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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:08 PM

 

Why you vote for the Dem nominee in the GE, even if you have serious differences with him or her

Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit -- and some new judges are causing a 'shock wave'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016248195


My reply:

but somebody's 'conscience' remains pure

because they didn't vote for that awful Hillary.


(hopefully I didn't need a sarcasm tag on that)
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Why you vote for the Dem nominee in the GE, even if you have serious differences with him or her (Original post)
MH1 Feb 2020 OP
lapucelle Feb 2020 #1
MH1 Feb 2020 #13
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #2
blueinredohio Feb 2020 #9
MH1 Feb 2020 #14
krissey Feb 2020 #3
MH1 Feb 2020 #12
hangaleft Feb 2020 #19
CentralMass Feb 2020 #4
MH1 Feb 2020 #15
lapucelle Feb 2020 #5
MH1 Feb 2020 #16
Hoyt Feb 2020 #6
still_one Feb 2020 #7
Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #8
MH1 Feb 2020 #17
Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #20
Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #22
JFlash Feb 2020 #10
Midnightwalk Feb 2020 #11
MH1 Feb 2020 #18
Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #21

Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:08 PM

1. Tell bribri.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:38 PM

13. I understand, and a reason I will never support BS in the primary.

 

But even with his flaws and his flawed hiring, BS is better than Trump.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:09 PM

2. yep

 

Even Bloomberg. Tulsi is not a consideration that I can see.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:25 PM

9. I had a guy come to the door

 

canvassing for Bloomberg. I told him I won't vote for Mike in the primary because I don't like how he jumps from party to party when it suits his needs. But I will vote for him if he gets the nomination.
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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:38 PM

14. Yup.

 

Gawd I hope it doesn't come down to BS or Bloomie.

But either one of them is far better than the orange menace.
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:09 PM

3. Democrats are as bad as Republicans. How does that help our down ticket. Easy to tell people vote

 

regardless as Sanders continues to beat up Dems.
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Response to krissey (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:36 PM

12. I don't like Sanders, but he's 1000x better than Trump.

 

Just to clarify - Are you saying he's not?

I do agree that Sanders as nominee would not be best for down-ballot races. And sure, if you are canvassing, look for clues that Sanders is a huge turn-off to them; if so, don't push voting for him but push our other candidates. That's just a judgment call on the spot - some people just can't be persuaded.

For yourself, if Sanders unfortunately becomes the nominee (I don't believe he will), you absolutely should be voting for him and promoting him positively where possible.
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Response to MH1 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:52 PM

19. Draw your own conclusions from the reply you received

 

<crickets>
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

4. When the other candidates supporters have been pissing in your cornflakes for months it leaves

 

a bad taste in your mouth.

Although there is no choice but to vote for the nominee. Don't employ a scorched earth policy getting there.
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Response to CentralMass (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:40 PM

15. Yeah, but at GE time it is time to use one's brain.

 

Set aside hurt feelings and do what's best for the future.

There's a lot of pissing in cornflakes going on. It's nothing new, and it isn't going to override my rationality at decision time.
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

5. Remind Jane and Senator Nina.

 




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Response to lapucelle (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:42 PM

16. LOL, apparently she thought they could "work with" Trump. Yikes.

 

For what it's worth, I don't think BS will get the nomination.

I'll be very unhappy if he does, because of the b.s.

But my brain will still be in charge.
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:15 PM

6. +10000. . . . . .

 

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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

7. I agree. Unlike those immature cry babies who refused to vote for the Democratic nominee in 2016

 

because their candidate wasn’t the nominee, that won’t happen with me

I will vote for Sanders if he is the nominee in the general election, because the Supreme Court matters, but I will NEVER FORGET OR FORGIVE WHAT PEOPLE LIKE BRIANHNA JOY GRAY DID
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:23 PM

8. I will vote blue no matter who but we won't get judges...we can stop judges with the presidency if

 

Sanders wins the presidency which is unlikely to say the least. However, he has no coattails and we won't get the senate-no senate then no judges. I just hope we keep the house honestly. I see it as likely that Sanders loses the General and we don't regain the Senate. The house will be our only chance to fight Trump.

I would also add that Sanders's hired folks who did not vote for the Democratic nominee to work in prominent positions in his campaign. They and people like them are the reason the 9th circuit has flipped so I find...a bit hypocritical of such voters to demand the Democrats vote for their nominee when they didn't vote for the nominee in 16. I believe most Democrats will but not necessarily in the states we need. And Sanders numbers may be inflated with operation chaos voters who will vote for Trump in the General. If only a few Democrats and Indies in rustbelt states stay home...we lose.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:46 PM

17. I agree with everything you say. But still, if the bad thing happens,

 

our nominee is still better than that orange sack.

And that goes for Bloomberg as well as BS as well as Biden and all the others, for whoever is feeling strongly negative toward that candidate right now. I really didn't intend to make this about a specific candidate.
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Response to MH1 (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:00 PM

20. I agree...I will say I will vote for Bloomberg in Ohio in the primary ...and hope to hell he wins...

 

has a better chance than Sanders...of course that is only if operation chaos is successful in taking down Biden.
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Response to MH1 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 03:01 PM

22. I will vote for the nominee no matter what...but I will throw my efforts to congress should Sanders

 

be the nominee in the hopes of stopping judges and legislation from Trump...I just don't think Sanders can win a general...he will lose the EC.
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:27 PM

10. Of course I will vote for any nominee

 

While it's fun to imagine taking revenge on the Bernie Bros and Gals who refused to vote for Hillary in 2016, by doing the same to their candidate, that would be like punishing the country, and not just them.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:30 PM

11. No progress unless we win

 

I need to spend time I don’t have fleshing this out, but my hypothesis is that controlling government is more important than policy in predicting progressive legislation.

We’ve held the presidency, senate and house for 10 years out of 52. Admittedly there was a time decades ago where we could get compromises through a divided congress.

I don’t really get the expressions “lesser of two evils” or “holding my nose while voting”. In every election since before I was old enough to vote the democratic candidate aligned with what I wanted more than the republican, so why would it be annoying somehow to vote for them.

Doesn’t mean I won’t second guess the nominee to myself, but I’ll keep that to myself after the nominee is selected until at least after the general election.
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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:47 PM

18. + a million, thanks

 

You put it very well.
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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:01 PM

21. But even if we all vote for Sanders...there are other who won't...voters we need in blue wall

 

states and other places as well. We will lose the general.
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