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Sat May 9, 2015, 07:01 PM

 

Attention Bernie Sanders fans

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Starry Messenger (a host of the Socialist Progressives group).

I can't post this on the Bernie Sanders forum, since I was blocked by one of the hosts. I pointed out that Sanders' old admission to being a democratic socialist would be the end of him. Once the media get ahold of the "socialist" thing, they will murder him. I guess this bit of reality is so upsetting to Sanders supporters they had a complete meltdown. They called me a troll, etc. and chased me away. As a Democratic socialist myself (Gasp! No! He can't be!) I know how this works. When people find out you're a socialist, whether democratic or not, they really freak out. I understand why people like Bernie Sanders. I like him. I would vote for him. I just don't think it's healthy to get so invested in a candidate that I ignore the way the popular media work, and how they will glom onto the "socialist" thing and use it to make Sanders look extreme. It would be great if they would not do that, but we live in the United States, and we know the media can't look at democratic socialism without going nuts. If I am wrong, by some miracle, I will be the first to jump up and shout ""Hooray!" Anyway, here's the post, so you can judge for yourself.

That's pretty much the end of Bernie. Once the "liberal media" get done screaming, "Socialist! Socialist! Socialist at the door!" people will think of him the same way they thought of Jerry Brown after Mike Royko called him "Governor Moonbeam."

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HassleCat May 2015 OP
djean111 May 2015 #1
L0oniX May 2015 #2
OffWithTheirHeads May 2015 #3
arcane1 May 2015 #4
darkangel218 May 2015 #5
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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:05 PM

1. Thank you for your concern.

 

Do you intend to post this daily?

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:09 PM

2. So you come in here crying & post the same shit that most likely will get you banned from here too.

 

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:11 PM

3. And look where "Governor Moonbeam" is now!

 

Governor of one of the most sucessful and Democratic states in the nation.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:12 PM

4. Or not. n/t

 

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:12 PM

5. You said you "would vote for him".

 

What does that mean? Are you going to vote for Sanders in the primary, or not?

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 07:19 PM

6. Uh, thanks for sharing?

We don't really use this forum to fight with other forums, so I'd prefer we keep that track record.

If you'd like to use this group to discuss how to advance socialist ideas and working class demands in today's political framework, that's more our line. Thank you.

I'm going to lock this.

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