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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:26 AM

Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race

Source: NBC

Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday.

The Vermont independent senator's 2020 bid started off strong. He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign continued to rake in millions in small-dollar donations and pack rallies full of supporters as he ascended to national front-runner status amid a crowded Democratic field.




Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/bernie-sanders-drops-out-presidential-race-n1155156




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Reply Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race (Original post)
kpete Apr 8 OP
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. About Effin time

Amen

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:27 PM

54. Stay classy.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:29 PM

58. He was.

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:31 PM

59. the poster was restrained AF

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Response to NY06DemSoc (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:15 PM

74. She speaks for me. Last time Sanders told his fans to "vote their conscience" ...

...which is not an endorsement of the Dem nominee; and Jane (good ol' Jane) said virtuously that "it was not important who they voted for, but that they voted."

Remember who became potus and by how slim a margin in states targeted by Jill Stein?

I wll spare you what my lefty husband had to day about ideologues, as you might find it even less classy than my gentle friend Pachamamma.


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Response to NY06DemSoc (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:06 PM

137. +++++

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:03 PM

116. Nice... classy...

SMFH

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #116)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:08 PM

124. Pachamama speaks for me, too!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #145)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:18 AM

153. I've never hated any of our candidates. N/T

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:29 PM

117. I know... right?


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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:25 AM

157. That PHONY hasn't dropped out of anything........

He's still wants his name on all ballots and has NEVER endorsed nor given his delegates to Biden. This is just more grandstanding nonsense by Bernie and his "bros" who just like in 2016 just have a hard time letting it go. When they finally figure Bernie isn't the guy they go to a corner to cry claiming they won't vote in this election so we can be assured of another four years of Trump.

Hey Bernie,DROP OUT,throw your support and delegates 100% behind Biden and all Democrats to get this fucking Hitler V2.0 out of office in November.



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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:41 AM

159. It was past effin' time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:27 AM

2. Good

Thanks, Bernie, for inspiring so many.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:55 PM

104. He truly did. I hope his efforts helped in turning our party back to the left

where it should have been all along. If we had stood by our principles all along, the right wing wouldn't have had such an unobstructed run that got us where we are today.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #104)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:52 PM

121. Agreed!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #104)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:49 AM

139. God Bless Bernie Sanders

A true patriot and a great American, the president we should have had.

Congratulations to Vice President Biden. I truly hope he can get the job done.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:27 AM

3. About time!

Here's hoping for a sane convention this time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:28 AM

4. About Damn Time, My Friend!

"From Bernie’s perspective, dropping out of a race once you have no chance of winning is peculiar behavior that can only be explained by the work of a hidden hand. For most politicians, though, it is actually standard operating procedure. Only Sanders seems to think the normal thing to do once voters have made clear they don’t want to nominate you is to continue campaigning anyway."

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:54 PM

103. decision

It only took a global pandemic and worldwide depression to make him come to this realization.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #103)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:14 PM

107. Nobody Ever Said He Was Quick On The Uptake, Ma'am

That he hasn't changed his mind in forty years is a selling point among those who love him, while to me it seems a mark of something seriously flawed in intellect or personality or both.





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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #107)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:30 PM

118. Thank you! You're not the only one who's noticed.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #118)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:35 PM

119. I Would Consider Myself A Failure As An Adult Human, Ma'am

If I hadn't changed my mind about anything over the course of more than forty years....

Thank you for the opportunity, I am going to miss the scrapping in our Primary Forum, and am mostly retiring now to the Lounge, and the News forums....



"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 #107)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:01 PM

130. Very poor taste

I will not sir or ma'am you as is your wont. Only a real vulture would dance about on the grave of a failed campaign at this point. Still, I will support Joe Biden in spite of your rudeness

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Response to lefthandedskyhook (Reply #130)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:05 PM

131. I Refer You To No. 119 Above, Fella

And stand by the sentiment without reservation....





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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #107)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:57 AM

151. Well-stated, IMO.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:28 AM

5. It's the right thing to do, but he will be dissed here for doing it.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

11. It already is happening

But Bernie fooled them all—none will be more disappointed than Putin, Bernie Bros Russian trolls, and der fuhrer.

