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Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:14 PM

Bernie Sanders Calls For Major Reforms to Democratic Party

"Bernie Sanders on Tuesday laid out a list of reforms he plans to fight for in the coming weeks, including new leadership at the Democratic National Committee, the elimination of superdelegates, and passing the "most progress" platform ever at next month's convention in Philadelphia.

Sanders remarks, which came on the final day of the Democratic nominating contest and hours before he is to meet with Hillary Clinton, provided the most complete picture yet for what he will likely prioritize before pledging support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Throughout his upstart campaign, Sanders clashed with many in the Democratic party establishment. Notable among those is DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who Sanders' campaign tried to pressure into sanctioning more primary debates.

"We need a person at the leadership of the DNC who is vigorously supporting and out working to bring people into the political process," Sanders said. "Yeah, I know political parties need money. But it is more important that we have energy."

Sanders also called for electoral reform, including the elimination of superdelegates who have overwhelmingly pledged to support Clinton. He also called for open primaries, which would allow more of the independent voters who supported Sanders to vote in Democratic primaries, and same day voter registration.

"We need an electoral process that is worthy of the Democratic party," Sanders said."


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/amp/bernie-sanders-calls-major-reforms-democratic-party-n592326

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NWCorona Jun 2016 OP
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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:17 PM

1. He called for electoral reforms the party can't control, and ignored caucuses. Same ol' Grumpy Bern.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:18 PM

35. If he didn't call for elimination of caucuses,

he is not serious about making the Democratic Party more "democratic."

As for Sanders' notion that open primaries would help outsiders like him come in and take over the party, I'd appreciate it if he'd spent 5 seconds worrying that further "revolution" might be taken over by people like the Kochs and their alliances of nearly 1000 billionaires and megamillionaires. Charles Koch is already using Sanders' terminology to seduce Sanders followers into thinking he's on their side.

If it weren't so scary, listening to Koch virtuously claim the Democratic primary was "rigged" would be hilarious.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #35)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:56 PM

67. +1, caucuses are for elite mostly

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:17 PM

2. why? after all the current system worked out very very well for The Party didn't it?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:20 PM

3. Stump speech revisited. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:28 PM

10. And the press fell for it. At least CNN broke away as soon as they realized what he was up to.

 

Hopefully is 15 min of fame will be over soon. He is adding nothing to the conversation.

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:07 PM

19. A stump speech that all democratic candidates should be giving

 

Better than the tapioca we've been getting for 30 years.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:13 PM

24. I'm not 100% satisfied with the direction the Dem Party has shifted

but, Bernie wants to "throw out the baby with the bath water". I'm lefty enough but, not quite that much.

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Response to oasis (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:18 PM

32. How is opening up the party throwing out the baby with the bathwater?

 

How is standing up for the things he mentioned in his list of issues all that different than what Democrats claim to support?

It's more a matter of throwing out the excessive fear and allegiance to Wall St/Corporate Big Money and Big Power that needs to be jetisoned.

That doesn't mean overthrowing the American Way of Life. It means returning to what is claimed to be the American Way of Life, and a system in which two parties actually compete on the "battlefield of ideas."

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Response to Armstead (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:32 PM

57. If non Dems want to join fine. Sign up, and vote. If they want

to work to build and slowly reshape the goals of the party, that's fine too. No revolution.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:45 PM

77. It's the knee jerk to Anything Bernie.

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:21 PM

4. How about making sure votes can be cast and accurately counted (or does that only matter when


the Republicans are involved).

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:44 PM

12. Bernie and Greg Palast should co-author a book about it and go

on tour next year. I'm sure it will generate a certain amount of interest.

