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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 01:52 PM

It's like he is an old time preacher, lecturing us only it is on how bad things are

That is what I feel like when I watch Bernie Sanders.

I don't like to be preached to!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 01:58 PM

1. -

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 01:59 PM

4. An old time preacher with an old time violin player



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:13 PM

12. cut it out

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 01:59 PM

2. Do you work on Wall Street? No? Then you weren't being preached to.

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 01:59 PM

3. In my experience folks LIKE being preached to when they are in agreement with the message...nt

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:41 PM

18. I ever liked being preached to

Maybe part of the reason I quit going to church every week. That and being told that I need to be a republican.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:02 PM

5. things are pretty bad from what I can see

 

And Hillary will only make it worse. People out here are not able to survive anymore
We need the whole damn thing to change massively. We don't need a corporate sponsored , lying, manipulating weathervane.

Preach on Bernie!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:04 PM

6. It's like you've fallen asleep in church and missed the part about salvation.

He tells you the flaws, but he's also offering solutions and hopes you'll work with him to improve on those.

I don't like it when people make decisions on half the information presented because they didn't pay attention!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:06 PM

7. Preacher? More like a teacher. Hillary uses religion, Bernie doesn't. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:08 PM

8. I hate preaching of all kinds.

Public speakers who imitate bible-thumping preaching, politicians or others, raise the hair on the back of my neck. It's a conditioned response.

I don't get that reaction from listening to Sanders.

I do note that he continuously urges us to come together to achieve things. You know. "If we stand together, we will win."

It's a message of hope. It's not about how bad things are, but about how, if we will come together to do the work...the extended, long-term work, we can make our country and planet a better place for all people.

He says this again and again and again, in some way, every time he speaks. I'm sorry you didn't hear that.



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:09 PM

9. so you are willing to keep a system in place

with huge inequalities in income, wealth, health care, education and so forth?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:09 PM

10. Don't shoot the messenger

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:12 PM

11. Captain Negative is what we call him around here.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:20 PM

13. Well, how about starting a list of the good things happening in America,

and then try to run on that topic.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:29 PM

14. So you don't like listening to the President?

His speeches are often likened to sermons.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/12/15/obama_welcomes_new_citizens_with_a_powerful_sermon_on_american_immigration.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/13/president-obamas-self-help-sermon-on-the-hill/


Perhaps you just don't like listening to unvarnished truth. Sometimes, hearing things we don't wish to acknowledge can be uncomfortable.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:33 PM

15. Unvarnished for sure!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:35 PM

16. Fire and Brimstone. nt.

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:39 PM

17. I'd Rather Be Preached To

than lied to. When I watched the feces flinging contest/I mean, the R 'debate' such as it was, I knew I was hearing nothing but pure, unadulterated lies all night long. I guess I'm more of a substance over style type. The words themselves are not only correct but important.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:42 PM

19. Tommy Douglas was a minister who decided the only chance he had at truly

helping people here in SK who had suffered more during the depression than anyone else in Canada was to enter politics. He accomplished many amazing things besides introducing his medicare plan. All of them loudly protested against ......... but he did it.

Sanders was never a preacher, but if he had been, I'm sure he'd have been like Douglas - a compassionate man whose heart hurt watching those around him suffer.

http://www.tommydouglas.ca/tommy/

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:47 PM

20. I will actually agree with you, though I think he's saying what needs to be said

 

We need a politician who will, express what many people already know i n their guts,. that we have screwed the pooch as a nation, and have sacrificed democracy and equal opportunity to an oligarchy of billionaires and their minions. We have to acknopwledge oput problems as a step to improving the situation and moving in a better direction.

Saying "everything is fine and we just need to do a little tweak" is not gonna cut it.

But I'll admit that Bernie does tend to start out and express more passionately the negative. The positive is all part of his message, but by temperament he seems to emphasized the darker side'. I do wish he had a little more Wellstone, who was equally honest about the problems, but also had the ability to be upbeat about the solutions.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:49 PM

21. Well, I rather hear how many different problems

this nation faces and how to start solving them,

instead of hearing "Oh no, we cannot even try
to do anything about them."

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:50 PM

22. .

 















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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 03:02 PM

23. Nope, the opposite. He's the preacher with The Plan. He's funny, inclusive, and not authoritarian.

His level of preach has vision that encourages togetherness. He is able to work with other preachers of other sects. He's nuanced about danger: he only sees enemies who would endanger our lives and never tries to foment fear.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 03:05 PM

24. Yeah, all that hope for a just society is depressing.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 03:31 PM

25. church

not sure what you said, though

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 04:48 PM

26. Bernie gives me hope. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 05:09 PM

27. He inspires me like no other politician ever has.

Wish we had more like him.

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