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Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:20 PM

Photogate and the new Birthers

I am going to be very blunt about this, the people who are trying to erase Bernie's history in the civil rights movement are every bit as shameful as the Birthers are.

It is a fact that the person depicted in the photo in question is Bernie Sanders, a fact that has been clearly established by the photographer who released more photos that clearly prove it is Bernie beyond any reasonable doubt.

Just as the Birthers continued to question Obama's birth certificate after it was clearly established as being the real thing, some people want to give the Birther treatment to the photo of Bernie. They want is to ignore reality and insist that we are not really seeing the obvious proof that is front of our faces.

Those who are pushing this photo in an attempt to smear Bernie are acting every bit as shamefully as Donald Trump did when he pushed the Birther crap in an attempt to smear Obama.

I have absolutely no respect for anyone who uses Birther tactics, and Jonathan Capehart and Chris Matthews have established themselves as leaders of the new Birther movement. I will consider their followers in the same class that I consider Trump's followers.

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Bjorn Against Feb 2016 OP
HassleCat Feb 2016 #1
beam me up scottie Feb 2016 #2
HereSince1628 Feb 2016 #3

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:36 PM

1. Tiny handful?

 

I think all but the most rabid realize they need to retreat. What they should do, of course, is apologize for doing the photo thing in the first place, but zealous supporters don't apologize. At least they feel enough embarrassment to change the subject.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 02:03 PM

2. Well said, k & r


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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 02:14 PM

3. If the truth doesn't help you, be pragmatic

winning is everything, and the ends justify the means

Just rewrite the truth to fit your message.

If Bernie really was a racist bigot it would be so much easier. So simply make it so!

Look,

it's just a few black people in SC that need to be misled. What could -possibly- go wrong???

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