We should consider the intellectual company we keep if we’re disappointed along with them.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:47 PM

113. Waa, waa, waa

So glad to see them sad.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:51 AM

32. and...

so what

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Response to llashram (Reply #32)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:00 PM

105. So we have election to win.

Continuing to act as if Sanders and the progressive wing of the party are the enemy is not exactly a smart strategy.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #105)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:33 PM

127. I am not

interested in BS or JD's. True we have an election to win and "all hands on deck"...history has shown that as a call to arms. Now we shall see, again won't we, as to whether our ship sinks or makes it into port...

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Response to llashram (Reply #127)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:40 PM

128. What are JD's? And to repeat treating Progressives as enemies

Is not a great strategy! Every time I read this I think troll ala grand provocateur Trump.

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Response to StClone (Reply #128)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:53 AM

154. In My Day, Sir, It Meant 'Juvenile Delinquents'

One suspects the meaning intended here is 'Justice Democrats'. I will leave to others any exploration of whether the elder meaning overlaps the present one, appropriately or otherwise.

I will suggest that good might result from 'progressives' ceasing to treat other elements of the Democratic Party as enemies. It sounds crazy, but it just might work to foster peace and comity....

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Response to StClone (Reply #128)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:50 AM

164. you'll figure it out

maybe

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #105)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:15 PM

138. what makes you think its an act?

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #105)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:38 AM

146. Maybe you BSers needed to consider that

 

Before attacking the Democratic base of women and minorities as “establishment” and worse.

If you don’t want enemies, stop going out of your way to make them.

Because too many BSers did exactly that.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:33 PM

83. I am watching to see how Bernie acts from here on

If he has any campaign funds left over, if he gives them to the Dems to use for Biden, Or if he just keeps them for his next campaign.

How long it takes him and his followers to entusiastically get out on the campaign trail for Biden.....

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:50 PM

101. Yup... so much for unifying the party!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #101)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:31 PM

126. Unity is a two way street

 

And one has to be receptive to it in the first place.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #101)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:15 AM

162. You mean like this? Like this UGLY tweet from Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders' National Press Secretary?

You mean like this? Like this UGLY tweet from Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders' National Press Secretary? I hardly think the Bernie Sanders campaign (or any of his supporters) are in any position to be lecturing anyone or scolding anyone about "unity", no?


Twitter Profile: Briahna Joy Gray @briebriejoy National Press Secretary for the next president i.e. #BernieSanders2020.

Bernie was too kind to go after Biden, but it's coming.

Either Dem leadership cares more abt maintaining a corporate status quo than getting rid of Trump, or they're planning to replace Joe - adopting a pretty fast and loose relationship w/ representative Democracy.



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. Excellent. I love him again.

I hope he backs Joe with cheerful enthusiasm.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:40 AM

22. Yes! This! nt

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:58 AM

36. Definitely hope so. We need him to help bring our party back together.

So we all march lock-step, as one, to defeat the monster and drive its ugly affliction OUT of OUR White House.

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Response to calimary (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:33 PM

61. YES!!!!!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #61)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:59 PM

72. Welcome to DU, ShazzzieB.

Time for the main event. And we can all focus on it earlier, and hopefully, more together.

But that'll be up to the Bernie supporters.

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Response to calimary (Reply #72)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:47 PM

129. Yep

We need Bernie to help heal the divisions that he exploited and exacerbated.

I am not holding my breath.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:41 PM

63. I will be shocked if he does otherwise.

Bernie doesn't want four years of Trump at any time, especially not in the present dystopia we live in.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:45 PM

65. I am sure he will.

Bernie has way more class than those who have been hurling vicious insults at him. He is an American first.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #65)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:39 PM

84. I'm with you on this.

Disappointed to see so many of us having acted like Trumpers

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #84)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:48 PM

88. Putin's "Bernie Bro" trolls have been quite successful, unfortunately.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #88)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:22 PM

97. You need to learn to ignore them.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #97)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:33 PM

99. I've never actually seen them. I just see people talking about them here at DU.

People here seem to assume they are actual Bernie supporters.

I don't do Twit or Falsebook; I gather that's where they usually pop up.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #99)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:37 PM

100. Maybe most of them are Bots and others are really Trump supporters

Either way their mission to divide us has been pretty successful

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #100)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:27 PM

108. Sigh...yes.

Maybe we can patch it over now.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #99)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:43 AM

147. Go to Raw Story, Alternet

 

Truthdig, and other sites like that. They’re overrun with the bernbots with more spite than brains.