Meanwhile, the Clinton administration will be tackling the more important issues facing the country.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:22 PM

5. Not only "no" but "hell no" to open primaries

The point of a political party is to have an organization around a common set of ideas, none one that's open to a) opposition ratfuckery and b) susceptible to the flavor-of-the-moment candidate

Sanders needs to come to fucking terms with this simple notion; he lost. The losing candidate doesn't get to impose his will upon the party, a party that he nominally "joined" a fucking year ago.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:28 PM

11. So, 36 states -- 70% -- are "doing it wrong"?

36 states have a Democratic primary or caucus that is:
-- Completely open to all registered voters.
-- Open to registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters.
-- Open only to registered Democrats, but voter can change on the same day.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:08 PM

20. Hey don't confuse us....

 

Empty memes are better than actually discussing anything.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:30 PM

54. I'd prefer closed primaries with same-day registration for independent/unaffiliated

and some time period, a month or so, if you are currently registered with another party. Something to cut down on the ratfuckery, while allowing true new voters into the party easily.

Caucuses should be flushed entirely.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #54)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:54 PM

66. If you mean voters could change registration to Dem

on election day, I agree. A number of states do it that way. And same day registration is very important.

I think people are basically declaring themselves to be Democrats by voting Democratic, but if they are required to make it "official" I think it would be more of a party building thing. People who really object to taking on the label "Democrat" might object to being "forced" to, and stay away. Perhaps the psychological difference of having to change registration wouldn't actually make a difference, but I have a feeling it would.

I'm from NJ and participated in a caucus for the first time here. It was nice to see neighbors actually coming together in a more personal way, but prefer primaries. I do understand objections to the cost of a primary for a "club" activity.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:21 PM

41. "Opposition ratfuckery." You have a way with words.

Completely agree. I believe Charles Koch et ilk have been taking very careful notes about the weaknesses on the left revealed by Sanders's candidacy and are already planning some major ultraconservative ratfuckery.

One way or another, it would be very surprising if some major funding and organizational assistance wasn't funneled to the anti-Democrat left wing in future.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:22 PM

6. Convention is going to be fun to watch

 

n/t

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:24 PM

7. Loser wants a ruled change.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:24 PM

8. Open primaries? Fuck that shit. States like New York have it right.

 

I don't want Republicans picking our nominee.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:27 PM

9. I would never put up with a guest in my house telling me how to decorate.

 

Go home, Bernie. You're drunk.

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Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:15 PM

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:20 PM

39. Thanks for the notice.

 

Plus "go home, you're drunk" is a fairly old meme. Typical abuse of the jury system these days though.

So obviously "both sides do it" too, am I right?

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:33 PM

72. Your still here? I remember a time not that long ago where you would have been tomb-stoned by now

 

But I'm an old timer around here and I remember the good old days on DU.

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #72)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:48 PM

78. Yep, been here a whole month.

 

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 06:25 PM

83. on Thursday the same alert will get 7-0 LEAVE

can't wait

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:15 PM

28. Geeze.

 

These drunk posts are getting out of hand already.
I wish that people would refrain from posting after they have been on a binge.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:15 PM

29. so you equate Bernie to a drunken guest?

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:59 PM

68. +1

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:36 PM

73. Right. Because the democratic party is just like your living room.

 

I get confused whether I should beg to be let in, or guilted into washing your windows.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #73)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:40 PM

76. Sanders is one person without majority support. His demands for change are bitter and petulant.

 

It's no surprise, though, that a failed radical doesn't accept how democracy actually functions. He lost. It's really that simple.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #76)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:56 PM

80. Yes, yes we know. You got this. So......

 

add some intelligence to your declaration. Please show me what is radical about his proposals. They have all been a part of our society at one point in time until the Clintons took over back in the 80s. And don't go with free K-16...that's how I got my degree. It was defintely doable until Reagan.

Please, you have all the answers...now enlighten us.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #80)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 06:06 PM

82. "until the Clintons took over back in the 80s" *FACEPALM*

 

As far as your degree goes, I'd ask for a refund.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #82)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 06:36 PM

84. As far as your manners, I'd send you to the principal.

 

Again, I know it's hard, but try to answer the questions and leave your pathetic gotchas where they belong...and it's not here.

I'll be waiting.

Oh, and some of us were around Before the Clintons, and he/they took the party rightward. Study up on political science.

