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2016 Postmortem

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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 08:07 PM Jun 2016

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the Democratic Party since 1966. When I was 15 years old, I was a volunteer for JFK in California. I am not a "New" Democrat.

Bernie Sanders became a Democrat in 2015. He is a new Democrat.

Labels are nonsense. They serve no purpose, other than to divide people. Please don't do that. We need to come together, not split apart.


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But you just did it. The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2016 #1
I just did what? MineralMan Jun 2016 #3
Ah, but you forget that Bernie is a REAL DEMOCRAT, whereas you and I... brooklynite Jun 2016 #9
If someone identifies as a Democrat, MineralMan Jun 2016 #12
I've been saying this for a while, too. We are Democrats and we don't need a Republican President. The Wielding Truth Jun 2016 #22
A New Democrat is someone who follows the Koch-funded DLC/3rd Way philosophies. TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #28
We are no longer in the Reaganomic era. You can stop attacking Democrats BootinUp Jun 2016 #31
We are in stage 2 of Reaganomics--rebranded. Just like Off-shoring is rebranded as Globalization. TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #37
We just nominated the most liberal economic candidate since Mondale who BootinUp Jun 2016 #39
Well, when that candidate and family divests from KXL and renuonces The Podesta Group, perhaps. TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #42
Fool me once.... 840high Jun 2016 #34
Exactly. 840high Jun 2016 #33
So you take a another swipe at Sanders. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #2
See my reply above. MineralMan Jun 2016 #6
So he's a 2015 newcomer, eh? TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #10
I've been to the White House. That doesn't make me the President. politicaljunkie41910 Jun 2016 #23
Sure, the guy with the more liberal record in the senate, and about the lowest bank balance Kentonio Jun 2016 #46
I guess that does not count Duckhunter935 Jun 2016 #27
A 'New Democrat' is one who ascribes to right wing Republican economic policies AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #4
Willfull ignorance can't be cured by education. vintx Jun 2016 #7
Yep. New, as in neo-liberals of which Mr. Sanders sure as shit is not. Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #17
You were doing so well until you stuck the "new" in the second line. n/t PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #5
Did I gets the facts wrong? MineralMan Jun 2016 #8
Which is why I think you should have written: PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #11
New means recent. MineralMan Jun 2016 #14
Labels are labels, and 'new' has no precise meaning. n/t PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #18
Look it up. MineralMan Jun 2016 #21
Agree 100%. Wellstone ruled Jun 2016 #13
You picked the wrong username. Might want to change your sig. vintx Jun 2016 #16
Sorry,not going to happen. Wellstone ruled Jun 2016 #32
Thank you. You got my point. MineralMan Jun 2016 #19
Then why are you doing this? Duckhunter935 Jun 2016 #15
OP's last chance to get one in before the deadline. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #20
The thing about this, though SpareribSP Jun 2016 #24
ImWithHillary. Proud Democrat here. oasis Jun 2016 #25
I'm with Bernie. Long time 840high Jun 2016 #36
Yikes! I agree with you MM. Labels are nonsense and should be disregarded when voting. Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #26
+10,000 nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #41
The reason nobody will believe what you post... MrMickeysMom Jun 2016 #29
K & R BootinUp Jun 2016 #30
K&R mcar Jun 2016 #35
You just labeled yourself. Autumn Jun 2016 #38
You are supporting the 3rd way. Call it whatever you like but this is not JFK's party any longer. Live and Learn Jun 2016 #40
In many states there are no party registrations. None whatsoever. longship Jun 2016 #43
Good post. seabeckind Jun 2016 #47
Really! People on here know who you are! akbacchus_BC Jun 2016 #44
hmmm. that's why you spent years and years on sites that were cali Jun 2016 #45
Then why do you put so much value in the label? seabeckind Jun 2016 #48
People > Party pinebox Jun 2016 #49
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