A most unpleasant environment.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #65)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:04 AM

142. BS "I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:29 AM

7. Bless Bernie and his supporters!

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Response to Maribelle (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:47 PM

66. Thank you Maribelle! We are all Joe supporters now!

Changing my preference photo momentarily...

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #66)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:08 PM

112. Welcome lagomorph777

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Response to Maribelle (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:38 PM

120. Thanks for your polite reply.

Bernie had every right to express his beliefs. I'm glad he realized that the only way to defeat this current idiot in the White House was to withdraw. I will always respect him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

8. Good. This is how we beat Trump.

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:41 PM

64. Don't know.

Seems the tRump campaign is bringing out a full court press to win over Bernie supporters to vote for tRump. I truly hope that that does not work.

Thank you, Bernie, for doing a great thing. We still appreciate you in the trenches. Keep your message moving forward.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #64)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:51 PM

67. Bernie needs to throw his full endorsement behind Biden.

I'm worried Trump would do just that. I just can't see how anyone can vote for Trump after he brought us to the brink of disaster, and he doesn't care.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #64)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:19 PM

76. Anyone who would even consider voting for Trump over Biden was always a lost cause.

I don’t believe they will be a significant number.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

9. Keep fighting for us Bernie, your voice is needed!

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:45 AM

31. Absolutely! Let's not forget who's team he's on...

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:54 PM

69. "Let's not forget who's team he's on..."

I think THAT is what has been the "sticky" issue regarding how many here at DU perceive him. A good, clear, strong statement of support for the Democratic nominee would make it clear for all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

10. Is this real?

I need three sources on this one.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:40 AM

24. Thank you for the link!

Thanks for helping a brother out!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:39 AM

19. Thanks!

I was just on the Google machine - but thank you for the link!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:33 AM

12. Thank you Bernie for doing the right thing!

I’m glad that Bernie has been in the race, and I hope that all Bernie supporters will recognize that he has helped push some most-needed changes to the forefront of our thinking. Those ideas will be reflected in the Democratic Party platform that I hope will be more progressive than any we’ve seen in the past.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:34 AM

13. Krystal Ball must be wailing

Two days ago she suggested Bernie stay in if nothing else a thorn in bidens side.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:40 AM

23. She'll probably join the Trump campaign

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

37. I hope not, and shame on her if she does.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:28 PM

80. She'd have to lose her intellectual glasses.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:08 AM

143. yeah, 'cause privileged Krystal Ball doesn't give a SHITE

about the Supreme Court or People's Lives.. only her little fee fees.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:36 AM

15. He made a valiant effort I have to admit and he might have won had he not committed some fubars.

Anyway its time for all Democrats both pro Bernie and not pro Bernie to come together and support Biden because if we fail to do that we will have 4 more years of Trump and I do not think anyone sane here wants that, right?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:42 AM

28. RBG and Stephen Breyer do not have many years left.

Four more years of Trump will lead to the very high possibility of a 6-3 (or even 7-2) conservative Supreme Court. If you thought Roe v. Wade, the Voting Rights Act, and labor protections were vulnerable now, just wait until Trump nominates at least a third SCOTUS justice (and you can't forget about the lower level federal courts too!)

The reality is that Democrats made their choice twice on the past four years, and his name was not Bernie. In the "Obama-Trump" states that are important for deciding the November 2020 outcome, Democrats chose Biden.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:46 PM

87. Our very Democracy is at stake

I believe the power brokers on the right believe Democracy is a quaint, outdated concept, and that only their kind is fit to rule.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:38 AM

17. Thank God.

Now let's unite behind our Democratic candidate and get Trump out of office!

Any Berniebot not on board with that can go to Hell, as long as they promise to take Trump with them...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:53 AM

33. yep

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:38 AM

18. Thank you, Bernie.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:39 AM

20. Wisconsin numbers?

Maybe he saw the Wisconsin numbers, or at least enough of them to know he's going to lose there. Biden has a 20+ point lead in most polls.

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Response to SansACause (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:46 AM

148. That's a safe guess.

 

It must have been a bloodbath.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:39 AM

21. Tonight at 11 -- Hunter Biden Makes a Come Back

So when they start attacking Biden for his son again, let's all chant long and slow about the lack of credentials that weird skinny freak man-child posturing son-in-law Jared Kushner. He is not qualified period. Saying Hunter Biden was not qualified to be a consultant is a long cry from putting Jared Boy in charge of pretty much everything under the sun.

