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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

 

BS on Colbert refuses the opportunity to make a "full throated endorsement" of Biden.

At about the 5:40 mark.

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Reply BS on Colbert refuses the opportunity to make a "full throated endorsement" of Biden. (Original post)
lapucelle Apr 2020 OP
empedocles Apr 2020 #1
Pachamama Apr 2020 #26
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #2
Pachamama Apr 2020 #27
redstateblues Apr 2020 #3
Post removed Apr 2020 #4
lapucelle Apr 2020 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #5
lapucelle Apr 2020 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #9
Cha Apr 2020 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #16
Cha Apr 2020 #17
NurseJackie Apr 2020 #19
lapucelle Apr 2020 #8
Cha Apr 2020 #12
NurseJackie Apr 2020 #22
Cha Apr 2020 #23
ehrnst Apr 2020 #24
democrattotheend Apr 2020 #25
NurseJackie Apr 2020 #28
pandr32 Apr 2020 #30
democrattotheend Apr 2020 #31
NurseJackie Apr 2020 #32
lapucelle Apr 2020 #41
lapucelle Apr 2020 #36
Happy Hoosier Apr 2020 #34
whopis01 Apr 2020 #10
brush Apr 2020 #13
HarlanPepper Apr 2020 #14
msongs Apr 2020 #15
ehrnst Apr 2020 #18
vercetti2021 Apr 2020 #20
UncleNoel Apr 2020 #21
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #29
democrattotheend Apr 2020 #33
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #37
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #38
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #39
lapucelle Apr 2020 #42
democrattotheend Apr 2020 #43
lapucelle Apr 2020 #44
Mad Lib Apr 2020 #35
mikelgb Apr 2020 #40
lapucelle Apr 2020 #45
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #46
mikelgb Apr 2020 #47

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:38 PM

1. Same old, same old BS

 

So tired of BS, I can't stand to see Larry David.
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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:24 PM

26. +1000000

 

Same here

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:39 PM

2. Such A Crabbed, Little Man, Ma'am

 







"When things are not called by their right names, what is said cannot make sense. When what is said does not make sense, what is planned cannot succeed. When plans do not succeed, people become uneasy. When people are uneasy, punishments do not fit crimes. When punishments do not fit crimes, people cannot know where to put hand or foot."
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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:25 PM

27. Thank you for providing the perfect description of BS

 



Ps: Glad to have you back
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. I'll be glad when Bernie fades into the Senate backbench

 

to the place he has spent most of his career
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:54 PM

5. Sorry, couldn't make it past the self-congratulatory BS.

 

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:56 PM

7. That's why I gave the 5:40 mark...

 

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:07 PM

9. I appreciate that, but just had to see what came before.

 

Will try again after a suitable cooling off period.


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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:41 PM

11. lol.. I certainly can

 

relate.. I won't even click it on. Noooo.. I can't.
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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:02 PM

16. You've seen and heard it all before, so you're being wise. :D

 

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:09 PM

17. More than Enough already.

 

And.. lol it really wasn't that much.
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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 05:00 PM

19. I'm with you there, sister!

 

More than enough.
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:00 PM

8. "I will do everything that I can to make sure Trump is not (re)elected"...

 

is exactly the same line he kept repeating during the 2016 general election.

How about "I will do everything in my power TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS ELECTED"?
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Response to lapucelle (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:44 PM

12. Here's another quote of his.. I want to see action.. not words..

 

Donald Trump must be defeated,” Bernie Sanders insists, “and I will do everything in my power to make that happen.”

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1287673175
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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 06:41 AM

22. Well, he also claimed that he "worked as hard as he could" to help Hillary after the convention...

 

Donald Trump must be defeated,” Bernie Sanders insists, “and I will do everything in my power to make that happen.”
Well, he also claimed that he "worked as hard as he could" to help Hillary after the convention... but we know that's not entirely true.

But I guess it's a bit subjective. Indeed it may HAVE been "as hard as he could" ... perhaps because he wasn't capable (physically or emotionally or otherwise) of doing more. But both he and his defenders often cite his claim as if it was some sort of NEW RECORD-BREAKING STANDARD of excellence to which future campaign rivals will be judged.

However, in comparison with what Hillary did for her former rival in 2008, it's clear that Bernie's "efforts" were somewhat lackluster and perfunctory (at best... and I'm being polite and generous in using those specific adjectives.)

I recently found this side-by-side comparison that someone did. It reveals a lot when you can look at the data... and the data tells a significantly different story than the "hard as I could" claim.

