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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:06 AM

Thank you, Bernie!

I really enjoyed tonight's debate. I think that Bernie Sanders had his best performance to date. It seems to be that he is becoming a stronger candidate, and the timing couldn't be better.

My favorite part was when he talked about Henry Kissinger. That was wonderful. The second-best thing was when he said that we shouldn't insult the American public's intelligence, by pretending that campaign contributions from billionaires and multi-national corporations are anything but influence-buying.

I hope that everyone enjoyed the debate!

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Reply Thank you, Bernie! (Original post)
H2O Man Feb 2016 OP
Wilms Feb 2016 #1
H2O Man Feb 2016 #5
madfloridian Feb 2016 #37
hay rick Feb 2016 #40
kgnu_fan Feb 2016 #2
H2O Man Feb 2016 #7
Gregorian Feb 2016 #3
H2O Man Feb 2016 #8
RobertEarl Feb 2016 #4
H2O Man Feb 2016 #10
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #50
myrna minx Feb 2016 #6
H2O Man Feb 2016 #12
silenttigersong Feb 2016 #9
H2O Man Feb 2016 #13
TheProgressive Feb 2016 #11
H2O Man Feb 2016 #14
slipslidingaway Feb 2016 #15
H2O Man Feb 2016 #18
slipslidingaway Feb 2016 #22
pacalo Feb 2016 #16
H2O Man Feb 2016 #19
litlbilly Feb 2016 #17
H2O Man Feb 2016 #20
mvd Feb 2016 #21
MadCrow Feb 2016 #28
mvd Feb 2016 #29
JDPriestly Feb 2016 #23
cantbeserious Feb 2016 #24
snagglepuss Feb 2016 #56
cantbeserious Feb 2016 #57
turbinetree Feb 2016 #25
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2016 #26
zeemike Feb 2016 #34
Oilwellian Feb 2016 #47
AzDar Feb 2016 #27
Luminous Animal Feb 2016 #30
mac2766 Feb 2016 #31
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #35
Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #43
Iggy Knorr Feb 2016 #38
Mira Feb 2016 #32
Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #46
Oilwellian Feb 2016 #48
LineReply .
Luminous Animal Feb 2016 #33
ms liberty Feb 2016 #52
rosesaylavee Feb 2016 #55
humbled_opinion Feb 2016 #36
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #39
SHRED Feb 2016 #41
Dems to Win Feb 2016 #42
Luminous Animal Feb 2016 #44
Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #45
Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #49
orpupilofnature57 Feb 2016 #51
ms liberty Feb 2016 #53
Enthusiast Feb 2016 #54
mountain grammy Feb 2016 #58
gordyfl Feb 2016 #59
7wo7rees Feb 2016 #60
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #61
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2016 #62

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:10 AM

1. I was thinking of you, Octafish, and bobthedrummer!

 

Henry will trend on google tonight,

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Response to Wilms (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:14 AM

5. Thanks!

I'll be on the lookout for Octafish and bobthedrummer! I'm confident that they enjoyed it, too!

This is really nice, isn't it? We're seeing -- and participating -- in a historic era!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:53 AM

37. Haven't seen bobthedrummer in ages. Is he posting now?

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:13 AM

2. I did enjoy this debate as well... and happy to find your name here (I have been away for awhile)

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Response to kgnu_fan (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:15 AM

7. Thanks.

I'm glad that you are back!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:13 AM

3. Little Wizard of Oz moments.

Hearing about the Cambodian killing fields on national tv was spectacular.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:16 AM

8. Wasn't that something?

I loved it.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:14 AM

4. I agree with you

 

Look at that. Bernie is uniting good Democrats from damn Yankees to mountain man Southerners!

