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Hillary's silent majority don't do FB,twitter,online polls, reddit, yuuuge rallies but they (Original Post) hill2016 Apr 2016 OP
It's fraudulent. Vanderbilt and Harvard cannot be ignored. ViseGrip Apr 2016 #1
You do realize that "silent majority" is a Nixon phrase/invention, right? villager Apr 2016 #2
Always signs at trump rallys with that slogan...coincidence? jmg257 Apr 2016 #7
Cherry picking fallacy. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #10
Cuter attempt to de-Nixonize it, given its deliberate use by Tricky Dick, John Mitchell, etc. villager Apr 2016 #11
incorrect. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #16
I guess such lucid articulation settles it then villager Apr 2016 #19
So, Sanders supporters see "silent majority" as channeling Nixon, eh? Amimnoch Apr 2016 #22
So why did Sanders supporters adopt the term then? IamMab Apr 2016 #14
ROFL. As another poster chimed in "BOOM" Amimnoch Apr 2016 #17
You might want to check those "commie"-bashing links of yours. nt villager Apr 2016 #18
Can you quote any "commie-bashing?" Or answer the original question? I bet your answer is No to both IamMab Apr 2016 #21
You actually haven't gone to that Trump-supporting link, have you? villager Apr 2016 #23
Oooo, now who's deflecting? eom. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #28
What's wrong with you people? You're using Trump-supporting websites as "proof" villager Apr 2016 #29
Neither link mentions Trump. If they did, wouldn't you have quoted it by now to prove it? IamMab Apr 2016 #33
umm your side decided to make the words an issue. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #41
Quotes, or it never happened. nt IamMab Apr 2016 #31
Some info on the one link you have. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #37
Thanks for the heads up. nt IamMab Apr 2016 #38
NP. I still don't know where the "commie bashing" or pro Trump came from Amimnoch Apr 2016 #40
As you said, nothing but deflection on their part. Par for the course. nt IamMab Apr 2016 #42
Really! and very ironic that the poster accused me of deflection for the sole Amimnoch Apr 2016 #44
"the silent majority" BOOM there it is reddread Apr 2016 #3
If I still lived with my parents, I would go to rallies too. nt LexVegas Apr 2016 #4
Or had a couple hours after class, or just skip class for the day. Maru Kitteh Apr 2016 #5
Yep. nt LexVegas Apr 2016 #8
I'd Go for the Hot Chicks Stallion Apr 2016 #12
...and would be going to college if it were free. eom Blanks Apr 2016 #9
WTF? Did you really just say that? pinebox Apr 2016 #20
Is this your theme song? Armstead Apr 2016 #26
Hey, LexVegas, you escaped the wrath of the swarm...I was N 4. Surya Gayatri Apr 2016 #34
I was #6 (nt) Nye Bevan Apr 2016 #47
Nixon quotes and hippie-bashing My Good Babushka Apr 2016 #6
They are Republicans. nt villager Apr 2016 #13
Not original Nixon at all, and hippie-bashing? Amimnoch Apr 2016 #15
Ok pretend it wasn't popularized by Nixon My Good Babushka Apr 2016 #25
So, is that why the Sanders campaign used it? Because it was popularized by Nixon? Amimnoch Apr 2016 #27
I look forward to Hillary's Checkers Speech. nt. My Good Babushka Apr 2016 #30
My gawd! Do you know what term you just used? Armstead Apr 2016 #24
And they make sure they vote down ticket, not just for the top. nt Jitter65 Apr 2016 #32
Too busy staying home caressing thier moolah. Peregrine Took Apr 2016 #35
Nixon was fond of the "silent majority" who voted for him. Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2016 #36
And apparently so are Bernie supporters. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #39
I hope they will also lobby for progressive change. Orsino Apr 2016 #43
So do I. Amimnoch Apr 2016 #46
I got so sick of BS fans insulting Hillary supporters workinclasszero Apr 2016 #45
They also know how to check the "Democrat" box on their voter registration form. NurseJackie Apr 2016 #48
 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
10. Cherry picking fallacy.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:35 PM
Apr 2016

yes, Nixon used it in one of his speeches.

It was also used by Calvin Coolidge many decades before Nixon. It was also used by a SCOTUS judge around the turn of 1900.

