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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:47 AM

Bernie took time out to try for a photo op at the Vatican, but ...

... he didn't have time to stand with his fellow Senators in the filibuster for gun control, because he was preparing for his boring live feed non-concession speech.

He sent a tweet instead.

That's leadership!

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Reply Bernie took time out to try for a photo op at the Vatican, but ... (Original post)
salinsky Jun 2016 OP
itsrobert Jun 2016 #1
eastwestdem Jun 2016 #17
Demsrule86 Jun 2016 #2
TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #3
Autumn Jun 2016 #6
Else You Are Mad Jun 2016 #7
liberal from boston Jun 2016 #20
tonyt53 Jun 2016 #34
roguevalley Jun 2016 #38
Raster Jun 2016 #41
840high Jun 2016 #58
Snotcicles Jun 2016 #56
CorkySt.Clair Jun 2016 #9
Autumn Jun 2016 #10
Scootaloo Jun 2016 #28
CorkySt.Clair Jun 2016 #31
Scootaloo Jun 2016 #32
CorkySt.Clair Jun 2016 #33
JRLeft Jun 2016 #12
Lord Magus Jun 2016 #14
TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #22
okasha Jun 2016 #24
Scootaloo Jun 2016 #35
okasha Jun 2016 #36
anigbrowl Jun 2016 #25
TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #39
uponit7771 Jun 2016 #26
aikoaiko Jun 2016 #4
Autumn Jun 2016 #5
Else You Are Mad Jun 2016 #8
Autumn Jun 2016 #11
anigbrowl Jun 2016 #29
Autumn Jun 2016 #44
anigbrowl Jun 2016 #49
Autumn Jun 2016 #50
anigbrowl Jun 2016 #54
okasha Jun 2016 #40
Autumn Jun 2016 #42
okasha Jun 2016 #43
Autumn Jun 2016 #45
okasha Jun 2016 #46
Autumn Jun 2016 #47
redstateblues Jun 2016 #52
global1 Jun 2016 #13
awake Jun 2016 #15
salinsky Jun 2016 #18
global1 Jun 2016 #23
anigbrowl Jun 2016 #30
LexVegas Jun 2016 #16
chascarrillo Jun 2016 #19
msongs Jun 2016 #21
uponit7771 Jun 2016 #27
WhiteTara Jun 2016 #37
hobbit709 Jun 2016 #48
Eric J in MN Jun 2016 #51
redstateblues Jun 2016 #53
CrowCityDem Jun 2016 #55
840high Jun 2016 #57
La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #59

Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:49 AM

1. Damn straight

Bernie was AWOL.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:14 PM

17. Unforgiveable. This is THE issue of our time. nt

 

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:53 AM

2. That is leadership Bernie style...and of course Trump sends tweets too. nt

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:54 AM

3. One minute, he's an ATTENTION HOUND, the next NOT INTERRUPTING OTHER SENATORS

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Which is it?

God, it's like a sewing bee at times. The pettiness is astonishing.

The mental splitting that some are going through is quite astonishing.



One minute, Sanders is a media hound, just out to grab the spotlight at all costs.
The next minute, he's not telling other senators to stand down, because he is more important than they are.



The filibuster was successful, with the scheduled senators at hand.
Some here just seem to think that the senators who speak just run up to the podium, ad hoc.



http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/orlando-nightclub-massacre/filibuster-ends-after-gop-agrees-allow-gun-control-votes-senator-n593396


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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:04 AM

6. One minute he's crashing the democratic party and needs to fucking go away cause he's not a real

democrat and the next it's why isn't he standing with the democrats. Fuck that shit, a bunch of fucking shit stirring noise is all it is.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:09 AM

7. Bingo.

The fauxrage that the Hillary campaign spews has always been contradictory. The problem is that people have short attention spans and whatever the current fauxrage meme is the truth and nothing prior matters. Kinda of like how Hillary herself has changed positions when it suits her.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:15 PM

20. Senator Sanders



Remember when Hillary supporters lost their minds that The Papal Office invited Senator Sanders to speak at the Vatican Economic Conference. I read comments on DU calling Bernie a liar, he begged to be invited, will not be allowed to speak at Conference, accused him of stalking Pope Francis & he will not meet with the Pope. Of course all their lies, attacks were proven false & thoroughly debunked.

