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jimlup's Journal
jimlup's Journal
March 30, 2020

An open letter to both Biden and Bernie Supporters

Hello all! I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter. With a heavy heart I am changing my signature support to "Undecided".

I support the ideals that Senator Sanders advocates. I know that many Biden supporters are also with me in this. I will support Biden to full extent possible as we move towards the end of the primaries and the Presidency in the fall.

It is time for us to come together as one voice. We share in more ways that we differ. I admit that after Super Tuesday I was quite bitter and still am to some extent. Nevertheless, I can move beyond that to fully endorse the democratic candidate for the Presidency. That will inevitably not be Bernie Sanders and will likely be Joe Biden.

I will continue to strongly advocate for my ideals. Foremost and clearly relevant given the current frightening medical situation is Universal Health Care. Call it "Medicare for all", "Single Payer", or "Socialized Medicine" but it is past time that the United States join the rest of the Industrialized world in this matter. I will push the Biden administration hard on this point. And because he will actually be my President, I have hope that I will be heard.

To Sanders supporters and the Senator himself, it is now past time to suspend your campaign. Yes, we must continue to push the issues that are critically important. It is now time to rally as one and suspend our campaign. It was a good run and had the situation been slightly different, the tables could well be turned in Sanders favor. That is not the reality in which we are living.

Hope and Peace

March 24, 2020

Strongly strongly agree but ... the

mainstream of this discussion apparently doesn't think so. They have not learned a single lesson from the past and apparently want to try the "our way or the highway" failed strategy yet again.

If I say anymore this post might get hidden. It still might get hidden. The Bernie bashing is beyond the tier but they don't see it.

March 21, 2020

Reality bits ...

so fucking true and karma is true just not what you expect. Holy fucking shit! Here we go folks. No fucking leader and into the deep

I mean really? Could the simulators have dreamed of a more amazing game?

March 2, 2020

An Open Letter to Mainstream Dems

This letter is an honest expression of some problems that I have seen for many years. I am basically an Elizabeth Warren supporter. However, I am now leaning strongly towards Bernie and the Bernie bashing here actually moves me closer not further from him. In addition, it appears that Warren is not viable as the progressive candidate so, despite wishing that a woman could lead the ticket, I am swinging towards Bernie.

For as many election cycles as I can remember (I'm 62 so I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976) the left has been asked to stand aside and "support the mainstream" because the alternative was much worse. While this has no doubt been true, the left has been taken for granted. That may now be changing.

Bernie may, in fact, win big on Super Tuesday. Buttigeig's withdraw may alter that calculus, but I doubt by as much as the mainstreamers hope it will.

If he wins and it becomes clear that he has a path to the nomination, we expect your whole support. Your lack there of will be remembered for many election cycles. When it is time to get on the train we expect the same dedication from you that we have shown when the tables where turned towards your candidates.

I apologize if you feel that I have disrespected the mainstream. Realize that it comes from having been marginalized and disrespected for decades not just this once. The American electorate is not what you believe it is nor is it what the pundits believe it is. If 2016 taught us anything, I hope we learned at least that.

Good luck and let it be known that I will fully support ANY democratic ticket versus Donald Trump. Will you do the same?

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