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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:14 PM

 

Super Delegate Bob Mulholland writes a blistering open letter to Bernie Sanders

Senator Sanders - Stop the Harassing Phone Calls


April 6, 2016


Dear Senator Bernie Sanders


I have heard many complaints from other unbound Delegates to our National Convention in Philadelphia (my hometown), about getting harassing emails, Facebook postings and phone calls, even to one woman at 10:30 at night, from some of your supporters demanding that we support you. We would expect this type of bullying tactics from Trump supporters. Roger Stone threatened on April 5th- he will send angry Trump supporters to the hotel rooms (Cleveland) of any delegates who betrays Donald. Do you have a similar Plan?


I have seen you on TV stating (demanding to many of your supporters) that Superdelegates should vote for the candidate that won their state. Really? Where is that in the National Delegate Plan that former Vermont Governor Howard Dean must vote for you? Congressman Raul Grijalva, a supporter of yours, who represents the 3rd district in Arizona, a state that voted 58% for Clinton and Grijalva's own district voted 61.7% for Clinton has not switched. Where is your letter to Congressman Grijalva, instructing him to shift his support to Clinton? Look in the mirror- you'll see a political hypocrite! From what I hear, Congressman Grijalva, when asked if he is shifting his support to Clinton, his response- drop dead. That is his right- he is a Congressman, thus a delegate.


Society has been trying to deal with High School bullies and the same Rule should apply to your campaign and your supporters. Us active Democrats enjoy healthy discussions and debates at meetings, Caucuses and Conventions but it is unacceptable for us to get harassing communications from bullies. As a Clinton supporter, I have not received harassing phone calls but it does appear women DNC Members are getting the brunt of the threats. Professionally, campaign staff and representatives should be the ones calling delegates. A 12 year old child answering the phone at home should not be hearing threats. https://word-view.officeapps.live.com/wv/mWord.aspx?Fi=SDD4A32C37577B181F%21335&H=emul&C=5_810_BAY-SKY-WAC-WSHI&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&wdo=2&wde=docx&wdp=7&su=-3124605100262483937&ad=en-US&sc=host%3D&cy=canary&ak=t%3D0%26s%3D0%26v%3D%21AIETS4qnv3c9IhA%26aid%3D0a47350e-ab31-4930-8402-7c7e5272f70e%26m%3Den-us&wdMobileHost=2


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Reply Super Delegate Bob Mulholland writes a blistering open letter to Bernie Sanders (Original post)
otohara Apr 2016 OP
Fla Dem Apr 2016 #1
otohara Apr 2016 #3
Walk away Apr 2016 #10
sarae Apr 2016 #2
shadowandblossom Apr 2016 #4
otohara Apr 2016 #6
shadowandblossom Apr 2016 #18
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #5
blue neen Apr 2016 #7
book_worm Apr 2016 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #24
Hekate Apr 2016 #35
2naSalit Apr 2016 #9
JanetLovesObama Apr 2016 #11
UtahLib Apr 2016 #12
anotherproletariat Apr 2016 #23
CalvinballPro Apr 2016 #13
Walk away Apr 2016 #14
enid602 Apr 2016 #26
George II Apr 2016 #15
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #25
brer cat Apr 2016 #16
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #17
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #19
livetohike Apr 2016 #20
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #21
Tarc Apr 2016 #22
realmirage Apr 2016 #27
otohara Apr 2016 #29
realmirage Apr 2016 #32
Gothmog Apr 2016 #28
NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #30
Cha Apr 2016 #31
Hekate Apr 2016 #37
Cha Apr 2016 #38
Hekate Apr 2016 #39
Cha Apr 2016 #40
JoFerret Apr 2016 #41
otohara Apr 2016 #43
Cha Apr 2016 #44
okasha Apr 2016 #33
DesertRat Apr 2016 #34
Hekate Apr 2016 #36
creon Apr 2016 #42

Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:22 PM

1. Just posted earlier about this bullying tactic.

Well, I guess that's what naughty children do.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:28 PM

3. It Makes Me Want to Post Video of Sanders Delegate

 

berating a DNC-SD at our county assembly.