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Response to liberal from boston (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:59 PM

34. Not hardly. Bernie was outed by a papal spokesman. Bernie asked to meet the pope

 

And meet is all he did. To say that Bernie was invited has been proven false and thoroughly debunked.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:25 PM

38. this is an example of the pettiness and suckingness of this place after the ban.

reminds me of junior high

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:32 PM

41. No it has not. And I can't believe you are still obsessing about this shit.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-vatican-idUSKCN0X5257

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was invited to speak at an April 15 Vatican event by the Vatican, a senior papal official said on Friday, denying a report that Sanders had invited himself.

"I deny that. It was not that way," Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told Reuters in a telephone interview while he was traveling in New York. Sorondo, a close aide to Pope Francis, is chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, which is hosting the event.

He said it was his idea to invite Sanders.

A Bloomberg report quoted Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, as saying that Sanders had broken with protocol by failing to contact her office first.

"This is not true and she knows it. I invited him with her consensus," said Sorondo, who is senior to Archer.

An invitation to Sanders dated March 30, which was emailed to Reuters, was signed by Sorondo and also included Archer's name.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:03 AM

58. Not true.

 

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Response to liberal from boston (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:25 PM

56. I would like to know if Hillary ever divested her Walmart stock or are those shares still parked

 

in a blind trust. If they are she is profiting from the sale of firearms from this country's largest firearms and ammo retailer.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:14 AM

9. You sound angry.

 

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Response to CorkySt.Clair (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:17 AM

10. Nope not at all Cork. In fact I'm feeling damn good.

But I'm almost touched by your concern

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Response to CorkySt.Clair (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:54 PM

28. Does cursing make you clutch your pearls?

 

Maybe you ought to go back to listening to your Wiggles station on Pandora.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #28)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:56 PM

31. Awww

 

How precious you are!

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Response to CorkySt.Clair (Reply #31)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:57 PM

32. Out of your price range for sure.

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:58 PM

33. LOL

 

I have no doubt.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:41 AM

12. Neoliberalism is what democratic party stands for now?

 

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:57 AM

14. "Interrupting"?

You think that's what it would've been if Bernie had come to the Senate floor and joined their filibuster? You think those senators couldn't have used one more voice to help them hold the floor?

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Response to Lord Magus (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:29 PM

22. Unfortunately, yes. He's be called a showboater. There was no need for him to be there to pass it.

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This is just another lame excuse to rag on him, which is getting really tiring for someone who is a neutral Dem.

Most of the OPs on GD: P are just rag OPs, like some bitter teenager is writing them about Justin Beeber.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:38 PM

24. He'd have been called a principled Senator doing his job

Now he's notable only for his conspicuous absence.

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Response to okasha (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:02 PM

35. Nah, we've seen how any action he takes, any word he says, is cast as despicable and awful.

 

There are no exceptions to this.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #35)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:24 PM

36. Get off the pity-pot.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:51 PM

25. Your argument makes no sense whatosever

 

In what sense would he have been interrupting other senators if he had joined in with them and got up to speak on schedule the same way they did? Nobody ever suggested he interrupt anyone, but congratulations on defeating that straw man you just put together.

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Response to anigbrowl (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:27 PM

39. It makes no sense, because you're thoughts are senseless.

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He didn't need to get up there because there were others in wait, so for him to speak would have meant interrupting others on the floor or pushing in line. Keep trying to justify the pettiness.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:53 PM

26. supporting other senators is somehow "interrupting now"?! Whatever

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:56 AM

4. Bernie's focusing on something with a fixed timeline and I support him.


The good news is that Democrats have been appeased with the opportunity to vote on two proposals that will do nothing to stop the next Orlando-type massacre under the same circumstances.

The proposals, if made law, may help in other situations.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:58 AM

5. He has no fellow Senators, why should he stand with them?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:11 AM

8. But... But...

Sanders is a true Democrat now that needs to stand with his fellow Democrats?

Yet another branch I have to add to my Hillary's meme attacks Bernies flow chart.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:19 AM

11. It's so cute, like a Bernietouretts syndrome.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:54 PM

29. So the people in the party of which he was running to be nominee aren't his colleagues?

 

Nice attitude. Great way to win friends and influence people - insist they be more inclusive, but if they need your help, protest that you're an outsider and have no reason to get involved. Good to know.