Originally it had been used to refer to the dead, it has been in use for more than a Century now in the current context.

Cute attempt though.

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
11. Cuter attempt to de-Nixonize it, given its deliberate use by Tricky Dick, John Mitchell, etc.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:36 PM
Apr 2016

It's quite obvious what the phrase stands for in a modern context.

No wonder you wanted to deflect.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
22. So, Sanders supporters see "silent majority" as channeling Nixon, eh?
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:43 PM
Apr 2016
https://thesilentmajoritynomore.com/tag/bernie-sanders/

On edit I removed the link to the Sputnik. I don't believe in using sites that also promote hate.

The remaining link is a very viable source to promote the same argument though.
 

IamMab

(1,359 posts)
21. Can you quote any "commie-bashing?" Or answer the original question? I bet your answer is No to both
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:42 PM
Apr 2016
 

villager

(26,001 posts)
29. What's wrong with you people? You're using Trump-supporting websites as "proof"
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:52 PM
Apr 2016

Such weird, desperate, bitter, childish posting -- no discussion, just the breaking wind of unvetted sources and links -- deserves nothing more than the Ingore List's finest.

Bye!

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
41. umm your side decided to make the words an issue.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:08 PM
Apr 2016

I do concede you were right about the sputnik source not being a good source to use. I did remove it from my own post.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
37. Some info on the one link you have.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:02 PM
Apr 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_%28news_agency%29

I hadn't realized it as well, and removed it from my own post.

Your other link.. that one is spot on.
 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
40. NP. I still don't know where the "commie bashing" or pro Trump came from
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:06 PM
Apr 2016

I didn't see anything substantiating those claims that were made, but it does look like a questionable source to use here at best imo.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
44. Really! and very ironic that the poster accused me of deflection for the sole
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:10 PM
Apr 2016

offense of posting the accurate history of the phrase.

 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
34. Hey, LexVegas, you escaped the wrath of the swarm...I was N 4.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:57 PM
Apr 2016

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Amimnoch

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15. Not original Nixon at all, and hippie-bashing?
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:38 PM
Apr 2016

RE: Post #10.

Nixon did use it. The term in it's present tense pre-dated Nixon's speech by decades.

Nice tries at false equivocation.

My Good Babushka

(2,710 posts)
25. Ok pretend it wasn't popularized by Nixon
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:47 PM
Apr 2016

The term was popularized by United States President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, "And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support." In this usage it referred to those Americans who did not join in the large demonstrations against the Vietnam War at the time, who did not join in the counterculture, and who did not participate in public discourse.

So you think we should all just shut up and support Hillary, as if she were the Vietnam War- inevitable, but still wrong.

And indicating that people have time to rally because they are "living with their parents" i.e. young and unemployed, it's just hippie bashing.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
27. So, is that why the Sanders campaign used it? Because it was popularized by Nixon?
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:48 PM
Apr 2016

interesting argument.

Peregrine Took

(7,412 posts)
35. Too busy staying home caressing thier moolah.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:58 PM
Apr 2016

2008 scared them shiteless - can't take a chance on an outsider candidate - might shake things up. Too scary!!

Orsino

(37,428 posts)
43. I hope they will also lobby for progressive change.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:09 PM
Apr 2016

Numbers like that ought to be unstoppable, if they summon the will.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
46. So do I.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:12 PM
Apr 2016

It also needs to expand so much more than just the Presidency.

It drives me crazy just how much everyone wants to focus on Bernie and Hillary, but seems completely oblivious that either will be EXTREMELY limited in any capability without a shift of Congress.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
45. I got so sick of BS fans insulting Hillary supporters
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:10 PM
Apr 2016

with all that garbage!

We show up at the VOTING BOOTH!!!!!

The ONLY thing that matters! Do they finally get the message now?

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
48. They also know how to check the "Democrat" box on their voter registration form.
Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:44 PM
Apr 2016

And they typically vote with enough frequency that the are not marked as "inactive" on the voter registration rolls.

Real voting is a LOT different that online voting. We get that. Showing up at the polling place takes MORE commitment than simply slapping a bumper sticker on your car.

Being a member of the party (in good times and bad, through joys and disappointments) gives one much more influence than those who change their party affiliation to "Independent" on a whim, because they're angry about something, and to "send a message".

I wonder if THOSE people got the message.

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