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:17 AM

10. Right.

There are a lot of people who remember old Henry. And I've never met a single person who had a good opinion of him.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:23 AM

50. I didn't watch, how did Hillary react? Bet she wasn't amused.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:14 AM

6. K&R - I'm thrilled that these are issued being discussed at all, let alone

having such exposure in a Presidential debate. It's a win no matter what happens. It's in the political bloodstream.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:19 AM

12. Yep.

The Clintons raised the issue of her friendship with Kissinger last week. But it now has become an official topic of conversation for this campaign. It's hard to justify liking Henry.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:17 AM

9. Proud of Bernie


For finally,speaking about the MIC.

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Response to silenttigersong (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:23 AM

13. I was a little surprised

that Bernie brought it up. Happily surprised, of course. Very happily surprised. I've been waiting a lot of years, hoping to hear someone talk honestly about what Henry Kissinger was -- the very worst type of person, and one that our establishment placed in un-elected positions of extreme power.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:18 AM

11. Every time I hear Sanders debate, I am ever more impressed.

 

I trust Sanders to be an exceptional president for all people of America and our planet.

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Response to TheProgressive (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:23 AM

14. Yep.

I am, too. He just seems to be growing stronger and stronger.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:26 AM

15. Also Mosaddegh and returning the Shah to power, "Where to Invade Next"

hope to see it this weekend.



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Response to slipslidingaway (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:52 AM

18. Right!

That was outstanding.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:57 AM

22. Yes it was, too many people, IMHO, look at today and never look back ...

and then MM needs some plugs for his film after being sick.





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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:40 AM

16. That was the highlight for me, too.

Bernie did well & he won in my eyes. I enjoy listening to him & I'm proud of how he conducts himself. I love his demeanor, too -- he's just very likeable.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:53 AM

19. I agree.

He comes across as very likable. I think that is important.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:52 AM

17. I felt it was his best performance as well.

 

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:54 AM

20. Yep.

I've never enjoyed a debate more than tonight's.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:57 AM

21. K&R to you

It was a good debate. Though I am getting a bit tired of the debates now. It seems like both the candidates have had their say now. Bernie has really improved with every debate IMO.

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Response to mvd (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:14 AM

28. Public exposure

Bernie's Army have heard it all before, but many people in the country may be just hearing Bernie for the first time. First impressions are important and I think Bernie made a good one!

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Response to MadCrow (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:19 AM

29. True, some may be just starting to pay attention ahead of all the primaries coming

And I guess they can be good for exposure. For me not much new can be said now, but might not be that way for everyone.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:58 AM

23. K&R.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:05 AM

24. Us We Together - Vs - Me Myself And I

Bernie Rules!

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 10:19 AM

56. LOL Spot on though more truthful would be

Us We Together - Vs - Me Mybanks And I

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #56)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 11:12 AM

57. Chuckles - Nice Extension

eom

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:09 AM

25. They had a Snap Poll ........................

over on C & L, after the debate , I just voted-------------------

Thank you,

Bernie Sanders 81.21% (3,889 votes)


Hillary Clinton 13.66% (654 votes)


Just Happy it Was A Good Debate 5.13% (246 votes)



Total Votes: 4,789


Honk----------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:10 AM

26. Kissinger

Really a lousy move by Hillary. He's been persona non grata forever to us oldies, and hopefully tonite a lot of young 'uns got a glimmer of one of our history's most horrendous leaders. Another fine episode of truth-telling from Bernie.



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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:40 AM

34. I will always think of him as Doctor Strangelove.

it just fits.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:59 AM

47. He always reminded me of this cat



All is well in the world today, H20 Man. A much needed truth was exposed to many who may not have a clue about the monstrous Kissinger. They will after tonight.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:14 AM

27. K & R

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:26 AM

30. I bet there are a lot of google searches amongst U.S. youth voters tonight for Kissinger.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:26 AM

31. I enjoyed the debate, but...

It was noticeably a Hillary Clinton Crowd. The mediators seemed to be pro Hillary as well. If you DVR'd the debate, take count of the number of times Bernie was halted before rebuttal, or a station break vs. the number of times Hillary Clinton was. It was very obvious.

As stated in previous posts (by me)... Go Bernie!!!

