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Running "as-a" Democrat is NOT the same thing as actually "being-a" Democrat. --- The word itself...

Running "as-a" Democrat is NOT the same thing as actually "being-a" Democrat. He and his supporters like to repeat those two words often... reminding us that he's running "as a" Democrat.

The word itself functions as a preposition and a quick check with the Google's dictionary, we see that "as" (in this context) only means "similar" (in the guise of; with the appearance of; so as to appear to be; etc.)

I simply cannot support anyone who refuses to fully embrace the Democratic party, and commit to the Democratic party in a lifelong, sincere and meaningful way. Anyone who chooses to play a role, and who refuses to pledge and dedicate themselves (permanently) to the Democratic party is NOT someone who deserves my vote.

I know that I speak for millions of loyal, lifelong, stalwart, and dedicated Democrats who will never vote for a Socialist who has such open contempt and hostility for Democrats and the Democratic party. This is why a Socialist running "as a" Democrat will never be our party's nominee.



Biden supporters do not hate the Democratic party. Biden supporters do not...

Biden supporters do not hate the Democratic party. Biden supporters do not call Democrats "intellectually bankrupt". Biden supporters do not think that the Democratic party is "ideologically bankrupt". Biden supporters do not believe that Democrats are "feeble" and "corrupt". Biden supporters do not proclaim that the Democratic party is an "absolute failure". Neither Biden nor his supporters characterize the Democratic party as being "the party of the one-percent". Neither Biden nor his supporters accuse the Democratic party of being "the party of the elite."

None of Biden's supporters denigrate the Democratic party with accusations of being "do-nothings". Biden's supporters believe that racism is real and that economic considerations won't make racism go away. Biden's supporters do not smear the party by saying that "it focuses 'too-much' on Diversity"... and we readily admit that people who refuse to vote for someone BECAUSE of the color of his/her skin IS INDEED a racist (we don't defend or make excuses for racists).

All I'm trying to say is that there is "rudeness" when arguing and bickering among ourselves in an anonymous discussion forum and on Twitter, etc... and then there are the OUTRIGHT LIES and other things that certain candidates and individuals do and say publicly that denigrate and smear and divide and create distrust and suspicion... and which discourages voters from supporting the Democratic party.

Here's the bottom line: Lies and smears about Democrats and the Democratic party create negativity. Negativity generates apathy. Apathy discourages voter turnout. Low voter turnout gives Republicans a chance to steal the elections. What good purpose does that serve? Why would any forward-thinking individual purposely do and say things that harm the Democratic party and which benefit the GOP?


Fiddle-dee-dee! Well! The delicate Southern Gentleman from South Carolina is having what can only be

Well! Fiddle-dee-dee! I do declare! The ever-so delicate Southern Gentleman from South Carolina is having what can only be described as a hissy fit. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the unmistakable sounds of Little Lindsey stomp-stomp-stomping his way down the terrazzo floors in the Halls of Congress. Click-click-click go the heels and toes of his high-gloss patent leather tap shoes. The shine is so bright you might overlook his color-coordinated ankle-high socks embroidered with his initials in the fold-down cuff. Everyone stops and watches as he storms past... fists clinched in rage with a little scowl on his face. Eventually he reaches his office and slams the door behind him with a level of force and strength that defies the meek appearance he has when wearing his short pants and matching waistcoat. It slams so loudly that it makes his chandeliers sway and his antique porcelain tea-set rattles on the table. Still, even with the door firmly closed, passers-by can hear the shrill shrieks emanating from behind the polished oak door... along with the unmistakable sounds of his glass figurines collection being thrown to the floor one by one. Why! Lordy, you never heard such a fuss! Someone needs to check on him before he snatches all the heads of the playthings in his toybox.

Haaaaaa!



No he can't. Not with all the trash-talk and denigration of Democrats and the Democratic party. He fell short once before and in the intervening time period, he's continued to smear our party. That's no way to win-over Hillary voters. Fact of the matter is this: the Democratic party is NOT "feeble" ... and it's NOT "ideologically bankrupt" ... and it's NOT "corrupt" ... and it's NOT "the same as the GOP" ... and it's NOT "the party of the elite" ... and it's NOT "the party of the one percent" ... and it's NOT a bunch of "do nothings" ... and it's NOT TRUE that Democrats "focus too much on diversity" ... and it's NOT TRUE that Democrats "don't care about climate change".

