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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:46 PM

Today's Meeting

I attended an afternoon meeting with a handful of people from the Democratic Party and the Democratic Left. As might be expected, part of the discussion centered upon the Democratic primary contest. Of particular interest, of course, was last nightís debate.

One gentleman -- who is of my generation -- began discussing the outfit that Hillary Clinton wore last night. A young man, who is a college student, cut that discussion off quickly. He supports Bernie Sanders, he said, but not because he didnít respect Hillary Clinton. In fact, he said that he hoped everyone would be respectful enough to not think of outfits and the like as campaign issues.

Everyone agreed that he was correct.

This young generation! There are a lot of powerful agents of change there!

Peace,
H2O Man

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H2O Man Feb 2016 OP
Fawke Em Feb 2016 #1
H2O Man Feb 2016 #5
Lucinda Feb 2016 #16
pacalo Feb 2016 #2
H2O Man Feb 2016 #6
SheilaT Feb 2016 #3
H2O Man Feb 2016 #8
Gregorian Feb 2016 #4
H2O Man Feb 2016 #10
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #7
H2O Man Feb 2016 #12
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #15
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #9
H2O Man Feb 2016 #13
Downwinder Feb 2016 #11
H2O Man Feb 2016 #14
Downwinder Feb 2016 #17

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:48 PM

1. While I agree with the younger guy, I have to admit I wasn't a fan of that yellow.

It was just so bright!

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:41 PM

5. Thanks.

There were people who got worked up about Gandhi's clothing. But, I do think the color likely caught people's attention last night. Let's hope that they focused on one of the candidates talking about a Gandhi-like program for this nation!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:22 PM

16. Someone pointed out that she was wearing the school colors where the debate was held. n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:49 PM

2. I'm very impressed by this young generation.

They are on the ball.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:42 PM

6. I agree 100%

There is power in this generation.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:51 PM

3. Good.

 

What Hillary is wearing should never be a topic of conversation.

The advantage men have is that they really have a "uniform" and so long as they wear that, no one seems to pay very much attention to their clothes.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:01 PM

8. Right.

We can all help to elevate the discussion. And that means making things ugly and vicious.

Even with the "other side" (from both/either side) appear to be attempting to incite, either avoid them, or use humor. That can be difficult, at times .....especially when the republican investigators are documenting that Bernie wasn't really Bernie -- he was the brother of the guy who replaced Paul in the Beatles, circa 1966. In reel life, Paul and Bernie were burning one on Penny Lane, and .....well, everyone knows now.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:06 PM

4. That's a good sign.

That is free communication without the ego. Wonderful.

We're all going to have personal stories. I'm touching bases with a right wing cousin. We'll see.

So the youth have had independent information and communication through multiple avenues their entire lives. I grew up climbing almond trees and making tunnels out of mustard weeds in the field. Maybe we'll see a large youth turnout for Bernie. It's sounding that way. Viral Bernie.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:04 PM

10. Right.

And it's the sum-total of these personal accounts, across the country, that are beginning to bring a new and different type of change about.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:01 PM

7. Good, it doesn't matter what she wears but as much as I am not a Clinton supporter, she

always looks good, I think.

If someone didn't mention her clothes I'm not sure I could remember
what she wore. lol

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:11 PM

12. Right.

I supported Hillary twice for the Senate. I was glad to do so, and have no regrets. I wish that she had voted differently on Iraq, but accept that is one area -- an important one, at that -- which I have very different values than her.

I fully support Bernie. Yet, as I've stated, I will support our party's nominee.

I have met Hillary twice. Although it has nothing to do with my opinion of her as a politician, I found her to be an attractive lady in person. I prefer her in person, with a very small group, to her on tv, in front of a large audience. And, even in the context of campaigning, I think that very few politicians are really comfortable engaging init. And I don't trust 90% of those who are comfortable,anyhow. I like authenticity.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:20 PM

15. For me I will repeat over and over, SCOTUS, SCOTUS, SCOTUS and that will be my reminder

b/c should she win the nomination I don't want her to lose the WH.
It will have to sustain me, you get what you get sometimes.

Right now I work for Sanders until the end.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:03 PM

9. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for sharing, H2O Man.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:14 PM

13. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:08 PM

11. Charlie Tuna.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:16 PM

14. Onion soup.

Bill O'Reilly just opined that Bernie Sanders may well be another Fidel or Che. They didn't admit to being authoritarian commies until after they gained power.

Yikes!

Maybe we need to re-think this? Is Bernie ....DANGEROUS?????

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:39 PM

17. In my memory Fidel came to Washington first

and was rejected,

Of course my memories are a bit scrambled by lesions.

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