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Response to mac2766 (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:44 AM

35. I noticed that too and, of course, she got the last word...as usual. The audience was stacked.

I'd also like a count of who had the most time. Clinton drones on and on and on and on and on...

I'm glad Bernie did well!

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:12 AM

43. What I notice particularly with Sec. Clinton

is a lot of "I, I, I." She's proud of her accomplishments, which is to be expected, but when she is constantly touting them, she begins to sound haughty and arrogant, kind of condescending. And before anyone jumps on me for sexism, I would say the same thing about a male politician in a similar circumstance.

Bernie mostly says "we," which makes me, at least, feel acknowledged, like we're in this together. I like that.

I realize that this is just a stylistic difference in their speech patterns probably, but if I were Hillary's campaign, I would encourage her to be more inclusive with her word choices and body language. For me, at least, she does not connect.

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Response to mac2766 (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:57 AM

38. It was an audience packed with inside-the-beltway Hillary fans

 

Nice Polite Republicans and PBS strikes again...

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:27 AM

32. I"m thrilled the door Secretary Clinton opened (about Kissinger)

was one Bernie walked through without hesitation. I hope that those who lack historical knowledge of Kissinger's crimes will bother to study up. Beside that, he is also just a nasty human.

I think that Bernie gets stronger with each debate, though today I felt he was physically under the weather with either fatigue or a cold, both would be understandable. I cannot imagine the rigors of a campaign.
I wish there were a way to give some rest to the weary, all of them, really.

I think this is the first debate where he was taken fully seriously by his opponent, THANK YOU New Hampshire, and in the absence of Mrs. Clinton's laughs and derision it was a fully engaged encounter.





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Response to Mira (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:54 AM

46. Bernie merely had a cold or a tired throat; otherwise looked great. Hillary looked ill.

I was struck by her puffy, pasty-looking face, and pin-pointy eyes; also ramrod back and odd quirky way she moved her head, like she could barely hold herself together physically.

I think she may under serious stress--perhaps both physically and as to the way her campaign is going.

As for Bernie, I was trying to think of a way to get "Throat Coat Tea" to Bernie. It would save his throat! It's made by Traditional Medicinals, and can be obtained on Amazon.

I mentioned this elsewhere, and someone suggested I post it at reddit, cuz some of his staff may watch that site. I went through all the rigmarole of signing up there, posted this info, but, a) I don't know what happened to my post (don't understand how the site works); and b) somebody replied sarcastically (like I was doing an ad for that company, which I wasn't--I have nothing to do with the company whatever; don't even know where they are). The youngsters over there don't realize that us oldsters have parts that break down with overuse and need extra boosts of healing or energy.

I may end up just mailing some of this wonderful throat tea to his P.O. Box in Burlingame, but I'm afraid I may next find a Secret Service agent at my door with "questions." I doubt they would let him use a tea that was sent in the mail. What should I do? THIS TEA WILL SOLVE HIS TIRED THROAT PROBLEM! It's a wonderful, mild, soothing, organic herbal tea. It was hard to get for a long time in local stores, but now they seem to have better distribution, and I buy it locally. But I looked it up and they have it at Amazon now, too.

Any ideas?

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:05 AM

48. Call his DC office and tell a staffer n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:37 AM

33. .

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:39 AM

52. This reminds me of Swamp Rat

And makes me miss him.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:01 AM

55. +1,000,000. Swamp Rat!!!

I miss him too!

Great post as always, H2oman!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:49 AM

36. Great debate

Bernie is on message, Clinton all over the place... My open letter to the people of South Carolina, when you get in the privacy of the voting booth please remember that this election is probably the most important in our lifetimes, we have an opportunity for real change and an opportunity to win the GE. Remember one of our candidates is completely baggage free and the other is bringing tons of baggage to a general election where she will be put under the spotlight by unforgiving rightwing attacks, remember that you cannot win elections simply with a single party support you must pull independents to your cause, one of our candidates can speak about the issues that we care about the other will be defending their record and trying to stay out of jail, you only have one opportunity so make it count.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:00 AM

39. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, H2O Man.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:06 AM

41. She does try to thread that needle doesn't she?

 

That she won't be influenced by her wealthy donors.