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Response to anigbrowl (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:45 PM

44. Hillary supporters howl all the time that he's not a democrat so don't take me to task over their

absolutes. I'll wait for you to post a link of you taking them to task for their awesome efforts to win friends and influence people.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:24 PM

49. It was Bernie who asked to run in the Democratic primary

 

He's said himself he wanted access to the bigger platform that running as a Democrat would give him. He got it and now he thinks it's more important to livestream himself speaking to a camera even though there are no more electoral contests left than to show up at his day job and lend a hand to the team that he chose to join.

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Response to anigbrowl (Reply #49)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:27 PM

50. And the democratic party said yes. nt

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Response to Autumn (Reply #50)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:41 PM

54. Guess he's one of those guests that doesn't like to help with the dishes. nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:29 PM

40. So he's not a Democrat?

Well, that makes a neat solution to why he shouldn't have a speaking slot at the convention.

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Response to okasha (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:41 PM

42. That's what Hill supporters say. nt

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Response to Autumn (Reply #42)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:42 PM

43. That's what you just said.

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Response to okasha (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:51 PM

45. Indeed I did say that is what Hill supporters say..

if you haven't seen those posts you have all the right Hillary supporters on ignore

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Response to Autumn (Reply #45)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:55 PM

46. Your words:

"He has no fellow Senators..."

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Response to okasha (Reply #46)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:57 PM

47. Those are indeed my words, according to Hillary supporters they all hate him.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:35 PM

52. Merkley?

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:44 AM

13. You Need To Put Your Hate For Bernie To A Better Purpose....

Hillary won - or didn't you hear?

She's running against Trump not Bernie anymore.

You need to channel your energies and hate toward Trump and the Repugs now and get over the Dem Primary.

If all the Hillary supporters - like yourself - channeled their cute quips and cuts about Bernie towards Trump and the Repugs - Hillary will win by a landslide and we can probably give her the Senate and the House to boot.

Get over Bernie - he lost and he knows it.

Put yourself to serving your presumptive nominee now and use your posts here on DU and in social media to wipe out Trump and the Repugs. Please!!!!!!!

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Response to global1 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:12 PM

15. Thank You.

It is time to move on. Oh and by the way Bernie won what really mattered the ideas of FDR can no longer be ignored, this party is moving back to it's roots the issues that Bernie has raised will become the base of a improved Democratic Party.

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Response to global1 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:18 PM

18. I'm waiting for him to do the right thing, and then maybe I will ...

... but, so far all he's doing is repeating the rote speech and losing relevance by the minute.

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Response to salinsky (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:26 PM

23. That's No Excuse - Set An Example And....

channel you energies to something positive. Take on Trump and the Repugs. Get over Bernie.

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Response to global1 (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:56 PM

30. Could you let Bernie know that Hillary won? He doesn't seem as caught up as you

 

Or maybe he does know but for some reason he can't bring himself to acknowledge the fact. Apparently he's still at the bargaining stage.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:13 PM

16. Who?

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:34 PM

19. Three more days...

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:22 PM

21. bernie wins in vermont by appealing to gun owners. that's his base nt

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:53 PM

27. Sanders voted for gun Corp immunity, I'm not shocked nor surprised NOT to find him in a gun control

... filibuster

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:24 PM

37. You said it for me. Thanks

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:58 PM

48. and again.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:30 PM

51. If Sanders had flown to DC to participate in the filibuster

...Senator Christopher S. Murphy may not have let him speak from the floor. Then HRC supporters would have said: Ha, ha, look at how Murphy stopped Sanders from showboating.

If Sanders had flown to DC to participate in the filibuster and Senator Christopher S. Murphy let him speak from the floor, then HRC supporters would have said: Ha, ha, look at Sanders showboating by pretending to support gun-control.

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #51)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:38 PM

53. I doubt it. Murphy is very sincere about this issue.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:46 PM

55. I guess the revolution works like Trump; TV over real work.

 

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:02 AM

57. What a small mind you have. Still jealous?

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #57)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:35 AM

59. How can one be jealous of the person who lost?

 

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