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Jitter65

(3,089 posts)
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:07 PM May 2016

Bernie promised to do everything in his power to keep Donald Trump from becoming President.

Notice, he did not say he would support Hillary nor any other Democrat. He could easily pull his support behind the libertarian party. He never promised to NOT destroy the Democratic party.

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Bernie promised to do everything in his power to keep Donald Trump from becoming President. (Original Post) Jitter65 May 2016 OP
Why don't you wait and see what he does do before you gripe about it? Armstead May 2016 #1
there's a problem with your argument. If he waits till the deed is done, it's too late todo anything Bill USA May 2016 #3
Aside from wanting to end the drug war, what libertarian policies does Bernie Sanders support? Warren DeMontague May 2016 #2
Libertarians are sticklers for "honesty." joshcryer May 2016 #4
Okay, so the tv magician likes him. Warren DeMontague May 2016 #6
I can agree with that. joshcryer May 2016 #8
More bargle. n/t Scootaloo May 2016 #5
You're soaking in it. Bluenorthwest May 2016 #7
The Libertarian is far more of a threat to Trump BootinUp May 2016 #9
When has Hillary said she will support Bernie? B Calm May 2016 #10
If Bernie should have anything to do with a third party... VOX May 2016 #11
He is! Sky Masterson May 2016 #12
 

Armstead

(47,803 posts)
1. Why don't you wait and see what he does do before you gripe about it?
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:10 PM
May 2016

You have no clue what sanders will ultimately do.

He might become the most aggressive Democratic advocate in tghe campaign you ever saw.....or not. But jumping to conclusions beforehand is moronic.

Bill USA

(6,436 posts)
3. there's a problem with your argument. If he waits till the deed is done, it's too late todo anything
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:14 PM
May 2016

about it. Too late even to warn people. No point in saying anything then!




Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
2. Aside from wanting to end the drug war, what libertarian policies does Bernie Sanders support?
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:13 PM
May 2016

I realize it would be unthinkable for OUR party to embrace a crazy agenda that involves not filling our prisons with pot smokers anymore, but beyond that I don't quite get where "support the libertarian party" is coming from.

Honestly, the Greens would make more sense, but that isn't happening either. Bernie is running as a Democrat.

joshcryer

(62,302 posts)
4. Libertarians are sticklers for "honesty."
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:20 PM
May 2016

And Sanders has a very honest image, he's a straight talker. There are Libertarians who like him and prefer him over Trump or Clinton to a great degree, even if they disagree with him wholly on practically everything (except as you note the drug war). Penn Jillette waxes nostalgic over Sanders on his podcast, for an example, and I've never heard them say anything negative about him on there.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
6. Okay, so the tv magician likes him.
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:23 PM
May 2016

Seems to me there's two Libertarian parties, the libertarians who are crazy enough to think the government shouldn't be arresting pot smokers and censoring pictures of consenting adults fucking (crazy, I know) and the Ayn Rand waterheads who want to privatize the fire department.

The latter group is NEVER going to support Bernie Sanders, because the bottom line is their only line.

joshcryer

(62,302 posts)
8. I can agree with that.
Fri May 27, 2016, 05:30 PM
May 2016

Though Penn is one of those privatize everything types, he's probably more an exception than a rule as far as supporting Sanders is concerned. Reason.com people did not like his support for Sanders over Paul at all, and he admitted in a tweet he "falls in love with sincerity," referring more to his like of Sanders being personal rather than congruent with his philosophy.

It's a good podcast, btw, more about magic entertainment and silly stories of their lives than anything political; and when there's politics Penn just trashes Trump because of their Celebrity Apprentice rivalry where Trump 'fired' him just because he didn't like him. They're like real life arch enemies.

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