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Response to lettucebe (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:07 PM

43. Yes, it's bound to get ugly. repubs are great at playing dirty to avoid talking about issues.

I just ask one thing of Bernie and that is to rally his supporters to defeat tRump. We'll need every last vote, and with a little luck we can also take the Senate.

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Response to lettucebe (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:55 AM

150. I always ask the MAGAts

 

To explain how a guy

Who made it through Yale Law

Worked as an executive for a banking company

Worked for the US Commerce dept

Was on the board for Amtrak

Started multiple investment groups

Started lobbying firms

And was a lawyer at one of the top white shoe firms in the country...

Wasn’t qualified to be on a fricking board of directors?

Do they have any concept of how many boards of directors have idiots with zero qualifications who are there only because Daddy or $$$$?

Corporate America would look like a bar during COVID-19 if qualifications were the sole criteria for being on a board of directors.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

25. Thank God!

Now let us CRUSH Trump and the GOP!

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

26. Thank you Bernie, it was the right thing to do! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

27. ok...good decision...

now, let's roll. We have a shit ton of obstacles ahead of us. Time to unify, and run that orange piece of shit out of the White House...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:43 AM

29. This is the mensch I always thought Bernie to be.

But I was beginning to have doubts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:45 AM

30. Oh yeah!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:54 AM

34. Live thread on NYTimes right now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:57 AM

35. Relief!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:01 PM

38. It was the right thing to do and now the work is to unite all Democrats.

Joe's policies and platforms won't give everyone 100% of what they want but we need to take both the WH and the Senate to get this nation healed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:04 PM

39. Good!

Now he needs to encourage his supporters to support Biden.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #39)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:11 PM

73. I know that there are stories circulating, and maybe a couple high-profile individuals,

but for the vast majority of us, Trump is NO substitute for Bernie, and we'll be voting for the nominee. Even in private groups elsewhere, I've seen ZERO Bernie supporters plan to vote for Trump.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #73)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:50 PM

114. Let me just say it right here, right up front...

...I have been a Bernie fan for years, now...and when I say a Bernie fan, I mean a fan of his IDEAS! Bernie always said, 'it's not about me, it 's about us', and I, for one, believe with all my heart that he truly means it! I am heartbroken about his loss of a path to the nomination. but am glad that he has drug a lot of the centrist element of the current democratic establishment to the negotiating table to acknowledge that the younger generation of dems WANT planks in the party platform that address income desparity, medicare for all, climate change, and affordable higher education. I also acknowledge, right here, that I'm not much of an enthusiastic Biden supporter, but, if Joe will at least show that he understands the need to address these issues, in some form or fashion, it would go a long way toward changing my level of enthusiasm for his candidacy. That being said, OF COURSE he has my vote - no TRUE Bernie supporter would even consider not supporting the Dem nominee!.....it would just be nice to hear some of Bernie's ideas given some consideration as we ALL go forward to removing the orange shitstain and his sycophant party from power.

...just sayin'.

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #114)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:06 PM

123. i agree it would be nice if biden shows he understands we are out here

the under insured , the un insured but I will say no matter what I will vote against the current occupant

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:05 PM

41. He just said he is staying on the ballot to continue to accumulate delegates

Didnt endorse Biden

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Response to Danmel (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:00 PM

122. everyone stays on the ballot...they don't print new ballots each time someone drops out

accumulating delegates to influence platform shouldn't be a problem, the left deserves a representative at the convention

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #122)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:31 AM

158. Well actually they keep them updated

I just received mine for the Kansas primary. I don't see Booker,Yang,Klobuchar,Bloomberg. Warren and Gabbert are the only two on it that have dropped out and there is a HELL of a difference. They really did drop out,support Biden and have pledged delegates to him.

Bernie?? He hasn't done anything other than give a phony speech and then claim he's still on the ballot and wants all the delegates he can get.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:06 PM

42. Staying on the ballot until the convention! WTF!

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:15 PM

49. "moving towards the right once again?" WTF?

The party is not "moving."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:08 PM

46. Thank you, sir. On to a Senate majority - with a President Biden.

Unity.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #46)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:59 PM

90. YES!!!

Wonderful post!



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Response to liberalla (Reply #90)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:02 PM

111. Thanks!

Together, these two can change history - and make 2020 a real turning point.