All I'm trying to say is that it's important that we be entirely honest when examining someone's claims about their own performance. The American people deserve to know the truth and it's not always a good idea to accept someone's own boasting without closer examination and comparison. That's fair, isn't it?


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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 06:50 AM

23. Exactly.. I made that connection, too..

 

Same thing.. well, no ya didn't.

Excellent post.. Thank You!

Ha!.. I already Retweeted that one. Good it's in my stash.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

24. +1000. Facts matter.

 

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:15 PM

25. In fairness to Bernie

 

I had forgotten this until recently, but I recall reading in 2016 that until the last month or so of the campaign, Hillary was reluctant to have Bernie be too prominent as a supporter. I think she was the one who chose not to have more joint events with him, and I read recently that he cut an ad for her in 2016 that she decided not to use. I don't know what the ad was or why she didn't use it, but my guess is she calculated the political cost to being associated too heavily with a self-declared socialist outweighed the potential benefit. In 2008, that wasn't the case because she and Obama had similar ideological stances, and the divide was more about identity politics than issues.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:27 PM

28. His "rallies" were mostly about himself with a perfunctory "oh, vote-for-Hillary" as a postscript...

 

His "rallies" were mostly about himself with a perfunctory "oh, vote-for-Hillary" as a postscript at the end. It was clear in Hillary's book "What Happened" that she was less than impressed with his performance and his lack of sincerity and lack of enthusiasm. When you think about what was at stake, you'd think he could have found the leadership skills and self-motivation needed to simply smile and "fake it" and play along to do everything necessary to get the Democrat elected.

I'd be very interested in learning more about the source that claims Hillary was reluctant to have Bernie campaigning for her. Like I said, every indicator is that she did want to see more of him, but she was disappointed in his lackadaisical performance and demeanor.

Even Jane got in on the action by giving her twitter followers "permission" to not vote for the Democrat... with a message that people needed to follow their heart and that the only thing that matters is that they vote. Good lord, Jane. Seriously? No... what matters is defeating the GOP, not simply "showing up" to cast a protest vote for Jill Stein.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:46 PM

30. +1

 

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:01 PM

31. What you said could also be the reason she kept her distance

 

I figured it was because she was reluctant to be associated too closely with a self-declared socialist, but you could be right that she didn't campaign with him more because she wasn't impressed with how he was campaigning.

Agree with you about Jane Sanders - I was pissed about that tweet. Overall, I don't disagree with those who said he could have done more and been less divisive - it's a big reason I didn't support him this time.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:02 PM

32. I doubt it.

 

She obviously wanted and expected more. Bernie failed to deliver.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:18 PM

41. In fairness to accuracy, is this the story you're referring to?

 

Sanders on Clinton's 'I'm with her' slogan: 'It's so phony'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's "I'm with her" slogan "phony," according to a new book.

In "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen write that members of the Clinton campaign reached out to Sanders aides in late September to share a script of an ad they wanted the Vermont senator to record.

In the ad, Sanders would tout Clinton for her education, healthcare and minimum wage proposals. And he would talk about how then-Republican nominee Donald Trump was wrong about climate change and the economy.

At the end of the script were the words: "I'm with her." “It’s so phony!” Sanders said. “I don’t want to say that." Sanders did not use the slogan in the ad.

snip===================================================================

The full ad was never used because it was panned was by focus groups.

“People felt that it was him delivering his message, not Hillary’s,” said one Clinton aide familiar with focus group responses.

"People didn’t feel that it was an authentic pitch for her and what she wanted to do. It even had some backlash in folks saying that he’s not really supporting her.”

The ad was not used on television, but some of the shorter takes of Sanders were used online.


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/329224-sanders-on-im-with-her-its-so-phony
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:34 PM

36. Maybe BS has a different concept of what hard work is.

 

His congressional career might provide a few clues to his definition of "working hard".

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:08 PM

34. That's the same kind of bullshit Bernie said in 2016.

 

He is simply incapable of learning. Or he doesn't care.
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:22 PM

10. It is time to quit paying attention to Sanders and focus on Biden. n/t

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:27 PM

13. Typical, always reverts to the stump speech. And holding back from endorsing Joe...

 

means he still holding out that something may happen to Biden.
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:28 PM

14. Defeated. Irrelevant. Old news.

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:35 PM

15. he's gonna repeat 2016 nt

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:23 PM

18. "Us, not Me"

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 05:05 PM

20. Hes gonna make us lose

 

Him and his bros are so toxic.
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:17 PM

21. Just more "ME, ME" and "ME"rather than "US"!

 

He is out and we in our continually discussing him, as well as the media, are still pushing him.

