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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:44 AM

Congressman Raśl Grijalva Jumps Ship, Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Arizona's most liberal Congressman, Rep. Raśl Grijalva, is now endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

Grijalva made headlines this past October when he became the first national politician to endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and since then, the Tucson Congressman has been a vocal supporter and surrogate for his candidate: going to rallies and speaking engagements, penning op-eds, giving media interviews.

But with Clinton having all but secured the Democratic nomination, Grijalva announced in a written statement this morning that it was time for the party to unify behind her in order to defeat Donald Trump.

"For all of us who supported Bernie from the beginning, whether we considered ourselves progressives or independents or just Americans tired of being on the outside looking in, the most important thing now is to beat Donald Trump in November," Grijalva wrote. "To use a word that's been thrown around a lot lately, now is the time to unify."

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/congressman-ra-l-grijalva-jumps-ship-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president-8382061

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Reply Congressman Raśl Grijalva Jumps Ship, Endorses Hillary Clinton for President (Original post)
DesertRat Jun 2016 OP
Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #1
BlueMTexpat Jun 2016 #2
Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #4
BlueMTexpat Jun 2016 #7
Kali Jun 2016 #14
Ptah Jun 2016 #17
lunamagica Jun 2016 #5
BlueMTexpat Jun 2016 #8
lunamagica Jun 2016 #9
Kali Jun 2016 #13
Ptah Jun 2016 #16
Ptah Jun 2016 #15
Cha Jun 2016 #3
Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #6
DesertRat Jun 2016 #10
MADem Jun 2016 #11
Kali Jun 2016 #12
DesertRat Jun 2016 #18

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 02:57 AM

1. Expect the defections to continue apace. The Berned Out One is now

 

down to his last 200,000 stalwart acolytes. Can't keep his campaign going very long on only their donations.

Why not show a little class, at least in the campaign's death throes? Show respect for a formidable opponent and recognize a historical landmark.



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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:45 AM

2. This ...

Show respect for a formidable opponent and recognize a historical landmark.


Bernie seems literally unable to do that. In his way, he is as much of a loose cannon as Trump though, so even if he did campaign for Hillary, he might be harming more than helping.

He has missed the real revolution, IMO.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:13 AM

4. Graceless and gauche...among others, those are the defining chacteristics of the Sanders campaign.

 

Way back in March, I dared to draw parallels between the Trump and Sanders phenomena in the protected HRC Group. Nevertheless, my OP was summarily hidden.

The similarities are even more apparent three months on, as both the Trump and Sanders campaigns persist in doing battle with their respective putative parties.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110784026

Great cartoon! SO spot on!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:34 AM

7. There are indeed parallels in the

phenomena. What a shame that the alert stalkers won out in re your post ... they should not have!



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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 07:49 PM

14. please keep the name-calling and GDP-like commentary

to GDP while it still exists. There are more than one points of view here in the Arizona group and I would appreciate respect to everybody.

thanks,
Kali
Arizona group host

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:24 PM

17. Graceless and gauche describes what you have posted.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:37 AM

5. Thanks for the cartoon, BlueMTexpat. It makes a great point

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:36 AM

8. LOL - thanks really

goes to Google. It's out there for all to see, no matter what may happen here!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:44 AM

9. LOL. I meant, thanks for posting it

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

13. your subject line could be taken in a completely different way

some Clinton supporters might try to "Show respect for a formidable opponent and recognize a historical landmark" as well.

I would appreciate it if everybody would keep the nasty stuff to GDP while it still exists.

Thanks.

Kali
Arizona group host

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:22 PM

16. This crap makes DU suck.

Why can't you keep this stupid vitriol in GD : P instead of stinking up this group.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:19 PM

15. The Arizona group used to be such a friendly place.

You sure changed that.

What a stinking post you laid here.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:48 AM

3. Smart Rep.. Gracias, DesertRat!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:53 AM

6. I expect more in the coming days, she will be closer to the entire SD's.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:14 PM

10. I think you're right

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:33 PM

11. More to follow, I think. nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 07:38 PM

12. while your OP is fine

as it is AZ news, I am disappointed in most of the negative replies. not sure what I can do about it, but felt the need to express my opinion as a host and Sanders supporter.

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:35 PM

18. I understand

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