It comes off as disingenuous and awkward every time.

..

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:08 AM

42. Bernie did great. Can't wait to vote for him

 

Agree with you I'm glad he brought up Henry Kissinger. That was powerful, at least for us older folks. At the end of the last debate, my SO was appalled that she mentioned Kissinger. "Kissinger? She really said that name???"

This debate also solidified my desire that Hillary NOT be Commander in Chief. She really did scare me that she would be too eager to go to war. She kept saying the words "Commander in Chief," it made me feel she couldn't wait to get her fingers on the button.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:26 AM

44. Kick.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:34 AM

45. Totally agree!

"...Bernie Sanders had his best performance to date."

"My favorite part was when he talked about Henry Kissinger. That was wonderful."

Yup!



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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:19 AM

49. H20 Man, see my reply above, to Mira.

Got any ideas how to get "Throat Coat Tea" (Traditional Medicinals) to Bernie? He's obviously been giving too many speeches and talking too much. Throat is under strain. Got to save his throat. This tea would help a lot.

I don't know what I'd do for Hillary. Her problems are profound. His problem is just an older throat getting overused. It doesn't seem to bother him. But he could suffer loss of voice and have to take time off from speaking when he can't do that. But Hillary, I don't know. I feel like she's wound much too tight and may just go spinning into outer space one of these days. She needs to retire from public life. That was my feeling. It's hard to guess whatall's going on with her. Family getting ravaged by the campaign? Bill sick? Fear of investigation of the Clinton Foundation? Firing/replacing staff? Campaign downturn? I don't think it's just the latter. It could be combo of all. But I thought she looked terrible tonight, like a zombie. Heavy makeup covering something up. Puffy, pasty face. Small eyes. Rigid posture. Her brain's still clicking, and she speaks well (articulately, though I don't like her voice). Something's wrong.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:27 AM

51. Thank You, H20 Man !!!!!

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:45 AM

53. So what you're saying is

That I picked the wrong debate to miss by going to bed early? Damn, I should have known, lol! I'll have to find it online and watch it this weekend - sounds like a barn-berner!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:34 AM

54. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:03 PM

58. He sure won't be asking Kissinger for foreign policy advice

Good! Another reason to vote for Bernie. In fact I've yet to find a reason not to.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:03 PM

59. Those Were Good Moments in the Debate

Although the audience didn't react with the applause I was expecting with his Kissinger summation.

I thought his talk on FDR was excellent. Hillary's follow up was weak. She said "Ditto to what Bernie said", then tossed in Nelson Mandela,"s name.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:16 PM

60. Amen, H2O, Amen!!!

K n R.

Bernie was great, IMHO.

I especially loved the Kissinger moment and when Hillary said "When I am in the White House......" and Bernie responded with "you are not there yet".........
Beautiful!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:19 PM

61. My two favorites as well, Sanders exceeded my expectations.


Bernie leveled the Kissinger blow and WS money very well.


I loved the,...do not insult the intelligence of the American people, they're not dumb.

The look on her face was amazing. It appeared she felt she would shut him up
using Obama as her airbag. Why she or her team thought that would
work tells me they don't understand what Americans are well aware of
regarding the influence of money. This campaign is not about Obama
and yet she sounded like a 4th grader with faux outrage, don't insult
my Obama...the South Carolina shout out was also obvious and cynical
as well.

Her weak response that she is not a one issue candidate is laughable
as anyone with half a brain knows our entire economy and our foreign
policies are directly related to the investment class...not a minor
issue and that corruption seeps into our society in numerous ways.

Excellent debate, and I remain hopeful for Bernie.






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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:52 PM

62. K & R, H2O Man!

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