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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:04 PM

My Rant For Today.....

I responded with this rant on a post that stated that Harry Reid made a comment about a possible 'brokered' convention. It kind of got buried in the rash of responses to that thread and I just thought that it might be a good stand alone post by itself. Here it is:

Interesting Comment By Reid About A Possible Brokered Convention - It makes one wonder what motivated it. Does he know that something is about to come down that will tank Hillary? Do the internal polls show that Hillary- their establishment candidate - is losing it? Are they that afraid of Bernie? Are they just interested in protecting their own jobs? Do TPTB have such a control over our current elected officials that this kind of talk is ok?

If it comes to a brokered convention and they attempt to sandbag Bernie - it will turn on the Dems and they will surely give the Presidency over to the Repugs.

Hillary is a flawed candidate to begin with. She has her staunch supporters and she has her enemies. It will be very hard for her to pick up any additional support going forward. People are locked in on their feelings about her. You either like her or dislike her.

Bernie on the other hand is something of a phenomena. He has captured the hearts of not only lifetime Dems that know what this country was like before the Reagan years but he has wakened a fire in millennials that look to their future under the current conditions and see it as being futile.

The quickest way to turn the millennials off is to sandbag Bernie. Right now the millennials believe that their future is clouded by the status quo and that no matter what they do - their vote doesn't count. Bernie has given them hope. They believe in the 'Political Revolution' that it's going to take to change that. They have become interested and involved politically. They are seeing firsthand the hypocrisy of the status quo candidates and they have rallied around Bernie - because he offers them a way to take on the system and to provide a better future for themselves. He gives them 'hope' like Obama gave 'hope' to the Black community.

Think back to 2007-8 when Obama was campaigning against Hillary. If the Dems would have attempted a 'brokered' convention to end around Obama - we would have had a McCain in the White House. There would have been such a backlash against the Dems and a mass exodus of Blacks from the Party. They would have sat out the election.

That is what will happen this time around if the Dems push for a brokered convention to sandbag Bernie. The millennials will be so disillusioned with the process - they will sit out the election and the Repugs will wind up with the Presidency. Hell - the Dems would lose the millennials altogether. The Millennials are the new Blacks.

Us seasoned Dems would hold our nose and vote for Hillary because we know the importance of the Supreme Court appointees. But the millennials will just see - like Bernie says - that the system is just rigged against them.

I know there is a lot at stake for 2016. The Dems really need to start thinking about The People they are supposedly elected to serve versus their Corporate and 1% money backers and their own jobs. One would think that our current elected officials would welcome a 'Political Revolution' - 'A We The People Revolution' - that could aid them in shaking the hold that the 'monied' have on them.

The message both Parties should be receiving is that the electorate is fed up with the status quo and not going to take it anymore. That is why the Repugs are rallying around a Trump - because he offers the Repugs some hope from their status quo candidates.

The time has come for a major transformative change to our government. If both Parties are talking this early in the process of a 'brokered' convention - what kind of message does that send to the electorate - The People - who they are telling - vote - cause your vote counts.

I'm really on a rant here - sorry for that. But at the very beginning of this primary season - we were told who the 'presumptive nominees' were for both Parties. TPTB want a Bush v Clinton race - because they know that they could live with either in the WH. They were stacking the deck right from the beginning. Both Trump and Bernie are putting a crimp in their plans and they are now looking for contingencies should they not get the candidates of their choice.

Why do you think Bush hasn't dropped out with all his gaffs and misspeaks? Why does he still have all that money backing him? Why is Hillary getting so many endorsements - many that don't make sense that the people endorsing her would endorse her. And don't even ask about what the MSM has done to help this cause.

It's looking more and more each day that comes to pass that we're heading for a Bush v Clinton general election. We shouldn't let that happen. It's time - WE THE PEOPLE - took back control of our government.

Go Bernie!!!!

Feel The Bern!!!!!

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global1 Feb 2016 OP
daleanime Feb 2016 #1
fleur-de-lisa Feb 2016 #2
CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #3
olddots Feb 2016 #4
Stardust Feb 2016 #5
onecaliberal Feb 2016 #6
99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #7
Bernin4U Feb 2016 #8
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #9
Bernin4U Feb 2016 #10
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #11
Bernin4U Feb 2016 #13
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #14
grntuscarora Feb 2016 #12

Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:07 PM

1. K&R....

Well worth a stand alone post.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:07 PM

2. K&R!

Excellent post!

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:10 PM

3. K&R

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:13 PM

4. I hate to say right on

 

but Right On !!!!!!!!!

Hillary has come to our party and pooped in the punch bowl .Its time to make some new punch .

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:16 PM

5. YUUUGE K&R!

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:35 PM

6. K&R

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:17 PM

7. Kickety Rec. nt

 

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:30 PM

8. DINOs face extinction

Finally their true colors are being revealed.

We should all let the DINOs in our respective states know this:

Evolve now or face extinction.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:11 PM

9. I'm not holding my nose to vote for anyone anymore.

That was a great read! They don't dare try taking THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE away from us.

1. In one fell swoop, they finish off the Democratic Party. They're already down to only 29% who claim to be a Democrat! Screw the millennials and they're gone and so am I and many other Dems.

2. They will have riots like they've never seen before. We The People will not allow them to NOT accept our candidate.

I suggest they think twice before screwing us.

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:19 PM

10. Indeed. But we have to let them know.

We need to make it clear to them now that we will no longer be falling in line and taken for granted. So they can do the right thing now, or pay for it later.

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Response to Bernin4U (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:26 PM

11. They DO need to know they are skating on thin ice here.

Maybe get a petition going so we can gather hundreds of thousands of signatures before the June convention. Not that they'd care.

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:38 PM

13. There are petitions on DFA, MoveOn, etc

But also writing letters to your elected officials, to let them know that they do the right thing now, or face consequences later.

Bernie's efforts are only as good as the people behind him, so let's see a show of hands right now who's going to be part of the solution, and who will choose to remain part of the problem.

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Response to Bernin4U (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:40 PM

14. Good idea. I'll sit down some day soon and do that. n/t

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:37 PM

12. K&R

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