Get thee behind me, Satan! LOL!

Want more talk abut Joe and less or even NONE about Bernie....fizzle
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:42 PM

29. Did not they all, including Sanders, sign a pact of loyalty to the Dem candidate?

 

Meanwhile in Twitter, Bernie’s supporters
( Who we are supposed to beg) claim BS is not dropping out. He’s “suspended” his campaign. But you can still vote for him in the primaries.

One here on DU even suggested BS turn his delegates to Cuomo.

That’s some pact.
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:03 PM

33. Seriously?

 

Who suggested he turn his delegates to Cuomo? That makes no sense. Cuomo has made a career of pissing off the Working Families Party and others in the state who support Bernie or are in his camp ideologically. He may be doing a good job handling the coronavirus but there is no love for Cuomo among Bernie supporters here.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:41 PM

37. I'll find the comment and post you.

 

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:44 PM

38. It was removed but maybe the comments are still there

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213258881
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:47 PM

39. Here it is

 

Star Member LakeArenal
15. Another load of BS
People have spoken. Bernie lost.
No other candidates.

I say get your pinched nose out of your ass and get with the reality.

Joe is the candidate. Your guy lost. Your second guy is totally not going to happen

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19. Yep Bernie lost.
And this means what before a convention? Perhaps Bernie should give Cuomo his delegates.
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23. Yes. In a perverse way I wish he would
Because we would never have to hear about Bernie’s words ever again.

Joe’s door would close to old Bernie.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:07 PM

42. The primary is over. Biden is our candidate. As for BS fans who don't like Cuomo, seriously?

 

Governor Cuomo has actually accomplished the things that other career politicians merely talk about.

Among Cuomo's achievements BEFORE his strong, cogent, proactive response to COVID-19:

- $15/hr minimum wage
- tuition-free community college and state university
- passage of a gold-standard family leave act
- gender pay parity legislation
- the codification of Roe v Wade into state statutory law

We Democrats in NY love Cuomo.





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Response to lapucelle (Reply #42)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:37 PM

43. I mostly am happy with Cuomo

 

He has done some very good things, like the ones you mentioned. But he has also made a point of trying to limit the influence of the Working Families Party, which put pressure on him to do many of those things. He and the legislature recently changed the requirements for a party to get continued ballot access to make it harder for WFP to get on the ballot.
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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #43)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:28 PM

44. Cuomo is responsible for his own initiatives which began after the 2014 election

 

and which were accomplished in the course of his four term with a Democratic state assembly and a Republican state senate. Third parties don't get to grab the credit for the goals Cuomo achieved in spite of divided government.

When the public campaign financing commission rewrote state election election law in 2019, small third parties were impacted. However, all 21 of those third parties can still retain ballot access if they have a showing of 2% of the general election vote. Failing that, third parties can regain a ballot line through petitions.



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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:11 PM

35. Almost Trumpian

 

Bernie is almost Trumpian in this; just a step short of "I am the only one who can fix this".
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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:58 PM

40. Again, Warren dropped out weeks ago and still has not

 

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Response to mikelgb (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:30 PM

45. Ah yes...what about...

 

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Response to mikelgb (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:58 PM

46. Of Course, Sir

 

Professor Warren is not asking her supporters to keep voting for her so she can have 'leverage' to disrupt at the convention, nor does anyone doubt her supporters will support the nominee of the Party, Mr. Biden, through the campaign and at the polls in November. Professor Warren was my favorite among the candidates right up to the day she retired from the contest.





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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #46)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:06 PM

47. au contraire, Monsieur

 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Democrats are deciding their choice for the party’s presidential nominee, as just one major candidate — former Vice President Joe Biden — remains actively campaigning.

Results are expected Saturday in the party-run primary, which became an exclusively vote-by-mail affair after concerns with COVID-19 scrapped plans for in-person voting sites and pushed back the original primary date of April 4.

There are eight names on the ballot, reflecting the roster of candidates when the ballots were printed. The party plans to tabulate results on a rank-choice ballot for Biden, U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and the option of undeclared. Sanders, Warren and Gabbard have suspended their campaigns but asked to be included in the tallies, state party Chairwoman Casey Steinau said.

https://apnews.com/91f7aa23a3105b5f8461b385a5fc301e
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