Joe will hit'em high (the White House), and Bernie will hit'em low - as a key player in winning back the Senate.

United, these guys can finally send Respirator Hog and Ping-May Mitch where they belong: (fill in the blank..)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:11 PM

47. Thank you Bernie

Congratulations VP Biden as the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party for President of the United States!!

On to the General Election!

DU General Election mode: ACTIVATE

Senator Sanders would be a great senior adviser.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:12 PM

48. Bernie did the right thing

He ran a great campaign and has a lot to be proud of. All the different factions in the Democratic Party agree on 90% of everything. We need to put our differences aside and focus on what unites us and kick Trump’s ass up and down the sidewalk!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:16 PM

50. Good. Now let's get rid of trump, before he kills us all. (nt)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:20 PM

51. Thank you, Bernie!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:23 PM

52. Finally. Great news. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:25 PM

53. NOW, is he going to do what he said he would do if it came down to Biden being the final pick?

I remember him saying that he would enthusiastically back Biden.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #53)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:28 PM

57. Apparently not.




Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk
SANDERS: "I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates. While Vice President Biden will be the nominee, we must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible... to exert significant influence over the party platform."

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:20 PM

77. "Listen to me dammit!!"

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #57)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:28 PM

81. He will have great difficulty in "gathering delegates."

Voters will mostly not vote for a candidate who has withdrawn. In almost all states left to hold primaries, he will not get the 15% or more of votes that will give him delegates. He might add a few, here and there, but the voters will abandon a withdrawn candidate for the most part.

On the other hand. Joe Biden will quickly gather enough pledged delegates to have a majority of delegates well before the convention is held. Delegates are allocated proportionally to candidates who earn 15% or more of the votes. Sanders will not do that in most states that hold elections from now on, I'm certain.

I believe that Senators Sanders would have earned more support had he enthusiastically endorsed Joe Biden today, but that's his decision to make.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:27 PM

55. Thank you Bernie. Now PLEASE consider endorsing Biden and suggest your many followers

do the same, after a some time to be disappointed of course.

Defeating Trump MUST be the goal that unites any sentient human in America.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:27 PM

56. They suspend rather than end because they can still collect donations.

They suspend rather than end because they can still collect donations.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:39 PM

62. Thank You Bernie! You've changed the debate for the better!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:51 PM

68. Sigh,

Well I switched my candidate. Around here has been depressing with all the "Bernie not a Democrat" crap. How quickly that will change I hope.

I have a lot of doubts about Biden, but with him being the candidate against Trump, I have no choice but to vote for him.



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:56 PM

70. It is only about getting Trump out.

Sanders made a cardinal mistake in his pursuit of the Democratic Party nomination ... he was still running the 2016 campaign. Biden is a weak choice, but people just want Trump out and Biden is the tabla rasa on which voters projected that desire.

Biden will win (assuming we have a somewhat 'normal' election). Nothing much else matters now except for Biden's vice presidential choice -- because that person may be the presidential nominee by November and will undoubtedly be President of the United States sometime in the next four years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:56 PM

71. BS,he isn't really "dropping out". More Bernie "games" What a POS.........

You call running around and STILL gathering delegates dropping out?? This better not be true,I'm hoping for the best right now but I don't think Bernie and his "Bros" are done with the game playing.

SANDERS: "I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates. While Vice President Biden will be the nominee, we must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible... to exert significant influence over the party platform."

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #71)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:23 PM

79. Same old Bernie Sanders, then

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #71)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:05 PM

94. I agree. Deja vu

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:19 PM

75. FWIW, my two cents:

Although he dropped out, a lot of what he stands for will stand the test of time, Mad Dog Markie my word.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:21 PM

78. How long before he changes his party affiliation back to "I"?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:30 PM

82. Thank you Bernie for running a good race

And thank you for reading the tea leaves and getting out for the good of the country and th good of Democracy. I am sure you will still contribute!

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:53 PM

89. Thank you, Bernie!

It was the right thing to do.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:00 PM

91. Thank you Bernie!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:03 PM

92. Joe Biden Email

"I’ve had a chance to get to know Bernie over the years. We were in the Senate together before Barack and I took office, and of course, I had known him from his work in the House. What I liked about Bernie was that he said what he believed, no matter who was in the room. I admired his passion. I liked his convictions. I thought people who failed to take him seriously would prove to be sorely mistaken. And, as it turns out, I was right.

