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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 04:56 PM

 

Comparing Sanders voting record with other top Dems

How often does Sanders vote in line with other top Democrats?

Sherrod Brown: 84 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/B000944-sherrod-brown/115

Amy Klobuchar: 77 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/K000367-amy-klobuchar/115

Elizabeth Warren: 93 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/W000817-elizabeth-warren/115

Chuck Schumer: 84 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/S000148-charles-e-schumer/115

So, 84 percent with the leader of the Senate Democrats. Obviously some differences on a very few big issues but not that much overall. Not as much as those freaking out might think.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:05 PM

1. Warren looks better than Schumer, which does not surprise me.

 

And, on a hopeful note, perhaps Bernie is more like Harry Truman than George McGovern.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:13 PM

2. Sanders is not a Democrat. He's an Independent.

 

So please don't confuse him with real members of the party
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:32 PM

8. You seem to be confused about the post

 

This "he is not a Democrat" has been posted here, what, maybe 150,000 times? The fact is his voting record is very much in line with "real" Democrats, whether you like it or not, and there is a chance he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. Perhaps that will clear things up for you.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:16 PM

3. So Sanders is the establishment he denounces?

 

So much sound and fury and all smoke and mirrors?
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Response to delisen (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. Of course he is

 

Is is widely misleading for someone who has been in Congress for 30 years to claim they are not part of the establishment
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Response to Moderateguy (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:34 PM

9. Well I've never heard him disparage those receiving public assistance the way you have

 

Probably lucky for you that post got deleted.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:20 PM

4. Not entirely true. Those comparisons aren't exactly objective.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:39 PM

6. Isn't a simple addition of how many times they voted the same way?

 

It seems completely objective. Though not thorough because of votes where one of the other was absent and no comparison can be made. But that's a limitation of the criteria, and not one of subjectivity vs. objectivity.
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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:37 PM

10. Says you with absolutely NO factual basis at all for your claim

 

Not that's anything new. But isn't this constant deriding of facts and news stories from legitimate news sources pretty much the same as others yelling "fake news" when they are given facts they don't like?
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:44 PM

7. Interesting - I never saw that. It was interesting to compare Warren with Sherrod Brown and

 

see where she (and Bernie) voted the same but Brown differently. Warren and Sanders voted together on the same votes that are different between Sanders and Brown.
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