And then there is Reagan...he's who we need a refund for.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:48 PM

13. Bernie is right about everything but open primaries, I believe in same day registration though.

 

If independents want to change party affiliation, letting them do it on election day is the correct way to go about it.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:10 PM

21. That's a reasonable compromise

 

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:12 PM

23. A lot of these things are controlled by the states

The party has no control over most of these things.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:34 PM

60. What about...

if right wingers want to disrupt the Democratic Party's selection process because the Republican candidate has already been selected, so they same day register as Democrats in order to vote for who they think is the weakest Democratic candidate.
I prefer having a mix of open primaries, closed primaries, caucuses and hybrids. I think that is the best way to see how candidates do with various constituencies and interest groups.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

75. I like caucuses, if for no other reason than the party can pick their schedule. n/t

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:50 PM

14. Good for him. The so-called "Democratic" party needs some changes. Long overdue. n/t

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:53 PM

15. I hope part of the reform will be to get rid of the jobless economy that is working for Wall Street.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 03:55 PM

16. Did he mention caucuses? It's hard to take him too seriously if he didn't.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:01 PM

17. But cacuses are just AWESOME, huh, Bernie?

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:14 PM

26. It should be left to the State but I do think they should be open.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:07 PM

18. CTRL+F -> caucus -> Phrase not found

If Bernie is serious about "working to bring people into the political process" there is no excuse for completely ignoring caucuses.

As for open primaries? I'm fine with semi-open primaries, but Republicans should not get to have a say in the Democratic nominee.

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Response to Lord Magus (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:17 PM

31. I enjoy the caucuses here in WA but I definitely see the arguments against them.

I'm fine with open primaries as long as that locks you out of switching sides in the GE.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:27 PM

47. nothing locks you out of switching sides in the GE

which is why the control has to be at the primary level

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #47)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:28 PM

49. I know. That would just be a proposed control measure.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #49)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 09:21 PM

88. It's an unconstitutional proposal. No one can force your vote for a party or insist you reveal

 

Your vote. The primary is the only time it could be appropriate to restrict voting by party.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:11 PM

22. The loser doesn't get to dictate the terms.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:13 PM

25. History says otherwise

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:18 PM

34. Drop some knowledge

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:21 PM

40. Well for one Bernie got 5 seats on the platform committee for starters.

And that's just this election cycle.

This should be common knowledge.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #40)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:25 PM

45. How many 2008 and 2012 platform items were completed? Seats mean very, very little.

 

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Response to floriduck (Reply #45)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:27 PM

46. But is that the point I was making?

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #46)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:29 PM

52. Then why should 5 seats on the committee by of value? I sent the two platforms to you.

 

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Response to floriduck (Reply #52)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:35 PM

62. Again. Is that the point I was making?

The statement I was addressing was this.

"The loser doesn't get to dictate the terms."

And I've proven otherwise. Whether or not those "terms" actually gets implemented wasn't a part of the original discussion.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:29 PM

53. See post #46

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #53)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:31 PM

55. See post #52

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:18 PM

33. Of course he doesn't get to dictate. He's using the Democratic process that exists.

 

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Response to think (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:19 PM

36. My point exactly

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:20 PM

37. So why are you calling him a loser and acting like what he's doing is wrong?

 

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Response to think (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:21 PM

42. Touché!

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Response to think (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:31 PM

56. Because he lost

And what he's doing is wrong.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/D

What you're advocating is an "undemocratic" process where the powerful overturn the will of the voters. You advocate stealing and election. How do you live with yourself?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #56)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:33 PM

59. Why do we have delegates and a convention again?

 

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Response to think (Reply #59)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:36 PM

63. Great question

Is it to steal elections?

They have pledged themselves to the winner just like they did in EVERY OTHER cycle since 1980.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #63)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:52 PM

65. The delegates and convention are about more than just electing the nominee are they not?

 



Feminism[edit]

The Feminist Movement was a major influence on the Democratic platform of 1972, and on the entire convention in general. With renewed vigor, the Democrats reaffirmed their dedication to the Equal Rights Amendment, as did the Republicans.

There were disagreements within the Democrats of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), and the Women's Movement in general, over how to best approach certain issues. At the convention Betty Friedan clashed with Gloria Steinem over the way NWPC women should approach certain issues, and whether or not they should make sure to throw all possible support behind Shirley Chisholm (both women were supporters of Chisholm's presidential campaign).