My son recorded it and man was it ugly I posted about it the day it happened.
We decided to not sink to their level and post. I did call the Sanders camp in Denver tho and they were very aware of the situation and called the guy a "jerk" and other names.

The man is a pillar of our community, Hispanic, Vietnam vet and in 08 he wouldn't change to Obama either.

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Response to otohara (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:48 PM

10. That's upsetting to hear, it must be disturbing to watch....

but maybe it needs to be seen.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:27 PM

2. Nice!

What a great letter. I love the part where he calls him out for not asking Grijalva to switch to Clinton. It's pretty disturbing to see that a disproportionate amount of the delegates receiving harassing calls are women...



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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:29 PM

4. "...it does appear women DNC Members are getting the brunt of the threats."

You know, I'm not even surprised. Makes you look real tough bros.

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Response to shadowandblossom (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:36 PM

6. Exactly - Our Senator Received 850,000 Votes

 

and even though Sanders won with a whopping 72,000 votes (only 120,000 Dems participated) they are under the impression these elected officials should change their vote for a bunch of new Independents turned Democrats who just now got interested in voting. DNC delegates are easy targets vs Governors, Senators, etc..

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Response to otohara (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:21 PM

18. great point

I didn't think about that... I read the rest of that letter, and WOW...

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:35 PM

5. Holy cow!

He really let him have it!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:41 PM

7. Whoa. I wasn't aware this is going on.

This should be stopped.

Quite an interesting and informative letter!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:43 PM

8. bernie bros strike again!

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Response to book_worm (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:21 PM

24. I'm going to stop calling them Bernie bros

And Sanders' Red Guard instead. This is starting to seem like Chairman Mao's cultural revolution.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:42 AM

35. What I said months ago. Was trying to parse out the psychology and got called a Red-baiter.

They toss around words and phrases that they have no idea what they mean, no context, no nothin'

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:47 PM

9. Well

it is pretty brazen for a candidate who is running as a D for the election to make such demands and to ask his supporters, who are probably not actually Ds either, to make contact with them.

Glad he was called out on it... misbehavior happens in so many different ways.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:50 PM

11. Love This !

 

Way past time for Sanders to be vetted.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:52 PM

12. Why does BS seem to attract so many of that stripe?

Bullies should never, under any circumstance, be tolerated.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:18 PM

23. BS and Trump supporters are of the same ilk.. just on opposite ends of the spectrum.

 

Both are easily swayed with empty promises, and are encouraged to use whatever tactics necessary to push their agenda. If they just took a minute to look into BS's slogans, they would see that there is no workable substance behind them. They are being used, pure and simple.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:52 PM

13. Dude used a P.P.S. Total boss move!

 

This is a slapdown if epic proportions on the BernieBros. Sadners brought them in, let him answer for them and their behavior now.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:55 PM

14. I am sure the Democratic party and most Democrats will be very happy when Bernie....

gets his comeuppance. Imagine what poor Elizabeth Warren and her family are going through.

He and his Followers are perfect reflections of each other. Every day that he runs he is more hated. When his rude minions find out that he has been lying to the for a month about having "a path to victory" they are going to go nuts.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:01 PM

26. insistent

Little more than brownshirts, the lot of them.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:58 PM

15. I've posted this several times already, even if the superdelegates are "forced" to vote....

...for the candidate that won their state, Clinton has won more states AND bigger states, so she'd STILL have the advantage of getting more superdelegates.

But, and big BUT, there is nothing in the provisions of the nominating process that dictates anything about who, how, or why superdelegates should vote.

