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Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:36 PM

I don't know any Dems around here who are supporting Sanders

But this is the Deep South and most Democrats are AA so thay probably explains the complete lack of suppprt for, or even passing interest in, the Sanders campaign. Texas sure is going to send a lot of Hillary delegates to the convention. I would love to be one.

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Reply I don't know any Dems around here who are supporting Sanders (Original post)
arely staircase Dec 2015 OP
Cha Dec 2015 #1
Juicy_Bellows Dec 2015 #2
arely staircase Dec 2015 #3
OilemFirchen Dec 2015 #5
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #22
Juicy_Bellows Dec 2015 #31
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #33
Scuba Dec 2015 #4
arely staircase Dec 2015 #6
Scuba Dec 2015 #7
arely staircase Dec 2015 #8
Trajan Dec 2015 #9
Dawgs Dec 2015 #10
monmouth4 Dec 2015 #11
ViseGrip Dec 2015 #14
Voice for Peace Dec 2015 #12
upaloopa Dec 2015 #13
Rex Dec 2015 #15
Ron Green Dec 2015 #16
Bluenorthwest Dec 2015 #17
arely staircase Dec 2015 #41
Vinca Dec 2015 #18
catnhatnh Dec 2015 #23
comradebillyboy Dec 2015 #19
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #20
dana_b Dec 2015 #38
Lordquinton Dec 2015 #21
truebrit71 Dec 2015 #24
arely staircase Dec 2015 #25
randys1 Dec 2015 #28
FloridaBlues Dec 2015 #35
Bjornsdotter Dec 2015 #26
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #27
Blue_In_AK Dec 2015 #29
TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #30
Nonhlanhla Dec 2015 #32
arely staircase Dec 2015 #36
FloridaBlues Dec 2015 #34
arely staircase Dec 2015 #37
Enrique Dec 2015 #39
aikoaiko Dec 2015 #40
nc4bo Dec 2015 #42

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:40 PM

1. Good to know, arely.. thank you! wish you could go, too.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:40 PM

2. I assume you are in Texas -

https://www.facebook.com/TexansForBernie/

Facebook not your thing? I get that.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TexasForSanders/

Make some friends.

Cheers.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:43 PM

3. I go to County Party meetings and am active im the local NAACP

And it is all HRC

Big time.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:45 PM

5. There ya go, arely!

Now you know lots of "people" who live in "Texas" and are "supporting" Sanders.

See how wrong you were?

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:28 PM

22. Nice.




Some people don't want to see what's right in front of them.

Bernie drew huge crowds in Texas this summer, I doubt those supporters all converted to Hillary.

Bernie-mania spreads to Texas as Sanders' speech draws crowd of 5,000

Over the weekend, the Vermont senator also attracted more than 8,000 people to a rally in Dallas and 11,000 in Phoenix, the highest turnout of his campaign

Ninety minutes before the scheduled start of Bernie Sanders’ speech on Sunday night, a 500-person-long line snaked around the arena, in 100F heat – and in Texas.

The Democratic presidential hopeful’s fans showed up long before the doors opened and bellowed their approval once inside, as he spoke for more than an hour in front of 5,000 people, concluding a weekend in which he addressed about 25,000 in Arizona and Texas and showed that Republican-dominated states are not immune to Berniemania.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/20/texas-bernie-sanders-speech-draws-crowd

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:03 PM

31. Of course - any thread where someone opines that they haven't seen any Sanders

support in their neck of the woods rings hollow.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:22 PM

33. Tiny bubbles...


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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:45 PM

4. I absolutely believe that of you arely.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:46 PM

6. HRC will probably carry my county with 80 percent in the primary

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:47 PM

7. I'm sure among your friends it's 100%, maybe even 110%.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:49 PM

8. She does very well with African Americans

and really all Democrats.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:54 PM

9. She is so wonderful!

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:59 PM

10. I live in the South and every Democrat I know is going for Bernie.

 

I don't know any that are going for Hillary.

I live in Georgia.

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:02 PM

11. Same with me in Florida. I don't know anyone I've spoken to that likes her...n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:33 PM

14. ditto

 

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:09 PM

12. New Mexico seems to love him.

 

Native Americans, women, vets, Latinos, even white people.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:30 PM

13. I am on the Central Coast of CA and I don't

know anyone who knows who Bernie is without my telling them.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:37 PM

15. Kewl story.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:44 PM

16. I'll be in Texas a few days from now

(I'm fifth-generation Texan and my grandkids there are seventh), and I'll check this out. Almost all my Texas FB friends as well as my family are strong for Bernie.

