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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:17 AM

The question isn't whether or not I will vote for the Democratic candidate.

The question is: What defines a Democratic candidate?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:18 AM

1. the one who gets nominated by the Democratic party.

 

This has been another episode of "Short answers to simple questions"

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:22 AM

2. So you're bound to party labels rather than any set of principles?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:24 AM

4. Some people are okay with the status-quo.

 

Pretty sad, huh?

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:29 AM

7. The status quo needn't be a bad thing

if it were based on Democratic principles rather than mere party labels.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:28 AM

6. the two are not in conflict. the Democratic nominee will be vastly superior

 

to the Republican nominee by any set of progressive standards.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:30 AM

8. If it's Hillary, that'll be like saying...

 

...a sucking chest wound is better than having your leg blown off.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:05 AM

11. Yes, and a broken toe is always preferable to being shot.

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:22 AM

3. Thankfully the two party system won't be around for long.

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:26 AM

5. I understand that there's a convention coming up.

 

Have you noticed all those caucuses and primaries going on, lately?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:36 AM

9. Oooh. I know! I know!1!

The democratic candidate is the one on your ballot in the Democratic column, or with the word "democratic" next to her name. That's how you will know.

That candidate will be the one nominated by the Democratic national convention, held in late July. That candidate will be the one with the most pledged delegates from all 50 states' primaries and conventions. That candidate will be the official nominee of the Democratic party. That's how you'll know. That candidate will be the one giving an acceptance speech at the convention and naming her choice for Vice President. That candidate will be the one being supported by all of the actual Democrats you know.

So, I hope you'll be marking your ballot for the Democratic candidate for President, along with all the other Democrats on that ballot.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:03 AM

10. You certainly speak truth.

"The democratic candidate is the one on your ballot in the Democratic column, or with the word "democratic" next to her name. That's how you will know."

Sometimes that is the ONLY way to know how to tell one from a Republican.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:42 AM

12. Again, this is nothing more than an appeal to party labels over principles.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:43 AM

13. Reality: Either the Republican or the Democrat will be President.

It is a binary choice every four years. You make your choice and hope the Democrat wins, because we do better with Democrats in the White House. Nothing could be simpler.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:51 AM

14. Republican isn't bad because it's the word "Republican" bit rather because those

who run under that label prefer profits over people, ill-considered wars and a general disregard for the inter-dependency of human communities in favor of those who are more materially prosperous.

Running under the label of "Democratic" doesn't not magically turn these vices into virtues or make them palatable.

What you describe is rank, debased, amoral partisanship and it serves no purpose except to empower the partisans at the expense of the people.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:03 AM

15. You asked a question about a political label.

 

The question is: What defines a Democratic candidate?


Does it shock you that folks answered the question that you asked?

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Response to stone space (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:02 PM

16. What shocks me is that so many who profess to be "Democratic" have nothing more than

than the color of a team jersey to offer a world that is in deep, deep trouble.

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