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:46 PM

25. I figured it out earlier this morning.

If it was based on automatic delegates supporting candidate that wins it at the state level it would be Clinton:234 and Sanders: 134 not including the tie in Illinois.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:14 PM

16. Nice smack down,

and well deserved. They are doing Bernie no favors with this type of bullying and harassment.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:18 PM

17. Whoa

Truth to power. Hopefully anyway.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

19. I heard Raul Grijalva on NPR, stumbling all over himself to have it both ways. SD's are undemocratic

until you need some. These people are the biggest phonies EVER!!!!!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:04 PM

20. K&R

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:35 PM

21. They are desperate and resorting to bullying

But that was not a stretch for the Berners.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:14 PM

22. OH SNAP

Calls out Bernie supporters for bulling AND misogyny in one swoop.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:12 PM

27. Who needs SDs when you have a coalition

 

of whites and young first time voters? Seems like a shoe-in for the general. And, I beat everyone in the general according to the polls. What could go wrong? BTW, having lunch with Dukakis later tonight. - Bernie

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Response to realmirage (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:00 PM

29. He's A Million+ Votes Short

 

compared to Hillary's coalition.


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Response to otohara (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

32. for sure

 

The vicious negativity of his supporters isn't working for me. I wonder how it will play in NY

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:57 PM

28. Sanders and the bernie bros will not be successful in flipping many super delegates

Their efforts are already backfiring

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:16 PM

30. That is a thing of beauty!

Love this:

Society has been trying to deal with High School bullies and the same Rule should apply to your campaign and your supporters.


Wow.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:11 PM

31. WOW! Excellent Point.. Mahalo, otohara.

I have seen you on TV stating (demanding to many of your supporters) that Superdelegates should vote for the candidate that won their state. Really? Where is that in the National Delegate Plan that former Vermont Governor Howard Dean must vote for you? Congressman Raul Grijalva, a supporter of yours, who represents the 3rd district in Arizona, a state that voted 58% for Clinton and Grijalva's own district voted 61.7% for Clinton has not switched. Where is your letter to Congressman Grijalva, instructing him to shift his support to Clinton? Look in the mirror- you'll see a political hypocrite! From what I hear, Congressman Grijalva, when asked if he is shifting his support to Clinton, his response- drop dead. That is his right- he is a Congressman, thus a delegate.

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:57 AM

37. Did you read page 2? Feel. The. Burn.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #37)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 03:35 AM

38. Snap! No, I didn't even see it before..

So those of us with callouses on our Democratic Party hands (something lacking with you, not even going to our National Conventions to vote for our nominees), we notice things, such as not one US Senator is supporting you. Not even Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. We noticed what you said to Rachel Maddow (March 30, 2016) when she said that Secretary Clinton has raised millions for the Democratic Party (DNC, DCCC, DSCC and State Parties) and asked you- will you do the same? You said, "We'll see." I fell off my chair. The Koch brothers announced a $900 million dollar plan against Democrats, and we have a big ticket from Governors to Congress to races in all states and your answer- we'll see. Our nominee for President has to help raise tens of millions of dollars all over our country. We cannot afford a selfish nominee.

Mahalo Hekate~ Super Dels are noticing just like I thought they were!

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Response to Cha (Reply #38)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 03:53 AM

39. My other favorite quote: "We'll See."

Ye gods and little catfishes.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 04:22 AM

40. "We cannot afford a selfish nominee." Damn right.. we can't afford BS. End of story.

"We'll see.".. that's ok berni.. you keep your millions we'll try to muddle without you.

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Response to Cha (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:55 AM

41. Yes. Enough with the ego and vanity

Not to mention snide attacks on the most qualified person to run for president in a generation. (Probably longer!)

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 12:46 PM

43. Twitter

 

I had to dump FB because of all the Hill hate from people I know - now I follow all the top folks in Dem politics on our side like David Plouffe , Jon Favereau and others - stuff comes up like crazy fast .

Arigatōgozaimashita Cha

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Response to otohara (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 06:31 PM

44. A ole pilikia, otohara~ I dropped FB, too.. couldn't stand to see the BS shite.

I'll be back though.. when the GE happens.

Good on you.. I follow the Tweets on The Obama Diary folks.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 12:49 AM

33. Dayum.

That oughta melt a few eyeballs.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:08 AM

34. K&R

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:49 AM

36. "Blistering" is another word for feeling SUCH a burn.

Oooooh Myyyyyy.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:15 AM

42. excellent

It needed to be written

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