I suspect you're overlooking a big segment of people.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:55 PM

17. My question is this: Does Texas do the primary plus caucuses process every cycle, as they did in

 

2008? I found the whole thing a bit confounding, and I was not aware of it until 2008. I just looked it up again, Hillary won the Primary there but Obama took the caucuses and thus 99% of the delegates. I can fathom a caucus or a primary, but how both work together sort of mystifies me. Hillary won that primary by about 3.5 points, then lost in the caucuses.
Does that happen again? I'd be cheesed if my candidate won a primary and yet did not get the delegates, but I've only lived in primary States, caucus free living.
Why do they do both? What's the story?

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 06:28 PM

41. Looks like no caucus this time

Participation is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voter registration ends 30 days before the Primary and voters affiliate with the Democratic Party by either voting in the Democratic Primary or signing an affidavit of affiliation.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Tier 1. 222 of 252 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Texas Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

145 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 31 Senatorial Districts. Texas has 145 district delegates apportioned among its 31 STATE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS [unlike most states- as well as the Texas Republican Party- Texas Democrats are NOT using the state's Congressional Districts as a basis of National Convention delegate allocation] as follows: (SD= "Senatorial District"].
77 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
48 at-large National Convention delegates
29 Pledged PLEOs

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:57 PM

18. I'm in NH and can't find a Hillary supporter.

I'm sure they must be here - somewhere - but they don't seem nearly as prevalent as Sanders supporters just judging by signs, bumper stickers and people I talk to.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:33 PM

23. I'm also in NH

without exaggerating I can honestly state I know more republicans who like Sanders than democrats who like Clinton.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:59 PM

19. Nobody that I know here in New Mexico supports Sanders

All of my friends are enthusiastic Clinton supporters. I, myself, just made another contribution to her campaign this morning. I am a retired school teacher and former union member. My republican wife is voting for Hillary as well.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:59 PM

20. I like pie.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:07 PM

38. what flavor?

Apple here!! I don't know ANYONE here who like apple except ME!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:13 PM

21. Your reasoning doesn't follow

"most Democrats are AA so thay probably explains the complete lack of suppprt for, or even passing interest in, the Sanders campaign."

That makes zero sense. It's probably that they haven't heard of him due to a complete lack of coverage.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:12 PM

24. I haven't met anyone, anywhere, that likes Clinton. None.

 

And yet I have met plenty of people that love Bernie.

Weird, huh?

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:18 PM

25. Were they all for Kucinich too? nt

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:50 PM

35. Well I live in south red county and plenty people supporting Hillary

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:23 PM

26. Northern Illinois

I know of three Hillary supporters in real life. I'm sure there are more but what has surprised me is the number of people over 50 that are supporting Bernie.

All of my (adult) children's friends and their parents are Bernie all the way. I'm 55 and my peers are for Bernie. My parents are in their 70's and their peers are either Bernie or Republicans.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:25 PM

27. I am in the same position except I don't know any R's or D's who are not supporting Trump.

I am sure there are, but geez I live outside Little Rock. I had a Bernie sticker on my car, and ended up with about 10 Trumps covering my rear glass. So I got all the off and put a Hillary sticker on. Got out of the store and front & rear glass covered with Trump. So I would guess in my area that people dislike Bernie less than Hillary. And there appears to be a hell of a lot of Trump stickers out there.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:27 PM

29. Funny, I only know one Dem in Alaska who is supporting Hillary,

and many, many independents who are supporting Bernie. Maybe it's a northern thing. You can't get much further north than this.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:36 PM

30. I live in Raleigh, NC and I've only seen one Hillary bumper sticker,

but I've seen five or six Bernie stickers. I don't know any democrat/liberal voting for Hillary, and most of the people I know are liberal.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:17 PM

32. Apparently none of you get out much

What's with all this "I only see supporters of my chosen candidate" talk? Perhaps y'all need to get out more, or make more friends, or friend people on Facebook, or something.

I have plenty of friends and neighbors who support Bernie, and plenty who support Hillary. I even have some who support the GOP, although most of those don't want to say whom they support (probably because deep down they're also afraid of their own candidates, LOL).

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:02 PM

36. In circles of traditional Democratic voters like our local NAACP

chapter members.

They are big time for HRC. I dont think Sanders is even on their radar screen.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:47 PM

34. Not feeling the Bern perhaps. Pretty low numbers in the south

Shouting louder may help.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:05 PM

37. Both Clintons are basically rock star popular with African American voters

who will be a plurality of Super Tuesday primary voters in many Southern states.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:09 PM

39. this sounds like a "real America" argument

with a Democratic twist.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:09 PM

40. I'm in GA and among white Democrats it's split between Bernie and the HRC machine.


Funny thing, and offered as an anecdote only, my 50 year old African American office admin says she's voting for Bernie but can't tell her friends and family because they wouldn't understand.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 06:29 PM

42. And I don't know any HRC supporters around me. Stalemate it seems, eh? nt

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