So many lies and smears. I'm sick of it. (And I'm not the only one either.)

Excellent analysis! Thank you.

Here's why Hillary won the primaries on her second try, but Bernie probably won't.

The first time Hillary ran, she ran against Obama. Many of us would have been happy with either one as President. (I didn't even go to the caucuses that year because I liked both of them equally.) Then Obama, after he won, made her Secretary of State -- giving us all even more reason to support her next time. And she waited to run again till Obama had finished his two terms, so the voters who preferred him didn't have to choose between them.

Bernie lost to Hillary by 4 million votes. To win a majority this second time, he's going to have to get millions of votes from Hillary people. How many of them are going to pick the man who is STILL railing against the "Democratic establishment" and against Democrats like Hillary? If he only wins a plurality, then the winner will be chosen at the convention -- the electors will choose the nominee in subsequent ballot(s). What are the odds that the electors will choose the candidate with a minority of votes who rails against the "establishment"?

Which is more likely? That voters/electors who preferred Hillary will pick Sanders this time -- or that they'll pick Warren, Biden, Klobuchar, etc.?
Excellent analysis! Thank you.

Total horse shit...

We will win when we put somebody on that ballot that excites the base
Total horse shit. That's not "the base" that's being described.

The "base" of the Democratic party are the ones who are LOYAL to the party. The "base" are the ones who ALWAYS VOTE in every election. The "base" of the Democratic party are the ones who only vote for Democrats. The "base" are the ones who volunteer, donate, canvass, stuff-envelopes, man phone banks, hand out flyers at polling places.

The "base" doesn't need to be convinced to do anything. It's very insulting for anyone to 1) act like the base aren't loyal... and 2) try to pretend that the unreliable and malcontent voters are the "base" (they're not!)

The real "base" will vote for the party's nominee even if they aren't thrilled that their first choice didn't make it. The real "base" doesn't need to be personally excited or "in-love" with the nominee. The "base" will vote for the Democrat because it's good for the country, not because their own personal vanities have been validated and not because their egos have been stroked.

All I'm saying is the far-left malcontents, and the unreliable youth-vote are NOT the base.

"That's propaganda not journalism." --- Yes indeed.

That's propaganda not journalism.
Yes indeed. And copying-and-pasting from campaign press releases and PAC press releases is not journalism either. It's lazy.

Tell me about it. Their "writers" are the WORST! Copying-and-pasting from press releases...

Tell me about it. Their "writers" are the WORST! Copying-and-pasting from press releases is not journalism.

Well! The delicate Southern Gentleman from South Carolina is having what can only be described as...

Well! I do declare! The delicate Southern Gentleman from South Carolina is having what can only be described as a hissy fit. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the unmistakable sounds of Little Lindsey stomp-stomp-stomping his way down the terrazzo floors in the Halls of Congress. Click-click-click go the heels and toes of his high-gloss patent leather tap shoes. The shine is so bright you might overlook his color-coordinated ankle-high socks embroidered with his initials in the cuff. Eventually he reaches his office and slams the door behind him with a level of force and strength that defies the meek appearance he has when wearing his short pants and matching waistcoat. Still, even with the door firmly closed, passers-by can hear the shrill shrieks emanating from behind the polished oak door... along with the unmistakable sounds of his glass menagerie collection being thrown to the floor. Why! Lordy, you never heard such a fuss! Someone needs to check on him.

That really is an impressive "get" for the Biden campaign! And the BS campaign is denied...

That really is an impressive "get" for the Biden campaign! And it looks like the BS campaign is denied yet another coveted endorsement that would have really gone a long way to help him with gaining a little support from the AA and POC communities. I have to be honest here, it really looks like BS campaign is really struggling in that regard and without the strong support of the AA community, his chances of becoming our party's nominee are zero.
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