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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 04:50 AM

1. Those were four questions. Answers (in the order of your questions.)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Don't know what you mean by governing is force. Please elaborate.

4. He will govern as a Democrat who gets stuff done. To get stuff done, you have to negotiate. (You get that it takes at least 60 Senate votes to accomplish anything, right? And Democrats don't have sixty votes in the Senate. So, you have to bring Republicans into it.) I'm pretty fucking sure he'll compromise less than Hillary. For just one example, he's never filed two unconstitutional bills against flag desecration just to triangulate; never voted for any of our three attacks in Iraq, etc.

He has gotten stuff done. Even as an indie, he has written bills and amendments that became law. As far as I know, that is not something Senator Clinton ever accomplished. One of his negotiations became a case study at the Brookings Institute.

Finally, I hope you are sincere and not concern trolling because, frankly, we've already seen too much of that for reasons I don't understand, specifically Hillary fans pretending to be Bernie fans or undecided and "wondering" if Bernie, a man who has been in elected office for over 34 years, getting re-elected over and over, can "really" do the job.

I took a quick look at your posting history and, candidly, it seems that you are much more of a Hillary fan than a Sanders fan. For example, I have no idea why someone who doesn't believe the US can afford single payer would support Sanders. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=407431

If I am wrong to wonder, so be it. I am wondering anyway, because I've seen this before too many times. AFAIK, though, no one who is a Bernie fan has ever pretended to be a Hillary fan or confused about Hillary's qualifications. I guess we didn't get the memo.

Please know that this post is mine, and mine alone, and does not represent any other member of the Bernie Sanders Group. That is another thing that has tended to happen far too much on this board: Taking something one lone supporter of Sanders has posted and using it as a cudgel against all other supporters on this board, sometimes even all his millions of supporters in real life.

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merrily Sep 2015 #1
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