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Wed May 18, 2016, 12:34 PM

 

You want unity?

Stop the name calling. Stop the condescension. Stop the provocations.

Sincerely,

A Bernie Supporter

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Reply You want unity? (Original post)
HerbChestnut May 2016 OP
MineralMan May 2016 #1
still_one May 2016 #3
highprincipleswork May 2016 #2
VulgarPoet May 2016 #4
bigwillq May 2016 #5
HerbChestnut May 2016 #8
uponit7771 May 2016 #6
HerbChestnut May 2016 #9
bvf May 2016 #7
Maedhros May 2016 #10
Buzz cook May 2016 #11
Tavarious Jackson May 2016 #12
HerbChestnut May 2016 #13
Tavarious Jackson May 2016 #14
HerbChestnut May 2016 #17
La Lioness Priyanka May 2016 #15
question everything May 2016 #16

Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:37 PM

1. I agree.

People should stop the name-calling. People should stop provoking and condescending, too. On both sides.

Sincerely,

A Clinton Supporter

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:42 PM

3. and I would submit that on DU that "name calling" is more prevelnt with my ne

segment verses another

The blade cuts both ways

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:37 PM

2. Yes, and if possible do what you can, throughout the party, to reassure us that the Democratic

 

Party will stand for something at least as Progressive as it has throughout the primary season.

This "pivoting towards the center" bullshit is an insult, and has been an ineffective way of running for office. It may have worked moderately, in some people's minds during the height of the Reagan Revolution, but its effectiveness is over. Ironically, even Trump's success indicates this is so.

So cut it out, the triangulating and being too clever by half or any kind of alleged thirteen-dimensional chess. None of those are working, and they do not build a brand or any confidence in that brand.

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:43 PM

4. "Trust us, trust us, the party will be Progressive"

while suckling at the bloody corporate teat it always has been, tearing away at American privacy and putting soldier's boots on the ground over oil in the middle east.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:45 PM

5. I love how thin-skinned folks are

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #5)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:09 PM

8. Nice job.

 

Great start...

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:50 PM

6. Yes, that is what Sanders supporters should do... stop all of that

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:13 PM

9. It goes both ways.

 

You can only start with yourself.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:57 PM

7. That ship sailed long ago.

 

If the party unites, it will be in large part because the vacuum left by brand new independents will be ameliorated by former Republicans who like what they see in their new home: Flexibilty on abortion rights, a certainty of war, continued disintegration of the nation's infrastructure, and on and on.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:20 PM

10. They don't want unity. They want supplication. [n/t]

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:51 PM

11. Sounds like loyalty oath time again.

I don't feel the need to stop being snarky or rude. Neither apparently do the Sanders supporters I interact with.

Give us a reason to change.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:54 PM

12. I think YOU have to stop all of that FIRST

 

LEAD...

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #12)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:57 PM

13. It goes both ways

 

That said, you (Hillary and her supporters) will likely win the nomination and be the face of the party. It will be up to you all to take the lead and set an example.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #13)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:00 PM

14. Nope. Bernie is still in the race

 

Like they say.. there is still a primary going on. All is fair in love and war. It HAS become CLEAR Bernie does NOT care about party loyalty and will NOT support Hillary so... It's up to us to make sure people know who he is.

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:03 PM

17. That's messed up.

 

You want people to follow you, and yet your strategy is to insult those people. Think about that. Do you really believe that's an effective tactic?

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:00 PM

15. don't you want unity?

 

isn't unity something we should all aspire to?

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:02 PM

16. And stop harassing, or supporting the harassment of Democratic party leaders

in Nevada, and Senator Boxer because Sanders cannot run things the way he wants to.

As the RNC told Trump: you knew the rules when you decided to run, now give us a break.

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