & fracking instead.

He woke us up though. We want the change & Sanders is the guy to do it now.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #157)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:24 AM

182. I feel good.

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:45 AM

161. How many thousand threads like this have we seen so far? Anyone keeping track?

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Response to merrily (Reply #161)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:52 AM

169. Probably about as many

 

Threads glamouring over the popular vote lead Bernie has after three states.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #169)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:28 AM

183. Very doubtful. Nevada caucuses were only Saturday. Thread like this have been being posted for years

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:46 AM

162. I will vote for Bernie Sanders...

a Democratic candidate for the President of the United States of America.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #162)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:51 AM

166. That's wonderful

 

And if he's the nominee, so will I.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:51 AM

167. Oh please.

 

Vote for her or else. The Democratic Party has played that card one too many times. I am still not voting for her...she's a crap candidate and does not represent my values in the slightest. Good luck in November if she wins the nomination, you'll need it.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:14 AM

175. Hillary can't win the general. Why start with a loser?

This was ours to lose and we are going to lose with Clinton.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:20 AM

179. my husband and I will be voting for Bernie Sanders; end of story

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:23 AM

181. No problemo.

I expect to vote for Sanders against Trump.

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Response to mikehiggins (Reply #181)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:29 AM

184. Fair enough.

 

And if that's the case, I will follow that action!

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:48 AM

186. Unite the party - vote for Bernie

 

To ensure a Democratic president, I've decided to vote for Bernie. While Hillary or Bernie would make identically great presidents, I fear that Hillary is unelectable. The starry-eyed, unicorn-worshipping BernieBros view Hillary as a corrupt tool of Wall Street and greedy multinationals. They assume she will betray them on TPP and keystone XL simply because she was for those terrible ideas until 2 months before Iowa when she "flip-flopped." They say that she voted for the disastrous Iraq war - trillions wasted on killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. That after replacing Saddam Hussein with Isis she pushed to invade Libya and replace Qaddafi with Isis there. They feel she's addicted to mindless, counterproductive destruction abroad which will leave no money for anything constructive at home. They view Kissinger as a War Criminal and think anyone would be insane to listen to a thing he says. Her obvious pride in Kissinger's approval is a deal breaker for these Bern idealists. They even worry that her "saber-rattling belligerence" toward Russia could trigger a nuclear war. These under 30 unicorn types are just never gonna show up for "Shillary" as they call her. They'll write in Bernie or go and vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party out of spite. They are not smart enough to see that electing a democrat is Job 1. The result will be President Trump/Cruz/Rubio and a Democratic Party that gets shellacked in down ballot races. And there goes the Supreme Court as well. Now the savvy clear-eyed Hillary supporters understand that uniting after the primary is essential to beat back those dastardly republicans. With Bernie we will have a coalition of realists and idealists, of old and young. Working class and middle class people of all races. This election is too important to risk the imminent fracturing that will occur unless we nominate Bernie.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:04 AM

190. Bernie polls better in the general election

So a vote for Hillary in the primary is a vote for the Republican in the general election.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:07 AM

192. Oh jeez, another loyalty oath OP.

Won't you fuckers just stop with the swiftboating, slandering and ratfucking that you've been doing esp. w.r.t. "race", so you won't feel this terrible need to post your fucking "loyalty oath OPs"?

Please.

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Response to delrem (Reply #192)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:15 AM

193. Good talk

 

Thanks for the reply.

Go Democrats!

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #193)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:18 AM

194. I want to see follow though and I don't believe I'll see it.

It's always just "good talk" for swiftboating ratfuckers.

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Response to delrem (Reply #194)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:28 AM

197. I'm not going

 

To respond to obscene things like that. You are being an ass and don't deserve a reasonable response. Act mature about it and voice your opinion in a mature way and I would honestly love to have a good discussion.

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Response to HillDawg (Reply #197)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:41 AM

198. The swiftboating and ratfucking that I refer to is documented.

In fact, it is documented on DU.

Bye, HillDawg.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:22 AM

205. So if our choice in TX is Hill or Trump???? !!!

Please God, not Cruz. We are not committed.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 06:12 AM

208. I will gladly tell people why they should not vote Repub, but for will not be singing the praises of

Hillary. In my opinion, she will not be a candidate to vote for, just another in a long line of center-right placeholders while we wait for a progressive who will make a change.

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:57 PM

217. I'm voting democrat in the fall

 

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Response to HillDawg (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:21 PM

218. Great sentiment but better saved for when addressing Democrats.

I don't know of one...ONE Democratic friend who supports Bernie that would not vote for Hillary in the GE. It's not even a question that needs to be asked outside of DU.

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