Bernie suspended his campaign today, but while you can suspend a campaign, you can’t suspend a movement. Bernie and his supporters have taken issues which had been given little attention and brought them to the center of the conversation. Bernie gets a lot of credit for his passionate advocacy for the issues he cares about. But he doesn’t get enough credit for being a voice that forces us all to take a hard look in the mirror and ask if we’ve done enough.

Jill and I can’t wait to work with him and Jane on building a more progressive future.

Bernie has often said that his campaign was not about him. It was about “us.” That goes for me, too. And now more than ever, that rings true. This primary is over -- but this campaign is just beginning. And it’s a campaign bigger than whose name is on the ballot. It’s a campaign about people like us coming together to not only defeat Donald Trump, but to ensure that America lives up to its founding promises once we do.

We will not defeat Donald Trump by being like Donald Trump. We won’t win with division, cruelty, or appealing to the worst in us. We’ll win with compassion, humanity, humility, and joy. We’ll win by being a campaign that brings Americans together -- a campaign that shows decency, but also determination. A campaign that shows humanity, but also grit. And in the end: we will show the country that a better future is possible. And we’ll show that it is possible because of people like you. You’ve built this campaign, and believed in us -- always."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:04 PM

93. He's still asking supporters to continue to vote for him so he can rack up

More delegates. How is this bringing the party together?

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #93)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:28 PM

132. It's not,just more of the same with Sanders

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:07 PM

95. Will Bernie stop accepting campaign donations?

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:26 PM

98. Fuckin' Finally, but he's still not doing enough Surprise, surprise

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:50 PM

102. Time to get behind Biden and convince his bros to do the same.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:01 PM

106. So that's that...

...time for all of us to haul on the same rope now, and pull down the tacky brass statue.

Look, Joey B wasn't my preferred candidate, but shit be what shit be. Like Trae Crowder said, Biden is McDonald's. But we are starving, it's late, and there ain't nothin' else open right now. So you know what? I'mma pull over and we're gonna get some McDonalds.

Hopefully, he'll pick a good running mate for VP, so we'll have a nice side order of fries with that bland-ass burger.

Bring on November!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:19 PM

109. I'm wondering if this will be his last campaign ever.

If he ran again for senate in 2024, he would be 83 on election day. That's an exhausting job for someone half his age and would be tough to pull off as he moved to his late 80's.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:28 PM

110. Thank you, Senator Sanders.

It is the correct thing to do.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:51 PM

115. I knew this was coming but it still makes me sad.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:11 PM

133. Bernie drops out...ish... nm

nm

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:12 PM

134. Thank you for offering all your ❤️ and strong ideas for

Our country moving forward to the future. It must have been incredibly rough yet you bounced back from your heart issues and kept on ticking. Thank you Senator Sanders !

In another time, when we didn't have a demon things might have been different. Got a steep uphill battle as it ended up. Country probably looking for a sharp hyper manager type now.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:20 PM

135. Thanks Sen. Sanders! Now we can focus on the GE and save this country body and soul... nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:56 PM

136. Thank you, Bernie!

And thank you to the MANY Bernie supporters who already have committed to supporting Biden in the general election. I expect most will do likewise.

After all, Trump's viciousness, racism, braggadocio, impulsivity, inhumane treatment of refugees and immigrants, unraveling of protections of our climate, consumers, parks, and on and on, do not strike me as something anyone on the left would support.

Trump and his administration's corruption, grifting, disrespect for checks and balances, the rule of law, and now complete politicization and mismanagement of the coronavirus will hopefully insulate them from the manipulation of Russian trolls and bots.

I agree with many of the ideas, if not all the proposed means of implementing them. Plus I have had an instinctive skepticism about the ability of any independent, especially someone of Bernie's temperament, to actually get much progressive legislation enacted. I'm glad the ideas were made more mainstream by Bernie's candidacy. It brought us closer to the New Deal principles that seem to me to be the true democratic party core.

So I'm grateful. And I'm especially grateful that he didn't run as a third party candidate as Stein did. That would have been disastrous for our hopes in November.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:18 AM

140. Some celebration music for everyone here who is rejoicing...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:53 AM

141. Now that his campaign is over,

I'm going to be listening for the messages and positioning that makes the presumptive nominee something that we can all support.

