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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:34 PM

I need a pick me up.

I WAS feeling a bit discouraged today in light of the NYT endorsement but some savvy Berners responded and boosted my spirits.
This is now a "fire it up" thread.
Show me why our enthusiasm should not flag.
Let me have it Sanders group!

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Reply I need a pick me up. (Original post)
MrChuck Jan 2016 OP
retrowire Jan 2016 #1
Bernin4U Jan 2016 #16
retrowire Jan 2016 #20
MrChuck Jan 2016 #2
guillaumeb Jan 2016 #3
Faux pas Jan 2016 #4
TDale313 Jan 2016 #5
jillan Jan 2016 #6
dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #14
LiberalElite Jan 2016 #7
retrowire Jan 2016 #8
LiberalElite Jan 2016 #12
retrowire Jan 2016 #15
Fawke Em Jan 2016 #9
LiberalElite Jan 2016 #13
Fawke Em Jan 2016 #17
leftcoastmountains Jan 2016 #21
JudyM Jan 2016 #23
Baitball Blogger Jan 2016 #10
Fawke Em Jan 2016 #18
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #11
dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #19
Gregorian Jan 2016 #22
JudyM Jan 2016 #24

Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:38 PM

1. There's no such thing as the liberal media.

The NYT endorsement, nor ANY public newpaper endorsement for Hillary should ever be a surprise.

That said, here's your pick me up.

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My selfie with Bernie in Greensboro, NC.

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And the panorama that I took in Greensboro Coliseum. It was a 5000 capacity coliseum. How many showed up? 9000.

http://imgur.com/QPyAsqu

Don't worry friend. She may have the media and money. But we truly have the people. Notice how their biggest hope and fear is voter turnout? Because they KNOW for a fact that if voter turnout is high, Bernie will win.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:58 PM

16. Ok, you win

the Internets.

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Response to Bernin4U (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:01 PM

20. Oh stop it! :D nt

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:38 PM

2. Secret Service protection

Hopefully for the rest of his life!

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:39 PM

3. I repeat myself, at the risk of seeming crude: there must be 50 ways to vote for Sanders

Number one: the NYT has no vote. You,however, do.

Endorsements are nice, but only votes count. Some national unions have endorsed Clinton while member surveys show a preference for Sanders. Enthusiasm leads to energy, and energy is what the Sanders campaign has. I believe that the enthusiasm and energy will translate to turnout. Low Democratic turnout is far more responsible for GOP victories than any supposed turn toward conservatism.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:41 PM

4. What the toxic media doesn't get

is that many of us are wise to them.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:44 PM

5. Momentum is on Bernie's side.

If he can win Iowa (and he can) it's game on. We'll see the floodgates open, IMO. Voters will give him a serious look, and when they do they like what they see (not so much for Hillary)

And I genuinely believe if he can win the nomination, he'll be our next president. His honesty and message are the perfect antidote to Trump (who seems the most likely Rep nominee at this point) And his odds are good against the rest of the clown car.

I'm not saying it'll be easy- it won't. TPTB will fight tooth and nail. But he's tapping into something incredibly powerful. He can do this. WE can do this.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:45 PM

6. Saw this in another thread - hilarious!

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Response to jillan (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:56 PM

14. That has been my favorite for awhile now

and a great pick-me-up for this thread. Lots of good Bernie musical vids. This old-timey Mr. Sandman vid also comes to mind:

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:46 PM

7. Even Bernie's surprised at the crowds he attracts - and -

The more people learn about him the more they like him - the exact opposite applies to Hillary.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:49 PM

8. Also the new demographics

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/01/16/this-year-millennials-will-overtake-baby-boomers/

We are a generation of internet consumers. A generation of skeptics. We don't subscribe to cable. We don't have land lines. We are much less racist than our parents and grandparents and it's only getting better. We dislike the establishment greatly and have always viewed big money as corrupt.

This is the reason Bernie's message carries so far, when it failed years before. We're the people of Gen X and Y. A generation that watched the Berlin Wall fall, and with it all the red baiting propaganda given to us by our own government. Many in Gen X learned first hand that our government could lie to us. Before that? Vietnam.

What did Generation Y see? The twin towers fell. And we watched a president lie about reasons to go into an expensive and senseless war.

These generations are the majority now. That's why Bernie will win. The days of old thought are fading fast.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:55 PM

12. Also - the younger generation

There are still LTE complaining that Bernie's a socialist (GASP) or a Communist (nope) or a Marxist (not that either) and I always point out to them that this is 2016, not 1956 and the younger generation wasn't around for McCarthyism so they are immune to the Red baiting that might influence some older voters. (I'm a Boomer). This is 2016, not 1956.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:57 PM

15. Yeah we pretty much are immune to it.

But we are a curious generation and I've seen many of my generation really like the ideals of Marxism. So honestly, when people red bait, millienials have a knee jerk reaction to look at the word "socialist" and wonder, "what's so bad about it?"

Then they read into it and go "That... sounds alot like the way it's supposed to be."

My generation isn't dedicated to the hand that feeds it. We've been crushed beneath it's system since birth.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:49 PM

9. Here's one for ya!

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:55 PM

13. was that 400

counting the press and SS?

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:59 PM

17. Looks like it.

Of course, Bernie still has press and SS, now, but I still see more real people than people standing there doing a job.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:24 PM

21. I heard on NPR this morning that Hillary had 1500 and Bernie had 1000.

No kidding and I thought I had heard differently yesterday. Were they misinformed
or just lying?

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:37 PM

23. Bill was at her event, and he draws more in.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:49 PM

10. They're supporting the candidate that will be best for NYC.

No surprise.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:00 PM

18. You mean one street in NYC, don't you?

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 01:51 PM

11. I think we've reached a point where establishment endorsements aren't necessarily a good thing.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:01 PM

19. Here ya go, per your avatar

Also make sure to watch the vids upthread!

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:33 PM

22. 25% of Vermont Republicans voted for Bernie in his last election!

If that doesn't cheer one up... I think we can expect at least some of them to vote for Bernie in the primary.

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Response to MrChuck (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:42 PM

24. I like this vid. Also, hopefully, word is getting around about HRC's emails being top secret

Whether marked or not doesn't matter because she was being way too casual with national security secrets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/6-responses-to-bernie-skeptics_b_9008636.html

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