~Snip~

McGovern ultimately excised the abortion issue from the party's platform; recent publications show McGovern was deeply conflicted on the issue.[6] Actress and activist Shirley MacLaine, though privately supporting abortion rights, urged the delegates to vote against the plank. Gloria Steinem later wrote this description of the events:

“ The consensus of the meeting of women delegates held by the caucus had been to fight for the minority plank on reproductive freedom; indeed our vote had supported the plank nine to one. So fight we did, with three women delegates speaking eloquently in its favor as a constitutional right. One male Right-to-Life zealot spoke against, and Shirley MacLaine also was an opposition speaker, on the grounds that this was a fundamental right but didn't belong in the platform. We made a good showing. Clearly we would have won if McGovern's forces had left their delegates uninstructed and thus able to vote their consciences.[7]


Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Democratic_National_Convention#Platform


That's what Bernie is talking about. Bringing issues and delegates to the convention to push for planks to be included in the platform. I realize the Democratic platform is pretty much a paper tiger but it does put things in motion. It's part of the democratic process....

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:20 PM

38. Open primaries look great this year,

but there will come a year in which the Republicans will have just one candidate (who is unopposed for the nomination) and there will be a ton of Republicans who will want to vote in the Democratic Primary to stick the Democrats with the candidate easiest to beat. That year the Democrats will quite properly complain that they should be permitted to pick their own candidate without interference by Republicans.

The point is that there are pluses and minuses to both open and closed primaries. In California, the Democrats allow non-Democrats to vote in their primaries, but the Republicans will not allow any non-Republicans to participate in their primaries. They insist that the Republicans should choose the Republican nominee for President.

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Response to Tal Vez (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:24 PM

44. The easiest solution for that would be to have a lock on switching parties

In the general election.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:28 PM

51. no...that would not be easiest

the party doesn't own the persons vote because they voted in the primary

thats why the party should/must control who votes in its primary

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 07:35 PM

85. How would you even do that?

If somebody votes in the Democratic primary for president how do you prevent them from voting for other candidates in November? Something that has no chance of ever passing.

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Response to Tal Vez (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:24 PM

70. I like California's system

It seems like there were some kinks in implementation this year but on paper it seems like the fairest compromise.

There are genuine independents who may prefer a candidate in one party's primary one year and a candidate in another party's primary 4 years later. Why shouldn't they be able to have a say in who their choices for president will be?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:23 PM

43. Typical NBC spin.

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:28 PM

50. He didn't mention the caucus?

 

Political theater is all this is. We know the platform is going to be the most progressive it has been, DWS is out after the GE, and he got beaten royally SD's or not.

He didn't mention caucus states?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:32 PM

58. funny that he wants to reform the very thing - superdelegates - that he's trying to

use to subvert democracy. As they say, you can't make this stuff up.

Is there anything else he wants that might actually help people, or is it all about how the DNC should have opened up everything to let a nondemocrat (for 30+ years) sweep in and take it all?

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Response to MariaThinks (Reply #58)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:31 PM

71. He was for it before he was against it. Bernie should've done

an about face on superpacs as well, now he's low on funds.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:34 PM

61. Are we making choices?

 

The whole process needs an honest overhaul, but doubt that will happen. Both parties have turned into two sides of the same coin in the pocket of Goldman Sachs and their ilk. Hard to imagine we would have a candidate wearing $12,000 jackets lecturing us on income inequality.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 04:37 PM

64. Big news Bernie

 

You lost.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:22 PM

69. "Everything that didn't work for me must be changed!!"---Bernie Sanders

There, saved you a long reading........

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

74. Let Sanders join the party first

before he starts to demand reforms!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:55 PM

79. Noooooo!!!!!!!!

 

Not THAT!!!!!

K and R

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 06:00 PM

81. New phone, who dis?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 07:43 PM

87. He will win a couple,

 

But he can't expect as a new member, that he can just get everything he wants. For instants, I like closed primaries. I don't want non Democrats having a say in selecting our candidates. A lot of mischief can take place with just anyone being able to vote in our Primaries.

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