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Response to RegexReader (Reply #141)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:08 AM

152. Biden isn't

Trump.

At this point, that is ALL that should be necessary for anyone who really cares about the future of this country.

But Biden is also a good and decent person who has never put his own or his family's interests before those of his country and who also has enough good sense to appoint good, decent and qualified people to help him run this very complex government.

None of that can be said about 45.

If you STILL don't get that and will accept only some magical fairy formula that encompasses your own desires, then you clearly have not understood what is at stake - not only for the US, but for the world.

I am still heartily disgusted and disenchanted with those who said these same things in 2016 and then believed that they should NOT support HRC.

They enabled this monster. Please do NOT - under ANY circumstances - enable him EVER again!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #152)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:59 AM

156. Hear Hear, Ma'am

Expressions support for Sanders are often made as a marker of political orientation. Expressing support for Sanders says 'I'm not a moderate, I'm well to the left of most people', and as with most such things, serves to identify a 'cool' group separate from the general run of 'squares'. People doing this do not even particularly want to prevail, in the sense of being in the majority. It is axiomatic that a majority can never be 'cool', the feeling of being 'hip' and part of an 'in-crowd' depends on being outnumbered by the host of the unwashed and unenlightened. The point is not to achieve any political goal, to secure any discrete reform, it is simply to be sure one is perceived as a particular, and special, kind of person.

People who have an actual interest in achieving the goals widespread Democrats, the goals of all left and progressive and liberal persons in general, recognize readily Sanders is far too flawed as a politician, and as a personality, to make any progress towards their goals. They know Sanders has not achieved any measurable advance towards them in his long Congressional career. They know Sanders' claim to hold patents and copyrights on these goals is nonesense, because they know their own desires pre-date Sanders, and exist in their hearts and minds without the slightest reference to him or influence by him.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #156)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:46 AM

161. Thanks so much, Magistrate!

So glad to see you posting again!

While I loved all that you wrote in your response, this part particularly resonated with me:

They know Sanders' claim to hold patents and copyrights on these goals is nonesense, because they know their own desires pre-date Sanders, and exist in their hearts and minds without the slightest reference to him or influence by him.


That is so true for so many of us who have been in the political game for YEARS. It is certainly for nearly every true Democrat that I know. The "progressive" ideas espoused by Sanders are certainly not unique to him, and NEVER have been.

What I find astonishing and somewhat disheartening is that so many younger people seem NOT to know - or even want to know - US political history at all or to have ignored the real accomplishments made consistently by so many Democrats over time so that they considered Sanders, who on his own has accomplished nothing comparable to those over his MANY years in government service, to be their only true Messiah.

What Sanders did accomplish in 2016 - and I do give his campaign full credit for this - is to have ignited the imagination and enthusiasm of so many and used social media so effectively to accomplish what had not been accomplished before wrt grassroots funding of candidates.

Unfortunately, the other side of that coin is that the same social media was also used - in some cases actively encouraged by some of his supporters - as a major destructive tool against HRC in 2016. Some lessons appear to have been learned since then. Let us hope that those lessons will continue to carry the day in 2020.

We simply MUST prevail in November.

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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:31 AM

144. Finally

 

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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:55 AM

149. Before I get too excited about

this LONG overdue gesture, I will see whether he and/or his surrogates contest the Dem Convention.

As I understand from at least one report - which I can't seem to find just now (of course!) - he is STILL seeking delegates.

My trust in Sanders is minimal to non-existent.

But I would LOVE to be proven wrong.

Eta a link that mentions this tactic: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/08/bernie-sanders-is-out-of-the-race-but-he-promises-to-press-his-agenda.html

From the link:

Though he suspended his campaign, Sanders said he will remain on ballots to win more delegates and press his democratic socialist agenda at the party convention in August.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:36 AM

155. Ya doing good, Senator. Luv ya!

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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:31 AM

160. For a short time in 2016 I was with him.

The little bird had to be a good omen, and I truly wish this country would start leaning more towards democratic socialism.

But then, when he didn’t turn his undivided energy towards Hillary, once she won the primary, not to mention his emotionally out of control followers, he lost me.

He really should have turned over support to Biden sooner, and he needs to explain the basic premise that “A house divided cannot stand” to his base.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:30 AM

163. Good news

Amazing this wasn't a top news story locally.

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