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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:07 PM

That's the problem with his holier-than-thou attitude.

Bernie Sanders Seems to Have Forgotten a Few of His Votes

Bernie Sanders has been increasingly direct in his attacks against Hillary Clinton's past positions. But there's only one problem with his holier-than- thou narrative: Sanders' own voting record shows he's often voted for similar measures.

Sanders and his supporters seem to consider political consistency as the main measure of a politician's character. "You can be a moderate. You can be a progressive. But you cannot be a moderate and a progressive," Bernie subtweeted Clinton last month. But Sanders has been in the House or Senate for more than 25 years, and during all that time, any politician's voting record is bound to have some inconsistencies. Sanders is no exception. At times he's voted in favor of bills on national security, criminal justice, and immigration that he says he now opposes, attacking Clinton for casting the same votes that he did.

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Then there is Sanders' criticism of Clinton on immigration. During a pre-Nevada TV town hall, Sanders threw shade at Clinton on Twitter for saying she'd seek to end the 3-year and 10-year bans on allowing immigrants who overstayed their visa to return to the country.

The only problem? Sanders voted for the measure. It was part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 that passed as part of the defense appropriations bill that year.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/03/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-voting-history

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Reply That's the problem with his holier-than-thou attitude. (Original post)
liberal N proud Mar 2016 OP
comradebillyboy Mar 2016 #1
revbones Mar 2016 #2
Orsino Mar 2016 #5
revbones Mar 2016 #7
WhiteTara Mar 2016 #6
revbones Mar 2016 #8
yourpaljoey Mar 2016 #3
liberal N proud Mar 2016 #11
stonecutter357 Mar 2016 #4
Lucinda Mar 2016 #9
MineralMan Mar 2016 #10

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:10 PM

1. Good article, k&r

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:10 PM

2. Willfully ignoring the facts.

 

The same vote argument is dubious at best.

Yes he voted for the Crime bill because it contained the Violence Against Women provision as well as other things. Hillary actively lobbied for the more negative aspects.

Hillary supporters tend to cherry-pick votes on omnibus bills without proper consideration when attacking Sanders.

He also didn't vote for Iraq but she did - quite adamantly.

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Response to revbones (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:18 PM

5. Nuance is for suckers.

Siths deal in absolutes.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:21 PM

7. Nice. n/t

 

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Response to revbones (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:18 PM

6. Did you hate John Kerry for the same vote?

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:22 PM

8. Did I say I hated her for that vote?

 

No, but don't be inaccurate about Bernie's votes when comparing them to her votes and lobbying.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:16 PM

3. don't you ever get tired of making mountains out of... flat land

The DNC has spent time and gold looking up his family tree and found... nothing.
How about let's talk issues?

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Response to yourpaljoey (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:52 PM

11. This was a Mother Jones article

I didn't write it, just posted it.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:17 PM

4. K&R!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:49 PM

9. KNR

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:05 PM

10. Most voters don't check the claims made by presidential primary

candidates. That's the actual reality. Only people who are dedicated to political issues ever bother. That group of people makes up only about 10% of the vote, I believe.

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