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Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:50 PM

OMFG, Rachel on now, giddy

as a schoolgirl because 17,000 people have said on Facebook that they're going to show up for Bernie's rally at Washington Sq, in New York City tomorrow. To quote Rachel "Something's up - watch this space". She did feel compelled however to at least admit that when Obaman in 2008 he rallied 24,000 at the same place - and then proceeded to lose the NYState Primary. As she grudgingly had to recognize, "rallys aren't votes".

Apparently he MSM (and MSNBC in particular) feels that they have to keep pushing "this is a horserace", come hell or high water until they've squeezed the last possible viewer out of the programming, facts be damned. I for one will be thrilled when April 19 comes and goes and even the most diehard Bernie fan will have to recognize that Hillary will be our candidate for President.

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Reply OMFG, Rachel on now, giddy (Original post)
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 OP
Kber Apr 2016 #1
SharonClark Apr 2016 #2
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #3
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #34
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #4
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #5
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #7
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #8
NurseJackie Apr 2016 #31
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #35
romana Apr 2016 #9
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #10
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #12
DawgHouse Apr 2016 #32
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #6
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #11
Iliyah Apr 2016 #13
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #14
spooky3 Apr 2016 #17
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #18
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #22
Walk away Apr 2016 #26
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #29
fleabiscuit Apr 2016 #15
Walk away Apr 2016 #27
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #33
spooky3 Apr 2016 #16
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #19
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #20
anotherproletariat Apr 2016 #21
COLGATE4 Apr 2016 #30
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #23
Skid Rogue Apr 2016 #24
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #28
Cha Apr 2016 #25

Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:52 PM

1. Until they've squeezed the last advertising dollar out.

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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:55 PM

2. Yep

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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:57 PM

3. Yep. Keep the public in a state of anticipation, even

when there's not really much to anticipate.

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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:13 PM

34. Bingo

 

Money first, actual news a distance second.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:01 PM

4. What surrounds Washington Square, besides The Village?

Answer: New York University, also known as NYU.

(edited to add) Enrollment = 57,245

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:04 PM

5. Free tuition at NYU

So promises BS.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:08 PM

7. Free? I wonder how long the waiting list will be.... 10 years.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:08 PM

8. You hit the nail on the head.

Hell, if he promised free beer they'd make him Leader for Life.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:53 PM

31. Good one! :-D


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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:14 PM

35. No doubt

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:11 PM

9. Private

Isn't NYU a private non-profit institution? I thought Sanders' plan just covered public colleges and universities.

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Response to romana (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:13 PM

10. Does he actually have a plan?

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Response to romana (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:20 PM

12. Yep, it's private...

Thank God for Google.

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Response to romana (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:55 PM

32. What plan?

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:07 PM

6. Yep. Maybe there's free pizza, too. nt

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:19 PM

11. I only 1/2 way agree with you. :)

My pet theory is, young people are hyper-social creatures. I certainly was at that age.

A caucus, a rally, a march, Facebook, Twitter... those 20 somethings show-up. It's a social event. "Let's all get together and go to the ____!!!!!!" I don't belittle millennials for that attitude. Maybe we should be a bit more like them. It's just a different mind set.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:31 PM

13. Yes, I agree, but keep in mind that many of the older ones have more on their plates

such as providing for their families and supporting their love ones in many situations, like I do and I'm 33 years old. As to supporting my candidate HRC, I'm gun ho but show it differently.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:47 PM

14. Right!!!! Absolutely!

That's the backside of my point. My partner and I are in our 50s, so I understand where you're coming from.

I work with a truck load of 20 somethings. I honestly remember being like them. They "go" at the drop of a hat. That doesn't mean they vote.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:29 PM

17. and those of us past 50 "go" too - but in a different way. :-) Can't attend big rallies with

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insufficient "comfort stations."

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:37 PM

18. LMAO!!!!! Thanks :)

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:55 PM

22. No, I don't belittle them. But I also don't take the hyper

participation too seriously, either. Social events are social events and, with NYU all around Washington Square it should be a piece of cake for him to draw a respectable crowd. Whetoher that translates into actual voters is a separate question.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:09 AM

26. Plus The New School up the block and Columbia and Barnard are...

a 20 minute subway ride away and Brooklyn schools even closer.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:26 AM

29. I forgot...

New School's there. Nice. Thanks.

It's been a few years. Although, one of by best friends graduated from New School.

Damn, what an amazing city. I so freaking proud of NY. Heart of the Empire. (I'm not using the word "Empire" as a compliment, just a statement of fact.... or a state of the mind.)

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:20 PM

15. I believe I've linked to this before about 'does rally size matter.' Nutshell, no.

Beware the crowdsmanship: Does the size of political rallies really mean much?

By Robert Mann

"...I have bad news for Sanders, Trump, their supporters and some in the news media fixated on the numbers at candidates’ rallies: The size of rallies has long been a flawed measure of a campaign’s vitality...."

https://bobmannblog.com/2015/07/20/beware-the-crowdsmanship-does-the-size-of-political-rallies-really-mean-much/

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:13 AM

27. I'd rather have several million New Yorkers reading my NY Daily News endorsement than...

a couple of thousand students (most of whom are not NY residents) showing up at a rally.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 02:00 PM

33. Absolutely correct! nt

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:27 PM

16. I wish I could agree with you on your last sentence, but I think the diehards will soldier on.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:44 PM

19. I'm afraid you're right. That was just

a moment of wishful thinking on my part. Never thought I'd be so sick of Primary season.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:46 PM

20. Yes, they'll soldier on.

Remember, "Democrats fall in love while Republicans fall in line?"

Personally, I don't fall in love with politicians. However, there's a lot of young voters who are about to have their hearts broken. Awwwww. I feel bad for them, but not bad enough to risk the Nation.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:53 PM

21. Today has been a particularly hard push for Sanders...which seems strange

 

with all the polls coming out that showed Hillary leading.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 11:34 AM

30. The only thing that occurs to me is that they have their

marching orders to "keep it a horserace" in order to get the max number of viewers. Otherwise it just doesn't make sense.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:44 AM

23. For me I didn't hear Rachel announce it grudgingly.

To me it was she was stating a fact. Possibly, trying not to dampen their feelings. It usually is also not a good idea to gloat in her position. And when I am using Facebook as myself or not in this group I don't gloat either.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:56 AM

24. I hear Rachel as a Hillary supporter...

That whole segment went...

Bernie has big crowds, so did Obama. Obama had the crowds, but Hillary carried the vote in NYC. Despite the crowds, Hillary won.

To me she's saying, "don't worry."

That's what I heard.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:23 AM

28. Same here. She made very good comparisons.

On the crowds it seemed they are getting smaller compared to what Bernie had in the past.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:58 AM

25. Thank you for that, LiberalFighter~

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